TSO Tutorial


This page describes audiences, objectives, prerequisites, and the topics covered as part of the tutorial.


In z/OS, the facility that allows the users to log on and share the resources of the mainframe is TSO (Time Sharing Option). TSO provides a fixed set of commands that can interact with the mainframe and perform basic operations.

TSO is an interactive time-sharing environment for IBM mainframe operating systems, including OS/360 MVT, OS/VS2 (SVS), MVS, OS/390, and z/OS.

Audiences & Objective

The tutorial is for anyone who can be a student, a fresher, or a software engineer, a mainframe developer, an expert trying to learn how to login to the mainframe system.

We have covered all topics from "Connecting to mainframe" to "Creating PS, PDS and its members" for processing data.


Having a mainframe id handy helps to practice the concepts immediately. However, mainframe id is not mandatory to learn the TSO navigation and we have covered all concepts with full of examples.

What you learn?

We have covered the below topics with in-depth information that includes examples with detail explanation -