Level 2: MTP Specialist (Security)

Below are details of the skills that must be demonstrated in the examination in order to succeed at this level, and the prerequisite education and/or experience expected.

Examination

The examination will be conducted over one day in invigilated test conditions. The disciplines and knowledge tested will comprise:

Skills demonstrated

In order to succeed at this stage and to qualify as a Level 2 Mainframe Technology Professional (Security), candidates will be expected to:

Demonstrate an understanding of all RACF commands by:

Demonstrate an understanding of granting access to resources by:

Demonstrate an understanding of non-RACF segments by:

Demonstrate an understanding of group authorities by:

Demonstrate an understanding of RACF system settings by:

Demonstrate an understanding of the Data Security Monitor (DSMON) by:

Demonstrate an understanding of Started task definition by:

Demonstrate an understanding of the Global Access Table (GAC) by:

Demonstrate an understanding of the GROUPING Class Profiles by:

Demonstrate an understanding of the RACF Search command by:

Prerequisite knowledge/experience

Candidates for the Level 2 Mainframe Technology Professional (Security) certification will be expected to have at least three years experience working with RACF in a z/OS-based data centre in either a Systems Programmer or RACF Administrator role, and will also have achieved Level 1 Mainframe Technology Professional certification, or have equivalent experience.