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Initializing and Terminating the z/OS System 2.1

4 hours



The Initializing and Terminating the z/OS System course describes what actions occur as part of a z/OS system initialization, and then delves into the system data sets and configuration libraries responsible for defining z/OS system characteristics. The final module in this course simulates a z/OS system startup and shutdown, describing the most common commands and operator responses.


Experienced operators and system programmers who need to manage system initialization.


A good understanding of operational concepts or successful completion of Datatrain's z/OS Concepts and Components course.


After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Initialize the system using:
  • System configuration data sets
  • System parameter libraries
  • System parameter lists
  • Terminate the system

Course Content

Understanding the System Initialization Process

System Generation Concepts and Roles

Components of the Initialization Process

Identify the Phases of Initialization

Working With System Data Sets

Identifying the purposes of:

System Configuration Data Sets

System Libraries

System Logs

Subsystem Data Sets

Working With System Parameter Lists

Introduction to System Parameter Lists

Specifying System Configuration Data Sets

Specifying Parameter Libraries

Selecting System Parameter Lists

Initializing and Terminating the System

Initializing the System

Displaying IPL Details

Logging On

Started Tasks

Terminating the System

Initializing and Terminating the z/OS System Mastery Test

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