SMP/E for z/OS Workshop (ES26G)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline

Who should attend

This basic course is for system programmers with no prior SMP experience who plan to use SMP/E for system and subsystem maintenance and installation.


Required Skills and Knowledge

  • Use basic JCL statements
  • Describe the use of the following z/OS utility programs: assembler, linkage editor, IEBCOPY, IEBUPDTE, and AMASPZAP
  • Identify the access method services commands and parameters used in creating a VSAM KSDS
  • Use ISPF/PDF panels

This knowledge and these skills can be acquired on the job or by completing one or more of the following education offerings:

  • Fundamental Practical System Skills in z/OS , (ES10) (ES10A)
  • z/OS VSAM and Access Method Services, (SS83) (H3840)

The students new to z/OS could benefit from attending z/OS Facilities (ES15) (ES150) for additional basic z/OS knowledge.

Course Content

This course is designed to provide the SMP/E skills needed in the installation and maintenance of optional features and maintenance in the z/OS operating environment. You are taught to define the SMP/E database and invoke SMP/E to add, modify, or replace system elements. The course includes extensive hands-on labs using a current level of SMP/E.

You will get practical experience in the SMP/E tasks involved in installing a z/OS product. Emphasis is on interpreting results of SMP/E processing. SMP/E concepts examined in this course include modification control statements, the consolidated software inventory, zone structure, and error analysis. SMP/E commands such as RECEIVE, APPLY, ACCEPT, RESTORE, REPORT, and LIST are discussed.

You will also learn how to perform automated SMP/E delivery of z/OS and product maintenance over the Internet with an automated SMP/E process that downloads and installs IBM preventive and corrective service over the Internet.

Classroom Training

Duration 4.5 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 3,300.- €
  • Switzerland: Fr. 3,500.-
incl. catering
Catering includes:

  • Coffee, Tea, Juice, Water, Soft drinks
  • Pastry and Sweets
  • Bread
  • Fresh fruits
  • Lunch in a nearby restaurant

* Catering information only valid for courses delivered by Fast Lane.

Digital courseware Dates and Booking
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This is a FLEX course, which is delivered both virtually and in the classroom.
09/01/2017 - 13/01/2017 Berlin Jahresendspurt Aktionstermin
06/03/2017 - 10/03/2017 Frankfurt
26/06/2017 - 30/06/2017 Hamburg
21/08/2017 - 25/08/2017 Munich
16/10/2017 - 20/10/2017 Düsseldorf
FLEX Training

Please see below our alternative, English language, FLEX course options.

21/11/2016 - 25/11/2016 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Europe/Bratislava
21/08/2017 - 25/08/2017 Vienna (iTLS)

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