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, including using symbolic names; debug many JCL errors; set up JCL for restart; use some JES2 or JES3 control statements.
Audience: Experienced 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 work with procedures, handle JCL errors, and design / code JCL to deal with multi-volume data sets, restart, SMS data sets, or HFS files.
Prerequisites: A working understanding of 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
SC26-7394 – Access Method Services
SA22-7637 – Messages, Volume 7
SC26-7401 – Checkpoint / Restart