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Below is a complete list of all self-paced elearning courses grouped by curriculum. We recommend you follow a job-role specific Learning Plan but courses can be taken at any time, in any order and unlimited times within your contract period. Courses and assessments are accessed by students online 24/7 via our Learning Management System(LMS). Please contact your CA Representative with any questions.


  »  Assembler
Course Title Duration
(Hours)
Description
Assembler Introduction
5 The Assembler Introduction course discusses the basics of mainframe assembler programming covering number systems, architecture, instructions, syntax and addressability.
Assembler Instructions
7 The Assembler Instructions course describes how to code instructions which will perform: arithmetic calculations, data comparisons and branching. Details of various Assembler linkage conventions and how they are used are also discussed.
Assembler Macros
5 The Assembler Macros course describes the syntax and coding required to create an Assembler macro. The course also looks at the function of several system macros that are available for use.
Assembler Programming
8 The Assembler Programming course addresses advanced programming techniques, discussing topics dealing with re-entrant programs and programs that utilize access registers to address data spaces. This course also looks at the interpretation of program listings.
Assembler z/OS Advanced
5 The z/OS Assembler course covers introductory concepts, Instructions, z/OS Architecture, etc. It instructs the student on programming using assembler language mnemonics, provides a machine code specific introduction to the z/OS architecture and covers number systems and program compilation / execution.
Assembler Cross Memory Services
4 The z/OS Assembler course covers introductory concepts, Instructions, z/OS Architecture, etc. It instructs the student on programming using assembler language mnemonics, provides a machine code specific introduction to the z/OS architecture and covers number systems and program compilation / execution.
  »  Big Data, Hadoop, and Analytics
Course Title Duration Description
Big Data, Hadoop, and Analytics
4 This course is designed to introduce and guide the user through the three phases associated with big data - obtaining it, processing it, and analyzing it. The Introduction to Big Data module explains what big data is, its attributes and how organizations can benefit from it. It also provides a snapshot of job roles, and available certification and training, in order to forge a career in big data.
  »  Blockchain
Course Title Duration Description
Blockchain Fundamentals
4 The Blockchain Fundamentals course provides you with a solid understanding of the business issues surrounding the emergence of blockchain, explaining its value and general structure. It then describes applications that are currently using this technology and provides an insight into its potential. For those just starting out, it suggests existing frameworks and platforms where blockchain can run, and because blockchain is still in its infancy, where more information of this topic can be obtained. The last module covers the more technical aspects of blockchain, discussing the use of hashes, block content, and how blockchain data is created and distributed throughout the network.
  »  C Programming
Course Title Duration
(Hours)
Description
C/C++ on z/OS for C Programmers 1 This course provides the user with a broad overview of C/C++ programming in the z/OS environment, providing examples of the types of z/OS subsystems that C/C++ programs can be used to interact with. Use of the IBM XL C/C++ compiler, and the role of the Binder are discussed when explaining how executable modules are created. The final section of this course discusses a number of z/OS features that C/C++ programmer need to be aware of when coding for the z/OS environment.
  »  CA Curriculum
Course Title Duration
(Hours)
Description
CA 1 Series
CA 1® Tape Management - Using Tape Media 5 The CA 1® Tape Management - Using Tape Media course describes the use of the CA 1® Tape Management system, the online facility and its uses, and the standard daily maintenance processing required by CA 1.
CA 1® Tape Management - Identifying and Resolving Media Problems 5 The CA 1® Tape Management - Identifying and Resolving Media Problems course describes the structure of the CA 1 Tape Management system, its chaining process, AIVS and tape stacking facilities, problem determination, and the utilities available for correcting structural problems and reporting.
CA OPS/MVS Series
CA OPS/MVS – Event Management and Automation - Overview, Components and Features 5 The CA OPS/MVS® Event Management and Automation - Overview, Components, and Features course explains the need for system automation in today's enterprise environment and describes the role of CA OPS/MVS. An introduction to of OPSVIEW panels and OPSLOG is also provided.
CA OPS/MVS – Event Management and Automation - Rules and OPS/REXX 5 The CA OPS/MVS® Event Management and Automation - Rules and OPS/REXX course describes how automation rules are defined and used in event automation, and how the EasyRule facility can be used for this purpose. An introduction to the CA OPS/MVS REXX interface and the associated commands, variables and functions that can be referenced, is also provided.
CA OPS/MVS – Event Management and Automation - Automating Events Using the Relational Data Framework 5 The CA OPS/MVS® Event Management and Automation - Automating Events Using the Relational Data Framework course discusses the use of relational database tables and SQL to build event automation.
CA OPS/MVS – Event Management and Automation - Automating Events Using the System State Manager (SSM) 5 The CA OPS/MVS® Event Management and Automation - Automating Events Using the SSM course describes how the System State Manager (SSM) is used to create relational tables used for event automation purposes. The testing of event automation using SSM is also discussed.
CA OPS/MVS –Event Management and Automation - Schedule and Group Managers for Event Management 4 The CA OPS/MVS® Event Management and Automation - Schedule and Group Managers for Event Management course introduces the Schedule Manager and explains how it is used to manage automated events. The function of the Group Manager and its role in managing automated events is also discussed.
CA SYSVIEW Realtime Performance Management Series
CA SYSVIEW Performance Management Overview 4 The CA SYSVIEW® Performance Management Overview course introduces the CA SYSVIEW Performance Management Overview product. It describes the basic concepts and reviews the toolkits that are available. It also explains the methodologies of data collection incorporated by CA SYSVIEW PM and the basic monitoring screens. Finally, it looks at the product's implementation, components, and interfaces.
CA SYSVIEW Performance Management Administration and Security 5 The CA SYSVIEW® Performance Management Administration and Security course introduces the use and administration of CA SYSVIEW PM. It describes system, MQseries, and CICS monitors and their uses, and the various logging collection and interface tasks. It also explains how security is defined for administrators, groups, and users.
CA SYSVIEW Performance Management Implementation 1 The CA SYSVIEW Performance Management Implementation course provides an overview of the CA SYSVIEW PM components. It also shows how to install CA SYSVIEW PM, its LMP keys, and optional interfaces.
CA 7 Workload Automation Series
Introduction to CA Workload Automation - CA 7® Edition 4 This course introduces the learner to the CA 7 environment and its structure. It describes the methods used to schedule a job and explains how jobs progress through the CA 7 system. A description of initialization parameters used and how they can be invoked at CA 7 startup are provided along with CA 7 general access and navigation instructions.
CA 7 Workload Automation - Scheduling Batch Processing 6 This course describes job attributes required when defining a job in CA 7 and explains how CA 7 keeps track of data sets used by jobs under its control. The Date/Time and Event driven scheduling methods are discussed thoroughly along with manual methods used to run ad-hoc jobs under CA 7.
CA 7 Workload Automation - Monitoring and Maintaining the Batch Processing Environment 6 This course describes techniques for monitoring CA 7 job throughput and the functions that can be applied to jobs residing on Request and Ready queues. Commands used to forecast workload demands are explained and advanced manipulation of CA 7-managed JCL using CA Driver procedures and global variables are provided. The use of virtual resources to control job submission is also covered along with CA 7 job documentation processes.
CA 7 Workload Automation - System Programmer Interaction with CA 7 4 This advanced course describes how communication with CA 7 is possible using various interfaces and then focuses on the management and performance aspects of CA 7 using workload balancing macros and reporting.
CA 7 Workload Automation - Backup, Recovery and Problem Resolution 5 This advanced course covers the types of backup and recovery options, techniques and products that are available to CA 7. It looks at defining attributes associated with CA 7 disaster recovery mode and how some automatic recovery can be configured. Preventing and resolving common CA 7 issues is also provided.
CA 11 Workload Automation Series
CA Workload Automation Restart Option for z/OS Schedulers Overview 4 The Workload Automation Restart Option for z/OS Schedulers Overview course introduces the components, functions, and capabilities of CA 11, and describes how job information is stored and processed by this product.
Managing CA Workload Automation Restart Option for z/OS Schedulers 4 This course looks at the interaction that users have with CA 11 in order to determine the status and attributes of job information stored in the CA 11 database. It also identifies how CA 11 data can be used for generating reports. Common online commands and batch generation programs are discussed in detail, while the last module focuses on possible CA 11 problems and resolution and includes an overview of backup and recovery strategies associated with CA 11.
CA Jobtrac Job Management Series
CA – Jobtrac Job Management 4 The CA Jobtrac™ Job Management course introduces the CA Jobtrac Job Management product for z/OS. It describes the basic components that are used to schedule jobs in the z/OS environment and how to access them. It discusses how calendars are defined and used, and how schedules can be monitored through online facilities. It also discusses the more advanced scheduling capabilities of CA Jobtrac JM.
CA Endevor Change Manager Series
CA Endevor™ Software Change Manager Introduction and Basic Usage 6 The CA Endevor™ Software Change Manager Introduction and Basic Usage course provides an overview of change management practices and describes the role that CA Endevor SCM plays. A general description of CA Endevor SCM configuration defaults is provided along with details of foreground and batch processing tasks that can be performed.
CA Endevor™ Software Change Manager Package Processing and Facilities 5 The CA Endevor™ Software Change Manager Package Processing and Facilities course describes the purpose of packaging and how it is performed in foreground and batch modes. A comparison of functions available using CA Endevor SCM Quick Edit and the CA Endevor SCM ISPF Interface is discussed. The Query facility is also described, along with how to use the Automated Configuration Management data.
CA Easytrieve Report Generator Series
CA-Easytrieve Plus Report Generator 9 The CA Easytrieve® Report Generator course explains how reports are produced by using the CA Easytrieve Report Generator language. It details the structure of an CA Easytrieve program, including the Activity and Report sections. It also explains the basic commands used in the CA Easytrieve programming language to manipulate data for reporting, and the available report types.
CA Netmaster Network Management for TCP/IP
CA Netmaster Network Management for TCP/IP 12 This course requires a familiarity with OS/390 networking concepts and facilities; familiarity with TCP/IP and SNMP; familiarity with ISPF and TSO; and some knowledge of basic S/390 product implementation techniques, such as SMP/E is desirable. After completing this Topic, the student will have an understanding of Product Configuration; discovery of Network Resources; monitoring and control of network resources; IP connection and general network diagnosis; and using the web to access capacity planning reports.
  »  CA Premium Curriculum
Course Title Duration
(Hours)
Course ID Description
CA ACF2™
CA ACF2 for z/OS & CA Top Secret® for z/OS Web Administrator 100 2.5 06ACF10010 This is an updated course to introduce the new CA Web Administrator for CA ACF2 for z/OS and CA Top Secret for z/OS. It provides an internet browser based GUI interface to administer CA ACF2 for z/OS & CA Top Secret for z/OS.
CA ACF2 for z/OS Enhancements 100 6 06ACF10020 This course will review ACF2 for z/OS enhancements such as Logonid, password controls, cache sync, reports, certificates (certs), cert utility, source groups, Unixpriv, classmap logging, ACFCFDE, LDS, Stats gathering, and encryption.
CA 1® Tape Management
CA 1® Tape Management: How to use TMS Extend .25 06TMG20110 This session will cover how to use the TMS Extend option for CA 1® Tape Management.
CA Gen
OnDemand CA Gen Release 8.5: Analysis 200 1.5 06GEN20290 CA Gen is an integrated application development model-based tool that enables clients to: 1) develop mission-critical enterprise applications quickly, reliably, and with quality, and 2) model and rapidly deliver applications to meet their business needs In the seven CA Gen WBT courses, you will experience all the aspects of the development of a fixture scheduling information system using CA Gen. In this course, you will: Learn about the key elements of a data model, as data modeling is a key skill for developing applications in CA Gen. Learn about activity modeling. This modeling technique uses an Activity Hierarchy diagram to model business activities that will manipulate data. It is important for a business to develop an accurate model of all these activities and to lay the foundation for subsequent system design changes. Model the lifecycle of an entity in the Entity Life Cycle diagram. This will enable you to record what processes move an entity through various states in a lifecycle. Entity lifecycle diagramming enables you to design more efficient processes and better applications. This course uses step-by-step demonstrations and simulations to show you how to perform the above skills, and give you opportunities to practice the skills learned.
