MVS Skill Pack for z/OS (TSO/ISPF & JCL)

This course is designed to help programmers, operations staff and managers new to the z/OS environment gain an understanding of MVS concepts, a working knowledge of TSO, ISPF and JCL. The lecture components and hands-on labs will give each student the opportunity to understand and use the basic facilities of an MVS environment.

5 Days/Lecture & Lab

This course is intended for personnel who are new to the MVS operating system or those who are seeking a refresher course in basic to intermediate JCL programming execution.

  • MVS operating system terminology
  • Introduction to DASD, Tape, and Systems Managed Storage
  • Intro to Catalogs, VTOCs, and Tape Labels
  • MVS Networking TCP/IP and SNA
  • JES2 vs JES3
  • MVS Security Overview
  • What is a Parallel Sysplex
  • What is UNIX System Services
  • Program Product Overview CICS, DB2, IMS, WebSphere MQ
  • Third-party Program Product Overview
  • TSO/ISPF introduction
  • ISPF hierarchy
  • ISPF commands
  • Using SDSF to view job output
  • Coding the JCL JOB and EXEC statements
  • Coding JCL DD statements
  • IF/THEN/ELSE/ENDIF JCL statements
  • JOBLIB, STEPLIB, and JCLLIB JCL statements
  • OUTPUT JCL statements
  • SET and INCLUDE members
  • Using cataloged and in-stream JCL procedures with symbolic overrides
  • Using the IBM SORT program

There are no prerequisites for this course.


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