IBM Master The Mainframe Contest – 2018

IBM Master Mainframe

IBM Master Mainframe

This unique, virtual IBM master mainframe contest is open globally to high school and college students to progressively teach mainframe skills in a real-world enterprise computing environment. Employers from around the globe use this contest to seek out potential candidates for IBM master mainframe careers.

Application Deadline: 31st December 201
Eligible Regions: N. America, Latin America, S. Asia, APAC, MEA, and Europe

Type: Contest

Number of Awards: Numerous

Value of Award: 

  • Besides the awesome prizes, you can get from IBM master mainframe, unprecedented exposure to a variety of systems, software, and products.
  • You can earn an Enterprise Computing Open Badge for your resume and social presences to impress potential employers. Yup, that’s right.
  • This competition can even land you a job!

Part 1 Prizes: Snag your Swag

  • $25 USD Amazon/Alibaba Gift Card for 750 contestants, taken from the first 3000 accepted challenges (a 1 in 4 chance) that are 100% correct.

Part 2 Prizes: Indulge Yourself

  • $100 USD Mastercard/Visa Gift Cards for the first 200 challenges that are 100% correct.

Part 3 Prizes: Show Off Your Talent

  • The top 2 individuals from EACH region (N. America, Latin America, S. Asia, APAC, MEA, and Europe) will win a $2750 travel stipend to visit the head office of IBM in their region and meet with key executives and recruiters on their project.
  • Each winning individual will receive a “Master the Mainframe Global Winner” Hoodie.
  • The top three individuals globally will receive an HTC Vive worth $799 USD


  • Anyone who is currently a student at the high school or university level can compete — no experience is necessary.
  • The contest teaches the skills you’ll need and the competition difficulty increases as you progress through the IBM master mainframe contest phases.

How to Apply: Click here to begin application

Visit The Official Website For More Information

Award Providers: IBM

Updated: October 30, 2017 — 1:27 pm

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