This course examines & explains the z/OS production environment from the perspective of the operations team. The course provides an essential grounding in using TSO/ISPF, & then it goes through the system's functions by following a logical sequence This begins with the start-up of the system (IML and IPL), then follows how the system controls the application workload coming through & exiting the system. The operator's ability to control this process is also examined & explained in detail.
An understanding of the IBM mainframe computing environment at a conceptual level.
This course describes and explains how to implement and exploit the features provided by the z/OS storage environment, and covers SMS in particular. It examines both hardware and software features and explains how to fully exploit them. Examine in detail knowledge of how best to design and test the SMS Constructs and ACS routines and provide a basis for evaluating standards and for establishing an optimized System Managed Storage (SMS) environment. The course also explains key components such as catalogs, VTOCs and I/O definitions
Hands - On
A general knowledge of z/OS concepts, the ability to use TSO and familiarity with JCL and Utility programs
This course describes and explains UNIX System Services from a technician's point of view. The principal UNIX concepts are introduced and explained, and followed by a thorough examination of USS (UNIX) at a conceptual level. The course goes on to describe the facilities available and explains how the MVS system environment has changed to support open system and UNIX concepts through z/OS USS
A basic understanding of the z/OS environment
This course follows on from the course z/OS UNIX System Services Part 1 - Concepts & Facilities [USS1]. It teaches the skills needed to install, configure and implement UNIX System Services in a z/OS environment. The course goes on to describe and explain how to manage the new environment efficiently and effectively
Attendees should have attended z/OS UNIX System Services Part 1 - Concepts & Facilities [USS1], or have equivalent experience
Today it is rare to find a System z installation that does not use IBM's UNIX System Services (USS). For security administrators and systems programmers working in a System z/USS environment, a sound understanding of how RACF works with USS is essential. Designed, written, and presented by specialist RACF consultants, this course introduces the USS RACF interface and describes and explains how RACF is utilized within the USS environment.
Hands - On
Attendees should have a clear understanding of z/OS at a conceptual level and have an understanding of RACF that can be gained by attending the course RACF Administration & Auditing[MRFA]. A familiarity with UNIX System Services and knowledge of TSO/ISPF and JCL is also required.