Basic Assembler Language

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This course introduces students to the basic skills required to write assembler programs using the IBM High Level Assembler (HLASM). The course introduces students to the concept and use of assembler languages. Students learn to use fixed point and decimal (packed) instructions to perform required programming functions.

Upon completion of the course, the students will be able to write High Level Assembler programs that read and write disk/tape files, and generate formatted reports. A series of written and lab exercises will be used to reinforce the classroom education. Students will code, assemble, and execute a series of programs using fixed point and decimal instructions with instructor supplied JCL and test data.

Before taking this course, students should have taken an Introduction to z/OS course, or have equivalent experience. Students a required to have taken an TSO/ISPF course, or have equivalent experience. A basic MVS JCL course, or equivalent experience is also required. Previous experience in designing and coding application programs will enhance the results of this course.

5 Days/Lecture & Lab

This course is designed for application and systems programmers that have a need to develop programs using the IBM High Level Assembler.

Character, packed and binary data instructions

  • Data editing and output control
  • Processing tables
  • Program linkage conventions
  • Data management macros
  • Assembler language debugging
  • Developing large programs using multiple base registers
  • Creating and using DSECTs




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