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Introduction to z/OS

2 Days

Description

This class introduces the newcomer to the world of z/OS. After explaining the organization of mainframe hardware, it examines how work is performed and how programs run in the z/OS environment. Concepts, terminology and acronyms associated with z/OS, OS/390 and MVS/ESA are explained, as is the relationship of z/OS to the world of PCs, and UNIX. The student will be introduced to the features and functions commonly used in MVS, including:* The purpose of MVS* The operating system structure* Virtual storage and paging* Disk, tape and dataset organization* TSO* JCL* Related software productsThe structure and features of JES2 are also presented, including:* The purpose of JES2* Job flow in JES2* Job and report classesThe impact of SMS on MVS processing is detailed by reviewing its effect on a typical dataset during its life cycle. The benefits of SMS are presented, as well as the impact of SMS on MVS JCL.

Audience:

  • This course is designed for programmers, analysts, technical support personnel, operators and managers working in a z/OS environment.

Objectives By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the concepts underlying IBM zSeries computer systems in general (hardware: processors, memory, tape, disk, devices in general; software: operating systems, application environment, application programs)
  • Correctly use terms related to mainframe computer systems: such as data set / file, fields, records, data set organization
  • Understand terms specifically related to z/OS, such as DDname, data set name, PDS, PDSE, VSAM, label, VTOC, directory, catalog, TSO, ISPF, JCL
  • Describe the role SMS (System Managed Storage) plays in z/OS
  • Describe the roles played in application development of CLIST, REXX, JCL, and TSO/ISPF
  • Describe the role of Unicode in the mainframe world, and the support for Unicode provided in z/OS
  • Describe capabilities of the latest IBM compilers for COBOL, PL/I, and C as well as the Assembler, the binder, and Language Environment
  • Describe the capabilities of DB2, in broad, general terms, and understand the salient features of the latest version of DB2
  • Compare and contrast the two major transaction processing environments CICS/TS and IMS, and the role of MQSeries
  • Describe the facilities available under z/OS for running UNIX applications, including a web server and email
  • Navigate through ISPF and use ISPF Utilities • Navigate between UNIX and MVS in TSO and ISPF  

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
October 07, 2024

$1,400.00
2 Days    10 AM ET - 5 PM Et
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Virtual Classroom Live
February 10, 2025

$1,400.00
2 Days    10 AM ET - 5 PM Et
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Private Training Available
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Course Overview

  • z/OS Overview
  • TSO/E and ISPF Overview
  • Navigating MVS Documentation
  • ISPF Utilities and Settings
  • Intro to z/OS UNIX System Services
  • Accessing UNIX System Services
  • UNIX Essentials (Optional topic)
  • Unicode (Optional topic)
  • Programming Languages (Optional topic)

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
October 07, 2024

$1,400.00
2 Days    10 AM ET - 5 PM Et
view class details and enroll
Virtual Classroom Live
February 10, 2025

$1,400.00
2 Days    10 AM ET - 5 PM Et
view class details and enroll
Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
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Prerequisites

A technical computer background is required for this course.

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
October 07, 2024

$1,400.00
2 Days    10 AM ET - 5 PM Et
view class details and enroll
Virtual Classroom Live
February 10, 2025

$1,400.00
2 Days    10 AM ET - 5 PM Et
view class details and enroll
Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
request a private session or new date