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

  • Course Start Date: 2021-06-14
  • Time: 09:00:00 - 17:00:00
  • Duration: 5 days 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Location: Virtual
  • Delivery Method(s): Virtual Instructor Led

Course Outline

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 ES05, An Introduction to the z/OS Environment (ES05). An Introduction to the z/OS Environment (ES05G)

Lessons

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.

What You'll Learn
  • 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
Who Needs to Attend

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

Course Outline

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

Cancellation Policy

We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted. Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.

Training Location

Online Classroom
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About Global Knowledge

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Training Provider Rating

This vendor has an overall average rating of 4.38 out of 5 based on 431 reviews.

I would never take another course that starts at 11AM and goes to 9PM again. The way the course was laid out really took away from ... Read more
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I would never take another course that starts at 11AM and goes to 9PM again. The way the course was laid out really took away from the capturing of what was presented as it was 5-6 hours of watching a screen before getting to the actual labs. There has to be a better way to lay out this particular course. In my previous course, the lectures were broken up by labs which worked out fantastic and kept you engaged in the course. There were days when in order to actually complete the labs, would go over the 9PM day end time frame. Was able to get the primary labs done, but if you want to get all the content completed, you cannot complete it in the window of this course, you will need to come back on your own time.

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Wasn’t as advanced as I thought it would be. There was an issue when the day my course was the first time they used a new platfo ... Read more
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Wasn’t as advanced as I thought it would be. There was an issue when the day my course was the first time they used a new platform.. from adobe to something called zoom; I had to call support line cause it stated our instructor wasn’t present. Thankfully I called cause everyone online was in the adobe virtual classroom waiting for what looked like a teacher who didn’t show up for class (IT didn’t get anything resolved until 10mins after start time). I felt like he was really getting hung up on very basic knowledge for the first half of the course (talking about how to create tabs and drag formulas as an example). I completed files a few times before he was done explaining. There was a scheduled fire drill for them (roughly 30mins)that also cut into our time, which wasn’t deducted from the hour lunch break or the two, fifteen min breaks. I also really wish he touched base more on the automating workbook functions portion which we barely did. I'm happy there were/are those study guides (learning videos) and exams to take on my own time that I hope after I've had the class are still available for me to learn from.

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