OnDemand CA Gen Release 8.x: Design and Construction for Blockmode 200 3.5 06GEN20300 In this course, you will: Design the database, generate and install the database, create a menu procedure, create a list procedure, create a maintenance procedure, design the screen, and construct and test the application. This course uses step-by-step interactive demonstrations to show you how to perform the above tasks.
CA Gen Release 8.5: Design and Construction for GUI and Web 200 1.5 06GEN20310 In this course, you will: Design the database, generate the database, design a menu procedure, construct and test a menu procedure, design and construct a list procedure, detail processes, design and construct a maintenance procedure, and enhance the UI for the web. This course uses step-by-step interactive demonstrations to show you how to perform the above tasks.
CA Gen Release 8.5: Foundations 100 .25 06GEN10160 In the CA Gen WBT courses, you will experience all the aspects of the development of a fixture scheduling information system using CA Gen. In this course, you will learn how to describe the high level concepts of the CA Gen development lifecycle. You will also learn about the activities that take place in each phase, and the importance of keeping the phases separate.
CA InterTest
CA InterTest CICS r9.1: Testing and Debugging 200 1.5 06SYM20160 This course is designed for programmers who test, debug, and fine-tune IBM CICS Transaction Server applications written in COBOL, Programming Language One (PL/I), Assembler, and Language Environment. It will enable you to detect and resolve errors interactively as they occur to help effectively minimize your application downtime and improve overall application quality.
CA InterTest Batch r9.1: Testing and Debugging 200 2.5 06SYM20170 This course is designed for programmers who test, debug, and fine-tune COBOL, Programming Language One (PL/I), and Assembler programs, as well as Information Management System/Data Communications (IMS/DC) applications and DB2 stored procedures. It will enable you to detect and resolve errors interactively as they occur to help effectively minimize your application downtime and improve overall application quality.
InterTest™ and CA SymDump®: What's New .25 06ITB10020 This session will cover what's new with CA Intertest and CA SymDump.
CA Database Management for DB2® for z/OS®
Optimizing CA Database Backup and Recovery for DB2 for z/OS 100 1 06DBT10080 CA Backup and Recovery is a set of tools that address the three key areas of a backup and recovery strategy: creating secure backups, establishing recovery procedures, and executing disaster recovery. CA Backup and Recovery tools also minimize downtime, ensure data integrity, and automate/coordinate sophisticated data recoveries.
Optimizing CA Database Performance Management for DB2 for z/OS 100 .75 06DBT10090 This course is designed to help you understand the rich features and functions of the tools in the CA Performance Suite.
Optimizing CA Database Administration for DB2 for z/OS 100 2 06DBT10100 This course is designed to help you understand the key features and benefits of the tools in the CA Database Administration Suite. In addition, the course will use simulations to demonstrate the capability of each tool in the suite.
OnDemand CA Report Facility Version 19.x: Product Overview 100 .50 06DBT10200 This course will show you an overview of the product along with an interactive demonstration of the product’s features.
CA Insight DPM for DB2 r16: Core Functions 200 1 06DBT20410 CA Insight DPM is a database performance management product that monitors DB2 subsystems, DB2 applications and DB2 connections. CA Insight DPM reduces the time and effort involved in identifying and correcting DB2 performance problems. This course is designed to help you understand and utilize the core functions of CA Insight DPM.
CA Plan Analyzer for DB2 r16: Core Functions 200 1.5 06DBT20420 CA Plan Analyzer is a database performance management product that provides efficient and easy-to-understand DB2 plan analysis. It can be used to analyze a single SQL statement or an entire application. This course is designed to show you how to analyze SQL from multiple sources. You will learn how to set up EXPLAIN processes, compare historical versions of access paths, and generate detailed access path analysis reports.
CA RC/Migrator and RC/Compare for DB2 V16: Core Functions 200 4 06DBT20430 CA RC/Migrator and CA RC/Compare are database administration products that automate error-prone and labor-intensive administration tasks. CA RC/Migrator automates tasks such as migrating DB2 objects, altering object definitions, and replication, migration and alteration task to multiple subsystems. CA RC/Compare automates the process to keep your environment's DB2 schemas consistent. This course will show you how to set up RC/Migrator and RC/Compare. In addition, you will see how to create, analyze and execute a migration and a compare strategy using RC/Migrator and RC/Compare.
CA RC/Extract and CA RC/Update for DB2 r16: Core Functions 200 2 06DBT20440 CA RC/Extract is a comprehensive data extraction utility that helps to build test environments and simplifies data archiving. CA RC/Update is a DB2 object and data management tool that that helps Database Administrators effectively manage and maintain DB2 objects and data, while also supporting the application development area. This course will show you how to extract and load data using CA RC/Extract. You will also learn how to view, copy and edit data using CA RC/Update.
CA Database Analyzer r16 for DB2: Core Functions 200 2.5 06DBT20450 CA Database Analyzer is a proactive database performance management product that collects a wealth of DB2 information with minimal overhead and uses that information to suggest intelligent corrective action. CA Database Analyzer for DB2 for z/OS takes action based on triggers that can be customized to your specific needs. It automates object maintenance to save time and effort. This course demonstrates how to automate DB2 administrative tasks and how to create reports and queries using CA Database Analyzer.
CA Log Analyzer r16 for DB2: Core Functions 200 2 06DBT20470 CA Log Analyzer is a powerful log analysis product that aids in auditing data changes, recovering data, migrating changes and backing out errant updates. It provides the ability to quickly recover mission-critical DB2 data. This course will show you how to monitor log activity and rollbacks requested by programs. In addition, you will see how to audit DB2 system activity and generate log content information.
CA Fast Recover and CA Recovery Analyzer r16 for DB2: Core Functions 200 1.5 06DBT20480 This course provides an introduction to the core functions of CA Fast Recover and CA Recovery Analyzer. You will learn how to configure the products, perform key tasks such as recovering data at various levels, and creating/analyzing recovery strategies. The learning experience is enhanced by hands on simulations that will show you how to perform the tasks yourself.
CA Fast Load and CA Fast Unload r16 for DB2: Core Functions 200 1.5 06DBT20490 CA Fast Load and CA Fast Unload are high-speed utilities designed to load and unload large amounts of data with little or no impact on system performance. CA Fast Load and CA Fast Unload provide extensive formatting and data conversion options to make the data available for immediate use by other applications. This course will enable you to load and unload data within DB2 using CA Fast Load and CA Fast Unload. In addition, you will learn to leverage other CA tools and functions while loading and unloading data.
CA Detector and CA Subsystem Analyzer r16 for DB2: Core Functions 200 2 06DBT20500 CA Detector and CA Subsystem Analyzer are DB2 database performance management products that evaluate and mange application performance. This course will show you how to set up and use data collection using CA Detector and CA Subsystem Analyzer.
CA Merge/Modify and CA Quick Copy r16 for DB2: Core Functions 200 1.5 06DBT20510 CA Merge/Modify and CA Quick Copy are database management products that provide full and consistent image copies. CA Merge/Modify merges DB2 log data with existing image copies, thus creating new up-to-date image copies without impacting DB2 systems, applications, or data availability. CA Quick Copy is a high-speed DB2 data backup product that creates fast, consistent and accurate DB2 image copies without impacting data availability. This course is designed to help you understand and utilize the core functions of CA Merge/Modify and CA Quick Copy.
OnDemand CA Log Analyzer V18 for DB2: Core Functions 200 2 06DBT20580 This course will show you how to monitor log activity and rollbacks requested by programs. In addition, you will see how to audit DB2 system activity and generate log content information.
OnDemand CA Fast Recover and CA Recovery Analyzer V18 for DB2: Core Functions 200 1.5 06DBT20590 This course provides an introduction to the core functions of CA Fast Recover and CA Recovery Analyzer. You will discover how to configure the products, perform key tasks such as recovering data at various levels, and creating/analyzing recovery strategies. The learning experience is enhanced by hands-on self-paced lab exercises that will give you an opportunity to perform the tasks yourself.
OnDemand CA Quick Copy and CA Merge/Modify V18 for DB2 for z/OS: Core Functions 200 2 06DBT20600 This course is designed to help you understand and utilize the core functions of CA Quick Copy and CA Merge/Modify. You will learn how to reduce the time and effort spent on routine tasks, how to accelerate the recovery process, how to create up-to-date copies, without adversely impacting online availability of the tables, and how to implement the recovery procedures that work best for your business.
OnDemand CA RC/Migrator and RC/Compare V18 for DB2 for z/OS: Core Functions 200 1.5 06DBT20610 This course is designed to help you understand and utilize the core functions of CA Merge/Modify and CA Quick Copy.
OnDemand CA Fast Load and CA Fast Unload V18 for DB2 for z/OS: Core Functions 200 2 06DBT20660 This course will enable you to load and unload data within DB2 using CA Fast Load and CA Fast Unload. In addition, you will learn to leverage other CA Technologies tools and functions while loading and unloading data.
DB2® for z/OS® Version 10.0: Tips and Performance Topics .5 06DBT20710 This session will cover tips and other performance topics for DB2® for z/OS® Version 10.0.
CA Database Management for DB2® for z/OS®: Conquering Optimization Nightmares .25 06DBT20720 Database optimization tasks must be continually performed to help improve performance, scalability, platform support, standards compliance and usability while simultaneously reducing costs and risk. Have difficulty building, testing and deploying new DB2® database functions and performance? Learn more about a number of new enhancements for your DB2 database management tools from CA Technologies.
CA Database Management for DB2® for z/OS®: Improving DB2 Operations .75 06DBT20730 Get the insight to the latest concepts, ideation and upcoming events where you can learn how to improve your use of CA’s DB2 Tools
CA Database Management for DB2® for z/OS®: Data Tracking, Cloning and Test Integration 1 06DBT20740 Help avoid disaster and maximize your apps from taking a sudden nosedive. If you are like most DBAs, you are likely painfully aware of the need to support the dynamic demands for change within business applications. Your task is not for the faint-hearted for sure.  Fortunately you have available key tools that can help you enable secure continuous delivery and support those mission critical business applications.
CA Database Management for DB2® for z/OS®: Profiles and Feedback Tables .75 06DBT20750 RUNSTATS has always been a challenge in terms of what syntax to use, how much statistics to collect and how frequent to collect these statistics. The past couple of DB2 releases have introduced some interesting features which can assist you in several ways to both automate and figure out which statistics the Optimizer would like to see in order to make better recommendations. We will look into the RUNSTATS profiles and the two different FEEDBACK tables populated by the Optimizer.
CA Database Management for DB2® for z/OS®: Using DB2 Performance Analytics .75 06DBT20760 This session covers using DB2 Performance Analytics to accelerate business operations in the new application economy.
On Demand CA Report Facility for TSO: Creating Queries 200 .25 06DBT20770 This course will show learners how to create queries, both temporary and permanent, from your DB2 database. Learners will see how to work with single and multiple table queries, filter data to be retrieved, and define expressions.
On Demand CA Report Facility for TSO: Creating Forms 200 .25 06DBT20780 This course will show learners how to take their existing queries and display them in three format/views. Learners will then be able to format they raw query data in the optimum format for the intended audience.
On Demand CA Report Facility for TSO: Creating Procedures 200 .25 06DBT20790 This course will show learners how to take their existing queries and forms and automate the reporting function. Learners will then be able to execute a procedure that will run saved queries and the corresponding saved forms, either on demand or via a batch run.
CA Datacom
CA Datacom®: Friendlier APIs and a Datacom Mobile App .17 06DCM10380 This session will cover the new backend RESTful APIs which would, in turn, make it possible to develop mobile apps, etc. for Datacom.
CA Datacom®: Reducing TCO and Improving Response Time with CA Datacom Presspack 1 06DCM20120 This session will cover how to reduce TCO and improve response time with CA Datacom Presspack.
CA Datacom®: New Features .75 06DCM10390 This session will cover the new features within CA Datacom.
CA M3A - Monitor, Measure, Manage & Alert
What is M3A? .25 06MFO10980 This session will cover what M3A (Monitor, Measure, Manage, & Alert) is and how you can benefit from it.
