RACF Administration & Auditing Training

Course #:WA2127

RACF Administration & Auditing Training

This four-day, hands-on class is the definitive RACF course for technicians and administrators. It introduces and explains the concepts, terminology, commands, and procedures involved in administering and auditing RACF. All major aspects of day-to-day RACF administration and auditing are covered. A number of realistic practical exercises are performed during this course.


On successful completion of this course attendees will be able to:

  • explain the need for security in business information systems
  • describe how RACF meets business information systems security needs
  • design a group structure to meet their installation's requirements
  • explain & use RACF commands
  • describe the effect of the various group profile related parameters
  • explain the management and use of the various non-RACF segments in user profiles
  • connect users to groups and manage the assigned group authorities
  • use the data set related commands to manage both discrete and generic profiles
  • manage general resources
  • use and explain the operation of the basic setropts management commands
  • use and interpret the output of the Data Security Monitor
  • use the database unload utility, cross reference utility, remove id utility, database verification utility, database split/merge/extend utility, and the database block update utility
  • run and interpret auditing reports.


RACF Administrators and Auditors, Systems Programmers and any other technicians requiring a knowledge of RACF administration principles and practices.


Attendees should have a clear understanding of z/OS at a conceptual level and also have a basic understanding and appreciation of RACF that can be gained by attending the RSM course RACF Overview. A working knowledge of TSO/ISPF and JCL is also required.


4 Days

We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.