z/OS Facilities – ES15G

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z/OS Facilities


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ILO – Instructor Lead Online Training


4.5 Day/s

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This class is designed for persons who are new to the z/OS platforms but have a technical background in information technology. It is intended for those who require an in-depth understanding of…

This classroom course introduces the base elements, optional features, and servers that are provided in z/OS. It focuses on the system service facilities that are provided by the z/OS Base Control Program (BCP). It teaches the students the functions of major software base elements in the management of jobs, tasks, storage, data, and problems. It also addresses how these functions can be affected by the system programmer.


Students are introduced to the services provided by the servers which execute in the z/OS environments, such as the Communications Server and the Security Server. Installation packaging options and steps to install the z/OS environments also are introduced.

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This class is designed for persons who are new to the z/OS platforms but have a technical background in information technology. It is intended for those who require an in-depth understanding of z/OS.



You should have a basic knowledge of IS technologies and also should be familiar with z/OS concepts and how these systems support the Enterprise servers. This knowledge can be obtained by attending An Introduction to the z/OS Environment (ES050). Youd should also have practical experience with logging on to TSO and working with JCL. This experience can be obtained by attending z/OS Quick Start (ES10A)


Day 1

  • Unit 1: z/OS overview
  • Including welcome and course overview
  • Unit 2: Storage management

Day 2

  • Unit 3: Managing work
  • Unit 4: Input/output processing

Day 3

  • Unit 4: Input/output processing (continued)
  • Unit 5: Data management
  • Unit 6: Job management

Day 4

  • Unit 7: IPL and system initialization
  • Unit 8: Termination and recovery analysis
  • Unit 9: Installing and configuring

Day 5

  • Unit 10: Communicating
  • Unit 11: Security in z/OS
  • Including end-of-course summary



  • DesCR – Classroom Trainingibe the system initialization process of the z/OS operating systems
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  • State the differences between an address space, data space, and hyperspace
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  • DesCR – Classroom Trainingibe the process of translating a virtual address to a real address
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  • Explain the difference between paging and swapping
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  • Define a z/OS task
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  • DesCR – Classroom Trainingibe dispatching, interrupt processing, supervisor calls, CR – Classroom Trainingoss memory services, and serialization
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  • DesCR – Classroom Trainingibe the purpose of the Job Entry Subsystem (JES)
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  • Illustrate the flow of a job through the z/OS environment
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  • DesCR – Classroom Trainingibe the allocation process for data sets in the z/OS environments
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  • Illustrate how an I/O request is processed in a z/OS environment
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  • DesCR – Classroom Trainingibe how workload management is accomplished in a z/OS environment
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  • Explain the z/OS recovery processes and list available Problem Determination Tools
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  • DesCR – Classroom Trainingibe z/OS storage management concepts
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  • DesCR – Classroom Trainingibe the UNIX System Services functions provided in the z/OS environments
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  • Explain the network topologies and protocol support provided in z/OS
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  • DesCR – Classroom Trainingibe system security and network security for a z/OS environment
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  • CR – Classroom Trainingeate a high-level plan for the installation and configuration of a z/OS environment
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Prior to enrolling, IBM Employees must follow their Division/Department processes to obtain approval to attend this public training class. Failure to follow Division/Department approval processes may result in the IBM Employee being personally responsible for the class charges.


GBS practitioners that use the EViTA system for requesting external training should use that same process for this course. Go to the EViTA site to start this process: http://w3.ibm.com/services/gbs/evita/BCSVTEnrl.nsf


Once you enroll in a GTP class, you will receive a confirmation letter that should show:



  • The current GTP list price
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  • The 20% discounted price available to IBMers. This is the price you will be invoiced for the class.
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z/OS Facilities – Code: ES15G

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Replaced By:

z/OS overview;ES15G; ES15

z – Plex & VM-2 (2)

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