Vanguard zSecurity University – RACF Training

Vanguard zSecurity University™ is a year-round training program providing comprehensive IT security education for z/OS Security Server, enterprise and cloud IT security professionals. For over 30 years, Vanguard has trained thousands of IT security professionals worldwide. Vanguard zSecurity University is the industry’s leading source to obtain enterprise-specific IT security training.


Effective security training has the highest return on investment (ROI) and the most immediate payoff for improving security and compliance in your enterprise.

View the current training course list and schedule here.
CPE Credits & Certification

By attending Vanguard zSecurity University classes, you can earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. The number of CPE credits earned per course may vary by course and are subject to the rules by the governing body that issues the title you have earned (e.g. (ISC) 2, ISACA, etc.). Typically attendees earn one CPE credit for every hour of training. Earning CPE credits by attending Vanguard classes can enable you to maintain your CISSP®, CISM, CISA or other professional certifications.

Vanguard also provides certificates of course completion for all training classes.

Top Reasons to Attend Vanguard RACF Training
  • Learn the latest on z/OS, Enterprise and Cloud cybersecurity.
  • Learn industry best practices from industry security experts.
  • Improve security, increase productivity while reducing costs.
  • Ensure compliance with the latest industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Get the latest standards update: PCI, SOX, HIPAA, NIST, & NCP DISA STIGs.
  • Advance Career Development earning Continuing Professional Education credits.
Who Should Attend Vanguard RACF Training

Vanguard zSecurity University training is for IT security professionals who are responsible for implementing, administering, supporting or auditing z/OS Security Server, Enterprise and Cloud security and compliance. New and experienced security professionals will benefit from Vanguard cyber security training. Vanguard zSecurity University training is for:

  • Assurance Directors
  • CIO
  • CISO
  • CTO
  • Government Auditors
  • Internal Auditors
  • IT Managers
  • Network Security Administrators
  • PCI Compliance Officers
  • Qualified Security Assessors
  • Security Administrators
  • Security Analysts
  • Security Auditors
  • Security Consultants
  • Security Personnel
  • Security Specialists
  • System Programmers
  • System Technicians
  • Technology Educators
  • Technology Students
Training Curriculum that Meets Your Needs

Vanguard provides the most up-to-date security training curriculum on System z, RACF, z/OS, CICS, DB2, Digital Certificates, auditing System z, remediation and security compliance. Students train alongside world renowned z/OS, RACF and network security experts and gain practical skills in our hands-on labs, which can be applied directly upon return to the workplace. Vanguard training curriculum includes:

  • Advanced RACF
  • Advanced z/OS Security
  • Assurance, Audit and Compliance
  • Auditing RACF
  • Auditing z/OS
  • Automated Continuous Monitoring
  • Basic RACF
  • CICS Security
  • DHS and NIST NCP Compliance for z/OS systems
  • Intermediate RACF
  • Protecting SDSF Resources with RACF
  • RACF for DB2
  • RACF and Digital Certificates
  • Remediating RACF Environment
  • Securing z/OS UNIX
  • Vanguard Software Training

Whether you are new to RACF or looking to expand your range of skills, we offer live training sessions that will lead you toward your next milestone!

Self-paced training sessions provide subscribers with everything they need to securely administrate mainframe systems.

Addressing the most common questions related to our training program. If your question isn’t answered, there is a form to submit your questions to our training team.

Top-tier education from some of the most skilled and experienced RACF professionals in the field!

RACF-specific topics and training meet-ups, specific to local geographic regions.