What are M3A Daily Activities? .25 06MFO10990 This session will cover what are M3A (Monitor, Measure, Manage, & Alert) daily activities and how you can benefit from it.
What is a M3A Site Review? .17 06MFO11000 This session will cover what a M3A (Monitor, Measure, Manage, & Alert) Site Review is and how you can benefit from it.
What is a M3A Remote Upgrade? .25 06MFO11010 This session will cover what a M3A (Monitor, Measure, Manage, & Alert) remote upgrade is and how you can benefit from it.
SymDump
CA SymDump System V9.0: Resolving Abends 200 1 06SYM20120 This course is designed for system programmers responsible for maintaining z/OS, CICS, MQSeries, JES2, DB2, IMS, CA Datacom.
OnDemand CA SymDump System r9.1: Resolving Abends 200 .5 06SYM20130 This course is designed for application and systems programmers who test, debug, and fine-tune applications written in COBOL, Programming Language One (PL/I), and Assembler that run under z/OS, CICS, MQSeries, DB2, IMS, and CA Datacom. With precision tools designed to find and fix system outages, abends, application logic errors, and performance issues, CA SymDump System can help you limit costly system downtime and meet SLAs.
OnDemand CA SymDump for CICS r9.1: Resolving Abends 200 2 06SYM20140 This course is designed for programmers who test, debug, and fine-tune COBOL, Programming Language One (PL/I), and Assembler programs, as well as Information Management System/Data Communications (IMS/DC) and DB2 stored procedures. It will help you get the information for a swift, informed response that can increase application reliability and help you consistently meet your SLAs.
CA SymDump Batch r9.1: Resolving Abends 200  2.5 06SYM20150 This course is designed for programmers who test, debug, and fine-tune COBOL, Programming Language One (PL/I), and Assembler programs. It will help you get the information for a swift, informed response that can increase application reliability and help you consistently meet your SLAs.
CA Easytrieve® Report Generator
CA Easytrieve Report Generator r11.6: Basic Reporting 200 1 06ETR20120 This course is also available as part of a bundle (CA Easytrieve Report Generator r11.6: Reports 200 Bundle - 06ETR2011B). The bundle consists of all three CA Easytrieve Report Generator r11.6 courses including, Getting Started, Program Flow and Logic, & Basic Reporting.
CA Easytrieve Report Generator r11.6: Getting Started 200 .5 06ETR20130 This course includes an introduction to CA-Easytrieve Report Generator to people who have little or no data processing or information retrieval experience, but who need to quickly learn CA-Easytrieve Report Generator to retrieve information and generate standard reports.
CA Easytrieve Report Generator r11.6: Program Flow and Logic 200 .5 06ETR20140 The CA-Easytrieve Report Generator: Program Flow and Logic course provides an overview of the program’s activities and logical condition statements.
Endevor
CA Endevor Software Change Management V17: Introduction 100 1.5 06END10140 This course will show you how to plan the software lifecycle with CA Endevor SCM, how to use element actions to develop, manage, and control software changes.
OnDemand CA Endevor Software Change Manager v17: Advanced End User Actions 200 1 06END20090 This course covers powerful options for advanced end users, including Automated Configuration Manager (ACM) and Parallel Development Manager (PDM). You will learn about the ACM option, which automatically detects and records information about configuration relationships and the ACM Query Facility (ACMQ), which enables you to perform impact analysis using a simple panel-driven process. The course also covers the PDM option, which saves significant time by simplifying the management of multiple code branches.
OnDemand CA Endevor Software Change Manager V17: End User Fundamentals 200 1 06END20100 This training will also help you develop the knowledge and skills to effectively use CA Endevor SCM to perform development tasks in the foreground, perform batch processing, and view inventory information.
CA Endevor Software Change Manager V17: Package Processing 200 1 06END20120 This course will teach you about package processing in CA Endevor SCM by covering topics such as the function of packages, package types, and the states in a package lifecycle. Attending this course will help you to gain insight into each step in package processing so you can successfully implement the packages feature.
CA Endevor Software Change Manager: Overview 100 .5 06END10160 This course will show you how to plan the software lifecycle with CA Endevor SCM, how to use element actions to develop, manage, and control software changes.
CA Endevor Software Change Manager: Introduction 100 1 06END10170 This course will introduce you to planning the software lifecycle with CA Endevor SCM, how to use element actions to develop, manage, and control software changes.
ESP
CA Workload Automation ESP for z/OS r11.3: Operators 200 1.5 06WAO20010 This course provides you with the basic skills required to monitor and manage cross-platform workloads and enterprise-wide schedules. You will be taught how to create and customize applications, monitor and control workflow, and create procedures to perform complex processing. You will also apply variables to create standard reusable processes and create alerts to determine responses to a set of workload conditions.
File Master
OnDemand CA File Master Plus V9.1 User Basics 200 2.5 06FMS20050 Using step-by-step demonstrations and simulations, this course shows you how to browse and edit datasets, create custom record layouts, manage files, perform batch operations, and organize datasets, in both Mainframe and the Eclipse UI.
OnDemand CA File Master Plus for IMS Release 9.1 User Basics 200 1.5 06FMS20060 Using step-by-step demonstrations and simulations, this course shows you how to browse and edit IMS databases, and use additional utilities.
CA File Master™ Plus :What's New .42 06FMS10020 This session will show you the new features for CA File Master Plus.
On Demand CA File Master Plus for DB2 for z/OS Release 9.1: User Basics 200 2 06FMS20070 CA File Master Plus for DB2 for z/OS enables you to work interactively with ISPF panels and a graphical Eclipse-based interface, or issue commands in batch. You can easily view and edit tables and views, make quick changes to production or test databases, and populate test databases.
CA IDMS™
CA IDMS/DB r18.x: Managing Security 200 .75 06IDM20260 This course is designed to introduce the new Database Administrator (DBA) to database security so they can ensure the safety of their site’s data. Managing Security is the third of three courses designed for the new DBA.
CA IDMS/DB r18.x: Managing the CV Environment 200 1 06IDM20270 This course is designed to introduce the new Database Administrator (DBA) to Central Version (CV) management so that they will be able to extract the best performance from their CV. Managing the CV is the second of four courses designed for the new DBA.
CA IDMS/DB r18.x: Database Maintenance 200 3.5 06IDM20280 This course is designed to introduce the new Database Administrator (DBA) to database maintenance using CA IDMS/DB. Understanding database maintenance allows the DBA to effectively maintain the integrity of their organization’s data. Database Maintenance is the first of three courses designed for the new DBA.
CA IDMS/DB r18.x: Performance and Tuning 200 2.5 06IDM20300 This course is designed to introduce the new Database Administrator (DBA) to how to analyze the performance of the CV and execute any necessary tuning so that they will be able to extract the best performance from their CV. Performance and Tuning is the third of four courses designed for the new DBA. Keywords: IDMS, IDMS/DB, r18, Performance and Tuning.
CA IDMS v18: Concepts and Facilities 200 4 06IDM20140 This course will introduce you to the database concepts and capabilities of CA Integrated Database Management System (IDMS), CA IDMS. After mastering the vocabulary used in the CA IDMS environment, you will explore the tools available for data management and application development.
CA IDMS Web Services r19.x: Introduction 100 .75 06IDM10050 In this course, students will learn about Web Services, in particular, CA IDMS Web Services Consumer, and the new functionality offered.
SQL and Web Connectivity for IDMS and Datacom 1 06IDM20290 This course will cover the implementation of relational SQL language for these databases, as well as how to enable SQL-compatible connectivity to CA Datacom and CA IDMS data from Web, Java and Windows environments. It is designed to enable you to create efficient data-driven web-based and server-based applications with this technology.
CA IDMS™  Version 19.0: Web Services for Modernization .75 06IDM20490 The vision of CA IDMS 19.0 is to improve CA IDMS modernization capabilities through features that enable customers to expand investments in core CA IDMS applications and improve developer productivity using modern skills and industry-standard technology.
CA IDMS™ Version 19.0: SQL Enhancements for Modernization .75 06IDM20500 Customers need to leverage their investment in CA IDMS to create new applications based on services in the application economy, and they need to do this with current technologies and developer skill sets.   This session shows how SQL enhancements in CA IDMS 19.0 improve standards compliance, developer productivity, and compatibility with third party tools and applications.  The SQL virtual foreign key feature enables developers to use standard SQL to access and update network databases without the need to use network DML or table procedures.  Enhancements to SQL DDL enable users to define databases using standard DDL compatible with other databases.
CA IDMS™ Version 19.0: Implementation and Use of Generic VTAM Resources with Parallel Sysplex Features 1 06IDM10060 This session will cover the Generic VTAM Resource enhancement and Parallel Sysplex Features and how the two options combined can be leveraged to Improve 24X7 availability, balance workloads, and eliminate single point of failure for your CA IDMS systems.
CA Mainframe Application Tuner
CA Mainframe Application Tuner V9.0 User Basics 1 06MAT20010 This course will show you how to use the basic features and functions of CA MAT to monitor performance data.
CA Mainframe Application Tuner: Improving Application Performance Management .5 06MAT20030 This session will cover how to improve application performance management with CA Mainframe Application Tuner.
On Demand CA Mainframe Application Tuner Version 11: User Basics 200 1.25 06MAT20040 In this course, you will discover how to create and invoke monitor definitions and analyze monitored data so you can determine the underlying cause of performance issues and fine tune your applications for optimal performance.
CA Top Secret
CA Top Secret for VM 100 2 06TSS10020 In this course you will learn about CA Top Secret for z/VM.
CA Top Secret for z/OS Enhancements 100 6 06TSS10030 In this course, you will explore the CA Top Secret for z/OS enhancements.
CA MICS® Resource Management
CA MICS r12.x: Admin Foundation 200 1.25 06MIC20190 This course provides the solid foundation required to ensure the optimal deployment of CA MICS Resource Management at your IT Data Center. The course material begins by explaining concepts and methodologies unique to CA MICS. Then all the steps involved in the installation of CA MICS are covered, from initial planning through implementation.
CA MICS r12.x: Installatioon Configuration and Operations 200 1.25 06MIC20200 This course provides an in-depth review of the rich suite of configuration parameters available for CA MICS implementation and customization. These parameters allow you to configure CA MICS to meet the challenges unique to your organizations resource management requirements.
CA MICS r12.x: Administration and Operations 2 06MIC20210 This course explains how to set up and implement the day to day processes used by CA MICS to process your IT data and populate the CA MICS database. The facilities available to extend CA MICS resource management data beyond the online database are covered, as well as the processes used to change your CA MICS configuration to meet your evolving IT requirements.
CA MICS r12.x: Advanced Administration 200 1.25 06MIC20220 This course takes the MICS administrator beyond the basics. Best practices, gleaned from decades of resource management experience are presented and explained. The course demonstrates how to use internal CA MICS administrator utilities to fine tune and optimize your CA MICS deployment. And finally, a top to bottom explanation is provided of the CA MICS interfaces used to acquire, apply, and audit maintenance and product enhancements for your CA MICS installation.
CA MICS r12.x: Reporting 200 1.5 06MIC20230 This course provides an in‐depth review of the facilities available to generate the reports and charts you need to manage your IT infrastructure and workloads. From ad‐hoc analysis through the creation of production reporting and web publishing,the course materials explain the rich reporting options available for extracting and visualizing the valuable information stored in your CA MICS database.
CA NetMaster® Network Management for TCP/IP
CA NetMaster Network Management for TCP/IP r12.1: NetMaster Overview for Administrators 200 1 06NMR20050 In this course, you will be introduced to the product. You will explore current challenges and how the product helps you to meet them. You will be introduced to the various data sets and sources and the core administration tasks, such as choosing the appropriate level of user security, creating a system image, and defining the various resources required to automate the operation of that system. The course also covers IP resource discovery and monitoring.
CA NetMaster Network Management for TCP/IP r12.1: Navigating through NetMaster 200 .75 06NMR20060 In this course, you will be shown how you can monitor and manage your IP networks from consolidated, enterprise-wide 3270 and web browser displays. You will be shown how to use the 3270 interface to display information about z/OS mainframe IP network activity. The course also covers the WebCenter interface, from where you can more easily conduct performance monitoring, diagnostics, and reporting tasks.
