£2,875.00

Price for this course

5 HOURS

Duration

Classroom IBM

Delivery

Available dates


Mon15Feb 21 TO Fri19Feb 21

Where

Tech Data ILO UK
Connection details will be communicated separately
Instructor Led
Online

Code

TR-664406
Mon17May 21 TO Fri21May 21

Where

Tech Data ILO UK
Connection details will be communicated separately
Instructor Led
Online

Code

TR-664407

Overview

This course prepares you to be a more effective security administrator as you gain experience and confidence in using the RACF component of the z/OS Security Server. To reinforce lectures, the course offers hands-on exercises where you use the RACF component of the z/OS Security Server to define users, set up group structures, define general resources, protect z/OS data sets, and use several RACF utilities.

Audience

This intermediate course is for people who are new to the RACF component of the z/OS Security Server, and responsible for security administration. This includes people who are planning to implement RACF for the first time, and people who are security administrators in installations where RACF is already implemented. Those inexperienced z/OS users might find the course Basics of z/OS RACF Administration (ES19) more appropriate.

Anyone planning to implement the advanced features of RACF should consider attending Implementing RACF Security for CICS (ES84), and Exploiting the Advanced Features of RACF (ES88)

Prerequisites

You should be familiar with the facilities of the system, logging on to TSO and using ISPF. A knowledge of resources like data sets, DASD volumes, and programs is required to get the most benefit from the course. This knowledge might be obtained by attending Fundamental System Skills in z/OS (ES10), or consider taking Basics of z/OS RACF Administration (ES19) instead of this course. ES19 spends the first day covering these prerequisites and provides a more basic understanding of RACF than Effective RACF Administration (BE87).

You might also find it beneficial to attend z/OS Security Server RACF, Implementation and Customization (SZ81) to learn the implementation and customization of the z/OS security server RACF.

Objective

  • Identify the security requirements of a system
  • Evaluate the facilities and options of RACF
  • Define users to RACF
  • Set up a RACF group structure
  • Use RACF to protect resources
  • Select options to tailor RACF
  • Evaluate and implement RACF database and performance options
  • Identify tools available for auditing
  • Administer the system so that it is consistent with the installation's security goals

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Unit 1 - Security and RACF overview
  • Unit 2 - Administering groups and users
  • Exercise 1 - Log on to the lab system
  • Exercise 2 - Defining a RACF group structure
  • Exercise 3 - User administration

Day 2

  • Exercise review
  • Unit 2 - Administering groups and users (continued)
  • Exercise 4 - Delegating security administration
  • Unit 3 - Protecting z/OS data sets
  • Exercise 5 - Protecting z/OS data sets: Part 1

Day 3

  • Exercise 5 - Protecting z/OS data sets: Part 1 (continued)
  • Exercise 6 - Protecting z/OS data sets: Part 2 Exercise review
  • Unit 4 - Introduction to user administration and delegation and general resources
  • Exercise 7 - Password reset granularity
  • Unit 5 - RACF database, tables, and performance options

Day 4

  • Unit 6 - RACF utilities and exits
  • Unit 7 - RACF options
  • Unit 8 - Auditing the RACF environment
  • Exercise 8 - Using RACF for TSO administration (Optional)
  • Exercise 9 - RACF utilities (Optional)
  • Exercise 10 - RACF monitoring

Day 5

  • Exercise review
  • Unit 9 - Storage management and RACF
  • Unit 10 - Security for JES facilities
  • Unit 11 - Security classification


FAQs

What do I need to bring with me to my public class?

All required learning materials and equipment are provided in the classroom.

 

 

 

 

When do public training course fees have to be paid?

For public training classes payment must be received no later than three business days prior to the first day of class in order to remain in the class and confirm your seat. Failure to provide payment by this date may result in removal from the class, and/or late cancellation fees applied. You can submit payment in the form of a Purchase Order or credit card.

 

 

 

 

On-site (private) Course Pricing:

To find out more about On-site training e-mail us at enablement@agilesolutions.co.uk or call one of our offices.

 

 

 

 

What is the cancellation policy?

Requests for cancellations or date transfers need to be received at least ten (10) business days prior to the event start date in order to receive a full refund. If a cancellation or reschedule request is received less than ten (10) business days before the start date, the penalty of 100% of the cost of the course will be applied, resulting in no amount of the fee being refunded. Refunds will not be allowed for “no-shows” in our public training or IVA courses. This cancellation policy is strictly enforced.

 

 

 

 

What happens if Agile Solutions needs to cancel or reschedule a course?

Agile Solutions reserves the right to cancel events for any reason at any time. Cancellation liability for Agile Solutions, if Agile Solutions cancels the course, is limited to the return of course payment ONLY. Agile Solutions will not reimburse registrants for any other costs including but not limited to any travel cancellation fees or penalties, including airfare and hotel costs. PLEASE NOTE: If your registration status is either “Approved”, or “Pending Payment” you have not been confirmed for the class and it is recommended that you do not make any travel arrangements until you have received a confirmation e-mail letting you know the class and registration is confirmed.

 

 

 

 

How will I know if my course has been rescheduled?

Agile Solutions reserves the right to reschedule or cancel a course due to low enrollment or if necessitated by other circumstances. Agile Solutions will contact you via e-mail or phone to inform you of the change of schedule. Once you have been notified you may reschedule or receive a full credit. Agile Solutions shall not be liable for any other costs including but not limited to any non-refundable travel arrangements if a course is rescheduled or cancelled.