Introduction to z/OS

Training Summary
Students who complete this course will be able to describe the characteristics of modern IBM mainframes, including general hardware components and concepts and terminology used in z/OS, the IBM 64-bit mainframe operating system.
Before taking this course, you should have a technical background in computers.
1 Day/Lecture & Lab
This course is designed for technical people with MVS or OS/390 backgrounds who need a quick update on changes introduced by zArchitecture hardware and z/OS software, or technical people with non-IBM-mainframe backgrounds who need a quick introduction to modern IBM mainframe terminology and capabilities. This includes a brief look at the zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12 for short) series and the zBX BladeCenter Extension.
Course Topics
z/Architecture - hardware
  • z/OS - software
  • Describing data
  • Tape layout
  • DASD organization
  • TSO/ISPF role and concepts
  • ISPF changes overview
  • CLIST, REXX, and Dialog Manager
  • SMS - System Manged Storage
  • Unicode - an introduction
  • DB2 - the IBM relational data base system
  • Transaction monitors: CICS, IMS
  • The Role of MQSeries
  • Languages / Language Environment
  • Assembler changes
  • Enterprise COBOL
  • Enterprise PL/I
  • C/C++ for z/OS
  • The Binder
  • Sending emails and text messages
  • z/OS UNIX
  • z/OS.e and zNALC

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