Course Offerings

  • ASG-TMON Naviplex
    Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
    Course Description
    This course provides participants with the knowledge they need to customize Naviplex software in their environment to produce meaningful enterprise-wide statistical and graphical representations and make informed decisions to increase the performance of their enterprise.  Students will learn and gain an understanding of data reporting and exception monitoring.  Students are also encouraged to bring to class their actual problems to learn how to create customized reports and graphical representation of enterprise scenarios to assist them in monitoring and problem solving techniques giving them the opportunity to practice what they learn in a real-life z/OS data center environment.
    Students will learn to:
    • Understand how Naviplex uses a HUB address space.
    • Tailor the Naviplex reports using filter features.
    • Create Naviplex graphs using report data.
    • Group multiple customized reports and graphs into a single workspace.
    • Customize the Naviplex Exception report generating notifications when undesirable events occur.
    • Export Naviplex data and graphs to other software applications.
    Course Content
    Unit 1
    • Define NaviPlex and explain its purpose and features.
    • Familiarize the user with the components of NaviPlex:
      • NaviPlex/Host
      • Resource Hubs
      • Hub communication
      • Hub resident agents
      • NaviPlex/Client
    Unit 2
    • Learn and understand the NaviPlex Client console functions
      • Available Reports
      • Active Reports
      • Messages
      • Configuration
    Unit 3
    • Understanding how to run and customize Standard Reports
      • Automatically refresh data at a specified interval
      • Exclude or reorder data columns
      • Change default sort order
      • Exclude selected rows of data based on row contents
      • Create report filters
      • Color code report rows, cells, or columns based on contents
      • Automatically take specified actions when specific conditions are detected
      • Graph report data
      • Saving Reports and Subreports
    Unit 4
    • Learn how to Export a report
    • Learn how to Print a report
    • Learn how to create a NaviPlex Workspace
    • Add Workspace
    • Move reports to Workspace
    • Learn to setup the ‘Launch at Startup’ Feature
    • Defining Data Sources
    Unit 5
    • Learn how to run and customize the Exception Report
      • Running the Standard Exception Report
      • Summarizing the Exception Report
    • Drill Down to TMON products
    • Setting up SNMP Traps
    Unit 6
    • Miscellaneous product features
    Course Prerequisites
    None
    Who Should Attend
    Systems Programmers, Technical Support, Network Administrators and Operators
  • ASG-Zack - New User Training
    Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
    Course Description
    ASG-Zack - New User Training
    Course Content
    Section 1 - Fast path
    • Processing Messages
    • Issuing Autoreplies
    Section 2 - Defining Events
    • Message Events
    • COMMAND Events
    • Time Events
    • Trigger Events
    Section 3 - Creating a Rule
    • Keywords

    Section 4 - Scheduling with Occurs / Calendars

    Section 5 - Zack Variables

    Section 6 - Zack Console

    • Defining Criteria

    Section 7 - Batch Utilities

    Section 8 - Operator Commands

    • Overview

    Section 9 - Maintaining Zack Online Security

    • Overview
    Course Prerequisites
    Students should have an understanding of operations, automation and the basic concept of applications
    Who Should Attend
    Beginning ASG-Zack users and/or Administrators for Automation
  • ASG-Zara - New User Training
    Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
    Course Description
    ASG-Zara - New User Training
    Course Content
    • View Volume/File Information
    • Alter/Maintain Volume Information
    • Learn about SCRATCH Processing
    • Learn about OFFSITE Processing
    • Discuss Miscellaneous Features
      • Issuing Messages/Creating Labels
      • Operator Commands
      • Electronic Vaulting
      • Automatic Backup
    Course Prerequisites
    Who Should Attend
  • ASG-Zebb - New User Training
    Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
    Course Description
    ASG-Zebb - New User Training
    Course Content
    Section 1 - ASG-Zebb Overview
    • Restart Terminology
    • Coverage Modes Section
    Section 2 - ASG-Zebb Definitions
    • Job Implementation Methods
    • Non-Restorable Steps
    • Non-Executable Steps
    • Non-Data Base Maintenance Steps
    • Protected Data Sets
    • Auto-Submit Reload/Recovery Job
    Section 3 - Restart Process
    • Functions Handled by ASG-Zebb
      • Without ASG-Zebb
      • With ASG-Zebb
    • Restart Process
    Section 4 - ASG-Zebb Special Features
    • Report Writer
    • Condition Code Validation
    • Auto Cause for Rerun
    • Documentation
    • History
    • ASG-Zebb
    • ASG-Zeke Online Security
    • Operator Commands
    Course Prerequisites
    None
    Who Should Attend
    Beginning ASG-Zebb users, scheduling staff, operations staff (however, the Operator Training course is recommended), and experienced users who want a refresher course.
     
