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z/OS JCL, TSO/ISPF & z/OS Utilities

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Duration: 5 Days

Method: Instructor led, Hands-on workshops

Price: $2695.00

Course Code: MF1010



Audience

This course is directed towards anyone in a mainframe environment that is new or need further skill in their mainframe knowledge.

Description

This class is very hands on and teaches the fundamentals of many TSO/ISPF commands. You will come out of this class feeling comfortable logging in and navigating your way around. It covers the different types and allocation of datasets, the JLC language, submitting jobs and evaluating job output. There is 2 days of TSO/ISPF followed by 3 days of JCL.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Logon/Logoff a TSO/ISPF session
  • Use Browse, Edit, and View of sequential and partitioned datasets
  • Allocate sequential and partitioned data sets
  • Understand many of the of Edit (Option 2) primary and line commands
  • Use the KEYS function to tailor session PFKeys
  • Learn methods of copying and moving data members and data sets within ISPF
  • Learn dataset types including &&temp, GDG, and VSAM
  • Learn each of the basic JCL statements: JOB, EXEC, DD, SYSIN, etc.
  • Run jobs and debug basic JCL errors
  • Run jobs and debug the more common system and user abends
  • Learn the common IBM utilities (IDCAMS, IEBGENER, IEBCOPY, SORT)
  • Understand COBOL compiles and the COBOL load library

Prerequisites

Students should have basic key-boarding skills.

Topics

  1. Part I - z/OS - TSO/ISPF
  2. Mainframe Overview
    • Batch Processing
    • Address Spaces
    • Logical Partitioning
    • Databases
    • Telecommunications
    • The Mainframe Screen
  3. TSO Overview
    • Logging Off and ON
    • TSO Commands
    • Types of TSO Messages
    • Cancelling TSO Messages
    • TSO Help
    • Dataset Commands
    • JCL Batch Commands
  4. Accessing Data on the Mainframe
    • Dataset Types
    • Dataset Naming
    • Dataset DASD
    • Partitioned Datasets vs Sequential Datasets
    • Cataloging Datasets
  5. ISPF Overview
    • ISPF Navigating
    • ISPF Primary Option Menu
    • ISPF Branching
    • ISPF Split Screen
    • ISPF Logging Off
    • ISPF Actions Bar Options
    • ISPF Default Settings
    • ISPF Function Key Settings
    • ISPF Log and List Options
  6. ISPF Browse, View, and Edit
    • Viewing Datasets
    • Browsing Datasets
    • Edit Datasets
  7. ISPF Editing
    • Line Commands
    • Single Lines and Block of Lines
    • Insert/Delete/Repeat/Copy commands
    • ISPF Ruler
    • Find/Change
    • Search
    • Hexadecimal Display
    • Edit Profiles
    • Out Of Space Errors
    • Create Commands
  8. ISPF Utilities Menu Option
    • Allocating Datasets
    • Move/Copy Options
    • DSLIST (=3.4)
    • SDSF Job Ouput
    • SUPERCE Compare
    • Search-For
  9. Part II – z/OS JCL
  10. JCL Overview
    • The Role of JCL
    • JCL Statements
    • The JCL JOBCARD
    • CLASS/MSGCLASS/MSGLEVEL
    • Region/Time/Notify
    • TYPRUN
  11. Program Execution EXEC Statement
    • EXEC Statement
    • STEPLIB
    • Job Steps
    • Conditional Logic
  12. Data Definition DD Statement
    • DD Operands
    • Datasets
    • Disposition Logic
    • Cataloging Datasets
    • Space Parameters
    • Data Control Block
    • Blocksize
    • Dummy
    • Sysout
  13. Datasets
    • Sequential
    • Partitioned
    • GDGs
    • &&TEMP
    • VSAM KSDS
    • Dataset Concatenation
  14. SMS Storage Management Subsystem
    • DATACLAS
    • MGMTCLAS
    • STORCLAS
  15. IBM Utilities
    • IDCAMS
    • IEBGENER
    • IEBCOPY
    • SORT
    • IEFBR14
  16. JCL Procedures
    • Instream Procedures
    • Cataloged Procedures
    • JCLLIB Statement
    • Symbolic Parameters