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This course is designed to help programmers, operations staff & managers new to the z/OS environment gain an understanding of MVS concepts, a working knowledge of TSO, ISPF & JCL. The lecture components & hands-on labs will help you understand & use...

Course Outline
This course is designed to help programmers, operations staff and managers new to the z/OS environment gain an understanding of MVS concepts, a working knowledge of TSO, ISPF and JCL. The lecture components and hands-on labs will give each student the opportunity to understand and use the basic facilities of an MVS environment.

  • MVS operating system terminology
  • Introduction to DASD, Tape, and Systems Managed Storage
  • Intro to Catalogs, VTOCs, and Tape Labels
  • MVS Networking: TCP/IP and SNA
  • JES2 vs JES3
  • MVS Security Overview
  • What is a Parallel Sysplex
  • What is UNIX System Services
  • Program Product Overview: CICS, DB2, IMS, WebSphere MQ
  • Third-party Program Product Overview
  • TSO/ISPF introduction
  • ISPF hierarchy
  • ISPF commands
  • Using SDSF to view job output
  • Coding the JCL JOB and EXEC statements
  • Coding JCL DD statements
  • IF/THEN/ELSE/ENDIF JCL statements
  • JOBLIB, STEPLIB, and JCLLIB JCL statements
  • OUTPUT JCL statements
  • SET and INCLUDE members
  • Using cataloged and in-stream JCL procedures with symbolic overrides
  • Using the IBM SORT program

This course is intended for personnel who are new to the MVS operating system or those who are seeking a refresher course in basic to intermediate JCL programming execution.

Course Outline
I. MVS Overview
A. zSeries & S/390 Operating Systems
B. A Typical zSeries Data Center
C. Real & Virtual Memory
D. Multiprogramming vs. Multiprocessing
E. Interrupts
F. Bits and Bytes
H. The CPU (Central Processing Unit)
I. MVS in a TCP/IP Network
J. Understanding the Network Controllers
K. Understanding the 3270 Terminal
L. S/390 Printer Hardware Categories
M. Storage Devices: DASD
N. Storage Device Connections
O. Storage Subsystems
P. MVS Address Spaces
Q. MVS Data Spaces
R. z/OS 64 Bit Address Space
S. MVS HiperSpaces
T. MVS Dispatching
U. MVS Customization
V. The MCS Console
W. MVS Data Management
X. MVS Data Set Types
Y. Sequential Datasets
Z. Partitioned Datasets
AA. VSAM Datasets
BB. Systems Managed Storage (SMS)
CC. Catalogs
DD. VTOC: Volume Table of Contents
EE. Tape Labels
FF. Recovery / Termination Mgmt
GG. SMF - System Management Facilities
HH. Serialization: ENQ / DEQ
II. Shared DASD & Reserve/Release
JJ. Security Overview
KK. JES Overview
LL. Job Life Cycle Phases
MM. Job Execution Phase
NN. JES2 vs. JES3
OO. A Parallel Sysplex
PP. UNIX System Services
QQ. The UNIX Hierarchical File System
RR. The UNIX Shell
SS. Using the OMVS TSO Command
TT. File Mgmt using the ISPF Shell
UU. Program Products: CICS
VV. Program Products: DB2
WW. Program Products: IMS
XX. Today's Application Architectures
YY. Program Products: WebSphere MQ
ZZ. What is a Job Scheduler?

II. TSO/E and ISPF Overview
A. TSO/E Overview: Features
B. TSO Operating Modes
C. Interactive TSO Commands
D. TSO/E Logon and Logoff
E. TSO/E Line Mode
F. ISPF/PDF Option 6
G. Issuing TSO cmd from ISPF Panel
H. TSO/E Command Syntax
K. Example REXX EXEC
L. REXX Language Features
M. Languages: Compiled vs. Scripting
N. ISPF Overview
O. What is a Panel?
P. Menu Panel
Q. List Panel
S. ISPF Primary Option Menu
T. Standard CUA Format
U. ISPF Panel Terminology
V. ISPF Hierarchy
W. ISPF Panel Hierarchies
X. ISPF Navigation
Y. ISPF Line and Primary Commands
Z. ISPF Primary Commands
AA. ISPF Split Screen

III. Navigating MVS Documentation
A. IBM Library Reader on CD
B. IBM Internet Library
C. MVS/QuickRef Overview
D. Abend Code DisplaY
E. Select Information By Category
F. Sample JCL Information: NOTIFY Keyword
G. Looking up an Error by Message ID
H. Example Error Message Info: IOS000I
I. Selecting Vendor, Product, Release
J. Selecting DASD Free Space Information
K. Displaying DASD Hardware Characteristics

