Advanced Job Control Language

Course:  ADVJCL
Duration:  2 Days
Level:  II
Course Summary

This class enhances a delegate's z/OS JCL skills, enabling them to fully exploit advanced features such as conditional execution and procedures. Analysis and resolution of errors, system messages and ABENDS plus exploitation of IBM utility programs (including IEBGENER, IDCAMS, SORT plus others) is also included.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Job Flow in the z/OS environment

Relationship between z/OS and JES2

SDSF

JCL Syntax

Statement Types

Job Statement

EXEC Statement

Conditional execution

IF/THEN ELSE/ENDIF Statement

Reserved DD Names

File Concepts

DISK/TAPE Data Sets

SMS parameters and constructs

INSTREAM Data Sets

PRINT/PUNCH Data Sets

NULL Data Sets

OUTPUT LOG

GDG Data Sets

Partitioned Data Sets

Procedures

CONCATINATED Data Sets

RESTART

OUTPUT Statement

JCLLIB Statement

SET Statement

VSAM datasets

IDCAMS utility

SORT utility

IEBGENER utility

IEBCOPY utility

IEFBR14 utility

JES Control statements

Problem diagnosis

ABEND codes

System messages

What You Can Expect

The course starts with an overview of job processing throughout the system. The class covers the important JCL parameters including SMS specific parameters.

After taking this course the student should be able to

  • Better understand job flow and improve system throughput
  • Diagnose and resolve JCL coding errors
  • Understand and diagnose system and user ABENDS
  • Understand and diagnose return codes and conditional execution.
  • Understand the job log and system messages
  • Use various IBM utilities
Who Should Take This Course

This heavily workshop oriented class is designed for delegates who wish to acquire a solid working knowledge of JCL and need to evaluate, exploit and diagnose it???s key capabilities. The class is suitable for application developers, system programmers, operations analysts and system operators.

Recommended Prerequisites

The participant should have a basic understanding of JCL and the operating systems functions.

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