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Course Catalog » Security Curriculum » CA ACF2™ Series

CA ACF2™ - Protecting Data Integrity

5 hours



These courses describe how CA ACF2™ is used to protect and secure the system against accidental and malicious access and damage. It instructs the student on how CA ACF2™ works and how to define users, rules and parameters, to restrict access to the system and its resources.


Application programmers, systems programmers, database administrators, security administrators, and other personnel requiring knowledge about the use of the CA ACF2™ Security Server (ACF2) on the z/OS platform.


Completion of the "CA ACF2™ Introduction" course and knowledge of TSO, ISPF, data sets, Job Control Language (JCL), and basic security requirements.


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

  • Identify how system data is protected by using data set rules
  • Define data set rules
  • Code Role Based Access Rules
  • Recognize data set rule parameters
  • Identify how data set rules are maintained by using ACF2 commands and ISPF panels

Course Content

Defining Basic Data Set Rules

Defining Data Set Names Rules

Defining Access Permissions

Control Statements and Other Parameters

Conditional Parameters

Control Statements and Parameters

Protecting Special Data Sets

Maintaining Data Set Rules Using CA ACF2™ Commands

Compile Commands

Commands to Create, Modify, and Delete

Maintaining Data Set Rules Using ISPF Panels

Create Data Set Rules

List and Modify Data Set Rules

Delete Data Set Rules

Protecting Data Integrity Mastery Test

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