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Classroom IBM


Available dates

Mon15Feb 21 TO Fri19Feb 21


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


Mon17May 21 TO Fri21May 21


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




This course is designed to teach you the fundamental practical skills to navigate and work in a z/OS environment.

This includes the use of ISPF/PDF dialogs, TSO/E commands, JCL, UNIX System Services shell, and BookManager.


This basic course is for IT personnel with a theoretical background of z/OS (for example, as taught in An Introduction to the z/OS Environment (ES05G) and some general practical IT experience.


You should complete:

  • An Introduction to the z/OS Environment (ES050) or equivalent on-the-job training


  • Review the main concepts of z/OS
  • Log on to TSO and start ISPF/PDF
  • Navigate through ISPF/PDF dialogs and use the basic ISPF/PDF functions and the ISPF Editor
  • Use ISPF/PDF to allocate data sets and edit data sets (including hierarchical file system (HFS) files) using the ISPF Editor primary and line commands
  • Use ISPF to create and manipulate (copy, rename, delete, list, sort, and merge) data sets
  • Identify security considerations for Multiple Virtual Storage (MVS) data sets and HFS files
  • Describe and use TSO/E commands
  • Perform simple modifications to existing ISPF/PDF panels
  • Invoke a REXX exec and TSO CLIST
  • Tailor existing JCL and submit batch jobs
  • Review job status and job output using SDSF
  • Invoke UNIX processes
  • Manipulate HFS directories and file systems using the UNIX System
  • Services ISHELL

Course Outline

Unit 1: Introduction to the IBM Z Systems environment

Topic 1: Architecture in the z Systems environment

Topic 2: Operating systems

Topic 3: IBM z Systems

Unit 2: z/OS security

Topic 1: System security

Topic 2: RACF

Topic 3: RACF profiles

Unit 3: TSO ISPF panel

Topic 1: TSO familiarization

Exercise 1: System familiarization

Topic 2: Introduction to z/OS data set

Topic 3: Allocating data sets

Exercise 2: Allocate new data sets

Topic 4: Creating data sets and members

Topic 5: Edit data sets

Topic 6: Line commands

Topic 7: Copy, move, rename, and delete data sets and members

Exercise 3: ISPF editor primary commands

Exercise 4: ISPF editor Line commands

Exercise 5: Copy, move, rename, and delete data sets and members

Topic 8: Data set lists

Exercise 6: Data set lists

Unit 4: TSO commands

Topic 1: TSO ISPF commands

Topic 2: Edit data sets using line commands

Exercise 7: Using TSO/E commands

Unit 5: JES and JCL

Topic 1: Introduction to JES and JCL

Topic 2: Coding JCL

Topic 3: Submitting jobs using JCL

Topic 4: JCL utilities

Topic 5: Managing data sets using JCL)

Exercise 8: Submit a job

Exercise 9: JCL exercises

Exercise 10: Procedures

Unit 6: UNIX

Topic 1: UNIX system services

Topic 2: File systems

Topic 3: UNIX program support and security

Topic 4: Application services

Topic 5: Security

Exercise 11: ISHELL and hierarchical file system


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.