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BMC

BMC Mainframe: IBM Z Systems Environment - Introduced & Explained

The course is developed and delivered by © RSM Technology.

This two-day course is the essential introduction to Z Systems - IBM's mainframe-based enterprise computing environments, and to IBM's flagship operating system, z/OS.

The course introduces the concepts and terminology that are encountered and used by IS personnel every day and explains them in an easily understandable manner.

This course provides a firm foundation for anyone moving into the world of IBM Z Systems mainframe- based computing.

Major release:

BMC Mainframe Infrastructure Platform Training

Good for:

Users

Course Delivery:

Instructor Led | 16 Stunden

Course Modules

  • The Mainframe Computer
    • Origins
    • Types of computers
    • General purpose
    • Scientific
    • Scientific AND general purpose?
    • The PC
    • The Graphical User Interface (GUI)
    • The application development backlog
    • The Local Area Network (LAN)
    • Who runs the distributed data center?
    • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
    • Today's real world
    • What is a mainframe?
    • What can it do?
    • Hardware and software
    • Types of computing
    • Batch
    • Batch processing today
    • Interactive
    • On-line
    • Real time
  • Enterprise Computing Hardware
    • Enterprise computing hardware
    • An IBM mainframe computer room and its contents
    • The processor complex
    • Parallel sysplex
    • Logical partitions
    • Channels; Controllers
    • I/O units
    • Addressing
    • Local and remote
    • Disk storage
    • Old technology
    • Storing data on a traditional disk
    • The cylinder concept
    • Sectors
    • Cache storage
    • RAID - a newer technology
    • Disk Mirroring (RAID-1)
    • Data Striping (RAID 5/6)
    • Remote Disk copy
    • Virtual disks
    • Why magnetic tape?
    • Tape cartridges
    • High performance tapes
    • Automated Tape Libraries
    • Virtual Tape Servers
    • Other Input/output peripherals
  • Z Systems Programs
    • Static Enterprise computing hardware
    • What is software?
    • Types of software
    • System software
    • Exits
    • Application software
    • What does a program comprise?
    • Main module
    • Subroutines and procedures
    • Functions
    • Data
    • EBCDIC
    • ASCII
    • Building a program
    • Programming languages
    • Executing a program
  • Z Enterprise Organization
    • Who runs the IT environment?
      • Operators
      • Help Desk Operatives
      • Security Administrators
      • Systems Programmers
      • Storage Administrators
      • Network Analysts
      • Application Developers/Support
      • Database Administrators
  • The Z Systems' Operating Systems
    • Z Systems operating systems
    • z/OS operating systems
    • zVM operating systems
    • z/VSE operating systems
    • Linux operating systems
    • z/TPF operating systems
  • z/OS Operating System
    • The z/OS operating system
    • Some important definitions
    • Address spaces
    • Common area
    • Private area
    • Main components of MVS
    • MVS processing environments
    • On-line
    • TSO
    • z/OS communications server
    • VTAM
    • TCP/IP
    • JES2
    • Transaction Servers:
      • CICS
      • IMS
    • Databases:
      • Db2
      • IMS
    • UNIX System Services
    • WebSphere Application Server
  • Numbering Systems
    • Numbering systems
    • Decimal arithmetic
    • Binary arithmetic
    • Binary subtraction
    • Negative binary numbers
    • 2's complement
    • Hexadecimal arithmetic
    • Hexadecimal/binary relationship
    • Extended Binary Coded Decimal
    • Interchange Code
    • Packed decimal numbers
    • Memory addressing