BT00 - Introduction to IT - 1 Day

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Customisation

For on-site courses (i.e. at your premises), we are more than happy to tailor the course agenda to suit your exact requirements. In many cases, we are able to build your in-house standards and naming conventions into the delivered course.


Course Details

HISTORY OF COMPUTERS
The Mechanical Era (1623 - 1945)
First Generation Electronic Computers (1937 - 1953)
Second Generation (1954 - 1962)
Third Generation (1963 - 1972)
Fourth Generation (1972 - 1984)
Fifth Generation (1984 - 1990)
Sixth Generation (1990 - )

HARDWARE
Central Processing Unit
Memory
Bus
Expansion Card
Storage Devices
Input and Output Devices
Modem
PCs, Minis and Mainframes

SOFTWARE
Applications Software
Systems Software
Utility Software

NETWORKS
What is a Network ?
Network Components
Network Configuration
Types of Network
Accessing a Mainframe

UNDERSTANDING IT
An Introduction to IT

THE MAINFRAME
An Introduction to Mainframe Components

THE OPERATING SYSTEM
z/OS
UNIX
A short History of UNIX
UNIX Shell
Sample Commands

JOB ENTRY SYSTEM
An Introduction to JES

SESSION MANAGERS
Session Managers

SECURITY
Security Subsystems

TSO
Time Share Option

ISPF
ISPF Main Menu
Fastpath
View a Dateset
Edit a Dataset
Dataset Utilities

JOB CONTROL LANGUAGE
JCL
The JOB Statement
The EXEC Statement
The DD Statement
The SYSOUT Dataset
Dataset Concatenation
Common System ABEND Codes

SDSF OR FLASHER
An Introduction to SDSF or FLASHER

MAINFRAME DATA
What is Data ?
How is Data Stored ?

DATA STORAGE
Data Storage Devices
Storage Capacity
Datasets
Storage Management Subsystem

BACKUPS
An Introduction to Backups
Reasons for Backing Up Data
Backup Media
Backup Scheduling
Backup Data
Media Storage
Disaster Recovery

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Stages of Development Lifecycle
Business Requirements
Feasibility Study
Analysis
Design
Build
Unit Test
Link Test
System Test
User Acceptance Test
QA and Volume Test
Implementation
Change Management

PROJECT DEVELOPMENTS
Methodologies
Techniques Used
Data Flow Modelling
Logical Data Modelling
Entity Life Histories
Relational Data Analysis
Logical Data Modelling v Relational Data Analysis

PROGRAMMING
Programming Languages
What is a Program Specification ?
What is a Program ?
Language Types
3GL Theory
Object Orientation
CASE Tools
Client Server

ONLINE / BATCH COMPARISONS
Batch Programs
On-line Programs
Batch and On-line Comparisons

T.P. Monitors
Tele-Processing
CICS
IMS

DATABASES
Database Management Systems
Hierarchical Databases
DL/1
The Relational Model
The DB2 Environment

BUSINESS SYSTEMS
Legacy Systems
Legal Changes
IT Departments

INTERNET AND INTRANET
Internet History
Technical Evolution
The Intranet

HTML
The World Wide Web
Introduction to URLs
Anchor Identifiers
Relative URLs
HTML

JAVA
What is Java ?
The Java Programming Language
What can Java do ?
Advantages of using Java

APPENDIX
Glossary of Terms


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