z/OS Concepts

Course:  ZOSI
Duration:  2 Days
Level:  I
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Topics Covered In This Course

z/OS Introduction

  • The Main Functions of an Operating System
  • z/OS Objectives
  • The Main Basic Business Applications

The z/OS Operating System

  • PR/SM and LPARs
  • The SYSPLEX - Components and Functions
  • Mutitasking and Multiprocessing
  • Management of Processor Resources
  • Processors, Storage, I/O
  • Power-on, Reset and IPL

Looking After Data in z/OS

  • Data Formats
  • Data Structures
  • Record Organizations
  • Access Methods
  • Buffering
  • Hardware Configuration
  • How Data is Located
  • VTOCs
  • The Catalog Structure

Running Work in z/OS

  • Categories of Work
  • Batch, JES2, TSO, CICS, IMS, DB2
  • Applications Development
  • Programming Languages
  • The Binder
  • Executable Programs

UNIX Services and WebSphere

  • Open Systems Overview
  • The UNIX Environment in z/OS
  • HFS Data Sets
  • Cross Platform Portability
  • Typical UNIX Applications Within z/OS
  • TCP/IP, WebSphere, Domino, Integrating the Platforms

z/OS Facilities

  • Storage Management in z/OS
  • SMS, HSM
  • z/OS Facilities
  • RACF and Security Server

The Operators View of z/OS

  • Consoles
  • Console Functions and Types
  • The Operator Console Display
  • The Hardware Management Console
  • SDSF
  • Messages
  • Message Structure
  • Message Routing
  • Automated Operations

Looking After z/OS

  • The Installation Process
  • Diagnostic Collection for Problem Resolution
  • Maintenance Aspects
What You Can Expect

To introduce delegates to the z/OS operating system and the IBM systems on which it runs. It introduces z/OS terminology and explains the main concepts employed by z/OS in performing its functions.

Who Should Take This Course

This course is designed for anyone requiring a basic understanding of z/OS as an operating system. It also provides a useful introduction for delegates requiring more in-depth training in other areas of the IBM Mainframe including TSO, JCL, z/OS, COBOL, PL/1, Assembler, REXX etc.

Recommended Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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