An Introduction to the z/OS Environment

An Introduction to the z/OS Environment Course Description

Duration: 2.00 days (16 hours)

This course is an overview of the z/OS operating systems and services for non-MVS IS technical personnel.

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Intended Audience for this An Introduction to the z/OS Environment Course

  • » This basic course is for personnel with a technical background in information technology who are new to the z/OS platform and do not have prior MVS or OS/390 experience.

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Course Prerequisites for An Introduction to the z/OS Environment

  • » System concepts
  • » Basic knowledge of IS technologies

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An Introduction to the z/OS Environment Course Objectives

  • » Identify the installation requirements for an enterprise server and how z/OS supports these requirements
  • » Discuss the services for application enablement in a z/OS environment
  • » Identify how z/OS provides support for On Demand Business
  • » Describe how security is ensured in a z/OS environment
  • » Identify products and tools that support a central point of control
  • » Characterize products and facilities that support z/OS systems
  • » Describe the essential system services of z/OS
  • » List the z/Architecture processor configurations for z/OS
  • » Describe z/OS connectivity, communication facilities, and interfaces
  • » Describe how zEnterprise creates a single system of systems
  • » The concept, strategy, and benefits of the z/OS environment
  • » Application enablement in z/OS
  • » Overview of On Demand Business support in z/OS
  • » Connectivity to the z/OS environment
  • » Security support provided by z/OS
  • » Systems Management support (Tivoli, SMP/E, SMF, and RMF)
  • » Scalability, availability, backup, and recovery features in z/OS
  • » System Services support (storage management, job management, work management, data sets, and data set management)
  • » System z processor configurations, System z Enterprise Server hardware
  • » zEnterprise, a new dimension in computing

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An Introduction to the z/OS Environment Course Outline

      1. Module: 1
        1. Welcome
        2. Requirements of an enterprise server
        3. Application enablement
        4. Enabling On Demand Business on z/OS
        5. z/OS connectivity
      2. Module: 2
        1. Security in a z/OS environment
        2. Systems management
        3. System and data availability
        4. System services
        5. System z9 and z10 and System z hardware
        6. zEnterprise: A new dimension in computing

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