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Course Catalog » Security Curriculum » RACF - z/OS Security Server RACF V2.3 Series

RACF - Protecting Data Sets Using RACF

3 hours



The "RACF - Protecting Data Sets Using RACF" course describes how RACF is used to define access to z/OS data sets. Information on the profiles used to provide this access is also discussed in detail.


Application programmers, systems programmers, database administrators, security administrators and anyone requiring knowledge about securing system resources using RACF on the z/OS platform.


Successful completion of the "RACF - Introduction" course or equivalent knowledge.


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

  • Describe the difference between Generic and Discrete profiles and how they are used
  • Create and maintain Data Set profiles
  • Describe the levels of data set access that can be defined
  • Define data set access lists

Course Content

Defining Data Set Profiles

Protecting Data Sets on DASD and Tape

Defining Discrete and Generic Data Set Profiles

Rules When Defining Data Set Profiles

Commands Used to Create, Maintain, and Delete Data Set Profiles

Listing Data Set Profile Contents

Searching for Data Set Profiles

Using the ISPF Interface to Manage Data Set Profiles

Controlling Access to Data Sets

Data Set Access Levels

Standard and Conditional Access Lists

Adding Users to Access Lists

Managing Access Lists

Using the ISPF Interface to Maintain Access Lists

RACF - Protecting Data Sets Using RACF Mastery Test

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