zSecure CARLa Fundamentals

This zSecure course, designed and written by RACF & zSecure specialist consultants from RSM Partners, this course provides essential CARLa skills for all organisations using IBM's zSecure. This is a hands-on class in which attendees will write various CARLa programs, enabling them to gain a full understanding of the CARLa programming language.

This course is also available for exclusive one-company presentations live over the Internet via RSM's Virtual Classroom Environment service.

Virtual Classroom Environment dates - click to book!

26 July 2021 27 October 2021

What is a 'Virtual Classroom Environment'?


What do I need?

  • webcam
  • headphones with microphone
  • sufficient bandwidth, at least 1.5 Mb/s in each direction.

What you will learn

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

  • write a CARLa program listing RACF user and group profiles based upon your selection criteria
  • create and run CARLa queries to list RACF data set and general resource profiles not available with Tivoli zSecure predefined reporting functions
  • produce a CARLa program, which generates RACF commands based upon various selection criteria
  • run CARLa in batch
  • produce reports from SMF data.

Who Should Attend

The course is suitable for RACF Administrators who will use zSecure for creating reports and performing RACF administration.


Attendees should have thorough working knowledge of RACF & zSecure or have attended the RSM courses RACF Administration and Auditing and zSecure Basic Admin & Reporting.


3 days

Fee (per attendee)

£2250 (ex VAT)

Course Code



Introduction to CARLa

Introduction to the CARLa language; how the CARLa programming language is embedded in the zSecure ISPF interface.


In this unit you will learn further details regarding the CARLa SELECT and SORTLIST statements.

Frequently Used CARLa Functions

Working with repeat groups; the use of the DISPLAY keyword; other popular CARLa functions such as: LOOKUP, SUBSTR, WORD, PARSE, EXISTS, and MISSING.


Options and keywords that can be used with the NEWLIST and SUMMARY statements.

Advanced CARLa Functions

Some of the more advanced CARLa functions explained in detail.

CARLa in Batch

How certain reports or activities are better automated by using CARLa in batch jobs.

Using CARLa for SMF Reporting

How CARLa can be used to process SMF records for generating audit & monitoring reports.

What the students say

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