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Mainframe administrator

This web-based training course on Mainframe administrator functionality, administration and development, is available online to all individuals, institutions, corporates and enterprises in India (New Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkatta), US, UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates (UAE), China and South Africa. No matter where you are located, you can enroll for any training with us - because all our training sessions are delivered online by live instructors using interactive, intensive learning methods.

Mainframe system administration involves the use of various technologies and components which are involved in managing and implementing a successful mainframe system administration model and further managing it over the due course of actions. Such technologies and components involve both hardware and software end of the models such as JCL and VSAM, JES and subsystems, SAF & RCF and much more. A clear understanding of all these components and responsibilities of a successful network administrator is involved in the given domain.

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Course Details

This Mainframe system administrator course provides knowledge of the various components of mainframe system both hardware and software along with the coupling procedures involved to maintain a smooth workflow and implementation of mainframe administration models. The trainees will be taught about the various practices and responsibilities involved in being a mainframe system administrator and all the properties of various technologies used. This course is taught from scratch and hence does not require any sort of pre-requisites for enrollment.

Overview to the Mainframe system

  • Basics of mainframe systems
  • Properties of mainframe systems
  • Different processing techniques in mainframe systems

overview to the z architecture

  • How to evaluate z architecture
  • Fundamentals of z architecture
  • Hardware & OS used
  • Mainframe Virtual Storage(MVS) machines
  • Dynamic Address Translation(DAT) techniques
  • Implementing LPAR


  • Time sharing option(TSO) involved
  • Many Basics of Interactive System Productivity Facility(ISPF)
  • Methods of navigating to different ISPF options
  • The various types of datasets used in mainframe

JCL & VSAM implementation

  • Coding a Job Control Language(JCL) in mainframe
  • Basic Utilities and their implementation
  • Parameters used in the JCL
  • Virtual Storage Access Method(VSAM)
  • GDG

Catalogs used in mainframe

  • Catalog types and properties
  • Master Catalog & User catalogs involved in mainframe
  • How to create, List & Resize catalog datasets

IPL implementation

  • Initial Program Loading techniques (IPL)
  • Different startups in IPL and their implementation
  • SYStem RESident(SYSRES) Volumes
  • IODF & IOCDS implementation
  • Different subsystems involved in mainframe


  • Job Entry Subsystems
  • Start & stop of JES in mainframe
  • JES processing techniques

Storage Management techniques

  • Basics of DASD & TAPE servers
  • SMS facilities
  • Different CLASS parameters
  • Storage Parmlib Member
  • ADRDSSU utility


  • System Management Facility(SMF)
  • SMF MAN datasets
  • SMF Record varieties
  • SMF dataset status


  • Resource Management Facility(RMF)
  • Different Monitoring techniques

Various other Subsystems

  • VTAM
  • USS


  • The various Resource Access Control Facilities involved (RACF)
  • Different Profiles
  • Resource profiles
  • SMP/E
  • System Modification Program Enhanced(SMPE)
  • Different installation packages
  • Types of SYSMODs
  • Different Zones
  • Temporary datasets

DB2 Administration

  • DataBase administration(DB2) methods
  • DB2 address spaces and techniques
  • DB2 components
  • Online & Offline Utilities in mainframes

CICS Administration

  • Basics of CICS transactions

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