ZOS 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 ZOS JCL AND UTILITIES Course

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

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Course Prerequisites for ZOS JCL AND UTILITIES

  • » Basic knowledge of IS technologies.
  • » z/OS concepts and how these systems supports the Enterprise Servers.

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  • » Code basic JCL statements using proper syntax and coding rules, including JCL for:
  • » Creating new data sets
  • » Referencing existing data sets
  • » Condition code testing
  • » IF/THEN/ELSE/ENDIF constructs
  • » Generation data groups
  • » Output routing
  • » JCL enhancements introduced by various releases of Multiple Virtual Storage (MVS), OS/390, and z/OS
  • » Identify Storage Management Subsystem requirements
  • » Code instream and cataloged procedures
  • » Use symbolic parameters in procedures
  • » Code procedure overrides and additions super
  • » Use selected utility programs
  • » Describe tape processing facilities
  • » Code sort and merge control statements and associated JCL statements
  • » Recognize and resolve common abnormal terminations (ABENDs)

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      1. Introduction to JCL

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