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z/OS JCL and Utilities

Overview

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.

Target Audience

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

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Learning Objectives

Objectives

  • 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 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
  • Use selected utility programs
  • Describe tape processing facilities
  • Code sort and merge control statements and associated JCL statements
  • Recognize and resolve common ABENDS

Pre-Requisites

Pre-Requisites

Basic knowledge of IS technologies. You should be familiar with z/OS concepts and how these systems supports the Enterprise Servers. This knowledge can be obtained by attending course, An Introduction to the z/OS Environment (ES05).

Course Content

Content

Agenda

Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Introduction to JCL
  • JOB, EXEC, and DD Statements
  • DD Statement Parameters, A Second Look
  • Lab - Day 1

Day 2

  • Lab Review - Day 1
  • DD Statement Parameters, A Second Look
  • Introduction to Utilities and Conditional Execution
  • Data Management, Organization, and Format
  • Lab - Day 2

Day 3

  • Lab Review - Day 2
  • Data Management, Organization, and Format
  • Generation Data Groups
  • Procedures
  • More About Utilities
  • Lab - Day 3

Day 4

  • Lab Review - Day 3
  • More About Utilities
  • More on Procedures
  • Selected JCL Topics
  • Sort/Merge
  • Lab - Day 4

Day 5

  • Lab Review - Day 4
  • Multi Volume and Tape Allocation
  • ABENDS
  • Optional Lab - Day 5

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