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z/OS Explorer – IBM Explorer for z/OS


2 hours


The IBM Explorer for z/OS (also known as z/OS Explorer) course discusses the evolution of this product and how it fits into IBM’s strategy of producing powerful modern looking tools that can be used easily by both experienced and entry-level personnel. The product’s eclipse-based framework is discussed in detail with considerable emphasis on the use of the Remote System Explorer (RSE), z/OS and Resource perspectives, and the related views used to display and manage z/OS data.


This course is suitable for operations staff, system and application programmers, and other personnel that need to interact with z/OS data.


A solid knowledge of JES, SDSF, and JCL are required as the majority of this course deals with the handling of z/OS data, job management, and its associated output.


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

  • Access IBM Explorer for z/OS
  • Identify Perspectives and Views Used in IBM Explorer for z/OS
  • Perform Common z/OS Tasks Using IBM Explorer for z/OS

Course Content

Introduction to Explorer for z/OS and Remote System Explorer

IBM Explorer for z/OS Basics
Eclipse-Based Framework Familiarization
Accessing IBM Explorer for z/OS
Understanding Perspectives and Views
Editing z/OS Data
Connecting to a z/OS System
Utilizing the Remote System Explorer Perspective
Utilizing MVS and UNIX Files List
Working with Remote and Local Resources
Performing Searches
Data Set Retrieval
Comparing Data
Utilizing TSO and z/OS UNIX Shells
Performing Job Tasks and Viewing Job Output

Using the z/OS Perspective and Resource Perspective

z/OS Perspective
Data Sets Views
Job Submission
Working with z/OS UNIX Files
Jobs View
Console View
Resource Perspective

z/OS Explorer – IBM Explorer for z/OS Mastery Test