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Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation

Each depositor insured to at least $250,000 per insured bank

Continuing IT Training Program

Mainframe Security for Examiners

Program Overview

This course will show how to audit the MVS operating system and some of the key software associated with it, including the RACF and ACF2 and TopSecret security software, the CICS transaction manager, the DB2 database manager, and the MQ series queue manager. These are all essential components to a z/OS system.

Key Objectives

This course will teach a systematic approach to auditing mainframes and make practical recommendations for improvement in security for z/OS, including MVS and its associated system software. The following topics will be covered:

Instructional Format

Facilitated classroom discussion and lectures


Three days



Target Audience

IT Subject Matter Experts and IT Examiners, especially those who have recently completed the intermediate OJT program.

This course is open to appropriate staff of the FDIC and partner government regulatory agencies. This course is not open to the public or staff of private banks.


Participant should have attended ITEC and all Basic and Intermediate Level courses.

Pre-Course Assignment


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More Information

For more information, please contact Kathryn Shipley (703) 516-5071.

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