SMP/E for z/OS Workshop

  • Tuition USD $4,045 GSA  $2,783.38
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  • Course Code ES26G
  • Duration 4.5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual
ES26G - SMP/E for z/OS Workshop

Course Eligible for IBM Digital Badge

This course is designed to provide the SMP/E skills needed in the installation and maintenance of optional features and maintenance in the z/OS operating environment. You are taught to define the SMP/E database and invoke SMP/E to add, modify, or replace system elements. The course includes extensive hands-on labs using a current level of SMP/E.

You will get practical experience in the SMP/E tasks involved in installing a z/OS product. Emphasis is on interpreting results of SMP/E processing. SMP/E concepts examined in this course include modification control statements, the consolidated software inventory, zone structure, and error analysis. SMP/E commands such as RECEIVE, APPLY, ACCEPT, RESTORE, REPORT, and LIST are discussed.

You will also learn how to perform automated SMP/E delivery of z/OS and product maintenance over the Internet with an automated SMP/E process that downloads and installs IBM preventive and corrective service over the Internet.

Skills Gained

  • Describe how SMP/E is used as a tool for system maintenance
  • Interpret modification control statements in a sample SYSMOD
  • Create a consolidated software inventory database to support installation and maintenance requirements
  • Use the SMP/E dialogs to install a product and its related service
  • Manage exception SYSMOD data
  • Describe the use of the primary and secondary data sets required by SMP/E
  • Analyze output from SMP/E processing and resolve commonly encountered problems
  • Describe the use of the REPORT command to determine software dependencies between zones
  • Use the BUILDMCS process to create a function SYSMOD from an installed product and its service
  • Use the new SMP/E functions to install software service automatically over the internet
    • Implement support for communication server FTP client
    • Use the new RECEIVE ORDER command to order and install z/OS maintenance automatically over the Internet

Who Can Benefit

This basic course is for system programmers with no prior SMP experience who plan to use SMP/E for system and subsystem maintenance and installation.

Prerequisites

Required Skills and Knowledge

  • Use basic JCL statements
  • Describe the use of the following z/OS utility programs: assembler, linkage editor, IEBCOPY, IEBUPDTE, and AMASPZAP
  • Identify the access method services commands and parameters used in creating a VSAM KSDS
  • Use ISPF/PDF panels

This knowledge and these skills can be acquired on the job or by completing one or more of the following education offerings:

  • Fundamental Practical System Skills in z/OS , (ES10) (ES10A)
  • z/OS VSAM and Access Method Services, (SS83) (H3840)

The students new to z/OS could benefit from attending z/OS Facilities (ES15) (ES150) for additional basic z/OS knowledge.

Course Details

Course Outline

Please refer to Course Overview for description information.

When does class start/end?

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

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

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.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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