Crypto for Sysprogs

Duration:  5 Days
Level:  I
Course Summary

This 5-day course is intended for z/OS Systems Programmers who are responsible for supporting cryptography for their end users. It will provide an introduction to cryptography in general (hint: It?s not just scrambling of data) and why cryptography is important to your enterprise. Then it will cover the cryptographic hardware that is available on System z and the operating system support that makes it work including parameters that might impact your security and your performance. Finally it will cover the most common subsystems and products that leverage the crypto infrastructure. These will include System SSL, database encryption, PKI Services and others.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Intro to Cryptography

Cryptographic Hardware

ICSF Installation and Configuration

Common Cryptographic Architecture

ICSF APIs and Coding

Crypto Performance (expectations and reporting)

Master Key Entry

System SSL and Crypto

Database Encryption

PKI Services

PCI Compliance

Encryption Facility for z/OS

Enterprise Key Management Foundation (DKMF, Remote Crypto)

Trusted Key Entry Workstation

What You Can Expect

At the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Configure the crypto environment to meet your security and performance requirements
  • Understand the crypto algorithms and which hardware devices support those algorithms
  • Understand the importance of the master keys and how to manage them securely
  • Understand how your end users can leverage the crypto infrastructure and how you can best support them
Who Should Take This Course
  • z/OS systems programmers
  • z/OS security administrators
  • Technical managers responsible for z/OS security and/or cryptography
Recommended Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of z/OS, TSO, and ISPF.

Training Style


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Every student attending a Verhoef Training class will receive a certificate good for $100 toward their next public class taken within a year.

You can also buy "Verhoef Vouchers" to get a discounted rate for a single student in any of our public or web-based classes. Contact your account manager or our sales office for details.

Schedule For This Course
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