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Course Catalog » IBM Environment Intro Curriculum

z/OS Systems Programming Fundamentals 1.13

6 hours



This course provides the learner with a more in-depth view of the z/OS system and covers concepts such as virtual storage, system initialization and how system data sets and parameters can be modified in response to system and network issues.


Systems Programmers or other technical specialists that require background knowledge of the z/OS system.


Completion of the Datatrain: Introduction to the IBM Enterprise Environment course or a general knowledge of z/OS system concepts.


After completing this course the student will be able to:

  • Describe how virtual storage works
  • List the major system data sets and their purpose
  • Identify where system parameter lists are stored and how they are invoked
  • Describe how the system is initialized
  • Explain how JES2 can be configured
  • Name the components of a Network
  • Invoke VTAM and TCP/IP commands used to browse and modify the network

Course Content

Virtual Storage and Address Space Concepts

Virtual Storage Concepts

Address Space

Working with System Data Sets

System Data Sets

Load Libraries

Page Data Sets

Spool Data Sets


Working With System Parameter Lists

System Parameter Lists

LOAD Parameter

The LOADxx Member

System Parameter List Selection

Initializing the z/OS System

The Initialization Process

IPL Phases

Configuring JES2

JES2 Checkpointing

JES2 Checkpoint Definition

JES2 Spool Data Sets

Defining the JES2 Subsystem

JES2 Catalog Procedure

Issuing VTAM and TCP/IP Commands

z/OS Communications Server

VTAM Display Commands

VTAM Action Commands

TCP/IP Overview

TCP/IP Commands

z/OS Systems Programming Fundamentals 1.13 Mastery Test

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