z/OS REXX Programming Workshop

z/OS REXX Programming Workshop Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

This course is designed to teach you the basic skills required to write programs using the REXX language in z/OS. The course covers the TSO extensions to REXX and interaction with other environments such as the MVS console, running REXX in batch jobs, and compiling REXX.

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Intended Audience for this z/OS REXX Programming Workshop Course

  • » This is an intermediate course for people who need to write and maintain Rexx programs in the z/OS system environment.

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z/OS REXX Programming Workshop Course Objectives

  • » Write programs using the Rexx language
  • » Use various data parsing techniques
  • » Use built-in Rexx functions
  • » Create user-defined internal and external functions and subroutines
  • » Issue host commands from within Rexx execs
  • » Code programs that read and write data sets
  • » Use instructions and commands that manipulate the data stack
  • » Use Rexx debugging tools
  • » Write error-handling routines

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z/OS REXX Programming Workshop Course Outline

      1. Module: 1
        1. Introduction
        2. Getting started with REXX (start)
        3. Lab exercise 1
        4. Getting started with REXX (finish)
        5. Lab exercise 2
        6. Programming in REXX (start)
      2. Module: 2
        1. Lab exercise 3
        2. Programming in REXX (finish)
        3. Lab exercise 4
        4. Functions and subroutines (start)
        5. Lab exercise 5
      3. Module: 3
        1. Functions and subroutines (finish)
        2. Lab exercise 6
        3. Debugging and error handling
        4. Lab exercise 7
        5. Executing host commands
        6. Lab exercise 8
      4. Module: 4
        1. Compound variables and the data stack
        2. Lab exercise 9
        3. Reading and writing data sets in REXX
        4. Lab exercise 10
        5. The parse instruction
      5. Module: 5
        1. Lab exercise 11
        2. Using REXX: REXX compiler, REXX in batch, MVS console commands
        3. Lab exercise 12

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  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.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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