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ISPF (z/OS) – Configuring ISPF for General Use 2.5


3 hours



The Configuring ISPF for General Use course explains how ISPF product defaults are displayed, and how they can be modified to suit the user’s requirements. The use of function keys is discussed as well as the methods used to create, and navigate to, multiple logical ISPF screens.


IT professionals that use ISPF to perform every-day tasks.


Successful completion of the TSO and ISPF Basics course, or equivalent knowledge.


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

  • Locate and configure basic ISPF settings
  • Display and modify Program Function Key values
  • Split an ISPF screen to create multiple logical screens
  • Configure ISPF startup and shutdown for multiple screen requirements

Course Content

Defining ISPF Defaults

Locate and Define the Basic Setting Used to Tailor the ISPF Environment
Define and Use Program Function Keys

Managing Multiple Screen Sessions

Split Your ISPF Screen to Create Multiple Logical Screens
Configure ISPF Start-up and Shutdown for Multiple Screen Requirements

ISPF (z/OS) – Configuring ISPF for General Use 2.5 Mastery Test