ES10G - Fundamental System Skills in Z/OS

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 Book Manager.

Duration: 5.0 days

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  • 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


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


This basic course is for IT personnel with a theoretical background of z/OS


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



This course is not associated with any Certification.

Course Benefits

  • Career growth
  • Broad Career opportunities
  • Worldwide recognition from leaders
  • Up-to Date technical skills
  • Popular Certification Badges

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