z/OS JCL and Utilities

z/OS JCL and Utilities Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

This course is designed to teach you how to use z/OS Job Control Language (JCL) and selected z/OS utility programs in an online batch environment. Both Storage Management Subsystem (SMS) and non-SMS JCL are discussed. Machine lab exercises complement the lecture material.

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Intended Audience for this z/OS JCL and Utilities Course

  • » This course is for people who want to use z/OS JCL and utilities.

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Course Prerequisites for z/OS JCL and Utilities

  • » Basic knowledge of IS technologies.
  • » You should be familiar with: - z/OS concepts and how these systems supports the Enterprise Servers.

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z/OS JCL and Utilities Course Objectives

  • » Identify storage management subsystem requirements
  • » Code instream and cataloged procedures
  • » Use symbolic parameters in procedures
  • » Code procedure overrides and additions
  • » Use selected utility programs
  • » Describe tape processing facilities
  • » Code sort and merge control statements and associated JCL statements
  • » Recognize and resolve common ABENDS

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z/OS JCL and Utilities Course Outline

      1. Module: 1
        1. Introduction to JCL
        2. JOB, EXEC, and DD Statements
        3. DD Statement Parameters, A Second Look
        4. Lab - 1
      2. Module: 2
        1. Lab Review - 1
        2. DD Statement Parameters, A Second Look
        3. Introduction to Utilities and Conditional Execution
        4. Data Management, Organization, and Format
        5. Lab - 2
      3. Module: 3
        1. Lab Review - 2
        2. Data Management, Organization, and Format
        3. Generation Data Groups
        4. Procedures
        5. More About Utilities
        6. Lab - 3
      4. Module: 4
        1. Lab Review - Day 3
        2. More About Utilities
        3. More on Procedures
        4. Selected JCL Topics
        5. Sort/Merge
        6. Lab - 4
      5. Module: 5
        1. Lab Review - Day 4
        2. Multi Volume and Tape Allocation
        3. ABENDS

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  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
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