ES070: z/OS JCL and Utilities

מק"ט: #6104 | משך קורס: 32 שעות אק'

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.

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מטרות הקורס

After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • 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 Multiple Virtual Storage (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 super
  • Use selected utility programs
  • Describe tape processing facilities
  • Code sort and merge control statements and associated JCL statements
  • Recognize and resolve common Abnormal Terminations (ABENDs)


קהל יעד

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

תנאי קדם

Basic knowledge of information systems (IS) technologies. Students should be familiar with z/OS concepts and how these systems support the Enterprise Servers. This knowledge can be obtained by attending course ES05, An Introduction to the z/OS Environment.


  • Unit 1: Introduction to JCL
  • Unit 2: JOB, EXEC, and DD statements
  • Unit 3: DD statement parameters: A second look
  • Unit 4: Introduction to utilities and conditional execution
  • Unit 5: Data management, organization, and format
  • Unit 6: Generation data groups
  • Unit 7: Procedures
  • Unit 8: More about utilities
  • Unit 9: More on procedures
  • Unit 10: Selected JCL topics
  • Unit 11: Sort/Merge
  • Unit 12: Multivolume and tape allocation
  • Unit 13: ABENDs
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