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An Introduction to the z/OS Environment

Overview

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

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Audience

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.

Prerequisites

You should have:

  • System concepts
  • Basic knowledge of IS technologies
  • No MVS, OS/390, or z/OS knowledge required

Key topics

Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Unit 1: Requirements of an enterprise server
  • Unit 2: Application enablement
  • Unit 3: Enabling On Demand Business on z/OS
  • Unit 4: z/OS connectivity

Day 2

  • Unit 5: Security in a z/OS environment
  • Unit 6: Systems management
  • Unit 7: System and data availability
  • Unit 8: System services
  • Unit 9: System z9 and z10 and System z hardware
  • Unit 10: zEnterprise: A new dimension in computing

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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