CA OPS/MVS® Event Management and Automation
CA OPS/MVS r11.6 Configuring & Using OPSLOG WebView with SSL Communications 100 2 06MVS10010 In this course, you will be taught how to configure and use OPSLOG WebView with SSL Communications. You will also receive an overview of the technology that makes digital certificates work, followed by a hands-on lab in which we will create a certificate, install it in an OPSLOG WebView client, and see it work.
CA OPS/MVS r11.6 Eliminate 1-byte Console ids from CAOPS/MVS Auto Scripts 100 3 06MVS10020 By attending this course, you will learn more about the impact of the "console restructure" enhancements and how your automation OPS/REXX code can be prepared for these coming changes.
CA OPS/MVS r11.6 Migrating from SSM to the New SSM Global Application 100 2 06MVS10030 Learn how to turn your existing Multi Systems Facility (MSF)-connected SSM systems into an SSMplex by using this new packaged solution available in Unicenter CA-OPS/MVS r11.5. SSMGA provides a single point of control, capable of handling prerequisite definitions and movement of resources across systems in the SSMplex.
CA OPS/MVS r11.5 Release Summary Overview 2 06MVS10040 This course is an overview of the Release Summary, which covers the CA OPS/MVS r11.5 features.
CA OPS/MVS OPS/REXX Host Environments and Functions 100 1 06MVS10050 This course reviews the CA OPS/MVS host address environment commands and built-in functions that can be issued from OPS/REXX programs and AOF rules.
CA OPS/MVS r11.6 REXX Basics and AOF Variables 100 1.5 06MVS10060 This course will provide an introduction to the OPS/REXX language used by CA OPS/MVS and the global variables the product uses to store data and communicate such data among rules and OPS/REXX programs.
CA OPS/MVS r11.6 Writing Verifies Automated Testing Scripts 100 .75 06MVS10070 Asher Aremband gives an overview of writing an OPS/REXX "Verifies" script to perform automated testing of an OPS/REXX ADDRESS environment or OPS/REXX function capability.
CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation r12.x: Introduction 1.5 06MVS10130 This course presents the IT challenges facing automation and how CA OPS/MVS solves these issues. You will be also introduced to the CA OPS/MVS architecture and its key and optional components. With this course, you will see how to effectively navigate the CA OPS/MVS UIs to perform common tasks.
CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation r12.x: System State Manager Overview 200 .5 06MVS20050 This course provides you with an overview of how SSM can be used to implement cross system resource management. At the end of this training, you will be able to describe how SSM works to control the state of managed system resources.
CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation r12.x: External Security 200 .5 06MVS20060 This course shows you how CA OPS/MVS can be configured to directly use a standard System Authorization Facility (SAF) call against defined resources rather than having to define user-specific decision criteria in Automated Operations Facility (AOF) security rules. These vital skills will enable you to simplify and centralize security within CA OPS/MVS, providing you with a high degree of control over the unique resources used by CA OPS/MVS.
CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation r12.x: System State Manager Implementations 200 1.5 06MVS20070 This course provides you with an understanding of how to implement SSM in your environment to manage system resources, specifically Started Tasks (STCs). At the end of this training, you will be able to perform basic SSM implementation to manage critical system resources.
CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation r12.x: System State Manager Maintenance & Troubleshooting 200 .5 06MVS20080 This course provides you with an understanding of how to troubleshoot and maintain the basic SSM implementation in your environment as your environment changes. At the end of this training, you will be able to update SSM configurations as per changing environment needs and troubleshoot basic SSM implementation.
CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation r12.x: MSF 300 1.25 06MVS30040 The CA MICS Resource Management: Installation, Configuration, and Operations course provides an in-depth review of the rich suite of configuration parameters available for CA MICS implementation and customization. These parameters allow you to configure CA MICS to meet the challenges unique to your organizations resource management requirements.
CA SYSVIEW® Performance Management
CA SYSVIEW r13.9 User Basics 200 .5 06SYS20060 You will discover how CA SYSVIEW can provide you with real time monitoring and system management. We will review the rich set of toolkits for CA SYSVIEW and the related options and components which can help you to avoid service disruptions and take action from an easy to use common look and feel interface.
CA Output Management Web Viewer
CA Output Management Web Viewer v12: User Foundations 200 .5 06MFO20150 This course is designed to help System Administrators configure the tool’s repository and settings to ensure that an enterprise’s users access the right information at the right time, in the right format.
CA Output Management Web Viewer v12: Administrator Foundations 200 .5 06MFO20160 This course is designed to help System Administrators configure the tool’s repository and settings to ensure that an enterprise’s users access the right information at the right time, in the right format.
Workload Automation
CA Workload Automation ESP for z/OS r11.3: Operators 200 2 06WAO20010 This course provides you with the basic skills required to monitor and manage cross-platform workloads and enterprise-wide schedules. You will be taught how to create and customize applications, monitor and control workflow, and create procedures to perform complex processing. You will also apply variables to create standard reusable processes and create alerts to determine responses to a set of workload conditions.
CA Workload Automation Workstation ESP Edition: Connection Manager 100 .01 85WAE10010 This video provides an overview of the Connection Manager tool bar feature.
CA Workload Automation Workstation ESP Edition: Calendar Manager 100 .16 85WAE10020 This video provides an overview of the Calendar Manager tool bar feature.
CA Workload Automation Workstation ESP Edition: Event Manager 100 .4 85WAE10030 This video provides an overview of the Event Manager tool bar feature.
CA Workload Automation Workstation ESP Edition:  Report Manager 100 .3 85WAE10040 This video provides an overview of the Report Manager tool bar feature.
CA Workload Automation Workstation ESP Edition: Workload Director 100 .48 85WAE10050 This video provides an overview of the Workload Director tool bar feature.
CA Workload Automation Workstation ESP Edition: Workload Editor 100 .38 85WAE10060 This video provides an overview of the Workload Editor tool bar feature.
TPX
OnDemand CA TPX Session Management for z/OS: User Administration 200 1.25 06TPX20060 In this course, you will learn about CA TPX user administration, including access and security settings for the various roles. This course content is presented as an overview of the product and its features along with several interactive demonstrations.
CA TPX Session Management for z/OS: ACL/E 200 .5 06TPX20080 In this course, you will learn about using ACL/E (Automated Conversation Language - Extended) programs with CA TPX and how to use the major commands available for ACL/E programs. This course content is presented as an overview of the product and its features.
On Demand CA TPX Session Management for z/OS: System Administration 200 1.5 06TPX20070 In this course, you will learn about CA TPX system administration, including resource tables, security setting and Printing. This course content is presented as an overview of the product and its features along with several interactive demonstrations.
Other Mainframe Courses
Mission Essential for the Modern Software Factory .5 06MFO11020 This brief course will illustrate the reality of the modern software factory, and why all platforms, including the mainframe, need to support it. This course will discuss the mainframe, which is mission essential to that modern software factory, and how the CA strategy for innovation, leadership and expertise can help drive digital business innovation in your organization.
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CA Deliver
CA Deliver r12.2: Checkpoint & Dynamic Report Enhancements 6:32 N/A This video describes the performance enhancements to the CA Deliver Dynamic Reports and enhancements to the CA Deliver Checkpoint feature.
CA Deliver: Analytics Deep Dive - Deliver - Part 3 7:10 N/A See how you can extract analytic data from the CA Deliver database.
DB2 Tools
Subsystem Analyzer for DB2 for z/OS: How to Use Getpage Sampling 3:50 N/A In this video, we explain the requirements and selection of the getpage sampling rate collection option for CA Subsystem Analyzer for DB2 for z/OS, Release 19 incremental and later. Getpage sampling reduces collection overhead significantly. Sample screen shots that show the getpage sampling rate are included.
CA Report Facility: Using Variables 1:12 N/A Often it is desirable to execute an SQL QUERY with a variable, for example different ranges of dates. This video, based on version 19, explains how CA Report Facility handles the parsing of variables into a QUERY.
CA Report Facility: Building a Tabulation Form 1:12 N/A In this short video, based on Version 19.0, we’ll introduce how to build a tabulation form.
CA Report Facility: Building a Query, Form and Procedure 3:36 N/A In this short video, based on Version 19.0, we’ll introduce how to build a query in CA Report Facility and then use that query to build a form and ultimately, a procedure.
CA File Master Plus
CA File Master Plus Release 9.1: Browse and Edit Datasets 2:46 N/A This CA File Master Plus Release 9.1 video demonstrates how to: Browse and Edit Data Sets.
CA File Master Plus Release 9.1: Create Custom Record Layouts 2:48 N/A This CA File Master Plus Release 9.1 video demonstrates how to: Apply layouts to view formatted data. Define and update a Custom Record Layout.
CA File Master Plus Release 9.1: Eclipse UI - Manage Files 4:32 N/A This CA File Master Plus Release 9.1 video demonstrates how to: Manage files and perform utility functions such as allocate, copy and compare in the Eclipse UI.
CA File Master Plus: Volinfo Utility 3:56 N/A In this short video, we’ll introduce the Volinfo utility. You will learn how to generate reports that show volume, extent and freespace information for your direct access storage device (DASD) volumes.
CA MIM Resource Sharing
CA MIM Resource Sharing Release 12.1: CA MIA Health Check – DDN 6:51 06MIM1009Y In this video you will see the CA MIA Delay, Detection, and Notification (DDN) Health Check feature. This video will include a brief overview of the DDN feature as well as a discussion of the prerequisites and activation of the feature.
CA MIM Resource Sharing Release 12.1: CA MII Conflict Message Enhancements 3:03 06MIM1007Y In this video you will see the new conflict message enhancements made to the CA MIM Resource Sharing Enhanced Contention Management Facility (ECMF). You will also see the required prerequisites for these enhancements.
CA MIM Resource Sharing Release 12.1: CA MII DISPLAY CONFLICT & DISPLAY ENQRESOURCE Enhancements 6:42 06MIM1008Y In this video you will see the new enhancements made to the DISPLAY CONFLICT and DISPLAY ENQRESOURCE commands. You will also see the required prerequisites, activation, MIMPLEX environmentals, and a brief demonstration of the commands in action.
CA MIM Resource Sharing Release 12.1: CA MII MIMQUERY Feature 7:16 06MIM1006Y In this video you will see the MIMQUERY Service that was added with the release of CA MIM Resource Sharing Release 12.1. You will also see the required prerequisites, activation, MIMPLEX environmentals, and a brief demonstration of the feature in action.
CA MIM Resource Sharing Release 12.1: CA MIM Health Check for Early Start 3:17 06MIM1012Y This video introduces you to the CA MIM Health Check for Early Start. The video provides an overview of the Early Start feature, the new Health Check for Early Start, prerequisites necessary for its implementation, and how to activate the Health Check.
CA MIM Resource Sharing Release 12.1: CA MIM Health Check for Hyperstar 3:29 06MIM1014Y This video introduces you to the CA MIM Health Check for Hyperstar. The video provides an overview of the HyperStar feature, the new Health Check for Hyperstar, prerequisites necessary for its implementation, and how to activate the Health Check.
CA MIM Resource Sharing Release 12.1: CA MIM Health Check for SMF Recording 3:08 06MIM1013Y This video introduces you to the CA MIM Health Check for SMF Recording. The video provides an overview of the SMF Recording feature, the new Health Check for SMF Recording, prerequisites necessary for its implementation, and how to activate the Health Check.
CA MIM Resource Sharing Release 12.1: Driver Hang Notification Enhancement 100 3:59 06MIM1011Y This CA MIM Resource Sharing, Release 12.1 video introduces the viewer to the CA MIM Driver Hang Notification. This video provides an overview of the Driver Hang Notification and a discussion of the new Driver Hang messages, abend code, and prerequisites necessary for its implementation.
