VSAM with Access Method Services

Training Summary
This course is designed to introduce the concepts of VSAM. The materials contain a detailed description of using VSAM data sets and catalogs. Background information will be given on how to create and maintain files, and suggested ways to optimize performance and to provide data security and integrity.
Knowledge of JCL, a text editor, and submitting jobs is required.
2 Days/Lecture & Lab
Students who complete this course will be able to define, load, print and delete VSAM data sets.
Course Topics
  • Introduction
  • Entry Sequenced Data Sets (ESDS) and Access Method Services (AMS)
  • Job Alternatives
  • Key Sequenced Data Sets (KSDS)
  • Alternate Indexes
  • Relative Record Data Sets (RRDS)
  • Data Set Space Estimates
  • Additional Topics
  • AMS Support Facilities
  • Final Topics

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