|Course code||ES191||Skill level||Basic|
|Duration||4.5 days||Delivery type||Instructor led
|Course type||Public or Private on-site|
|Public price||See Partner website|
Learn how to administer the z/OS Security Server Resource Access Control Facility (RACF). Get an introduction to the z/OS environment, Time Sharing Option (TSO) and Interactive System Productivity Facility / Program Development Facility (ISPF/PDF), batch processing, and z/OS data sets. Gain experience with z/OS by viewing, and allocating datasets, submitting a batch job, and viewing job output. Learn how to use basic RACF command parameters, and panels, to define users and groups, protect general resources, z/OS data sets, and choose a basic set of RACF options.
The course materials cover z/OS Security Server RACF.
Nine labs are included to address logging on to the z/OS system, working with z/OS data sets, submitting batch jobs to z/OS, using System Display and Search Facility (SDSF) to view jobs in the system, defining a RACF group structure, RACF user administration, delegating security administration, protecting z/OS data sets, and using RACF for TSO administration.
Hands-on lab projects may be done in teams depending on the number of attendees and location.
There is also an instructor-led online version of this course: Basics of z/OS RACF Administration - ILO (EZ191)
This course is part of an IBM Training Path. Taking this course in the recommended sequence allows you to maximize the benefits from your education.
Training Paths that reference this course are:
This is a basic course for individuals who are new to z/OS and the z/OS Security Server RACF and who administration security using the RACF element of the z/OS Security Server.
Experienced z/OS users should take:
Some familiarity with z/OS system facilities is beneficial. Background material needed to proceed is presented the first day.
Review of z/Architecture and z/OS
An introduction to ISPF and ISPF/PDF
An introduction to data sets
Security and RACF overview
Administering groups and users
Protecting z/OS data sets
Introduction to general resources
Other administrative facilities and features