CA MIM Resource Sharing: CA MIM Health Check for GDIF and GTAF Isolation 3:43 N/A This video, based on Release 12.5, introduces you to the CA MIM Health Check for GDIF and GTAF Isolation. The video provides an overview of the best practice, the new Health Check, prerequisites necessary for its implementation, how to activate the Health Check, and examples of the Health Check
CA MIM Resource Sharing: CA MIM Health Check for MIMINIT PAGEFIX=NO 3:45 N/A This video, based on Release 12.5, introduces you to the CA MIM Health Check for MIMINIT PAGEFIX=NO. The video provides an overview of the best practice, the new Health Check, prerequisites necessary for its implementation, how to activate the Health Check, and examples of the Health Check messages.
CA MIM Resource Sharing: Restart Manager and Dynamic Refresh Enhancements 7:20 N/A This video, based on Release 12.5, provides an overview of the enhancements to the Restart Manager and Dynamic Refresh features that were added with the release of CA MIM Resource Sharing Release 12.5. You will also see the required prerequisites, how to activate the new features, and a brief demonstration
CA NetMaster Network Management for TCP/IP
CA NetMaster Network Management for TCP/IP: Breaking Down the Resource Monitor Screen 4:57 06NMR1007Y This introductory video includes an overview of the TCP/IP Status Monitors in CA NetMaster. This video uses the IP Resource Monitor as an example, and provides an in-depth explanation of what the displayed data means.
CA NetMaster Network Management for TCP/IP: Currently Running NCL Procedures 2:34 06NMR1010Y This video shows you how to determine what NCL procedures are running in your region at any given time. The first example shows how to find out which NCL is running for the Alert Monitor, and the second example shows how to discover the same information for custom NCL procedures.
CA NetMaster Network Management for TCP/IP: How to Send the Internal Audit Trail to the Activity Log 1:17 06NMR1010Y This video includes the steps required to send the internal audit trail to the activity log.
CA NetMaster Network Management for TCP/IP: Primary and Line Commands in the IP Resource Monitor 4:42 06NMR1006Y This introductory video includes an overview of the most useful TCP/IP primary and line commands in the IP Resource Monitor, and offers an in-depth explanation of what the displayed data means.
CA NetMaster Network Management for TCP/IP: Solve Subsystem Interface Commands 8:12 06NMR1005Y This video includes an overview of the TCP/IP Solve Subsystem Interface (SSI) commands, giving a brief explanation of what the displayed output means for each of them various commands.
CA NetMaster Network Management for TCP/IP: The Ins and Outs of the Customizer (/PARMS) 4:45 06NMR1008Y This video shows how to use the NetMaster for TCP/IP Customization Parameters commands, and explains how the resources are affected/modified. This video uses the $NM ALERTHIST resource as the example.
CA NetMaster Network Management: Ping & Traceroute Page 6:20 NA In this short video, we’ll introduce the new Ping & Traceroute page in CA Mainframe Team Center - Network Management. You will learn how to access and use the Ping & Traceroute functions for initial network communications troubleshooting from within this browser-based UI. This video also points out additional uses and special features of the Ping & Traceroute page.
CA NetMaster Network Management: IP Stacks 6:18 NA In this short video, we’ll introduce the IP Stacks page in Mainframe Team Center – Network Management. You will learn how to view traffic type statistics, performance history, and routing table details. This information can help network administrators make decisions to effectively manage network resources by currently running applications.
CA NetMaster Network Management: Alerts Monitor 7:05 NA In this short video, we’ll introduce the Alerts Monitor in CA Mainframe Team Center – Network Management. You will learn how to search through your alerts, view alert details, and take actions based on these alerts, such as changing Severity levels.
CA SYSVIEW
CA SYSVIEW Perf Mgmt V14.1: CICS Transactions That Performed Poorly 2:14 06SYS1018Y This video shows you how to use the CREVIEW command to find CICS transactions that have performed poorly.
CA SYSVIEW Perf Mgmt V14.1: IMS Transactions That Performed Poorly 2:34 06SYS1019Y This video shows you how to use the IMSTLOG command to find IMS transactions that have performed poorly.
CA SYSVIEW Performance Management 14.0: Abended CICS Transactions 2:09 06SYS1017Y This video shows you how to use the CTRANLOG command to find CICS transactions that have abended.
CA SYSVIEW Performance Management 14.0: Viewing CICS Transactions 2:11 06SYS1016Y This video shows you how to find what CICS transactions have run within a selected time period.
CA SYSVIEW Performance Management 14.1: Abended IMS Transactions 2:15 06SYS1011Y This video shows you how to find IMS transactions that have abended using the IMSTLOG command.
CA SYSVIEW Performance Management 14.1: LCASSIST Feature 5:01 06SYS1013Y This video shows you how to use the line command assist feature to see the actions and navigations available for the rows of data on a CA SYSVIEW display.
CA SYSVIEW Performance Management 14.1: Sorting Data 4:08 06SYS1015Y This video shows you how to sort the data in a CA SYSVIEW display to view data in the order that is most useful to you.
CA SYSVIEW Performance Management 14.x: Anatomy of a Display 4:37 06SYS1009B This video describes the basic components of the default display in CA SYSVIEW Performance Management.
CA SYSVIEW Performance Management r14.x: Finding Help 2:28 06SYS1009B This video shows different methods of finding help for any questions that arise when using CA SYSVIEW Performance Manager.
CA SYSVIEW Performance Management r14.x: Navigating 4:36 06SYS1009B This video demonstrates how to use menus and primary commands to navigate CA SYSVIEW Performance Manager.
CA SYSVIEW Performance Management r14.x: Scrolling 5:28 06SYS1009B This video shows you how to scroll in CA SYSVIEW to be able to see all available data on every screen in a CA SYSVIEW display.
CA SYSVIEW Performance Management14.0: Selecting and Filtering Data 4:41 06SYS1014Y This video shows you how to better work with information on a CA SYSVIEW display by selecting and filtering the data that is displayed.
CA SYSVIEW Performance Mgmt V14.1: Using CICS EXEC Interface Trace Cmd 5:28 06SYS1012Y This video shows how to trace CICS transactions using the CICS Exec Interface Trace Command.
CA View
CA View and CA Deliver r12.2: Passphrase Support 6:43 N/A This video describes the CA View and CA Deliver Jobsmode feature, which enables the use of password phrases to authenticate a user, extending the security and usability aspects of CA View and CA Deliver.
CA View r12.2: Job Mode 15:38 N/A This video describes the CA View Job mode feature, which is the new online mode that provides improved search, list, view, print, and email functions for operational data such as jobs and logs.
CA View r12.2: Print and Email via CA Spool 5:12 N/A This video describes how you can set up the support to print and email in CA View via CA Spool.
CA View® Version12.2: ARCHCHG Enhancements 8:05 N/A This video describes the enhancements to the ARCHCHG parameter, which enables a user exit to be coded to change the archive date and time of a report.
CA View® Version12.2: SARGRW Report Writer 5:35 N/A This video describes CA View SARGRW Report Writer, which is a general purpose reporting utility that uses free format control statements to obtain information from database records.
CA View® Version12.2: SARSAM Database Access Method 5:57 N/A This video describes the CA SARSAM database access method, which enables you to find programs running under MVS to access the View database, to retrieve indexes, sysouts, and panel data.
CA View: Analytics Deep Dive - SARGRW - Part 1 5:54 N/A Using the CA View new report writer SARGRW, you can now easily extract Analytic type metrics from the CA View Database.
CA View: Analytics Deep Dive - Other Tools - Part 2 4:26 N/A See what other tools are available are available to CA View to extract metric data.
CA Workload Automation iDash
CA Workload Automation iDash v12.0.01: Auto Import of CA WA AE Archive Data 7:34 N/A With the incremental release 12.0.1, CA Workload Automation iDash now supports the ability to automatically import CA Workload Automation AE archive data.
CA Workload Automation iDash v12.0.01: CA7 SLA with SCHID=0 6:08 N/A With the incremental release 12.0.1, CA Workload Automation iDash now supports the ability to create a single CA7 SLA with SCHID=0 with the capability to override for specific SCHIDs. This video will show you how to create the SLA with SCHID=0.
CA Workload Automation iDash v12.0.01: Support for CA 7 Job Links 5:50 N/A With the incremental release 12.0.1, CA Workload Automation iDash now supports CA 7 Job links. This video will show you how to configure these job links.
CA Workload Automation iDash v12.0: Create a Custom Search 3:44 N/A This video shows you how to create a custom search in CA Workload Automation iDash Version 12.0. It will also help you to edit a custom search and save a modified custom search.
CA Workload Automation iDash v12.0: Create an SLA for a CA WA AE Job 8:30 N/A This video shows you how to create an SLA for a CA Workload Automation AE job in CA Workload Automation iDash Version 12.0. It will also help you to set SLA date scheduling and time conditions, search and filter jobs, and display job runs.
CA Workload Automation iDash v12.0: Create an SLA for a CA WA CA7 Job 10:30 N/A This video shows you how to create an SLA for a CA WA CA7 Edition job in CA Workload Automation iDash Version 12.0. It will also help you to set SLA date scheduling and time conditions, search and filter jobs, and display job runs.
CA Workload Automation iDash v12.0: Create an SLA from the CLI 8:10 N/A This video shows you how to create an SLA from the command-line interface (CLI) in CA Workload Automation iDash Version 12.0. It will also help you to set various parameters for the idlist and idupdate commands and modify the SLA definition file.
CA Workload Automation iDash v12.0: Create SLA Reports 12:56 N/A This video shows you how to create SLA reports using the Web interface and the command-line interface (CLI) in CA Workload Automation iDash Version 12.0. It will help you to publish SLA reports in a variety of formats, including HTML and PDF.
CA Workload Automation iDash v12.0: Create Tags and Associate SLAs 7:40 N/A This video shows you how to create tags and associate them to SLAs in CA Workload Automation iDash Version 12.0. It will also help you to edit and nest tags.
CA Workload Automation iDash v12.0: Customize My Watchlist 2:04 N/A This video shows you how to customize My watchlist in CA Workload Automation iDash Version 12.0. It will also help you to display the hierarchy of tags in My watchlist and filter the SLA list by tags.
CA Workload Automation iDash Version 12.0: Monitor SLAs 12:40 N/A This video shows you how to monitor SLAs from Dashboard and Explorer pages in CA Workload Automation iDash Version 12.0. It will help you to monitor SLAs by working with alerts, customizing the SLA list, and using the Flow, Time, and Table views.
CA XCOM Data Transport
CA XCOM Data Transport for Windows: Upgrade Installer 10:43 N/A This CA XCOM Data Transport, Release 11.6 SP01, video provides an overview of how to upgrade CA XCOM from Release 11.6 to Service Pack 01.
CA XCOM Data Transport: Character Conversion 3:07 N/A This CA XCOM Data Transport, Version12.x, video provides an overview of character conversion process.
CA XCOM Data Transport: General Overview 3:01 N/A This CA XCOM Data Transport, Version12.x, video provides an overview of CA XCOM Data Transport and how the architecture functions.
CA XCOM Data Transport: How to Create a RRDS File 2:35 N/A This CA XCOM Data Transport for z/OS, Version 12.x, video provides an overview of how to create a VSAM RRDS file.
CA XCOM Data Transport: How to Setup and Run a SSL Transfer Job 10:47 N/A This CA XCOM Data Transport for z/OS, Version 12.x, video provides an overview of how to setup and execute a SSL Transfer job.
CA XCOM Data Transport: How to Setup and Run and Inquire Job 6:44 N/A This CA XCOM Data Transport for z/OS, Version 12.x, video provides an overview of how to setup and execute a TYPE=INQUIRE job.
CA XCOM Data Transport: How to Start an XCOM Server and Edit the Configuration File 5:22 N/A This CA XCOM Data Transport for z/OS, Version 12.x, video provides an overview of how to start an XCOM server and edit the configuration file.
CA XCOM Data Transport: Rescheduling Direct Transfers 4:28 N/A This CA XCOM Data Transport, Version12.x, video provides an overview of how CA XCOM Data Transport handles the rescheduling of Direct Transfers.
CA XCOM Data Transport: Translation Tables 10:41 N/A This CA XCOM Data Transport, Version12.x, video provides an overview of Translation Tables used in converting between ASCII and EBCDIC languages.
CA XCOM Data Transport: Types of Transfer 3:51 N/A This CA XCOM Data Transport, Version12.x, video provides an overview of the various available transfer types.
