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Comms – IBM Mainframe Communications Concepts 2.5

Duration

1 hour

Overview

Description

This course offers an overview of essential networking principles and introduces you to mainframe networking concepts, explaining how it has evolved.

Audience

Anyone interested in gaining an understanding about basic networking concepts.

Prerequisites

None

Objectives

At the end of this module, you should be able to:

  • List the Basic Elements of Mainframe Network Infrastructures
  • Identify Various Mainframe Hardware Components, Software, and Protocols Used in Networking
  • Describe How Network Communication Evolved on the Mainframe
  • Describe the Difference between SNA and TCP/IP

Course Content

Introduction to Mainframe Communication

Network Hardware
Network Topologies
Network Software
Protocols
Network Job Roles
Mainframe Network History
SNA and TCP/IP History
Enterprise Extender
z/OS Communication Server
OSA-Express
Mainframe Network Availability and Complexity
Data Protection in the Network