HG04: Effective RACF Administration Training


(4 days, 32 CPE credits; $1995)
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This up-to-date course provides you comprehensive RACF training; it show you how it works, how to use it (including the new features found in the latest release of RACF) and a valuable 400+ page reference manual.

Stu Henderson has successfully taught this course to RACF administrators, system programmers, and auditors since 1986. This is his most comprehensive RACF seminar, designed to give beginner and experienced administrator alike a detailed plan to implement RACF completely and effectively. This course will give you a non-technical understanding of RACF internals, architecture, and philosophy, which will help you in everything you do with RACF.

This class provides clear explanation of how RACF works and how it interfaces with other software. It also provides detailed explanations of all the operands of the basic RACF commands and comprehensive exercises to ensure the student is comfortable using them. The RACF panels are covered as well.

Newcomers to information technology will learn how to make effective use of RACF and the basics of RACF interfaces with other system software. Administrators already familiar with computer room procedures and with system software such as JES, CICS, and VTAM will learn the details of how to use RACF effectively to support them. Whatever your level of experience, this course will stretch your knowledge of how the system works and how to make RACF work for you.

This class covers RACF with MVS, and with z/OS, as well as with the VM operating system.

To fully master the implementation and administration of RACF, this RACF training should be taken several months prior to the HG05: Advanced RACF Administration seminar.

Students receive a 400+ page workbook which they will a find a valuable reference manual.


Who Should Attend HG04?

You do not have to be a technician to benefit from this RACF seminar. If you've ever logged onto TSO, then you have the knowledge to benefit from this class.

You Will Learn:

  • How RACF works
  • How to roll it out quickly, easily, and effectively
  • User IDs, User Attributes, UIDs, and UUIDs
  • Group Structure, Attributes, and Strategy for Delegation
  • z/OS Security Server
  • Effective Password Administration
  • Protection of Datasets and Resources
  • Records in the RACF Dataset
  • Ownership and Authority
  • Protection of CICS, IMS, and VM

Class Outline

                          HG04 Seminar Workbook
                            TABLE OF CONTENTS
                                                        
I    CONCEPTS AND KEYWORDS                                
        WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS SEMINAR                 
        WHAT IS RACF AND WHAT DOES IT DO?                  
        THE SECURITY ADMINISTRATOR                        
        KEY INDICATORS OF EFFECTIVE SECURITY      
        TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS RISKS                     
        RELEASE NOTES                                    
        USERS, USERIDS, USER ATTRIBUTES, UIDS, UUIDS     
        GROUP STRUCTURE, ATTRIBUTES, AND STRATEGY        
        PASSWORDS                                        
        DATASET AND RESOURCE RULES      
        ACCESS PERMISSIONS                        
        RACF DATASET AND ITS RECORDS    
        OWNERSHIP AND AUTHORITY             
        SECURITY LABELS AND TOKENS 
        HOW RACF WORKS                       
                                                 
II   ACTION STEPS                   
        IMPLEMENTING RACF    
        HOW TO ADMINISTER GROUPS       
        HOW TO ADMINISTER USERS          
        DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY           
        HOW TO ADMINISTER DATASET RULES 
        HOW TO PERMIT ACCESS                       
        RESOURCE CLASSES                              
        RESOURCE CLASSES FOR DATA ACCESS
        RESOURCE CLASSES - MISCELLANEOUS
        RESOURCE CLASSES FOR TSO                 
        RESOURCE CLASSES FOR SMS                
        RESOURCE CLASSES FOR ORANGE BOOK SECURITY       
        RESOURCE CLASSES FOR JES                        
        RESOURCE CLASSES FOR TERMINALS AND NETWORKS     
        RESOURCE CLASSES FOR VM                         
        RESOURCE CLASSES FOR IMS                        
        RESOURCE CLASSES FOR CICS                      
                                                    
III  FORMS AND REFERENCE    
        A)  THE SEARCH COMMAND                          
        B)  UTILITIES: DB AND SMF UNLOAD, REMOVE ID     
        C)  OPERATOR COMMANDS FOR RACF SUBSYSTEM 
        D)  RACF COMMAND SUMMARY EXAMPLES               
        E)  ISPF SCREENS FOR RACF                       
        F)  RACHECK LOGIC FLOW                          
                                               
INDEX                                                   


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