CA XCOM Data Transport: Working without SNA 4:38 N/A This CA XCOM Data Transport, Version12.x, video provides an overview of how to perform transfers without SNA.
CA XCOM Data Transport for Linux SP01: Upgrade Installer 11:18 N/A This CA XCOM Data Transport, Release 11.6 SP01, video provides an overview of how to upgrade CA XCOM Data Transport from Release 11.6 to Service Pack 01.
CA XCOM Data Transport for Linux PC: Transfer Files between Systems 7:43 N/A This CA XCOM Data Transport video provides an overview of sending and receiving files on Linux/UNIX based machines in GUI, Command Line, Configuration File and XML Configuration file from your local system to a remote system and the other way around.
MIM
CA MIM™ Resource Sharing Release 12.1: Dynamic Refresh 4:22 N/A This video show you how to use the Dynamic Refresh feature to dynamically refresh or switch the MIM load library without stopping and restarting the MIM address space or taking a system outage.
CA Endevor SCM
What's new in CA Endevor V17? 7:00 N/A This video explains CA Endevor Software Change Manager’s new Incremental Release Program as well as the new features that are offered with the first incremental release.
CA Endevor Software Change Manager - Eclipse Based UI: Getting Started 7:00 N/A This informational video will demonstrate how to install the CA Endevor SCM Eclipse plug-in, connect to Endevor, and start using Eclipse.
CA PLEX
CA Plex Release 7.x: Introduction for 2E Developers 100 8:01 N/A This video introduces 2E customers to the benefits that CA Plex has to offer.
CA Data Content Discovery (DCD)
CA Data Content Discovery for z/OS: Data Risk & Product Discussion 7:14 N/A In this video we will discuss myth versus reality regarding protection of at-risk mainframe data, impact/costs of data theft, and we'll introduce CA Data Content Discovery.
ACF2
CA ACF2™ for z/OS: Enable Generic Signon Messaging 4:32 N/A This video, based on Version 16.0, introduces the GSO MSGOPTS record, which lets you enable generic signon messaging to safeguard against malicious hackers. The video provides an overview of enabling this messaging, reviews the affected product messages, discusses the MSGOPTS fields, and demonstrates how to enable the generic signon messaging.
  »  CICS v5.3
Course Title Duration Description
CICS TS Operations Series
CICS TS - Introduction
4 The CICS TS - Introduction course provides an overview of the CICS Transaction Server product and how it is used to process work. A description of the components that comprise CICS TS and how they are integrated.
CICS - Explorer Fundamentals
3 This course describes how to access a CICS TS system using CICS Explorer, and how the CICS Explorer window can be modified to display various CICS TS data. Details describing how CICS Explorer help can be accessed, and the creation and integration of customized help is also covered.
CICS TS - Controlling CICS Operations
6 The Controlling CICS Operations course focuses on CICS startup and shutdown processes and commands, and the handling of system-related CICS problems.
CICS Command Simulations
2 A number of simulations are provided that the student can use to assess their skills and knowledge in relation to the entering of commands, and interpretation of output produced, when monitoring and manipulating CICS resources, and starting/stopping CICS.
CICS TS Programmers Series
CICS - Programming Basics
6 The CICS Programming Basics course provides an overview of the CICS Transaction Server product and describes how it is used to process work. It looks at the application code required for programs working with CICS, using various programming languages. It also describes the major interfaces used to interact with this product.
Program Control and Communication
6 The CICS Program Control and Communication course describes the methods used to transfer data from one CICS program to another, and the commands used to achieve this. It also explains the various CICS communication facilities and features that can be used for interaction between CICS programs and other programs: both within and external to CICS. This course also introduces the CICS programmer to more basic CICS issues including serialization, threadsafe, containers, and CICS data areas.
Files and Databases
4 This course discusses how CICS applications can be used to access and update data, and also looks at the code and interfaces required by CICS to communicate with DB2.
Storage and Transient Data
4 This course looks at some of the features provided by CICS for application programs, including; storage, temporary storage queues, and transient data queues.
Programming for Web Access
4 This course discusses the options available to programmers when there is a need to connect to CICS using web-based interfaces. It addresses the HTTP, SOAP, and JSON protocols and the code required to send and receive requests from them.
Using CICS Transaction Gateway
3 This course looks at the CICS Transaction Gateway product, describing when and how it is used to facilitate communication with CICS.
CICS Terminal Communications
6 The CICS Terminal Communications course looks at traditional CICS communication methods with terminals, and expands this further by describing how Basic Mapping Support (BMS) maps are created and used in today's environment.
Using SDF II To Maintain CICS TS Maps
2 This course provides you with an overview of the SDF II product and describes how it is used to create BMS maps.
Programming for Recovery
3 This course addresses how CICS code, and general CICS system facilities can be configured to handle errors, and perform recovery.
Debugging CICS Programs
4 The Debugging CICS Programs course looks at several different CICS supplied transactions and system facilities that can be used to identify, and diagnose problems. The CEMT command is discussed in length, providing examples that show how CICS resource details are displayed and updated. The invoking of CICS debugging transactions and interpretation of results is covered, as well as the use of system dumps and traces.
  »  Cloud Computing
Course Title Duration Description
Cloud Computing for Data Centers
5 The Cloud Computing for Data Centers course discusses the evolution of cloud computing and provides you with sources for obtaining additional cloud skills and knowledge. The attributes, and pros and cons of various cloud computing services is supplied and a description of in-house and outsourced cloud deployment models is provided. The final module uses the skills and knowledge you have attained, to create a business case and project plan for a cloud computing project.
  »  COBOL Programming
Course Title Duration Description
COBOL Programming - Basics
6 The COBOL Programming Basics course introduces the COBOL language and its basic structure. It describes the syntax and use of program logic statements in the procedure division of a COBOL program. It examines the standard loop and conditional statements, and the available arithmetic operations. It also describes the use of basic screen and printing instructions.
Data and Datafile Definitions in COBOL
4 The COBOL Data and Datafile Definitions course explains how the COBOL programming language describes and defines data. It also shows how COBOL data definitions can be used to manipulate the way data is used. It explores display and computational formats, and the use of redefines to reference data in different ways.
COBOL Programming – Manipulating Data
6 The COBOL File Handling course describes how COBOL can be used to define and process several of the common file types used in system processing. It details how sequential and direct files can be defined in the environmental division of the program, and the instructions and processes used to access data sequentially and directly through an index.
COBOL Programming - Advanced
5 The COBOL Programming - Advanced course examines the use of tables in a COBOL program, and the methodologies used for file sorting. It details the use of subprograms and the linkage section. It also shows how parameters are passed to a program.
IBM COBOL for z/OS
4 The IBM COBOL for z/OS course is designed for learners with a basic understanding of generic COBOL. It examines the non-standard implementations of COBOL in COBOL for z/OS. It also looks at compiling COBOL in z/OS, and accessing IBM subsystems such as CICS and DB2. Finally, it explores the importance of using Language Environment.
Accessing IMS Databases from COBOL
3 The Accessing IMS Databases from COBOL course details COBOL accesses the IMS/DB database. It gives examples of the DL/I data access language and shows how to use DL/I in COBOL programs to read and update IMS data. The concept of backup and recovery, particularly in the context of batch programming runs, is also explained.
  »  Database - DB2 v11
Course Title Duration Description
DB2 Operations Series

Note: DB2 v10 is also available.
DB2 Fundamentals
5 The DB2 Fundamentals course describes what DB2 is, how it is used and the components that comprise its structure. An overview of the SQL language, which is used to communicate with DB2, is provided along with details on how it is used with SPUFI.
Managing DB2 Operations
4 The Managing DB2 Operations course looks at DB2 from an Operations viewpoint, describing DB2 startup and shutdown, common operator tasks, message interpretation and restart and recovery considerations. A number of commands used to analyze the status of DB2 components are discussed as well as the facilities associated with backup, recovery and restart.
DB2 - Database Management System Series
Introduction to RDBMSs and DB2
4 The Introduction to RDBMSs and DB2 course describes from a Database Administrator's (DBA) viewpoint how DB2 is used and the types of DB2-related tasks that the DBA performs. The course also looks at DB2's system configuration requirements and how it is implemented in a z/OS environment.
Manage Data Definitions with DB2
6 The Manage Data Definitions with DB2 course describes how SQL is used to define a DB2 database and its associated objects. It looks at SQL statement syntax and the methods used to invoke SQL statements.
DB2 SQL Fundamentals
4 (Previously titled Manage Data with DB2 SQL in the v10 Curriculm) The DB2 SQL Fundamentals course looks at some of the more common SQL statements used by programmers when starting out. It addresses the code used to obtain DB2 table data, sort it, as well as methods used for inserting, deleting, updating and merging table data.
Advanced DB2 SQL
4 The Advanced DB2 SQL course discusses some of the more advanced SQL code used to manipulate table data. Various methods used for joining tables is presented, along with examples of SQL statements and subqueries used to filter data results.
Create and Maintain DB2 Programs
6 The Create and Maintain DB2 Programs course describes how SQL is invoked from an application program and the interaction that can occur between the application program and DB2. This course also discusses how a DB2 COBOL Program is created.
DB2 Stored Procedures
3 The DB2 Stored Procedures course describes how stored procedures are used and the platforms on which they can be implemented. The benefits derived from using stored procedures are discussed as well as security implications associated with them.
Optimize DB2 Application Performance
5 The Optimize DB2 Application Performance course describes the methods used by DB2 when processing application programs containing SQL, and provides details of the tools and utilities that can be used to measure and analyse their effectiveness.
  »  Data Center Storage Management
Course Title Duration Description
Storage Fundamentals for Data Centers
5 This course introduces the learner to data center storage, how it has evolved and the direction it is taking. The initial module also discusses the role of the Storage Administrator and where this person can obtain certification, training and general information. The remainder of the course focuses on disk and tape systems describing how they have evolved, how they are used to store data, and various configurations.
Storage Networks, Administration, and DASD Management Using ICKDSF
4 This course describes the common configurations when implementing networked data storage, and includes information relating to cloud based storage structures. An overview of the monitoring and management tasks performed by the Storage Administrator are covered, focusing heavily on performance and capacity aspects. Details on using the ICKDSF program in z/OS, z/VSE and z/VM environments for DASD initialization and other administration tasks, is also covered.
Using DFSMS to Manage the z/OS Storage Environment
6 This course describes today's data storage needs and the role of various DFSMS components in managing that data. It looks at data management rule creation and the role that DFSMShsm plays in ensuring sufficient space is made available.
Course Title Duration Description
DevOps Fundamentals
2 The DevOps Fundamentals course discusses how today's successful business strategies evolve around continuous improvement practices, and how implementing a DevOps environment can partly achieve this goal. Pre and post DevOps scenarios are examined, looking at the structure and characteristics of this environment. Several DevOps-related surveys are examined as well as a number of case studies involved with DevOps adoption. Cultural changes associated with implementing DevOps are discussed, including challenges in this area. Finally, a wide range of commonly used DevOps-related automation tools and their purpose are presented.
  »  Disaster Recovery
Course Title Duration Description
Ensuring Data Center Business Continuity
3 This course begins by immersing the learner in a full scale disaster, getting them to think about all the elements involved in not only recovering data, but also ensuring that the overall business runs as per expectations. It then describes what business continuity is, citing well known events, and where disaster recovery fits in. The course is then extended to explain common business continuity strategies and looks at standards, in particular ISO22301, to see how current standards tackle this important facet of business life.
  »  IBM Explorer for z/OS
Course Title Duration Description
IBM Explorer for z/OS
2 The IBM Explorer for z/OS (also known as z/OS Explorer) course discusses the evolution of this product and how it fits into IBM's strategy of producing powerful modern looking tools that can be used easily by both experienced and entry-level personnel. The product's eclipse-based framework is discussed in detail with considerable emphasis on the use of z/OS and Resource perspectives, and the related views used to display and manage z/OS data.
  »  IBM Mainframe Communications
Course Title Duration Description
IBM Mainframe Communications Concepts
5 The IBM Mainframe Communications Concepts course provides an overview of traditional SNA and TCP/IP communication protocols and the logical and physical components associated with them.
