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z/OS :: MVS JCL Fundamentals

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3 days   *   Basic   *   Lecture and Labs

Course Summary:
Introduces basic structures and concepts of JCL. Topics include z/OS-MVS system concepts, the basic JCL statements and parameters, describing a job, running programs, describing data, working with input data and output data to coding a complete job.

Target Audience:
This course is designed as an introductory JCL programming course for system programmers, operators and application developers.

Recommended Prerequisites:
Participants should have a basic understanding of the operating environment and operating system functions, this may be gained from attending our course: z/OS Fundamentals, and be familiar with TSO/ISPF which may be gained from our course: TSO/ISPF Workshop.

Course Objectives:
After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify JCL statements and their purpose
  • Code a JOB statement, including most commonly used parameters
  • Code an EXEC statement to invoke a program, including PARM, TIME and COND parameters
  • Code a DD statement to identify a data set, including the DDNAME and the DSN parameters
  • Code the library DD statements JOBLIB and STEPLIB
  • Code the IF/THEN/ELSE/ENDIF JCL statement construct
  • Identify the JCL statement errors in an output listing and code appropriate corrections
  • Code and use JCL Procedures

    Key Topics:

  • Mainframe and Operating System History
  • JCL Terminology and Syntax
  • The JOB Statement
  • The EXEC Statement
  • File/Data Set Concepts
  • Different Data Set types
  • The DD Statement
  • Reserved DD Names
  • the OUTPUT Log
  • The INCLUDE Statement
  • The JCLLIB Statement
  • Using Procedures

    Last modified: 14-Feb-2009

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