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z/OS Fundamentals: ISPF, JCL, & Utilities

Recommended Duration:
5 Days
Version
z/OS. Course is also suitable for OS/390 and MVS/ESA shops.
Benefits
Students who complete this course will be able to accomplish work using ISPF and JCL. The editor, job submission and monitoring, utility functions, and productivity features of ISPF are covered. Students will be able to code JCL to run batch jobs, use Sort/Merge and the most common batch utility programs.
Audience
Programmers and analysts, who need to know how to use ISPF/PDF to edit data, run jobs, maintain data sets, or use applications written to run under ISPF/PDF. And who need to know how to code JCL to run jobs in z/OS.
Prerequisites
A basic understanding of computer concepts. Although a programming background is not required, people with such a background will generally get the most out of this course.
Major Topics
  • ISPF Look & Feel, GUI mode
  • Data Sets and Libraries 
  • DASD Organization, VTOC's, and Catalogs
  • Allocating Data Sets
  • Edit / View / Browse and Utilities
  • Submit and monitor jobs
  • Viewing output using ISPF 3.8, and SDSF, IOF, or Flasher
  • Referral Lists
  • SMS - Storage Mgmt. Subsystem
  • z/OS Organization and Workflow
  • z/OS Structure
  • JOB, EXEC, DD, OUTPUT
  • Conditional JCL: IF/THEN, ELSE, ENDIF
  • Utilities: Sort/Merge, IEFBR14, IEBCOPY, IEBGENER, IDCAMS
  • JCL Procedures
  • GDG
Exercises
There are 28 machine exercises.
Notes
This course combines "TSO/ISPF in z/OS" and "z/OS JCL & Utilities".