z/OS System Fundamentals

Training Summary
“This course provides an examination of z/OS for systems programmers, operators and application programmers. Topics include an introduction to the System Z systems hardware and an exploration of z/OS architecture, system services and functions, storage management mechanisms and I/O processes. In particular the focus will be to explore the operation of the z/OS environment with an objective of understanding its performance and exploitation opportunities. This course is the first week of z/OS Technical Bootcamp (PT5081) and includes both lecture and demonstration labs. Students wishing to learn JES2, USS, REXX and SMP/E should considering alternatively attending the 10-day z/OS Technical Bootcamp (PT5081) or the follow on intensive courses on each of those topics.”
z/OS (MVS) Skill Pack (PT2013) or equivalent experience with TSO/ISPF and JCL processing are required
5 Days/Lecture & Labs
System programmers, operators and application programmers that need an understanding of the z/OS environment and the subsystems supported.
Course Topics
  • System Basics
  • Programs
  • History and Overview of z/OS
  • The IPL Process
  • System Services and PARMLIB
  • Storage Management Mechanisms
  • Task Management
  • I/O Processing
  • Access Methods and Data Bases
  • Resource Management
  • System Managed Storage
  • Introduction to Basic Communication Services
  • Introduction to z/OS Subsystems and Services

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