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z/OS Concepts and Components

Duration

5 hours

Overview

The z/OS Concepts and Components course describes the evolution of mainframe computing and provides descriptions of the major components that comprise today's z/OS environment. Details of general z/OS processing concepts are also provided.

Audience

Operations, programming, and technical support personnel requiring knowledge about z/OS; this course provides a broad introduction to many aspects of the z/OS environment

Prerequisites

None

Objectives

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

  • Identify the characteristics of an operating system that make multiprogramming possible
  • Identify the names and functions of commonly used z/OS system components
  • Recognize terminology associated with I/O operations
  • List the components associated with multiprocessing

Course Content

Mainframe Evolution

Early Computer Systems
The Supervisor
Input/ Output Fundamentals
Multiprogramming
SPOOL
Virtual Storage
TSO, VTAM, and ISPF

Major Components of the z/OS System

Subsystems
Job Control Language
TSO/E and ISPF
VTAM and TCP/IP
The Workload Manager
The System Log
System Automation
CICS, IMS, DB2, MQ, RACF
SMS/HSM

Compilers, Binders, and Utilities

Compilers
The Binder
Utility Programs

How z/OS Processes I/O

The I/O Operation
Data Paths
z/OS I/O Services

Basic z/Architecture Multiprocessing

Multiprocessing
Coupling

z/OS Concepts and Components Mastery Test

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