Job Control Language (JCL)

Course:  MJ
Duration:  4 Days
Level:  I
Course Summary

This 4 day course provides an in-depth look at z/OS JCL, and an overview of job processing throughout the system, as well as SMS parameters.

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Topics Covered In This Course

DAY 1 TOPICS

  • EVOLUTION OF BATCH WORK AND JCL
  • TERMINOLOGY
  • JCL SYNTAX
  • STATEMENT TYPES
  • JOB STATEMENT
    • CLASS
    • MSGCLASS
    • MSGLEVEL
    • NOTIFY
    • TYPRUN
    • COND
    • PERFORM
    • REGION
    • TIME
    • BYTES
    • CARD
    • LINES
    • PAGES
    • USER
    • GROUP
    • PASSWORD
  • EXEC STATEMENT
    • PGM / PROC
    • COND
    • PARM
    • REGION
    • ACCT
    • TIME
    • IF / THEN ELSE / ENDIF STATEMENT

DAY 2 TOPICS

  • RESERVED DD NAMES
  • FILE CONCEPTS
  • DISK / TAPE DATA SETS
    • DSN
    • DISP
    • DCB
    • UNIT
    • SPACE
    • VOL
    • LABEL
    • EXPDT
    • RETPD
  • SMS DATA SETS
    • DATACLAS
    • MGMTCLAS
    • STORCLAS
    • AVGREC
    • DSNTYPE
    • KEYLEN
    • KEYOFF
    • LIKE
    • RECORG
    • REFDD
    • SECMODEL

DAY 3 TOPICS

  • INSTREAM DATA SETS
    • */ DATA
    • DCB
  • PRINT / PUNCH DATA SETS
    • SYSOUT
    • COPIES
    • FREE
    • HOLD
    • OUTLIM
    • DEST
    • SEGMENT
    • SPIN
  • NULL DATA SETS
    • DUMMY
    • DSN=NULLFILE
  • OUTPUT LOG
  • GDG DATA SETS
  • PARTITIONED DATA SETS
  • PROCEDURES
    • PROC
    • PEND
    • SYMBOLICS
    • OVERRIDES

DAY 4 TOPICS

  • CONCATINATED DATA SETS
  • RESTART
  • OUTPUT STATEMENT
  • JCLLIB STATEMENT
  • INCLUDE STATEMENT
  • SET STATEMENT
  • UTILITIES
    • IEBCOPY
    • IEBGENER
    • IEBPTPCH
    • IEBUPDTE
    • IEFBR14
    • IEHPROGM
    • IEHLIST
    • SORT / MERGE
  • VSAM
    • BASIC TERMINOLOGY & CONCEPTS
  • IDCAMS
    • DEFINE
    • DELETE
    • REPRO
    • PRINT
    • LISTCAT
  • JES2
  • JES3
What You Can Expect
  • Understand batch job flow in the z/OS environment.
  • Diagnose and resolve JCL problems.
  • Appreciate JCL syntax rules.
  • Improve programmer efficiency and reduce program test time.
  • Decrease the number of abended jobs.
Who Should Take This Course

Programmers, Computer operators, System analysts, system programmers, and others interested in improving the flow of jobs at their installation.

Recommended Prerequisites

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

Training Style

This class is taught by instruction with hands-on workshops.

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Schedule For This Course
7/23/2018
Wilmington, DE
7/30/2018
Dallas, TX
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