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This course provides an intense examination of z/OS. Topics include an introduction to computer systems hardware and an exploration of architecture, system services and functions, storage management mechanisms, and I/O processes. In the final section a look at system diagnostics and data collection will be examined.
Student should have a solid understanding of the z/OS environment and be comfortable with using the standard tools and utilities available [TSO, ISPF, JCL, etc]. This course does not require any explicit programming knowledge.
10 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is designed for system programmers, operators, and application programmers that need an understanding of the z/OS environment and the subsystems supported. Workstations will be used to illustrate concepts and provide basic exposure to the elements of the z/OS environment
- Architecture and Hardware Basics
- Introduction to z/OS
- System Initialization
- System Services (SVC Processing)
- z/OS Storage Management
- Virtual Storage Concepts
- Data Spaces
- Memory Objects
- Job and Program Management
- Inter Address Space Communication
- Cross Memory Services
- Recovery Termination Management
- Direct Access Storage Devices (DASD)
- Data Management and I/O Flow
- Resource Management and Control
- Workload Manager and SRM
- Parallel Sysplex
- Control Blocks and Dumps