BE87 IBM Effective RACF Administration

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4.5 Days

27 CPD hours

This course is intended for

This intermediate course is for people who are new to the RACF component of the z/OS Security Server, and responsible for security administration. This includes people who are planning to implement RACF for the first time, and people who are security administrators in installations where RACF is already implemented. Those inexperienced z/OS users may find the course Basics of z/OS RACF Administration (ES19) more appropriate


Identify the security requirements of a system
Evaluate the facilities and options of RACF
Define users to RACF
Set up a RACF group structure
Use RACF to protect resources
Select options to tailor RACF
Evaluate and implement RACF database and performance options
Identify tools available for auditing
Administer the system so that it is consistent with the installation's security goals


Be a more effective security administrator using the RACF component of the z/OS Security Server to define users, set up group structures, define general resources, protect z/OS data sets, & use several RACF utilities.

Security and RACF overview
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Administering groups and users
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Protecting z/OS data sets
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Introduction to user administration and delegation and general resources
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RACF database, tables, and performance options
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RACF utilities and exits
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RACF options
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Auditing the RACF environment
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Storage management and RACF
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Security for JES facilities
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Security classification
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Training Insurance Included!

When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

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