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Managed File Transfer for Operations


3 hours


This course describes how file transfer requirements have grown in importance over the years to the point where it has become an integral part of the daily workload processing. It then focuses on the elements of file transfer covering security aspects such as encryption and hashing algorithms as well as discussing the pros and cons of popular file transfer protocols. This knowledge is paramount when needing to manage and monitor a file transfer environment. The final part of this course discusses the common features associated with general Managed File Transfer (MFT) products, looking at tasks that need to be undertaken to ensure that compliance, internal regulations and SLAs are met, and that data integrity and security is maintained.


This course is suitable for any staff that are responsible for monitoring or maintaining a file transfer environment.


General knowledge of data processing concepts.


After completing these simulations, the student should be able to enter VTAM commands and analyze responses in order to:

  • Describe the encryption methods available when transferring data
  • Describe the difference between popular file transfer protocols
  • List the common features available in MFT solutions and the tasks associated with them

Course Content

File Transfer Basics

Organization Data Transfer Requirements
File Transfer and Compliance
SLAs and File Transfers
Visibility and Reporting Needs
Case Studies
Job Roles - Data Transfer
IP Concepts
File Transfer Issues
Symmetric and Asymmetric Encryption
Encryption Algorithms
Security Authentication
Hashing Algorithms
Data Conversion

File Transfer Protocols and MFT Functionality

File Transfer Protocol - FTP and FTPS
Secure FTP (SFTP)
Applicability Statement 2 (AS2)
Odette File Transfer Protocol (OFTP)
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
RESTful Web Services
Selecting a File Transfer Protocol
MFT Features
Popular MFT Solutions
MFT Dashboard
Managing File Transfer Servers
Monitoring Server Usage
Monitoring File Transfer Activity
Failed File Transfer Options
Server and Audit Logs
Reporting Requirements
Backup and Contingency
MFT Administration Tasks

Managed File Transfer for Operations Mastery Test