You should be able to:
- Describe the following z/OS BCP (MVS) characteristics:
- virtual storage and paging
- and multiple address space/data space architecture
- Explain how paging and swapping are accomplished through the interaction of real/central, expanded, auxiliary, and virtual storage in a z/OS system
- Explain the role of the dispatcher, interrupts, SVCs, the program manager, and serialization in managing work in a z/OS system
- State the role of z/OS software and hardware components in handling an I/O request for data on a direct access storage device
These prerequisites can be met through on the job training or completion of z/OS Facilities.
Note: A fundamental knowledge of hexadecimal notation, assembler language, and z/Architecture instruction execution will enhance your understanding of the course material. Completion of Assembler Language Coding Workshop or Assembler Language Series is recommended.