ES10 IBM Fundamental System Skills in z/OS

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This course provides material for:
IBM Exam code: P4070-005
Certificate: IBM System z and z/OS Fundamentals Mastery


This course is designed to teach students the fundamental practical skills to navigate and work in a z/OS environment. This includes the use of ISPF/PDF dialogs, TSO/E commands, JCL, UNIX System Services shell, and BookManager.


Review the main concepts of z/OS Log on to TSO and start ISPF/PDF Navigate through ISPF/PDF dialogs and use the basic ISPF/PDF functions and the ISPF Editor Use ISPF/PDF to allocate data sets and edit data sets (including hierarchical file system (HFS) files) via the ISPF Editor primary and line commands Use ISPF to create and manipulate (copy, rename, delete, list, sort and merge) data sets Identify security considerations for Multiple Virtual Storage (MVS) data sets and HFS files Describe and use TSO/E commands Perform simple modifications to existing ISPF/PDF panels Invoke a REXX exec and TSO CLIST Tailor existing JCL and submit batch jobs Review job status and job output using SDSF Invoke UNIX processes Manipulate HFS directories and file systems using the UNIX System Services ISHELL


This basic course is for IT personnel with a theoretical background of z/OS.


An Introduction to ISPF, ISPF/PDF, and RACF

  • System familiarization

Working with ISPF/PDF (Part 1 & 2)

  • Allocate new data sets
  • ISPF editor primary commands
  • ISPF editor line command
  • Copy/move/rename/delete data sets and members
  • Data set lists

Working with TSO/E

  • Using TSO/E commands

Working with JCL

  • Submit a job
  • JCL exercises

Working with UNIX System Services

  • Procedures
  • ISHELL and hierarchical file system

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Classroom - Instructor Led
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Duration: 5 days
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