This course is designed to teach students the new features and enhanced functions provided in z/OS Version 1 Release 12. The class starts with a summary of the main enhancements introduced by z/OS V1.12. Then the software updates and enhancements for z/OS V1R12 are presented in groups based on closely associated z/OS components. The groups include enhancements to the 64-bit application environment for applications coded in C/C++ and Java for z/OS, enhancements to the base control program, sysplex features, UNIX System Services, the data storage subsystem, Communications Server, and security components such as RACF. Finally, the installation and migration issues relating to installation of z/OS V1.12 are discussed.


  • List the main enhancements in z/OS V1R12
  • z/OS V1R9 to z/OS (SZ92G) V1R10 Update (which brings skill level up to z/OS V1R10)
  • Describe and implement, where necessary, the other enhancements packaged with z/OS V1.12 including:
  • Sysplex-related BCP enhancements
  • Plan for and install the z/OS V1.12 system
  • The BCP which includes GRS, software support for z196 hardware upgrades, SMF, WLM, RMF, ISPF, and RAS
  • The USS kernel, USS shell, and related file system services
  • Data storage management which includes Extended Address Volumes, DFSMSdfp, DFSMSdss, and DFSMShsm
  • Communications Server which includes features of the TCP/IP address space, general IP, and SNA modernization
  • System security - RACF
  • Plan for and install the z/OS V1.12 system

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