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Basics of z/OS RACF Administration

  • Tuition USD $4,135 GSA  $3,220.15
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 508 Ratings
  • Course Code ES19G
  • Duration 4.5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

Course Eligible for IBM Digital Badge

This course begins with an introduction to the z/OS environment, TSO and ISPF/PDF, batch processing, and z/OS data sets. Hands-on labs allow you to gain experience with viewing and allocating data sets, submitting a batch job, and viewing job output. After the introduction to z/OS, you will then learn, through lecture and exercises, how to use basic RACF command parameters and panels to define users and groups, protect general resources, z/OS data sets, and choose a basic set of RACF options.

Skills Gained

  • List and describe the basic features and concepts of zSeries architecture and of the z/OS operating system as they relate to security administration
  • Describe the allocation process for data sets in the z/OS environment
  • Identify the security requirements of a system
  • Use the basic facilities and features of RACF
  • Define users to RACF
  • Set up an RACF group structure
  • Use RACF to protect resources
  • Select a base set of options to tailor RACF

Who Can Benefit

This basic course is for those who are new to z/OS and the RACF and responsible for security administration using the RACF element of the z/OS Security Server. Those who need to implement some of the more advanced features of the RACF might want to attend one or more of the following courses:

  • Effective RACF Administration (BE87G)
  • Implementing RACF Security for CICS (ES84G)
  • Exploiting the Advanced Features of RACF (ES88G)

Prerequisites

You should have:

  • Some familiarity with z/OS system facilities (beneficial).

Background material needed to proceed is presented the first day.

Course Details

Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Unit 1: Review of z/Architecture and z/OS
  • Unit 2: An introduction to ISPF and ISPF/PDF
  • Exercise 1: Logging on to the lab system
  • Unit 3: An introduction to z/OS data sets
  • Exercise 2: Working with z/OS data sets
  • Unit 4: Batch processing
  • Exercise 3: Job submit and SDSF view Exercise review
  • Unit 5: Security and RACF overview (part 1)

Day 2

  • Unit 5: Security and RACF overview (part 2)
  • Unit 6: Administering groups and users (section 6.1)
  • Exercise 4 (including review): Defining an RACF group structure
  • Unit 6: Administering groups and users (section 6.2)
  • Exercise 5: User administration Exercise review

Day 3

  • Unit 6: Administering groups and users (section 6.3)
  • Exercise 6: Delegating security administration Exercise review
  • Unit 7: Protecting z/OS data sets (to section 7.3)
  • Exercise 7: Protecting z/OS data sets: Part 1 Exercise review

Day 4

  • Unit 7: Protecting z/OS data sets (continued)
  • Exercise 8: Protecting z/OS data sets: Part 2 Exercise review
  • Unit 8: Introduction to general resources
  • Exercise 9: Using RACF for TSO administration

Day 5

  • Exercise review
  • Unit 9: RACF options
  • Unit 10: Other administrative facilities and features

How do I enroll?

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How do I pay for a class?

You can pay at the time of registration using credit card (Mastercard/Visa/American Express) cheque or PO.

What if I have training credits?

ExitCertified honors all savings programs from the partners we work with. ExitCertified also offers training credits across multiple partners through our FLEX Account.

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Lunchtime?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

I had no problems signing up for and completing the course. The introduction was clear and helpful to get the course going. The course itself was excellent and very helpful.

Very good and easy system, Azure pass registration process should be slightly better with not having to get a new outlook account.

The class is a good review of the services available in AWS.

In my mind. Myles Brown is an excellent instructor. His teaching approach agrees with me. No discernible stress about public speaking. Very engaging.

Enroll in the course offerings? Will enroll at the drop of a hat if approved. To ask mgmt to approve enrolment is another matter for me. Nothing to do with your company. Just a statement of fact.

Maybe a course on Google and MS Azure like this will be nice. If you have alternative options to mgmt, it is more likely that they shall have to choose one. Allow us to enroll.

TX3181/3191 Courses. Really good course, highly recommended for TWS/D users.

Great personnel and facility. I just should have been told i was the only person physically in thr class, and that there was an option to attend the class remotely.

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