Fundamental System Skills in z/OS Training

  • Learn via: Classroom / Virtual Classroom / Online
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Price: From €4,225+VAT
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These courses are being delivered by an IBM Global Training Provider

If you are enrolling in a Self Paced Virtual Classroom or Web Based Training course, before you enroll, please review the Self-Paced Virtual Classes and Web-Based Training Classes on our Terms and Conditions page, as well as the system requirements, to ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements for this course.

This course is designed to teach you the fundamental practical skills to navigate and work in a z/OS environment.

This includes the use of ISPF/PDF dialogs, TSO/E commands, JCL, UNIX System Services shell, and BookManager.

You should complete:

  • An Introduction to the z/OS Environment (ES050) or equivalent on-the-job training

  • Review the main concepts of z/OS
  • Log on to TSO and start ISPF/PDF
  • Navigate through ISPF/PDF dialogs and use the basic ISPF/PDF functions and the ISPF Editor
  • Use ISPF/PDF to allocate data sets and edit data sets (including hierarchical file system (HFS) files) via the ISPF Editor primary and line commands
  • Use ISPF to create and manipulate (copy, rename, delete, list, sort and merge) data sets
  • Identify security considerations for Multiple Virtual Storage (MVS) data sets and HFS files
  • Describe and use TSO/E commands
  • Perform simple modifications to existing ISPF/PDF panels
  • Invoke a REXX exec and TSO CLIST
  • Tailor existing JCL and submit batch jobs
  • Review job status and job output using SDSF
  • Invoke UNIX processes
  • Manipulate HFS directories and file systems using the UNIX System Services ISHELL

Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Unit 1: Review of the z/Architecture and z/OS
  • Unit 2: An Introduction to ISPF, ISPF/PDF, and RACF
  • Exercise 1: System familiarization
  • Unit 3: Working with ISPF/PDF (Part 1)
  • Exercise 2: Allocate new data sets

Day 2

  • Review/wrap up
  • Unit 3: Working with ISPF/PDF (Part 2)
  • Exercise 3: ISPF editor primary commands
  • Exercise 4: ISPF editor line command
  • Exercise 5: Copy/move/rename/delete data sets and members
  • Exercise 6: Data set lists
  • Unit 4: Working with TSO/E
  • Exercise 7: Using TSO/E commands

Day 3

  • Review/wrap up
  • Unit 5: Working with JCL
  • Exercise 8: Submit a job
  • Exercise 9: JCL exercises

Day 4

  • Review/wrap up
  • Unit 6: Working with UNIX System Services
  • Exercise 10: Procedures
  • Exercise 11: ISHELL and hierarchical file system


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Upcoming Trainings

Join our public courses in our Istanbul, London and Ankara facilities. Private class trainings will be organized at the location of your preference, according to your schedule.

Classroom / Virtual Classroom
26 July 2024
Istanbul, Ankara, London
5 Days
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27 July 2024
Istanbul, Ankara, London
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06 August 2024
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18 August 2024
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18 August 2024
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21 August 2024
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25 August 2024
Istanbul, Ankara, London
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11 September 2024
Istanbul, Ankara, London
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