  • ASG-Zeke - New Administrator / User Training
    Course Length: 2.0 day(s)
    Course Description
    ASG-Zeke - New Administrator / User Training
    Course Content
    Module 1 - Introduction to Zeke Enterprise Scheduling
    • Zeke Enterprise scheduling
    • Zeke Database
    • Scheduling Creating Process
    • Event Dispatching Process
    • Zeke Log-in
    Module 2 - Zeke Events
    • What is an Event?
    • Event Types
    • Event Master Record (EMR)
    • Event Documentation
    Module 3 - Scheduling Criteria
    • Calendars
    • Occurs Clauses
    • Creating the System’s Schedule
    • DaySpan, Zeke Daily Schedule
    Module 4 - Dispatching Prerequisites
    • When Clauses
    • Zeke Logical Resource Control
    Module 5 - Condition Codes & Variables
    • Condition Code Validation
    • Zeke Variables
    Module 6 - Work Center Events
    • Data Substitution
    • Completing Work Events
    • Work Event Summary
    • Functions, Setting Zeke Variables
    • CDATE
    Module 7 - Zeke Reports
    • Zeke Report Writer
    Module 8 - Security
    • Zeke Online Security
    Course Prerequisites
    None
    Who Should Attend
    Beginning ASG-Zeke users, scheduling staff, operations staff (however, the Operator Training course is recommended), and experienced users who want a refresher course.
  • ASG-Zeke / Zebb - New Operators Training
    Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
    Course Description
    ASG-Zeke / Zebb - New Operators Training
    Course Content
    Technical Overview and Operator Training
    • ZEKE Concepts
    • ZEBB Concepts
    Module 1 - Zeke Concepts
    • The ZEKE Data Base
    • Schedule Creation Process
    • Event Dispatching Process
    • DaySpan
    Module 2 - Zeke Display Control
    • User preferences
    • Schedule View
      • Display field order
      • Sort sequence
      • Date Formatting
    Module 3 - Controlling ZEKE through Schedule View
    • View and Modify the Schedule
    • Accessing Schedule View
    • Schedule View Display
    • Event Status/Reason Codes
    • Adding Events to the SQR
    • Resorting view
    • Schedule View Line Commands
    • Displays
      • Why Requirements
      • When Predecessor
      • Path
      • Note
    • Viewing Sysouts
    • Zoom
    • Creating override JCL
    • Logical Resource Display
    Module 4 - Command Functions
    • Command Functions
      • Primary Commands
      • Line Commands
    • Zeke Commands
    • ISPF Commands
    Module 5 - ZEBB Concepts
    • How Zebb Works
    • Zebb Terminology
    • Zebb Coverage Modes
    • Zebb Restart process
    Module 6 - Controlling ZEBB through Schedule View
    • ZEBB Job Restart
    • ZEBB Generational Restart
    • ZEBB Job Detail Display
    • Other ZEBB functions
    • ZEBB Commands
    Course Prerequisites
    ASG-Zeke - New Administrator / User Training
    Who Should Attend
    Beginning ASG-Zeke/Zebb operations staff Experienced users who want a refresher course.
  • ASG-Zeke Advance Training
    Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
    Course Description
    ASG-Zeke Advance Training
    Course Content
    • Module 1:
      • What’s New?   Zeke Enhancements between versions
        • Cumulative Maintenance, Event Reason Codes, New Export / Import Features, Updates to Operator Commands, Separate subtask processing, New Oasis Variable Functions, etc.
        • Install/Maintenance changes, Job Duration Statistics, Alerts and Failures, New EMR fields, Export/Import Updates, New Genopts, New Batch Program Feature for Schedule and Event, New Report Writer Keywords, New Operator Command parms, Tracking External Submitted Jobs, SNMP Traps, Recurring Event limit increase, WLM job class, etc.
    • Module 2:
      •  Logical resources
    • Module 3:
      • ZEKESET
      • Variables
      • CDATE
    • Module 4
      • Work centers
    • Module 5
      • Web Services
    • Module 6:
      • Simulation
    • Module 7:
      •  Import / Export
    Course Prerequisites
    ASG-Zeke - New Administrator / User Training
    Who Should Attend
  • ASG-Zena - New User Training
    Course Length: 3.0 day(s)
    Course Description
    ASG-Zena - New User Training
    Course Content
    • Section 1 - ASG-Zena Product Overview
    • Section 2 - Navigational Overview
    • Section 3 - Tasks
    • Section 4 - Process
    • Section 5 - Scheduling
    • Section 6 - Operational Activity
    • Section 7 - Variables
    • Section 8 - Dependencies
    • Section 9 - Logins
    Course Prerequisites
    Students should have an understanding of operations, scheduling, and the basic concept of applications
    Who Should Attend
    Beginning ASG-Zena users, scheduling staff, application integration staff, and operations staff experienced users who want a refresher course.


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