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z/OS :: SMP/E Fundamentals

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Curriculum Description | Curriculum Roadmap | Curriculum Schedule | Course Enrolment
4 days   *   Intermediate   *   Lecture and Labs

Course Summary:
SMP/E Fundamentals teaches you the skills, techniques, and strategies you need to successfully install, manage and maintain software products on a MVS system. Assessments are done throughout the training in the form of written knowledge questionnaires and practical assignments that the delegates are required to complete as part of the course content.

Target Audience:
System Programmers who have little or no experience using the System Modification Program (SMP/E) in a MVS, CICS, IMS, JES or VTAM environment.

Recommended Prerequisites:
Knowledge of VSAM, MVS JCL and Utilities.

Course Objectives:
After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Control the application of maintenance to products which are maintained using SMP/E
  • Describe the latest developments in system maintenance techniques, including SUF and web-enabled facilities
  • Explain the workings, structure and contents of SMP/E database and datasets
  • Describe examples of SMP/Es capabilities and limitations
  • Display a thorough knowledge of SMP/E routine commands and functions
  • Describe the details of advanced commands that may be needed in problem situations
  • Examine and resolve common SMP/E related problems
  • Provide information about the configuration of the z/OS systems which may provide for more efficient maintenance protocols
  • Experience hands-on exercises in installation and maintenance in a safe environment

    Key Topics:

  • Introduction to SMP/E and the Maintenance system
  • Overview of SMP/E Datasets
  • Allocation, Initialisation and Maintenance of SMP/E Datasets
  • What are SYSMODs and Exception SYSMODs
  • Target and Distribution Zone Contents
  • On-line Enquiries and Reports
  • Modification Control Statements
  • Setting up the SMP/E Environment
  • SMP/E Processing options
  • Additional SMP/E Control Statements
  • Further SMP/E Topics and Maintenance Strategies
  • Configuring Systems to make maintenance easier

    Last modified: 29-Jun-2016

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