z/OS Internals Diagnostics & Debugging Boot Camp

Training Summary
This course provides an intense examination of z/OS. Topics include an introduction to computer systems hardware and an exploration of architecture, system services and functions, storage management mechanisms, and I/O processes. In the final section a look at system diagnostics and data collection will be examined.
Student should have a solid understanding of the z/OS environment and be comfortable with using the standard tools and utilities available [TSO, ISPF, JCL, etc]. This course does not require any explicit programming knowledge.
10 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is designed for system programmers, operators, and application programmers that need an understanding of the z/OS environment and the subsystems supported. Workstations will be used to illustrate concepts and provide basic exposure to the elements of the z/OS environment
Course Topics
  • Architecture and Hardware Basics
  • Programs
  • Introduction to z/OS
  • System Initialization
  • System Services (SVC Processing)
  • z/OS Storage Management
  • Virtual Storage Concepts
  • Data Spaces
  • Memory Objects
  • Job and Program Management
  • Inter Address Space Communication
  • Cross Memory Services
  • Dispatcher
  • Recovery Termination Management
  • Direct Access Storage Devices (DASD)
  • Data Management and I/O Flow
  • Resource Management and Control
  • Workload Manager and SRM
  • Parallel Sysplex
  • Control Blocks and Dumps

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