z/OS for Operators - Part 1

Course:  MP1
Duration:  4 Days
Level:  I
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Topics Covered In This Course

DAY 1- GENERAL z/OS INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

  • Introduction
  • History Leading into z/OS
  • Paging vs. Real Storage
  • System Product Levels
    • Development and Enhancement of each level.
    • Including:
    • ESCON Technology
    • Evolution of ESCON
    • Enterprise System Connection
      • Features of ESCON
    • Multiple Image Facility
    • ESCON managers, Analyzers, and Monitoring
  • Parallel SYSPLEX and Data Sharing
  • Cache Device Sharing
  • Operation Enhancements
  • I/S Productivity Enhancements
  • Multiple Systems Management
  • Performance Capacity Improvements
  • Availability vs. Downtime
  • Running Concurrent MVS Levels
  • Hardware Configuration Definition
  • Lock Managers
  • z/OS Resources
    • CPU
    • Storage
    • I/O
  • Swapping
  • Performance Group Numbers
  • Types of Processors
    • Uni
    • Multi
    • Dyadic
    • Triadic
    • Quadratic
  • Processor Environments
    • Loosely Coupled
    • Tightly Coupled
  • Central Processing Unit (CPU)
    • Program Status Word (PSW)
    • Hardware
    • General Registers
    • Floating Point Registers
    • Prefix Registers
    • Clock Comparator and CPU Timer
    • Control Registers
  • Interrupts
    • Machine Check
    • Program Check
    • I/O
    • Supervisor Calls
    • Restart
    • External
  • Multiprogramming
    • PSW and Interrupts Interfacing
  • I/O
    • Channel Subsystem
    • CHIPIDS
  • Addressing
    • Frames
    • Slots
    • Pages
  • Types of Addresses
  • ESA - OS/390 - z/OS What's the difference!
  • Breakdown of the PSW
    • Display
  • DAY 2 - z/OS COMMANDS, INTRODUCTION TO VTAM AND VTAM COMMANDS
  • Basic MVS Commands
    • Cancel, Config, Console Set-up, Force, Display,
    • Modify, Swap, Clear, List, Mount, Monitor,
    • Quiesce, Start, Send, Set, Vary, Unload, and Halt
  • Virtual Telecommunications Access Method (VTAM)
    • Advanced Communication Function (ACF)
    • Interfacing (MVS-VTAM-NCP)
    • Overview of Communications Controller (37xx)
      • Network Control Program (NCP) Functions
      • Partition Emulation Program (PEP)
    • JES2 Remote Job Entry (RJE) Lines
    • Network Job Entry (NJE) Lines
    • System Network Architecture (SNA)
      • Application Switching
      • End User to End User Communications
      • (Sessions)
      • Subareas
      • Domains
      • Cross Domains
      • Logical Units (LUs)
      • Physical Units (PUs)
    • Synchronous Datalink Control (SDLC)
      • PU Types
      • Primary & Secondary Stations
    • Basic VTAM Commands
      • Display
      • Lines/Controllers/Terminals
      • Major Nodes
      • Vary Inactive/Active
      • Lines/Controllers/Terminals
      • Major Nodes
      • Startup and Shutdown
      • Loading NCP
  • DAY 3 - CICS OVERVIEW, CICS COMMANDS AND VTAM/CICS WORKSHOP
  • Customer Information Control System (CICS)
    • Review of Components
      • Tables
      • Programs
      • Transactions
      • Tasks
      • Data
      • Dump Data Sets
      • Journal
      • System Log
    • Interfacing of Other Products
      • Omegamon
      • DADS
      • DB2
    • Types of Startup
    • Types of Shutdown
    • Multiple Region Option (MRO)
    • Basic CICS Commands (CEMT)
      • Terminals
      • In Service
      • Out of Service
      • Acquire/Release
      • Switch of Dump Data Sets
      • New Copy of Programs
      • Terminating Transactions
      • Disable Programs/Transactions
    • Introduction to CICS  Transaction Server 
    • Workshop (VTAM & CICS)
      • Exercise 1 (CICS)
      • Exercise 2 (VTAM & CICS)
  • DAY 4 - JES2 OVERVIEW, BASIC JES2 COMMANDS AND z/OS/JES2 WORKSHOP
  • JES2 and MVS Command Groups Relationship
  • Basic JES2 Commands
    • Chaining Multiple Commands
    • Reader Control
    • Initiators
    • Printer Control
    • Console Information
    • JES2 Devices
    • Reset JES2 Base Number
    • Job Control
    • Sending Messages Through JES2
    • Job Output Elements (OUTGRPS)
  • JES2 Catastrophic Error
  • Types of Startup
    • Warm/Cold/Hot
  • Types of Shutdown
  • Saving of the Spool
  • z/OS/JES2 Workshop
    • Exercise 1 - JES2
    • Exercise 2 - z/OS/JES2 Shutdown &
    • Restart (IPL)
      • Includes MVS IPL Discussion
What You Can Expect

After taking this course the student should be able to:

  • To provide better operator service for the installation.
  • To improve throughput and machine response time.
  • To reduce operator downtime.
  • To develop existing skills and build up levels of expertise which increase the operators ability to resolve problems.
  • Understand present and future environment enhancements in order to enable our customers to grow with Technology.
Who Should Take This Course

Course is designed for operators who are new to the z/OS operating system. This course is also useful to analysts, managers, and programmers who may be unfamiliar with this operating system.

Recommended Prerequisites

Basic understanding of operating systems is helpful but not required.

Training Style

This class is taught by lecture and hands on workshops.

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