z/OS Facilities

z/OS Facilities Course Description

Duration: 4.50 days (36 hours)

This course introduces the base elements, optional features, and servers that are provided in z/OS. It focuses on the system service facilities that are provided by the z/OS Base Control Program (BCP). It teaches the students the functions of major software base elements in the management of jobs, tasks, storage, data, and problems. It also addresses how these functions can be affected by the system programmer.

Students are introduced to the services provided by the servers which execute in the z/OS environments, such as the Communications Server and the Security Server. Installation packaging options and steps to install the z/OS environments also are introduced.

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Intended Audience for this z/OS Facilities Course

  • » This class is designed for persons who are new to the z/OS platforms but have a technical background in information technology. It is intended for those who require an in-depth understanding of z/OS.

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Course Prerequisites for z/OS Facilities

  • » You should have a basic knowledge of IS technologies and also should be familiar with z/OS concepts and how these systems support the Enterprise servers.
  • » An Introduction to the z/OS Environment
  • » z/OS Quick Start

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This Course is also part of:

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z/OS Facilities Course Objectives

  • » Describe the system initialization process of the z/OS operating systems
  • » State the differences between an address space, data space, and hyperspace
  • » Describe the process of translating a virtual address to a real address
  • » Explain the difference between paging and swapping
  • » Define a z/OS task
  • » Describe dispatching, interrupt processing, supervisor calls, cross memory services, and serialization
  • » Describe the purpose of the Job Entry Subsystem (JES)
  • » Illustrate the flow of a job through the z/OS environment
  • » Describe the allocation process for data sets in the z/OS environments
  • » Illustrate how an I/O request is processed in a z/OS environment

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z/OS Facilities Course Outline

      1. Module: 1
        1. z/OS overview
        2. Including welcome and course overview
        3. Storage management
      2. Module: 2
        1. Managing work
        2. Input/output processing
      3. Module: 3
        1. Input/output processing (continued)
        2. Data management
        3. Job management
      4. Module: 4
        1. IPL and system initialization
        2. Termination and recovery analysis
        3. Installing and configuring
      5. Module: 5
        1. Communicating
        2. Security in z/OS
        3. Including end-of-course summary

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Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
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