z/OS System Operators

z/OS System Operators Course Description

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

To provide an overview of the z Operating System (OS), look at the systems from both a hardware and software prospective, and develop a basic understanding of System z partitioning capabilities, Processor Resource/Systems Manager (PR/SM), z/OS, Job Entry Subsystem 2 (JES2), Job Entry Subsystem 3 (JES3), Time Sharing Option (TSO), TSO Extended (TSO/E), System Display and Search Facility (SDSF), z/OS Communications Server, and System z channel subsystem usage for various channels, such as Enterprise System Connection (ESCON), Fiber Connector (FICON), and the Open Systems Adapter (OSA). It will also describe the Initial Program Loader (IPL) process and enable you to become comfortable issuing z/OS commands from a Multi Console Support (MCS) system console or extended MCS console.

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Intended Audience for this z/OS System Operators Course

  • » This basic course is for IT personnel with little or no theoretical background of z/OS and little or no general practical in IS experience.

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Course Prerequisites for z/OS System Operators

  • » An Introduction to the z/OS Environment

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z/OS System Operators Course Objectives

  • » Describe System z usage of z/Architecture
  • » Identify System z servers and their major components
  • » Name z/OS functional groups and base elements
  • » Describe the concept of virtual storage and its exploitation in z/OS
  • » Issue z/OS commands with the correct syntax
  • » Identify z/OS display commands that can be used to determine device and channel path status
  • » Describe the use of VARY and CONFIG z/OS operator commands
  • » Interpret the results of z/OS commands
  • » Identify the differences between JES2 and JES3
  • » Describe JES2 usage
  • » SPOOLs and checkpoint data sets
  • » Cold, warm, and hot starts
  • » Commands to control resources and display job status

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z/OS System Operators Course Outline

      1. Module: 1
        1. Welcome
        2. Review of System z servers and z/OS
        3. z/OS MVS commands
        4. Labs 1, 2, and 3
      2. Module: 2
        1. Review
        2. JES and TSO
        3. z/OS data sets
        4. Labs 4, 5, and 6
      3. Module: 3
        1. Review
        2. z/OS consoles operation
        3. Labs 7, 8, and 9

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  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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