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IBM contest for UK students – Master the Mainframe


What you need to know:

In autumn 2014, IBM is running its ninth annual Master the Mainframe Contest for college and university students across the United Kingdom.

No experience with mainframes is necessary. In fact, the contest is designed for students with little or no mainframe experience, increasing with difficulty as the contest progresses. Students just need to bring drive and competitive spirit.

Frequently Asked Questions/Answers:

When is the contest?

Registration opens on September 29th! The contest runs from October 13th – January 7th. Students can register and join the contest through January 7th.

Why compete in a Mainframe Contest?

Prizes! The prizes up for grabs in the 2014 Master the Mainframe Contest include:


Today’s mainframes are growing in popularity and require a new generation of mainframe experts. This contest is designed to equip students with basic skills to make them more competitive for jobs in the enterprise computing industry. Participation in the Master the Mainframe Contest could give you the edge you need.

Who can compete?

Anyone who is currently a student at the college or university level can compete (18 years of age or older) — no experience is necessary! Please click here for the official rules and regulations (PDF, 68KB).

For more information on the contest click here.

The UK Master the Mainframe contest has opened for registrations – the contest begins on 13th October 2014 and will close on 7th January 2015.


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