VTAM Commands
5 The VTAM commands course discusses the use of commands to display the status and attributes of VTAM resources. An explanation of the processes used to start, activate, deactivate and stop VTAM resources is also provided.
Mainframe TCP/IP Commands
5 The Mainframe TCP/IP Commands course describes how TCP/IP runs on the mainframe and provides several scenarios where TCP/IP daemon, client application and server application commands are used.
VTAM Command Simulations
2 A number of simulations are provided that the student can use to assess their skills and knowledge in relation to the entering of commands, and interpretation of output produced, when monitoring and managing VTAM.
  »  Introduction to the IBM Environment
Course Title Duration Description
These courses are available for z/OS version 2.1 and 1.13.
Introduction to the IBM Enterprise Environment
4 This course examines what a mainframe is, why it has survived and the IT personnel that need to interact with it. It then discusses the basic hardware, software and networking components and the methods used to access and process data on the mainframe.
z/OS Systems Programming Fundamentals 6 This course provides the learner with a more in-depth view of the z/OS system and covers concepts such as virtual storage, system initialization and how system data sets and parameters can be modified in response to system and network issues.
IBM Development Environment
6 This course discusses the use of mainframe data sets and database files to store organizational data and examines the batch and online methods used to process that data. Widely used mainframe programming languages such as COBOL, PL/I, C++, REXX, CLIST and Java are introduced and a description of the Language Environment used to provide many of these languages with common runtime routines is presented.
  »  IMS (Information Management System)
Course Title Duration Description
Introducing IMS
5 The Introducing IMS course provides a broad overview of IMS describing its purpose, strengths and weaknesses, functional components and processing concepts.
IMS Commands
5 The IMS Commands course explains the different methods in which IMS commands can be invoked and provides examples of commands used to display various IMS system activity. A detailed description of the IMS startup and shutdown process and the associated commands is also provided.
IMS Database Manager
5 The IMS Database Manager course covers in detail how data is stored within an IMS database and describes how it is referenced and accessed. IMS backup and recovery strategies are discussed as well as the use of maintenance utilities used in day-to-day operations.
  »  Java Programming
Course Title Duration
(Hours)
Description
Java Introduction for the IBM Enterprise 3 This course is intended for experienced Mainframe Programmers, particularly COBOL programmers who need to understand Java and the the basic concepts of object orientation and how it is different from programming languages traditionally used for enterprise development. The student will require knowledge and experience of a procedural mainframe programming language, particularly COBOL, and of the z/OS environment.
Java Programming for the IBM Enterprise 7 This course is intended for experienced Mainframe Programmers, particularly COBOL programmers who need to be able to use Java as an alternative language to COBOL and to use Java to extend enterprise systems to the Internet. Java structures are shown alongside their COBOL equivalent.
Java Data Access for the IBM Enterprise 3 This course is intended for experienced Mainframe Programmers, particularly COBOL programmers, or Java programmers new to the IBM enterprise environment who need to understand the following: the Java datafile and database access, I-O methods, the special requirements and facilities used to access the IBM Enterprise systems unique data storage facilities, to use Java beans as reusable objects and enterprise Java beans for accessing the facilities provided by enterprise systems.
  »  JCL (Job Control Language)
Course Title Duration Description
These courses are available for z/OS version 2.1 and 1.13.
JCL (z/OS) – Introduction to z/OS JCL
3 The JCL (z/OS) - Introduction to z/OS JCL course describes the purpose of Job Control Language (JCL) in a z/OS environment and describes the three most commonly used JCL statements: JOB, EXEC and DD. Details of common parameters associated with these statements, along with examples on how they are used, are also provided.
JCL (z/OS) – Using Special Data Sets in Batch Jobs
5 The JCL (z/OS) - Using Special Data Sets in Batch Jobs course examines how special data sets, such as generation data groups, tape data sets, and temporary data sets are referenced using JCL. It also describes how data sets can be concatenated in JCL and some of the reserved DD statement names and their uses.
JCL (z/OS) – Identifying and Resolving Batch Problems in JCL
3 The JCL (z/OS) - Identifying and Resolving Batch Problems course examines the use of the COND parameter and the IF/THEN/ELSE JCL statement construct, showing how they can be used to control the flow of steps throughout a job. A list and description of common condition codes and abends is provided along with their causes and possible resolution.
JCL (z/OS) – Coding Procedures and JES2 Control Statements
4 The JCL (z/OS) - Coding Procedures and JES2 Control Statement course demonstrates how to create JCL procedures. It also covers the use of override statements and symbolic substitution of values within a procedure. It examines how parameter values can be passed, and how backward references can be used between steps. Finally, it describes the use of the JES control statement in determining the environment that a job should run under, and the OUTPUT statement and its role in determining where output should be sent for printing.
  »  JES (Job Entry Subsystem)
Course Title Duration Description
JES2 Concepts, Commands, and Application Series
These courses are available for z/OS version 2.1 and 1.13.
JES2 System Initialization and Shutdown
5 This course describes how and why JES2 evolved and introduces the major JES2 components, their purpose, and general terminology. A number of scenarios are presented that describe how JES2 devices are used, their possible statuses, and how jobs are processed. The final module discusses operational aspects associated with JES2 including how it is automatically and manually started and stopped, and commands that can be used when there are problems with these processes.
Monitoring Batch Jobs with JES2
4 This course describes the JES2 command syntax and provides numerous examples explaining the scenarios in which JES2 commands are used. After an initial overview of commonly used JES2 commands, modules focus on the commands used for displaying printer, initiator, and batch job attributes and status.
Using JES2 in Scheduling Batch Jobs
5 This course builds from the previous and discusses some of the more commonly used JES2 commands used to manipulate initiator and printer resources and activity. A focus on the JES2 commands associated with modifying batch job attributes as they progress through the JES2 queues is also provided. The display and management of network-related JES2 components is also mentioned.
Identify and Resolve JES2 Batch Problems
5 This course provides you with examples of common JES2 job-related problems and explains the process and JES2 commands that are used to display, analyze and resolve those issues. Detailed information relating to the function of JES2 checkpoints, their placement, and attributes is provided along with steps required to resolve problems associated with this resource.
Identify and Resolve JES2 System Problems
5 This course looks at JES2 initialization parameters used to define JES2 system resources and the subsequent JES2 commands used to display and resolve problems that occur with these items. The JES2 shutdown process is revisited in more detail, providing information on problem resolution techniques if JES2 cannot be shut down gracefully.
JES2 Command Simulations
2 A number of simulations are provided that the student can use to assess their skills and knowledge in relation to the entering of commands, and interpretation of output produced, when monitoring and manipulating the JES2 subsystem and its resources.
JES3 Series
JES3 Concepts and Commands 9 The JES3 Concepts and Commands course introduces the JES3 subsystem. It describes the JES3 input, main output, and expanded services available, and examines the commands used to start, display, maintain, and shut down the JES3 subsystem.
Course Title Duration Description
Introduction to Linux
5 The Introduction to Linux course provides you with an overview of the Linux operating system and describes how it is used in today's System z environment. Information on interfaces used to access the Linux environment and standard communication tools are also discussed.
The Linux File System
5 The Linux File System course describes the file structure within the Linux environment and explains how files are accessed, displayed and manipulated. Details of security measures in relation to Linux files is also provided. A number of general tasks associated with monitoring and managing the Linux file system are also discussed.
Editing with VI
4 The Editing with vi course describes how the vi Editor is used to open, and update text files. Editing techniques such as searching, filtering, finding, copying and replacing text is covered and some advanced material relating to the editor configuration and programming support is also provided.
Linux Shell Programming
4 The Linux Shell Programming course describes the use of coding components such as variables, parameters, expressions, and functions that can appear within a shell script. Details relating to conditional execution and looping that can be programmed into the script is supplied along with the handling of script errors.
Linux Operations
4 The Linux Operations course describes the purpose of Linux Processes and explains how these activities can be monitored and managed. Information describing how to create Linux jobs and optionally schedule them to run is discussed along with other operational tasks relating to system logs and shell customization.
  »  OS/390 UNIX
Course Title Duration
(Hours)
Description
Introduction to OS/390 UNIX 4 The Introduction to OS/390 UNIX course is intended for OS/390 (MVS) programmers requiring the knowledge and skill to use the UNIX environment on the OS/390 operating system.
OS/390 UNIX Applications and Interfaces 4 The OS/390 UNIX Applications and Interfaces course is intended for OS/390 (MVS) programmers requiring the knowledge and skill to use the UNIX environment on the OS/390 operating system.
OS/390 UNIX Customization and Administration 12 The OS/390 UNIX Customization and Administration course is intended for OS/390 (MVS) programmers requiring the knowledge and skill to be able to install, customize, maintain, and perform administration tasks relating to the UNIX components of the OS/390 operating system.
  »  PL/1 Programming
Course Title Duration Description
PL/1 Fundamentals and Data Representation
5 The PL/1 Fundamentals and Data Representation course introduces the PL/1 language. It explains the basic building blocks, particularly how data and program storage is represented and defined in the language.
PL/1 Program Design Techniques
5 The PL/1 Program Design Techniques course builds on the PL/1 Fundamentals course. It explains how to build a structured program in the language. It also describes many of the common built-in functions.
PL/1 Accessing Data in Files
5 The PL/1 Accessing Data in Files course explains how to use PL/1 to access and update data in both sequential and random access files. It also describes how to handle file and generic error conditions.
PL/1 Preprocessor, Debugging and Advanced Coding
5 The PL/1 Debugging and Advanced Coding Techniques course explains the reasons for program errors and describes the tools available to debug a PL/1 program. It also explores some more advanced coding techniques in the language.
  »  Rational Developer for System z
Course Title Duration Description
Rational Developer for System z Basics
4 This course introduces the learner to the IBM Rational Developer for System z (RDz) product describing the general tasks that can be performed using it, as well as its configuration and other features. A guide to RDz's GUI interface is provided including details on connecting to resources on a host system.
Creating and Managing Applications Using RDz
4 This course describes the methods used to create, manage and maintain applications under RDz. It provides details on the benefits of projects and subprojects within RDz and the application tasks that can be performed within this structure. RDz testing and debugging capabilities are discussed in detail, in particular the zUnit testing framework, and the IBM Integrated Debugger. The final module addresses the RDz features that allow you to create applications for DB2, CICS and IMS.
  »  Related Products
Course Title Duration Description
CLISTS Introduction 6 The CLISTS Introduction course introduces the Command LIST (CLIST) interpreted language for the z/OS environment. It examines the commands and statements used by the CLIST language. It also shows how it can be used in conjunction with TSO commands and facilities to assist the general operations of z/OS.
FOCUS 6 This course is intended for those looking to learn FOCUS for the purposes of data and report construction and maintenance. Before commencing this course you should have a good understanding of basic programming and database principles.
HSM Overview 3 This course is intended for Operators who will be responsible for monitoring/controlling HSM and programmers who will use HSM. Before commencing this course you will need a good knowledge of MVS and TSO/ISPF.
Parallel Sysplex 3 The Parallel Sysplex course introduces the concepts of a z/OS Parallel Sysplex. It explores the different types of system configurations and the technical terms used to describe them. It also describes the basic steps and conditions required to set up a Parallel Sysplex environment.
Virtual Tape Server (VTS)
3 The Virtual Tape Server (VTS) course introduces the student to the concepts, functions, and capabilities of a VTS and explains how a VTS operates. Information describing the VTS hardware and software components is provided including the commands used to monitor and maintain a VTS in the z/OS operating environment.
System Managed Storage (SMS) 4 The System Managed Storage (SMS) course describes SMS and its uses. It provides examples of four SMS constructs and the four SMS routines. It also examines the ISMF panels for general SMS functions, the management of space and data availability, and the new JCL and IDCAMS keywords for SMS.
  »  REXX (REstructured eXtended eXecutor language)
Course Title Duration Description
Introduction to the REXX Programming Language
4 The Introduction to REXX Programming Language course introduces the REXX programming language and explains how it is run. It also reviews and describes the major elements that comprise a REXX program.
REXX Keyword Instructions
6 The REXX Keyword Instructions course discusses the common keyword instructions used in REXX coding and describes how looping and execution control instructions are invoked.
