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Course Catalog » IBM Mainframe Communications Curriculum

VTAM Commands 2.1

5 hours



The VTAM commands course discusses the use of commands to display the status and attributes of VTAM resources. An explanation of the processes used to start, activate, deactivate and stop VTAM resources is also provided.


Help desk operators, junior and senior operators, network and system programmers, and other personnel needing knowledge of the IBM VTAM Commands.


Completion of the "IBM Mainframe Communications Concepts" course and basic knowledge of the IBM operating system.


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

  • Start and Stop VTAM
  • Display VTAM network resources, including APPN and Enterprise Extender resources
  • Activate and deactivate VTAM network resources
  • Diagnose an Enterprise Extender connection

Course Content

Monitoring VTAM

Introduction to VTAM commands

Understanding the Display command output

Displaying multiple resources

Controlling VTAM

Starting and Stopping VTAM

Activating and Deactivating VTAM resources

Other VTAM control commands

Function Specific Commands

Communications Controller commands

APPN commands

Enterprise Extender commands

VTAM Commands Mastery Test

Course Catalog » IBM Mainframe Communications Curriculum
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