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Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)

Resource Access Control Facility (RACF) is the security software used to secure mainframe resources.  Employees who want to become a State  Agency RACF Administrator must complete  RACF 1 and RACF 3 classes.

RACF 1 Class-User ID / Password & Group
User ID / Password & Group class provides RACF basics identifying each data field, what the field controls or relates, and the relationship between system options; User IDs, passwords and groups. The class does not cover how to write RACF commands to create profiles or reset passwords. Information covered will help new users obtain an understanding of RACF methodologies and implementation. No prerequisites required.

RACF 2 Dataset & General Resources
Dataset & General Resources provides RACF basics, identifies each data field and what the field controls or relates and the relationship between system options, datasets and general resources. The class does not cover how to write RACF commands to create profiles or reset passwords. Information covered will help new users obtain an understanding of RACF methodologies and implementation. Prerequisite: 'RACF I User ID / Password & Group' class.

RACF 3 Class RACF Hands On
RACF Hands On provides the RACF commands and panels necessary to administer and monitor RACF. Prerequisite: RACF I User ID / Password & Group.

RACF 4 – VANGUARD Hands on

VANGUARD Hands on provides the VANGUARD actions necessary to create reports to monitor RACF implementation.  Instructions are also provided to use VANGUARD for large changes in the RACF database.

 

Scheduling/RACF Training Location
Classes are held in the Folsom Administration Bldg, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, and scheduled weekly for three consecutive weeks. For RACF questions or to request individual requirements to attend a RACF class, please contact the ISD RACF instructor at Email: Cathern.Bailey@isd.alabama.gov

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