z/OS JCL and Utilities – ES07GCR

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Course Code: ES07G Brand: IBM Z – Mainframe Category: Systems Skill Level: Basic Duration: 36H Modality:CR      Audience


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

  Prerequisites


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  • Basic knowledge of IS technologies.
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You should be familiar with:

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  • z/OS concepts and how these systems supports the Enterprise Servers.
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This knowledge can be obtained by attending course An Introduction to the z/OS Environment (ES05G).

  Short Summary


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 and is recommended for people who want to use z/OS JCL  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.

  Topic


  • Introduction to JCL

  Objectives


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  • Code basic JCL statements using proper syntax and coding rules, including JCL for:_x000D_
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    • Creating new data sets
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    • Referencing existing data sets
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    • Condition code testing
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    • IF/THEN/ELSE/ENDIF constructs
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    • Generation data groups
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    • Output routing
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    • JCL enhancements introduced by various releases of Multiple Virtual Storage (MVS), OS/390, and z/OS
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  • Identify Storage Management Subsystem requirements
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  • Code instream and cataloged procedures
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  • Use symbolic parameters in procedures
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  • Code procedure overrides and additions super
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  • Use selected utility programs
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  • Describe tape processing facilities
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  • Code sort and merge control statements and associated JCL statements
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  • Recognize and resolve common abnormal terminations (ABENDs)
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