Recommended Duration: 5 Days
Benefits: Students who complete this course will be able to write or maintain basic Assembler programs. The emphasis is on learning all the hardware instructions used by applications programmers as well as learning the basic interfaces to MVS or OS/390 from Assembler language programs.
Audience: Experienced programmers needing to learn Assembler as an additional language or who need a refresher in Assembler. This course may also be used to teach Assembler as a first language, but it should probably be extended to seven days.
Prerequisites: At the very least the student entering this course should have background in using ISPF/PDF or similar product used for creating programs and submitting jobs. Some experience in writing programs in a third generation language such as COBOL, PL/I, FORTRAN, or C.
Related IBM Materials: This course is drawn from these IBM manuals; access to them in the classroom is required (via hardcopy, BookManager, etc.):
SA22-7201 – Principles of Operation
GX20-0406 – Reference Summary (supplied with the course)
SC26-4940 – High Level Assembler reference