z/OS Environment - Essentials

( Duration: 5 Days )

This z/OS Environment - Essentials training 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.

By attending z/OS Environment - Essentials workshop, attendees will:

  • 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

  • Basic knowledge of z/OS Environment
  • IT personnel with a theoretical background of z/OS



Introduction to the IBM Z Systems environment

  • Architecture in the z Systems environment
  • Operating systems
  • IBM z Systems

z/OS security

  • System security
  • RACF
  • RACF profiles

TSO ISPF panel

  • TSO familiarization
  • Introduction to z/OS data set
  • Allocating data sets
  • Creating data sets and members
  • Edit data sets
  • Line commands
  • Copy, move, rename, and delete data sets and members
  • Data set lists

TSO commands

  • TSO ISPF commands
  • Edit data sets using line commands


  • Introduction to JES and JCL
  • Coding JCL
  • Submitting jobs using JCL
  • JCL utilities
  • Managing data sets using JCL)


  • UNIX system services
  • File systems
  • UNIX program support and security
  • Application services
  • Security

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