REXX Built-In Functions
6 The REXX Built-In Functions course describes the standard built-in functions that are available with REXX.
REXX with z/OS and TSO/E
6 The REXX with z/OS and TSO/E course explains how REXX is used in TSO and z/OS environments.
  »  SDSF (System Display & Search Facility)
Course Title Duration Description
These courses are available for z/OS version 2.1 and 1.13.
SDSF Concepts and Operation
8 The SDSF Concepts and Operation course describes the purpose of SDSF, providing details on how it is accessed and how you interact with it. The course then explains how data is located and the use of filtering commands to display specific information. Details of SDSF initialization and shutdown are provided with solutions to common problems. Finally, a description of SDSF logs and how they are used is covered.
Using SDSF to Control Job Processing
7 The Using SDSF to Control Job Processing course describes how job activity can be displayed using the Input, Display Active and Status SDSF panels. It discusses how the attributes of jobs including their status, can be modified by overtyping existing values, or by entering commands. Control of overall batch job activity through the use of MAS, Scheduling Environments and Initiators is also discussed.
Using SDSF to Display, Manipulate and Print Job Output
6 The Using SDSF to Display, Manipulate and Print Job Output course describes how held and non-held output is displayed, and provides information on the commands that can be used to modify output attributes or delete the output altogether. Details associated with displaying and modifying printer attributes and activity are also covered.
Using SDSF to Manage System Resources and Devices 6 The Using SDSF to Manage System Resources and Devices course describes the use of the IBM Health Checker and explains commands that can be used to run, delete, restore, activate and deactivate a check. Displaying and interpreting JES2 resource data is covered along with the process of handling system requests and action messages. Details associated with displaying and managing spool, and JES2 node and line activity are also explained.
  »  Security (RACF & CA ACF2)
Course Title Duration Description
Introduction to Mainframe Security Series
Introduction to Mainframe Security
5 This course provides the learner with a basic understanding of z/OS security. It introduces basic security concepts as they relate to z/OS, including the reasons for security, physical security and the Logon ID. It covers both traditional z/OS security issues such as data set protection and TSO/E, together with recent developments including LDAP and passphrases. Sections on security auditing, event recording, and a detailed explanation of the Authorized Program Facility (APF) are also covered.
CA ACF2 Security Server Series
CA-ACF2® - Introduction 4 These courses describe how CA ACF2™ is used to protect and secure the system against accidental and malicious access and damage. It instructs the student on how CA ACF2™ works and how to define users, rules and parameters, to restrict access to the system and its resources.
CA-ACF2® - Defining Environment Controls 5 These courses describe how CA ACF2™ is used to protect and secure the system against accidental and malicious access and damage. It instructs the student on how CA ACF2™ works and how to define users, rules and parameters, to restrict access to the system and its resources.
CA-ACF2® - Protecting System Access 5 These courses describe how CA ACF2™ is used to protect and secure the system against accidental and malicious access and damage. It instructs the student on how CA ACF2™ works and how to define users, rules and parameters, to restrict access to the system and its resources.
CA-ACF2® - Protecting Data Integrity 5 These courses describe how CA ACF2™ is used to protect and secure the system against accidental and malicious access and damage. It instructs the student on how CA ACF2™ works and how to define users, rules and parameters, to restrict access to the system and its resources.
CA-ACF2® - Protecting General Resources 5 These courses describe how CA ACF2™ is used to protect and secure the system against accidental and malicious access and damage. It instructs the student on how CA ACF2™ works and how to define users, rules and parameters, to restrict access to the system and its resources.
CA-ACF2® - Maintaining ACF2 4 These courses describe how CA ACF2™ is used to protect and secure the system against accidental and malicious access and damage. It instructs the student on how CA ACF2™ works and how to define users, rules and parameters, to restrict access to the system and its resources.
CA-ACF2® For Auditors 5 These courses describe how CA ACF2™ is used to protect and secure the system against accidental and malicious access and damage. It instructs the student on how CA ACF2™ works and how to define users, rules and parameters, to restrict access to the system and its resources.
RACF Series
Defining Users to RACF
6 The Defining Users to RACF course details the skills that are required by a security administrator, programmer, or DBA in using RACF to secure systems and data. It explains how to define and maintain individual users and groups system security access.
Protecting System Resources Using RACF
6 The Protecting System Resources Using RACF course describes how RACF is used to define access to data sets. Details of the profiles used to provide access to general resources and UNIX resources is also explained.
RACF for System Administrators and Auditors
4 The RACF for System Adminstrators and Auditors course describes the skills needed to audit security access in an RACF controlled system. It includes setting up auditing options and interpreting audit data.
  »  Service Oriented Architecture
Course Title Duration
(Hours)
Description
Service Oriented Architecture 4 This course describes what Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is and why businesses today are looking at implementing it. It outlines the components and architecture associated with an SOA environment and explains the challenges and barriers to SOA adoption.
  »  TSO/ISPF (Time Sharing Option & Interactive Systems Productivity Facility)
Course Title Duration Description
These courses are available for z/OS version 2.1 and 1.13.
Using Online System Facilities – TSO/ISPF
5 The Using Online System Facilities - TSO/ISPF course explains the purpose of TSO is and how it is accessed. It then describes how to log on to ISPF and provides details of navigation methods, program function key definition and explains how basic ISPF settings can be configured.
Managing Data Files and Definitions with ISPF/PDF
5 The Managing Data Files and Definitions with ISPF/PDF course explains how to use the ISPF menu options to display the contents of data sets and how functions such as; copying, printing, renaming and deleting are performed on these objects.
Maintaining Data in Files with the ISPF Editor
7 The Maintaining Data in Files with the ISPF Editor course explains how the ISPF Editor is used to view, browse and edit data within a data set.
  »  Utilities
Course Title Duration Description
These courses are available for z/OS version 2.1 and 1.13.
z/OS Batch Utilities Series
General Data Set Utilities
4 This course looks at the IEFBR14, IEHPROGM and IEBCOPY utilities and discusses how they are used to create, copy, and delete data sets. The JCL requirements for these utilities, along with their control statement syntax, is also covered in detail.
Data Utilities
5 This course looks at the IEBGENER, ICEGENER, IEBCOMPR, IEHLIST and DFSORT utilities and provides real-life examples describing how they are used to interrogate and modify data set content. The JCL requirements for these utilities, along with their control statement syntax, is also covered in detail.
VSAM Series
Introduction to VSAM
7 This course provides the learner with a basic understanding of the VSAM access method and VSAM data sets on z/OS. It introduces what VSAM is and when it is used. It includes information on the different VSAM data set types, when each is used, and their internal structure. Information on creating, copying, deleting, and managing VSAM data sets using JCL, TSO/E commands, the IDCAMS batch utility, and other tools is also covered. Finally, other products used to manage VSAM data sets are introduced - both from IBM and other vendors.
  »  WebSphere
Course Title Duration Description
Introduction to WebSphere Application Server
1 This course introduces IBM WebSphere Application Server for z/OS. The course includes the role of an application server and how WebSphere Application Server provides Web access to mainframe data.
Introduction to WebSphere MQ
5 This course provides the learner with basic information about WebSphere MQ on z/OS: features, functions and issues that differ from WebSphere MQ on other platforms.
  »  Virtualization (z/VM)
Course Title Duration Description
Version 6.3
z/VM Concepts, System Initialization and Shutdown
6 The z/VM Concepts, System Initialization and Shutdown course describes how virtualization, and in particular z/VM, has become more popular in Data Centers and examines the processes used for z/VM start-up and shutdown.
Monitoring and Controlling z/VM Operations
5 The Monitoring and Controlling z/VM Operations course describes the tasks associated with displaying z/VM system status and activity, and management of z/VM resources.
Managing Guest Operating Systems
6 The Managing Guest Operating Systems course describes the types of guests that can be installed under z/VM and the methods used to create, display and manipulate CMS files.
Identifying and Resolving z/VM Problems
5 The Identifying and Resolving z/VM Problems course looks at the tools and methods used to gather information that assists with problem resolution, and discusses how performance issues and general problems are resolved. The processes and utilities used for backup and recovery are also described.
Linux on z Systems Fundamentals
5 The Linux on z Systems Fundamentals course discusses common Linux distributions for the z systems environment, how Linux is accessed, its operational implementation, and the general monitoring and management of Linux. The Administrator module provides an overview of the tuning, monitoring, and analyzing tasks performed by the Linux Administrator and contains tips for best practice in these areas.
  »  zEnterprise
Course Title Duration Description
Introduction to zEnterprise - EC12, BC12 & zBX
5 This course describes how the zEnterprise system manages workloads across heterogeneous platforms and describes the components that comprise and support this system.
Course Title Duration Description
These courses are available for z/OS version 2.1 and 1.13.
z/OS Series
z/OS Concepts and Components
5 The z/OS Concepts and Components course describes the evolution of mainframe computing and provides descriptions of the major components that comprise today's z/OS environment. Details of general z/OS processing concepts are also provided.
Initializing and Terminating the z/OS System
4 The Initializing and Terminating the z/OS System course describes what actions occur as part of a z/OS system initialization, and then delves into the system data sets and configuration libraries responsible for defining z/OS system characteristics. The final module in this course simulates a z/OS system startup and shutdown, describing the most common commands and operator responses.
Monitoring the z/OS System
5 The Monitoring the z/OS System course introduces z/OS commands that can be used to display the status and attributes of various z/OS tasks and devices. An overview of system monitoring tools and facilities such as RMF, z/OSMF, traces and EREPS are also provided as well as a description on how SMF data is created and controlled. This course also discusses the need for message suppression and describes how this is achieved.
z/OS Architecture
4 The z/OS Architecture course examines the logical architecture of a z/OS system. It looks at the use and structure of the Program Status Word (PSW), the different types of interrupts handled by the system, and how they are invoked. It also describes the concepts and use of virtual storage and how it relates to address spaces within the system. Finally, it identifies the functions used by the System Resource Manager to balance and maximize system performance.
Identifying z/OS System Problems
5 The Identifying z/OS System Problems course explores some of the processes, commands, and tools that are used in identifying system problems. It describes how common system problems are recognized, and the steps that can be taken to assist with problem resolution, including dumps and analyzing the catalog address space.
Resolving z/OS System Problems
5 The Resolving z/OS System Problems course describes the processes and commands required to resolve common z/OS system problems. It also describes when cancel and force commands should be used and how to handle command flooding.
z/OS Console Simulators Series
z/OS MVS Command Simulations
3.5 A number of simulations are provided that the student can use to assess their skills and knowledge in relation to the entering of commands, and interpretation of output produced, when monitoring and manipulating MVS system resources.
z/OS System Shutdown and IPL Simulations
.5 Two simulations are provided that the student can use to assess their skills and knowledge in relation to the manual shutdown and start-up of a z/OS system.
z/OS Performance Monitoring Series
Performance Monitoring 12 The Performance Monitoring Basics course describes the processes required to identify situations where total system performance is degraded. It also examines the use of RMF and OMEGAMON to identify and resolve individual problem conditions and identify where performance can be improved.
Installing and Managing z/OS Software Series
Introduction to SMP/E 3 Ensuring that all of your organization's z/OS system software is current, and that any fixes and improvements have been applied, is paramount to maintaining system availability. This course looks at the SMP/E software and how it is used by the z/OS Systems Programmer to provide best practice installation, management and reporting of z/OS system software.
  »  z/OS Connect
Course Title Duration Description
These courses are available for z/OS version 2.1 and 1.13.
Introduction to z/OS Connect
1 The Introduction to z/OS Connect course discusses the need for organization's to open up their mainframe data to cloud, mobile and web customers and describes how z/OS Connect provides this capability. The last section of this course is for IT specialists that need to know how resource access and data communication is performed by z/OS Connect.
  »  z/OS Management Facility
Course Title Duration
(Hours)
Description
These courses are available for z/OS version 2.1 and 1.13.
The z/OS Management Facility 6 This course provides the learner with a basic understanding of the z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF). It begins with basic concepts: what z/OSMF is, why it is used, how it is configured, and first steps in logging on and using it.


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