This course examines what a mainframe is, why it has survived and the IT personnel that need to interact with it. It then discusses the basic hardware, software and networking components and the methods used to access and process data on the mainframe.
This course is designed for any personnel that are required to have a broad understanding of the IBM mainframe environment.
After completing this course the student will be able to:
- Apply mainframe technology concepts to their IT work activities
- Identify mainframe software, hardware, and network components
- Describe how to access and interact with the mainframe
- Explain how mainframe data security and integrity is ensured
- Describe how mainframe work is processed
What are today’s mainframes?
Organizations using mainframes
How are mainframes used?
Batch and online processing
Mainframe Operating Systems – z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, Linux for zSeries and z/TPF
Mainframe Processor types and purposes
Network communication protocols used in the z/OS Communications Server
Mainframe Security and Data Access
VTOCs and Catalogs
UNIX File Systems
Editing data under ISPF
z/OS UNIX Shell
Job Control Language
Job Scheduling Software
JES2 and JES3