Basics of z/OS RACF Administration Course Overview

Enroll for this 5-day training from Koenig Solutions where you will get an overview of the administration of the z/OS Security Server Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Target Audience:
  • Professionals 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.
Learning Objectives:
  • 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 Rare Course and it can be take up to 3 weeks to arrange the training.

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Flexible Dates

  • • Choose Start Date
  • • Reschedule After Booking
  • • Weekend / Evening Option

4-Hour Sessions

You will learn:

Module 1: Review of z/Architecture and z/OS
  • Describe z/Architecture
  • Provide an overview of z/OS and its components
  • Explain the concept of virtual storage and its exploitation in z/OS
  • List the different kinds of data sets and discuss their management in z/OS
  • Name the main end-user interfaces of z/OS
  • Name and describe the components of ISPF
  • Log on to the lab system of this class
  • Log off from the lab system of this class
  • Start ISPF/PDF
  • Provide an overview of the structure of ISPF/PDF panels
  • Alter the ISPF/PDF settings
  • Use ISPF/PDF to view a data set
  • Describe data management concepts
  • Explain the data set allocation process
  • Describe the catalog structure
  • Explain how data sets are defined and used
  • Allocate a new data set
  • Edit a data set using ISPF/PDF
  • Delete a data set
  • Use ISPF/PDF data set list
  • Name and explain the Job Entry Subsystem 2 (JES2) job processing phases
  • Describe the general layout of a job
  • List and describe the components of a Job Control Language (JCL) statement
  • Submit a batch job to z/OS
  • Use ISPF 3.8 and SDSF to handle the job output
  • Explain the role RACF plays in data security
  • List the four major functions of RACF
  • Explain how RACF allows or denies a user access to a resource, given a diagram of RACF's resource authorization checking process
  • Define the terms Universal Access Authority (UACC), access list, user profile, and resource profile
  • Describe the role of the security administrator and the auditor
  • Explain the features of RRSF
  • Describe the group structure in RACF
  • Create a group structure by defining appropriate RACF group profiles
  • Define new users to RACF
  • Implement a centralized or decentralized administrative structure
  • State the differences between generic and discrete data set profiles
  • Explain the process RACF uses to grant or deny user access to a data set
  • Use the RACF commands or panels to define data set profiles
  • Describe the concepts of general resources
  • Add a Time Sharing Option (TSO) user to RACF
  • Add a UNIX System Service user to RACF
  • Set up a user help desk function
  • Understand the impact that RACF options have on an installation
  • Identify those options that require special planning before activation
  • Identify a basic set of options appropriate for an installation
  • Describe the use of the global access table
  • Describe the purpose of the started procedure table
  • Define a protected user
  • Explain the use of the restricted user attribute
  • Use the RACF database unload utility to document your RACF system
  • Describe how to map a digital certificate to a RACF userid
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  • 1-on-1 Public - Select your own start date. Other students can be merged.
  • 1-on-1 Private - Select your own start date. You will be the only student in the class.

4 Hours
8 Hours
Week Days

Start Time : At any time

12 AM
12 PM

1-On-1 Training is Guaranteed to Run (GTR)
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Course Prerequisites
  • Familiarity with z/OS system facilities (beneficial).

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