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CA-ACF2® – Defining Environment Controls


5 hours


These courses describe how CA ACF2™ is used to protect and secure the system against accidental and malicious access and damage. It instructs the student on how CA ACF2™ works and how to define users, rules and parameters, to restrict access to the system and its resources.


Application programmers, systems programmers, database administrators, security administrators, and other personnel requiring knowledge about the use of the CA ACF2™ Security Server (ACF2) on the z/OS platform.


Completion of the courses “CA ACF2™ Introduction” and “CA ACF2™ Protecting Data Integrity”, and knowledge of TSO, ISPF, data sets, and basic security requirements.


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define Scope lists and Shift records
  • Define Source and Role cross reference records
  • Identify and define SAF resources
  • Manage Global System Option records

Course Content

Defining Scope and Shift Records

Defining Scope Lists
Defining Shift Records

Defining Cross Reference Records

Defining Source Groups
Defining Roles

SAF and CA-ACF2 Resources

CLASMAP Definitions
SAFDEF Records and SAF Resources

CA-ACF2 GSO Options and Commands

Displaying GSO Options
Maintaining GSO Options

CA-ACF2 – Defining Environment Controls Mastery Test