This course is a combination of lecture, discussion and hands-on lab sessions.
First, JCL PROCedures are examined in-depth. This is followed by an extensive workshop that builds several PROCedures using the features of DD Overrides, Parameter Specification and Overides.
Second, a series of JCL streams are reviewed, examined and "typical" errors are corrected.
Third, several OS/390 Utilities are presented and used in JCL exercises.
Mainframe Training Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of the course, each student will be able to -
Mainframe Training Audience
- Describe the need for and use JCL procedures
- Create, use and debug JCL procedures
- Use the Sort utility and several other IBM utilities
- Correct a series of "typical" JCL errors.
This course is for experienced information processing personnel who need an in-depth knowledge and practice using and debugging of JCL (Job Control Language).
Mainframe Training Prerequisites
Participants should have a good working knowledge of JCL.
Mainframe Training Course duration
Mainframe Training Course outline
I. JCL Procedures
A. Introduction to JCL procedures
B. PROC statement
- Definition of JCL procedures
- When to use JCL procedures
- In-stream procedures
- Catalogued procedures
- IBM-provided and vendor-provided procedures
C. PEND statement
- Procedure name
- Definition of symbolic parameters and their defaults
D. Using procedures - in-stream and catalogued
E. Overriding procedures
III. Debugging "Typical" JCL Errors