Recommended Duration: 3 Days
Benefits: Students who complete this course will be able to code JCL to run test and production batch jobs, use some common batch utility programs, and use a Sort / Merge program product.
Audience: Programmers, operators, analysts, support staff and users who need to know how to code JCL to run jobs in a z/OS environment. Anyone who needs to gain a basic understanding of the structure and workflow 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. Familiarity with the ISPF editor (or other editor used to create and submit JCL).
Related IBM Materials: This course is drawn from these and other IBM manuals; access to these publications in the classroom is desirable but not required:
SA22-7597 – JCL Reference
SC33-4035 – DFSORT (may substitute if not using the IBM Sort/Merge product)
SC26-7414 – Utilities