SMP/E for z/OS Workshop Course Details:

This course is designed to provide the SMP/E skills needed in the installation and maintenance of optional features and maintenance in the z/OS operating environment. You are taught to define the SMP/E database and invoke SMP/E to add, modify, or replace system elements. The course includes extensive hands-on labs using a current level of SMP/E.

You will get practical experience in the SMP/E tasks involved in installing a z/OS product. Emphasis is on interpreting results of SMP/E processing. SMP/E concepts examined in this course include modification control statements, the consolidated software inventory, zone structure, and error analysis. SMP/E commands such as RECEIVE, APPLY, ACCEPT, RESTORE, REPORT, and LIST are discussed.

You will also learn how to perform automated SMP/E delivery of z/OS and product maintenance over the Internet with an automated SMP/E process that downloads and installs IBM preventive and corrective service over the Internet

    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.
  • Describe how SMP/E is used as a tool for system maintenance
  • Interpret modification control statements in a sample SYSMOD
  • Create a consolidated software inventory database to support installation and maintenance requirements
  • Use the SMP/E dialogs to install a product and its related service
  • Manage exception SYSMOD data
  • Describe the use of the primary and secondary data sets required by SMP/E
  • Analyze output from SMP/E processing and resolve commonly encountered problems
  • Describe the use of the REPORT command to determine software dependencies between zones
  • Use the BUILDMCS process to create a function SYSMOD from an installed product and its service
  • Use the new SMP/E functions to install software service automatically over the internet
    • Implement support for communication server FTP client
    • Use the new RECEIVE ORDER command to order and install z/OS maintenance automatically over the Internet

Required Skills and Knowledge

  • Use basic JCL statements
  • Describe the use of the following z/OS utility programs: assembler, linkage editor, IEBCOPY, IEBUPDTE, and AMASPZAP
  • Identify the access method services commands and parameters used in creating a VSAM KSDS
  • Use ISPF/PDF panels

This knowledge and these skills can be acquired on the job or by completing one or more of the following education offerings:

  • Fundamental Practical System Skills in z/OS , (ES10) (ES10A)
  • z/OS VSAM and Access Method Services, (SS83)

The students new to z/OS could benefit from attending z/OS Facilities (ES15) (ES150) for additional basic z/OS knowledge.

This basic course is for system programmers with no prior SMP experience who plan to use SMP/E for system and subsystem maintenance and installation.

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