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Course Catalog » Security Curriculum » CA ACF2™ Series

CA ACF2™ - Protecting General Resources

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 courses "CA ACF2™ Introduction" and "CA ACF2™ Protecting Data Integrity", 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 resources are protected
  • Define resource rules
  • Identify common resource classes
  • Create Role Based rule sets
  • Identify how resource rules are maintained by using ACF2 commands and ISPF panels

Course Content

Protecting General Resources

Basic Resource Rules

Conditional and Service Parameters

Control Statements and Parameters

Defining Infostorage Database Rules

Protecting DASD Volumes

Controlling Access to Jobs

Program Control and Protecting Commands

Maintaining General Resource Rules Using CA ACF2™ Commands

Compile Commands

Commands to Create, Modify, and Delete

Maintaining General Resource Rules Using ISPF Panels

Create Resource Rules

List and Modify Resource Rules

Delete Resource Rules

Protecting General Resources Mastery Test

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