Basics of z/OS RACF Administration

This course begins with an introduction to the z/OS environment, TSO and ISPF/PDF, batch processing, and z/OS data sets. Hands-on labs allow you to gain experience with viewing and allocating data sets, submitting a batch job, and viewing job output. After the introduction to z/OS, you will then learn, through lecture and lab exercises, how to use basic RACF command parameters and/or panels to define users and groups, protect general resources, z/OS data sets, and choose a basic set of RACF options.

Learning Journeys or Training Paths that reference this course:

Security Skills


List and describe the basic features and concepts of zSeries architecture and of the z/OS operating system as they relate to security administration
Describe the allocation process for data sets in the z/OS environment
Identify the security requirements of a system
Use the basic facilities and features of RACF
Define users to RACF
Set up an RACF group structure
Use RACF to protect resources
Select a base set of options to tailor RACF


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25 horas

  • Dificultad 50% 50%
  • Nivel alcanzado 80% 80%

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Day 1

Unit 1: Review of z/Architecture and z/OS
Unit 2: An introduction to ISPF and ISPF/PDF
Exercise 1: Logging on to the lab system
Unit 3: An introduction to z/OS data sets
Exercise 2: Working with z/OS data sets
Unit 4: Batch processing
Exercise 3: Job submit and SDSF view Exercise review
Unit 5: Security and RACF overview (part 1)
Day 2

Unit 5: Security and RACF overview (part 2)
Unit 6: Administering groups and users (section 6.1)
Exercise 4 (including review): Defining an RACF group structure
Unit 6: Administering groups and users (section 6.2)
Exercise 5: User administration Exercise review
Day 3

Unit 6: Administering groups and users (section 6.3)
Exercise 6: Delegating security administration Exercise review
Unit 7: Protecting z/OS data sets (to section 7.3)
Exercise 7: Protecting z/OS data sets: Part 1 Exercise review
Day 4

Unit 7: Protecting z/OS data sets (continued)
Exercise 8: Protecting z/OS data sets: Part 2 Exercise review
Unit 8: Introduction to general resources
Exercise 9: Using RACF for TSO administration
Day 5

Exercise review
Unit 9: RACF options
Unit 10: Other administrative facilities and features

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