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z/OS and DB2 Training


Our instructor did a truly excellent job of conveying the material. Our students were already familiar with the technology and moved through the material quickly. I was especially impressed with the ability of the instructor to go "off course" and provide extra material on-the-fly at our request. They did an amazing job. Very friendly, very knowledgeable with excellent teaching skills.
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1. Title

  • An Introduction to z/OS and Mainframe for IT Professionals (ZOSINT, 4 days)
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2. Course Pre-requisites

  • Previous experience in a corporate IT environment

3. Target Audience

  • IT professionals who want to learn about z/OS and mainframe computing

4. Dates and Pricing


2 People for Guaranteed Live or Virtual Delivery $3,900.00 per person

5. Outline

Module 1: The New Mainframe

Topic 1: Introducing the Architecture

Topic 2: Essential Concepts and Terminology

Topic 3: Why Mainframes are not Dead

Topic 4: Mainframe Roles and Usage

Topic 5: Exploring Typical Mainframe Workloads

Topic 6: About z/OS

Topic 7: The IBM zEnterprise System

Topic 8: About Hardware Specs

Module 2: Introduction to z/OS

Topic 1: Overview of the z/OS Operating System

Topic 2: Comparing z/OS to Linux

Topic 3: Understanding Virtual Storage

Topic 4: About Workload Management

Topic 5: IOS and Data Management

Topic 6: About Work Supervision

Topic 7: About Cross Memory Services

Topic 8: Working with System and Product Messages

Topic 9: Overview of the Software Landscape

Module 3: Interacting with z/OS

Topic 1: z/OS Interactions How To

Topic 2: About Time Sharing and Extensions

Topic 3: About ISPF

Topic 4: About Unix Interactive Interfaces

Module 4: Working with Data Sets

Topic 1: Definitions and Terminology

Topic 2: Data Set Storage

Topic 3: Data Set Access Methods

Topic 4: About DASD Volumes

Topic 5: Data Set Allocation and Naming

Topic 6: JCL Space Allocation on a DASD Volume

Topic 7: Data Set Record Formats and Types

Topic 8: Understanding VSAM

Topic 9: Catalogs and Volume Table of Contents

Topic 10: Working with DFSMS

Topic 11: UNIX File Systems

Topic 12: The zFS File System

Module 5: JCL for System Display and Search

Topic 1: Understanding JCL

Topic 2: Important Parameters: JOB, EXEC and DD

Topic 3: The DISP Parameter and Data Sets

Topic 4: About Continuation and Concatenation

Topic 5: About Symbolic File Names

Topic 6: Reserved DDNAMES

Topic 7: JCL Procedures

Topic 8: Working with SDSF

Topic 9: Exploring Utilities and System Libraries

Module 6: Batch Processing and Job Entry Sub-System

Topic 1: Exploring Batch Processing

Topic 2: Exploring the Job Entry Sub-System

Topic 3: About Initiators

Topic 4: Job and Output Management

Topic 5: Understanding the Job Flow

Topic 6: About JES

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