System programmers or security administrators, security analysts or other technical support people which need to understand z/OS RACF Security Functionality.
If you want to gain some proficiency in understanding z/OS RACF to support security administration for products and components running under the z/OS operating system, then this is the course for you. First, we will cover the essential elements for security implementation on z/OS. Next, we will go deep into RACF (Resource Access Control Facility) commands, resources, profiles, and options used to provide security under z/OS, including a look at some auditing facilities offered by IBM. We will then cover some enterprise-wide capabilities which integrate with security on other platforms. We then diverge into the UNIX System Services side of z/OS to cover the unique security considerations for that environment. We also include an introduction into the commands and structure of USS to ensure that you have the necessary knowledge to navigate around USS. This course will give you 8 hours of dedicated time to practice on our z/OS system.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand the breadth of security capabilities of security under z/OS and USS
- Understand the commands, resources and utility functions necessary to implement strong security under z/OS and USS
- Understand how to analyze what security profiles and rules are currently in place
- Understand how RACF can be utilized in support of enterprise-wide security
- Understand security implementation on USS plus the special security capabilities within
Good working knowledge of z/OS plus its key components from a usage point of view. Several months experience using TSO/ISPF and JCL. A basic knowledge of application processes under z/OS.