z/OS Mainframe Operations and Systems Programming Training Program z/OS Mainframe Operations and Systems Programming Training Program

z/OS Mainframe Operations and Systems Programming Training Program

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The z/OS Mainframe Operations and Systems Programming training program is a modular curriculum: concepts and operations, installation and security, and tailoring and web enablement. The client selects the courses which comprise each module. The entire program is 57 days. There are three day available for mentoring or on the job 12 weeks = 60 days.  A lesson plan based upon the standards of the New York State Department of Education will be provided as part of qualifying the subject matter, examples, exercises, and program duration. Educational consultancy topics, inclusive of project specifications also can be incorporated into the program.

SYS-ED's training programs utilize multiple delivery medium: distance-learning, web-based, and technology driven classrooms. As part of conducting a training program, subject matter is organized for utilization in courseware as a learning center. In order to accommodate employee workloads and staff in remote geographic locations, component courses can be scheduled over non-consecutive weeks utilizing a combination of classroom training and distance-learning. At the client's discretion, pre and post course assessment, a record and grade of completed tasks, and a final examination can be utilized.

The training program can be augmented with modules from 1- programming language training programs 2- system software training programs and 3-  specialized courses.

This z/OS Mainframe Operations and Systems Programming training program provides a framework for evaluating course modules: duration and subject matter. The assumption is that the client will incorporate and substitute subject matter and course modules.

z/OS Mainframe Operations and Systems Programming Training Program

Component Programs
Technology Updates
z/OS Operating System
z/VM Operating System
Programming Skills
WebSphere Family of Software
 
Scarcity of Up to Date
Mainframe Textbooks
Reference Documentation

Teaching Models

Teaching Models

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z/OS Concepts and Operations 20 days
z/OS Installation and Security 21 days
z/OS Tailoring and Web Enablement 16 days

Optional mentoring or on the job training

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Program Duration 57 days

Program: z/OS Concepts and Operations
Course Module: z/OS Environment: Introduction
Duration: 2 days
Major Topics:
1. z/OS overview 2. Storage management 3. Managing work
4. I/O: input/output processing 5. Data management 6. Job management and flow
7. Communications 8. Security in z/OS  
Course Module: z/OS System Skills: Fundamentals
Duration: 4 days
Major Topics:
1. Role of systems programming 2. IPL process and associated parameters 3. Paging and virtual storage utilization
4. Console 5. Job management and flow 6. Sysplex considerations
7. General system recovery, diagnostic facilities, and SMP/E 8. Device information and HCD 9. z/OS UNIX System Services
Course Module: z/OS: Job Control Language and Utilities
Duration: 4 days
Major Topics:
1. Terminology 2. JCL syntax 3. Statement types
4. Disk and tape datasets 5. Non-sequential datasets 6. Procedures
7. Special processing 8. New and updated statements 9. Utilities
Course Module: z/OS: Facilities
Duration: 4 days
Major Topics:
1. z/OS review 2. System libraries 3. IPL: Initial Program Load
4. Task management 5. Task dispatching 6. Input/Output Supervisor
7. Storage management 8. Paging and swapping  
Course Module: z/OS: System Operation
Duration: 3 days
Major Topics:
1. z/OS commands 2. VTAM commands 3. JES2 commands - basic
4. TSO: Time Sharing Option 5. z/OS catalog structure 6. System balance, IPL, cache, and physical I/O
7. IPL flow 8. Console operation  
Course Module: z/OS: JES2 Operator Training
Duration: 3 days
Major Topics:
1. JES commands 2. Controlling the JES2 environment 3. Controlling JES2 devices and functional subsystems
4. Controlling job and output 5. Controlling a network 6. Control spool functions
7. Control remote stations and lines - RJE    

Program: z/OS Installation and Security
Course Module: z/OS: HMC Operations
Duration: 2 days
Major Topics:
1. Hardware management console 2. Selecting objects 3. Remote console operations
4. Message facilities 5. State monitor facilities  
Course Module: z/OS: RACF Administration
Duration: 4 days
Major Topics:
1. RACF: facilities and features 2. Security requirements of a z/OS system 3. How programs access datasets
4. RACF security interaction with accessing datasets 5. Defining new users and groups to RACF 6. Protecting z/OS datasets
7. Protecting general resources 8. Datasets profiles 9. General resource profiles
10. Special RACF features 11. RACF tailoring  
Course Module: z/OS WLM: Workload Manager
Duration: 5 days
Major Topics:
1. How the Workload Manager operates 2. WLM tasks 3. WLM goal management
4. WLM miscellaneous functions 5. Application environment 6. TSO workloads
7. Batch considerations 8. DB2 workload considerations  
Course Module: z/OS: Installation
Duration: 5 days
Major Topics:
1. z/OS package 2. Driving system requirements 3. Using the dialogs to install z/OS
4. Catalog considerations 5. Customization before the first IPL 6. Customization after the initial IPL
7. Perform a Parmlib - basic 8. SMP/E topics - basic 9. SMP/E topics - advanced
Course Module: SMP/E for z/OS
Duration: 5 days
Major Topics:
1. SMP/E concepts 2. SMP/E datasets 3. Allocation, initialization, and maintenance of SMP/E datasets
4. SYSMODS 5. SMP/E commands 6. Installing functions
7. Corrective service 8. User modifications 9. Exception SYSMODS

Program: z/OS Tailoring and Web Enablement
Course Module: z/OS: System Services Structure
Duration: 4 days
Major Topics:
1. System introduction 2. System control blocks 3. z/Architecture
4. Operating environment initialization 5. Task management 6. Input/output supervisor
7. Storage management 8. RTM: Recovery Termination Manager 9. Job scheduling
Course Module: z/Series Parallel Sysplex Operations
Duration: 3 days
Major Topics:
1. Data sharing 2. Application exploitation 3. Hardware environments in a Sysplex
4. Coupling facilities and links 5. Sysplex groups and members 6. CFRM policy
7. Set up and maintain the CFRM environment 8. Set up and maintain the system logger environment  
Course Module: WAS: WebSphere for z/OS
Duration: 5 days
Major Topics:
1. Concepts and features 2. Setting up WebSphere Application Server 3. Profiles
4. Websphere administration 5. Application-related files 6. Administrative console
7. wsadmin command and scripting 8. Log files 9. Troubleshooting
Course Module: z/OS HCD and I/O Configuration
Duration: 4 days
Major Topics:
1. HCD: introduction 2. Managing multiple systems 3. I/O definition file
4. Working with HCD panels 5. Creating a production IODF: input output definition file 6. Operating system tasks
7. ESCON directors 8. FICON directors 9. HCD in batch
10. Dynamic reconfiguration


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