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Introducing z/OS UNIX System Services  (OP052)

Format: Instructor-Led/Virtual Classroom

This course describes how open standards are implemented in a z/OS system by z/OS UNIX. UNIX System Services are introduced, and the role of z/OS as a server in the open systems environment is discussed. This is an introductory level course. It provides an overview of z/OS UNIX System Services (usually abbreviated to z/OS UNIX) as seen by the user. Details of installation and implementation for system programmers are not covered in this course.

Skills Gained

  • Discuss the role of z/OS in an open systems environment
  • Identify the basic terms used in z/OS UNIX
  • Define the components of z/OS UNIX
  • Explain major functions provided in z/OS UNIX
  • Discuss opportunities for applications in a z/OS UNIX environment
  • Identify z/OS base elements and optional features that make up z/OS UNIX
  • Use the two interactive interfaces available to access the services

Who Can Benefit

This intermediate course is for all computer professionals who will use z/OS UNIX.


You should have a basic knowledge of z/OS equivalent to the course An Introduction to the z/OS Environment (ES050).


IBM Education Advantage Program eligibility:

  • Yes - IBM Education Pack - online account

IBM Education Advantage Program eligibility:

  • Yes - IBM Education Card

  • Yes - IBM Education Pack

  • Yes - IBM Corporate Education Pass

  • Yes - IBM Education Pack - online account

Code: OP052

Format: Instructor-Led/Virtual Classroom

Tuition (USD): $2,870

Length: 3 days



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Introducing z/OS UNIX System Services  (OP052) Content Details

  • Day 1

    • Welcome and introduction
    • Unit 1. z/OS UNIX overview
    • Unit 2. Introduction to z/OS UNIX
    • Unit 3. Hierarchical file system
    • Exercises

  • Day 2

    • Unit 4. z/OS UNIX shell and utilities
    • Unit 5. z/OS UNIX shell commands
    • Unit 6. Working with the shell
    • Unit 7. Functions in z/OS UNIX
    • Exercises

  • Day 3

    • Unit 8. Working with the z/OS UNIX environment
    • Exercises

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