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Course Catalog » z/OS UNIX System Services Curriculum

z/OS UNIX System Services - Basics

3 hours



This introductory course looks at the evolution of UNIX on the mainframe and describes how it interacts with today's z/OS system products. It provides an overview of the z/OS UNIX System Services major components and shows typical workload processing in this environment. Details of the various file systems that are supported under z/OS UNIX are explained along with scenarios on when they would be used.


Anyone requiring an understanding of z/OS UNIX System Services and its file systems.


Completion of Interskill's "Introduction to the IBM Enterprise Environment" course or equivalent knowledge.


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the Major Components that Comprise z/OS UNIX System Services
  • Identify the different z/OS UNIX file systems, and describe why they are used

Course Content

Introduction to z/OS UNIX

UNIX History on the Mainframe

z/OS UNIX Capabilities

Benefits of Using z/OS UNIX

Users of z/OS UNIX

z/OS UNIX Interfaces

z/OS UNIX Components

Types of File Systems

Process Flow through the z/OS UNIX System


File System Concepts

File System Structures

Mounting File Systems


HFS, zFS, and NFS

Directory Structures

Interacting with Directories

Symbolic Links

Directory Attributes

z/OS UNIX System Services - Basics Mastery Test

Course Catalog » z/OS UNIX System Services Curriculum
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