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Course Catalog » z/OS Curriculum » z/OS Console Simulators 1.13 Series

Console Simulations 1.13

10 hours



These modularized simulations provide scenarios where MVS, JES, CICS and VTAM commands are required to analyze system component status, or attributes and resolve a problem. Required console responses during system shutdown and IPL are also covered.


Junior and senior operators responsible for monitoring z/OS system activity and resolving day-to-day z/OS system issues using console commands. This course allows the student to practice entering commands and viewing responses.


Basic understanding of the z/OS Operating System or completion of the Datatrain z/OS, JES2, z/OS Communications and CICS courseware.


After completing this set of courses the student should be able to:

  • Enter z/OS MVS commands to maintain system integrity, monitor system and online functions, and identify and resolve system problems
  • Respond to messages displayed during z/OS IPL and shutdown
  • Enter CICS, VTAM, and JES2 commands to monitor and control elements associated with those environments

Course Content

z/OS MVS Command Simulations

Sim 1 - Displaying and Cancelling Jobs

Sim 2 - Checking for Enqueues and Outstanding Requests

Sim 3 - Displaying and Modifying SMF Attributes

Sim 4 - Recovering from Full SMF Data Sets

Sim 5 - Modifying TSO Access

Sim 6 - Defining a Tape Device as Autoswitchable

Sim 7 - Varying an Offline Tape Device back Online

Sim 8 - Swapping a Tape from one Drive to another

Sim 9 - Configuring Console Attributes

Sim 10 - Varying a DASD Device Offline and Online

Sim 11 - Clearing Dump Data Sets and Creating a Dump

Sim 12 - Canceling a TSO User

Sim 13 - Configuring a CPU Online and Displaying its Status

Sim 14 - Configuring a Channel Path Online and Varying a DASD Device Online to that Path

JES2 Command Simulations

Sim 1 - Responding to a JES2 Abend

Sim 2 - Shutting Down JES2 as a Result of it Stalling on Initialization

Sim 3 - Recovering from a JES2 Resource Shortage

Sim 4 - Recovering from a JES2 Spool Shortage

Sim 5 - Invoking the JES2 Checkpoint Reconfiguration to Redefine Primary and Alternate Data Sets

Sim 6 - Diagnosing and Resolving RJE Line Problems

Sim 7 - Displaying and Modifying Printer Attributes

Sim 8 - Modifying the Status of Job Queues to Avoid Batch Jobs Running in an Incorrect Order

CICS Command Simulations

Sim 1 - Identify and Purge Tasks That are Looping

Sim 2 - Identify and Resolve Resource Enqueues

Sim 3 - Resolving Problems Associated with Terminal Connections

Sim 4 - Disabling and Enabling Transactions

Sim 5 - Performing a CICS Dump and Auxiliary Trace

Sim 6 - Displaying and Enabling a CICS File

Sim 7 - Shutdown and Start-up of CICS

VTAM Command Simulations

Sim 1 - Running a Trace on a Node

Sim 2 - Displaying Attributes of Major and Minor Nodes and the Users Logged onto them

Sim 3 - Displaying Storage Attributes and Buffer Use

Sim 4 - Displaying Terminal and TSO User Attributes

Sim 5 - Displaying Cluster Information

Sim 6 - Displaying Line and Channel Link Information

Sim 7 - Shutdown and Start-up of VTAM

z/OS System Shutdown and IPL Simulations

Sim 1 - Operator Responses and Commands Associated with a Manual z/OS System Shut-down

Sim 2 - Operator Responses and Commands Associated with a Manual z/OS System Start-Up

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