An Introduction to z/OS and Mainframe for IT Professionals
(ZOSINT, Live Instructor-Led Training, 4 days)

Dates and Pricing

Jan 9 to Jan 12, 2018$3,000/person Feb 6 to Feb 9, 2018$3,000/person Mar 6 to Mar 9, 2018$3,000/person


The New Mainframe
Introducing the Architecture
Essential Concepts and Terminology
Why Mainframes are not Dead
Mainframe Roles and Usage
Exploring Typical Mainframe Workloads
About z/OS
The IBM zEnterprise System
About Hardware Specs
Introduction to z/OS
Overview of the z/OS Operating System
Comparing z/OS to Linux
Understanding Virtual Storage
About Workload Management
IOS and Data Management
About Work Supervision
About Cross Memory Services
Working with System and Product Messages
Overview of the Software Landscape
Interacting with z/OS
z/OS Interactions How To
About Time Sharing and Extensions
About ISPF
About Unix Interactive Interfaces
Working with Data Sets
Definitions and Terminology
Data Set Storage
Data Set Access Methods
About DASD Volumes
Data Set Allocation and Naming
JCL Space Allocation on a DASD Volume
Data Set Record Formats and Types
Understanding VSAM
Catalogs and Volume Table of Contents
Working with DFSMS
UNIX File Systems
The zFS File System
JCL for System Display and Search
Understanding JCL
Important Parameters: JOB, EXEC and DD
The DISP Parameter and Data Sets
About Continuation and Concatenation
About Symbolic File Names
Reserved DDNAMES
JCL Procedures
Working with SDSF
Exploring Utilities and System Libraries
Batch Processing and Job Entry Sub-System
Exploring Batch Processing
Exploring the Job Entry Sub-System
About Initiators
Job and Output Management
Understanding the Job Flow
About JES