IV. ISPF Hierarchy & Settings
A. Primary Option Menu
B. Utility Selection Panel (=3)
C. Library Utility 3.1
D. Data Set Utility 3.2
E. Move Copy Utility 3.3
F. Data Set List Utility 3.4
G. ISPF Jump Function
H. Allocating Data Sets w/ ISPF
I. Data Set Allocation
J. Allocation Suggestions
K. ISPF Settings
L. PF Key Definitions and Labels
M. Keylist Utility
N. FKA / PFSHOW Example
O. Other ISPF Settings: Color, Environ

V. ISPF Edit and View
A. ISPF Edit, View, Browse
B. Edit Panel: Action Bar Choices
C. ISPF Edit Primary Commands
D. ISPF Edit Scroll Commands
E. Browse and Edit FIND command
F. Edit Change Command
G. Change Command Examples
H. FIND command: Advanced topics
I. Edit Session: Sequence Numbers
J. Special Editing Keys: Insert, Delete, & EOF
K. Line Edit Commands
L. Advanced Edit Line Commands
M. Text Entry mode
N. Text Flow Line Command
O. MASK and TS Line Command
P. Column and Data Shifting
Q. ISPF Edit Primary Commands
R. Locate Primary Commands
S. Delete Primary Commands
T. SORT Primary Command
U. COPY & MOVE Primary Commands
V. CUT & PASTE Primary Commands
W. Data Movement Commands
X. Nesting Edit

VI. SDSF Overview & Features
A. SDSF Primary Option Menu
B. SDSF Key End-User Commands
C. SDSF Input Queue Display
D. SDSF Input Action Characters
E. SDSF Active Display
F. SDSF Held Output Queue Display
G. SDSF Output Queue Display Cmd
H. More SDSF Commands

VII. MVS Job Control Language
A. JCL Overview and Syntax
B. JCL Statement Types Covered
C. JCL Statement Categories
D. JCL Syntax: Fields
E. JCL Syntax: Parameters
F. JCL Syntax: Comments
G. JCL Syntax: Continuation
H. JES JCL Statements
I. JOB Statement
J. JOB Statement: Jobname
K. JOB Statement: Accounting Info
L. JOB Statement: Programmer-Name
M. JOB Statement: Apostrophe Rules
N. JOB Statement: Keyword Parameters
O. JOB Statement: CLASS Keyword
P. JOB Statement: MSGCLASS Keyword
Q. JOB Statement: MSGLEVEL Keyword
R. JOB Statement: NOTIFY Keyword
S. JOB Statement: TYPRUN Keyword
T. JOB Statement: RESTART Keyword
U. JOB Statement: Other Keywords
V. MVS Utilities: IEFBR14
W. EXEC Statement
X. Big Picture: Compile & Link Process
Y. EXEC Statement: PGM Keyword
Z. EXEC Statement: PROC Keyword
AA. EXEC Statement: PARM Keyword
BB. Using PARM in a COBOL Program
CC. EXEC Statement: TIME Keyword
DD. EXEC Statement: REGION Keyword
EE. EXEC Statement: COND Keyword
FF. DD Statement
GG. DD Statement: DDNAME
HH. Referring to the DDNAME in COBOL
II. DD Statement: SYSOUT=
JJ. DD Statement: *
KK. DD Statement: DATA
LL. DD Statement: DUMMY
NN. DD Statement: DSN=
OO. DD Statement: DISP=
PP. DD Statement: UNIT=
QQ. DD Statement: VOL= & VOL=SER=
RR. DD Statement: DCB=
SS. DD Statement: SPACE=
TT. DD Statement: AVGREC=
UU. DD Statement: LIKE=
VV. DD Statement: Generation Data Sets
WW. DD Statement: Backward Reference
YY. Data Set Concatenation
ZZ. Special DD Names
AAA. JOBLIB Statement
CCC. JCLLIB Statement
DDD. OUTPUT Statement
EEE. INCLUDE Statement
FFF. Procedures: Symbolic Parameters
GGG. Procedures: Statement Overrides
HHH. Procedures: Adding In-stream data
III. SET Statement
JJJ. SORT Overview
KKK. Example Sort JCL
LLL. SORT DD Statements
MMM. SORT control statements
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I took the training remotely so I cannot comment on some of the questions. I think that this seminar has too much content to squeeze it into one week.... might be better as a two week course?
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found the material very helpful - although there was a lot of material covered - the pace was well set. Would definitely recommend people to have explored Microsoft Access beforehand to be familiarized with the program before taking the course. I would imagine someone without any exposure would find it confusing. Environment really good - people very, very nice and helpful. Would definitely take the next level of access with the same training facility.
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I was not in the physical classroom. Feedback centered around online training would be good because now I have to rate items that I was not present for. Those items are getting half a star because I was not there to rate them. The course material must go through an editing process. There are a lot of grammar mistakes, but also a lot of actual procedure/activity mistakes.
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