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z/OS Facilities (ES15G)



This is a basic course for individuals with a technical background in Information Technology (IT), who are new to the z/OS platform. It is intended for individuals who require an in-depth understanding of z/OS.


  • An Introduction to the z/OS Environment (ES050)
  • Fundamental System Skills for z/OS (ES10A)
  • or have equivalent experience
  • An Introduction to the z/OS Environment (ES05G)
  • Fundamental System Skills in Z/OS (ES10G)


  • Describe the system initialization processes of the z/OS operating systems
  • State the differences between an address space, data space, and hiperspace
  • Describe the process of translating a virtual address to a real address
  • Explain the difference between paging and swapping
  • Describe a z/OS task
  • Describe z/OS 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 the data sets in the z/OS environment
  • Illustrate how an Input/Output (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 the available problem determination tools
  • Describe z/OS storage management concepts
  • Describe the UNIX System Services functions provided in the z/OS environment
  • Create a high-level plan for the installation and configuration of either z/OS


  • z/OS Overview
    • explain the differences between z/OS base elements and optional features
    • describe the types of services that z/OS provides
    • name the server solutions included in z/OS
    • identify some of the benefits of having server solutions intergrated in z/OS
  • Storage management
    • explain the virtual storage concept
    • describe the different storage areas in an address space
    • translate a virtual address to a real address
    • describe the differences between address spaces, data spaces, and hiperspaces
    • define the differences between paging and swapping
    • define the three types of coupling facility structures
    • describe the purpose of a coupling facility
    • explain the purpose of Cross-system Extended Services (XES)
  • Managing work
    • describe how z/OS creates a task
    • list the program search order within z/OS Â Â
    • explain how and why z/OS dispatches a task
    • illustrate interrupt processing
    • identify supervisor calls
    • explain inter address space communication
    • describe how z/OS serializes the usage of critical resources
    • briefly describe UNIX System Services and file systems
  • I/O processing
    • define the function of the following I/O hardware:
    • central storage  Â
    • central processor
    • channel subsystem
    • channel path
    • control unit
    • describe the process that is used to define the I/O configuration to the channel subsystem and to the z/OS operating system
    • describe the flow of an I/O operation through the hardware and software components of a z/OS system, and relate the function of each component to the I/O process
  • Data management
    • describe how master catalogs and user catalogs are used to locate data sets
    • describe the functions of the Virtual Table Of Contents (VTOC), index VTOC, and Virtual Storage Access Method Volume Data Set (VVDS) in relation to the data and free space on a volume
    • identify the steps that z/OS uses to allocate data sets in both System Managed Storage (SMS) and non-SMS environments
    • describe the functions provided by DFSMS
  • Job management
    • state the purpose of the JES
    • state the purpose of the spool and checkpoint data sets
    • name the methods used to establish a job in the system
    • define job output class and output processing priorty
    • explain the purpose of the Subsystem Interface (SSI)
    • illustrate the share spool
  • Initial program load (IPL) and system initialization
    • explain the purpose of the system initialization
    • define the role of the following in the system initialization process:
    • system resident volume (SYSRES)
    • describe the purpose of  some of the system address spaces created during the IPL process  Â
  • Termination and recovery analysis
    • describe the purpose of the Recovery Termination Manager (RTM)
    • describe the purpose of  recovery management support
    • describe the various problem analysis tools provided by z/OS
  • Installing and configuring
    • describe  the differences between using the ServerPac and the custom built product delivery offering (CBPDO) for installing either z/OS
    • describe a ServerPac installation of z/OS
    • describe a CBPDO installation of z/OS
    • describe z/OS Managed System Infrastructure for Setup (msys for Setup)
  • Communicating
    • explain the difference between a subarea network and a peer-to-peer network
    • list some of the possibilities for interconnecting different network structures
    • define some of the uses of the Advanced Program-to-Program Communications (APPC) and socket interfaces
    • list some of the characteristics of a TCP/IP network
    • explain how Internet Protocol (IP) addresses are used
    • recognize the TCP/IP applications provided by the z/OS Communications Server
    • explain the purpose of the Open Systems Adapter (OSA)
    • describe some of the functions of the OSA adapter  Â
  • Security in z/OS
    • explain what an authorized program is
    • explain the difference between authorization and authentication
    • identify some firewall technologies within the z/OS Security Server
    • describe a digital certificate from a Certificate Authority (CA), and its purpose
    • describe the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
    • describe Network Authentication Services
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