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Comms – Mainframe Network Communications Assessment 2.5

Duration

1 hour

Overview

Description

This assessment measures your general knowledge of the z/OS Communications Server, Virtual Telecommunications Access Method (VTAM) concepts, and common network terminology. It also tests skills associated with entering appropriate VTAM commands, TCP/IP commands and the interpretation of command displays and VTAM system messages.

Audience

This assessment is designed for data center staff responsible for the operation and monitoring of the z/OS SNA and TCP/IP networks, or IT specialists that are required to have an understanding of the same.

Prerequisites

A good general knowledge of the z/OS Communications Server, VTAM concepts, and common network terminology. The following courses have been used as reference for this assessment:

  • Comms – IBM Mainframe Communications Concepts 2.5
  • Comms – Monitoring and Controlling VTAM 2.5
  • Comms – Monitoring and Controlling TCP/IP 2.5

Additional on-the-job training in the areas above should also be undertaken to prepare you for scenario based questions that have been included in this assessment.

Objectives

This assessment covers the following topics:

  • z/OS Communications Server functionality
  • SNA and APPN concepts
  • VTAM functionality and terminology
  • VTAM Start-up and Shutdown
  • Format and syntax of VTAM commands
  • Interpretation of VTAM displays and messages
  • Entering of VTAM commands to display, activate and deactivate VTAM resources
  • Standard TCP/IP commands invoked from the mainframe
  • Commands used to start and stop TCP/IP and its related processes
  • Entering of VTAM commands to display, activate and deactivate VTAM resources
  • Standard TCP/IP commands invoked from the mainframe
  • Commands used to start and stop TCP/IP and its related processes
  • Networking fundamentals, SNA and TCP/IP architecture concepts

Course Content

Mainframe Network Communications Assessment 2.5