This classroom course introduces the base elements, optional features, and servers that are provided in z/OS. It focuses on the system service facilities that are provided by the z/OS Base Control Program (BCP).


* Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

Learning Objectives

Describe the system initialization process of the z/OS operating systems
State the differences between an address space, data space, and hyperspace
Describe the process of translating a virtual address to a real address
Explain the difference between paging and swapping
Define a z/OS task
Describe dispatching, interrupt processing, supervisor calls, cross memory services, and serialization
Describe the purpose of the Job Entry Subsystem (JES)
Illustrate the flow of a job through the z/OS environment
Describe the allocation process for data sets in the z/OS environments
Illustrate how an I/O request is processed in a z/OS environment
Describe how workload management is accomplished in a z/OS environment
Explain the z/OS recovery processes and list available Problem Determination Tools
Describe z/OS storage management concepts
Describe the UNIX System Services functions provided in the z/OS environments
Explain the network topologies and protocol support provided in z/OS
Describe system security and network security for a z/OS environment
Create a high-level plan for the installation and configuration of a z/OS environment

  • Day 1

  • Unit 1: z/OS overview
    Including welcome and course overview
    Unit 2: Storage management

  • Day 2

  • Unit 3: Managing work
    Unit 4: Input/output processing

  • Day 3

  • Unit 4: Input/output processing (continued)
    Unit 5: Data management
    Unit 6: Job management

  • Day 4

  • Unit 7: IPL and system initialization
    Unit 8: Termination and recovery analysis
    Unit 9: Installing and configuring

  • Day 5

  • Unit 10: Communicating
    Unit 11: Security in z/OS
    Including end-of-course summary


This class is designed for persons who are new to the z/OS platforms but have a technical background in information technology. It is intended for those who require an in-depth understanding of z/OS.




You should have a basic knowledge of IS technologies and also should be familiar with z/OS concepts and how these systems support the Enterprise servers. This knowledge can be obtained by attending An Introduction to the z/OS Environment (ES050). Youd should also have practical experience with logging on to TSO and working with JCL. This experience can be obtained by attending z/OS Quick Start (ES10A)


Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


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