Basics of z/OS RACF Administration

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.

Course Materials

The course materials cover z/OS Security Server RACF.

Hands-On Labs

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.

    Jul 12 2021

    Date: 07/12/2021 - 07/16/2021 (Monday - Friday) | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)
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    July 12 - 16, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST) | Virtual Classroom Live


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    Aug 9 2021

    Date: 08/09/2021 - 08/13/2021 (Monday - Friday) | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)
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    Oct 4 2021

    Date: 10/04/2021 - 10/08/2021 (Monday - Friday) | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)
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    October 4 - 8, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST) | Virtual Classroom Live


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    Nov 1 2021

    Date: 11/01/2021 - 11/05/2021 (Monday - Friday) | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)
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    November 1 - 5, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST) | Virtual Classroom Live


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    Nov 29 2021

    Date: 11/29/2021 - 12/03/2021 (Monday - Friday) | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)
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    November 29 - December 3, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST) | Virtual Classroom Live


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    Jan 24 2022

    Date: 01/24/2022 - 01/28/2022 (Monday - Friday) | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)
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    January 24 - 28, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST) | Virtual Classroom Live


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*Please Note: Course Outline is subject to change without notice. Exact course outline will be provided at time of registration.
  • Understand 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
  • Understand how programs access data sets and how RACF security interacts in that process
  • Identify the security requirements of an z/OS system
  • Use basic facilities and features of RACF
  • Define new users and groups to RACF
  • Use RACF to protect z/OS data sets and general resources
  • Select a base set of options to tailor RACF

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:

  • Effective RACF Administration (BE87)

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