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z/TPF Introduction for Operators

Overview
This 3 day course is designed to give a technical overview to the z/TPF System to new operators.  It can also be useful for existing operators who have moved into the role with no formal training and would like a better understanding of z/TPF Fundamentals.

This class can be combined with a 2 day Dump Analysis class to give an excellent technical introduction for new operations staff.

Pre-requisites
None.

Audience
Operators who are required to operator have an understanding of the fundamentals of a z/TPF System.

Student Numbers

The maximum recommended student to instructor ratio is 12:1

Objectives
By the end of the course, the delegates will be able, with the aid of course notes to:

                     List the different system configurations available to a z/TPF System

                     Identify the major Lists in the CPU Loop and their usage

                     List the different types of z/TPF Files

                     List the differences between a Message and a Transaction

                     List the usage of utilities such as Recoup, PDU, Capture/Restore

                     Interpret the output from various Z Messages

Course Outline

Overview

The z/TPF Operating System
History
Attributes

TPF System Configurations

Uniprocessor
Tightly Coupled
Loosely Coupled

Components

Hardware
Software
People
Messages and Transactions
Multiprocessing
CPU Loop
Program Re-entrancy
Main Storage
Fixed & Working Storage
VFA
File Storage - Fixed and Pool
TPF Record Types
PDU and Recoup
Capture/Restore
Globals & Keypoints
Dumpsa

Miscellaneous

Development Environment
C and C++
z/TPFDF Database

 

 

 

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