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z/OS UNIX System Services part 1 - concepts & facilities

This course describes and explains UNIX System Services from a technician's point of view. The principal UNIX concepts are introduced and explained, and followed by a thourough examination of USS at a conceptual level. The course goes on to describe the facilities available and explains how the MVS system environment has changed to support open system and UNIX concepts through z/OS USS.

On successful completion of this course, attendees will be able to:


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21 May2Eweb based 1020 EUR  (excl. TVA) 
25 Jun2EHigh Wycombe  (GB)850 GBP  (excl. TVA) 
20 Aug2EHigh Wycombe  (GB)850 GBP  (excl. TVA) 

Intended for

All IT technicians working in a z/OS technical environment that will be encompassing the use of USS.


A basic understanding of mainframe data processing (see MVS and z/OS overview).

Main topics

Where did UNIX come from?; the three \Qfoundations': SVR4, BSD, OSF/1; commercial and \Qhobby' UNIX systems; open systems standards; POSIX and Open Group branding.

Processes and programs; the Shells; UNIX file system; user accounts & access control.

Different shells: Bourne, Korn, C; starting the Shell; main Shell functions; Command Line interpretation; UNIX multitasking: foreground, background; Shell variable and shell programming.

Files, directories and permissions; listing, locating, copying and moving files; controlling I/O and using Pipes; browsing & searching text - pg, grep; sorting text files; formatting and printing.

The POSIX standards and z/OS UNIX; other standards.

UNIX support in MVS; packaging and co-requisite products; terminal and workstation support; special TSO/E commands; UNIX concepts in OMVS; fork(), spawn(), interprocess communications (IPC), memory mapped files, threads, daemons.

TSO terminal support; direct login with rlogin and telnet; the Shell and shell commands; TSO commands and ISPF panels; OEDIT and OBROWSE.

Training method

Lecturing with labs.


2 days.

Course leader

Koen De Backer, RSM Technology.

Score global

4.1/5 (basé sur 43 évaluations)


goed, praktijk kon iets meer (, )
Short and sweet (, )
Très bonne présentation et maîtrise du sujet par le prof (, )
I have really enjoyed the course. (, )
Excellent (, )
Goed overzicht van de functionaliteiten (, )
Bonne introduction to Unix (, )
Goed, meer oefeningen zou mooi zijn. (, )
A good introduction to z/OS USS (, )
Ideale inleiding tot Unix en USS (, )

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