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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:


datumduurtaal  plaats  prijs
21 May2Eweb based 1020 EUR  (excl. BTW) 
25 Jun2EHigh Wycombe  (GB)850 GBP  (excl. BTW) 
20 Aug2EHigh Wycombe  (GB)850 GBP  (excl. BTW) 

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.

Globale score

4.1/5 (gebaseerd op 43 evaluaties)


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

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