This course is directed towards anyone in a mainframe environment that is new or need further skill in their mainframe knowledge.
This class is very hands on and teaches the fundamentals of many TSO/ISPF commands. You will come out of this class feeling comfortable logging in and navigating your way around. It covers the different types and allocation of datasets, the JCL language, submitting jobs and evaluating job output. There is 2 days of TSO/ISPF followed by 3 days of JCL.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Logon/Logoff a TSO/ISPF session
- Use Browse, Edit, and View of sequential and partitioned datasets
- Allocate sequential and partitioned data sets
- Understand many of the of Edit (Option 2) primary and line commands
- Use the KEYS function to tailor session PFKeys
- Learn methods of copying and moving data members and data sets within ISPF
- Learn dataset types including &&temp, GDG, and VSAM
- Learn each of the basic JCL statements: JOB, EXEC, DD, SYSIN, etc.
- Run jobs and debug basic JCL errors
- Run jobs and debug the more common system and user abends
- Learn the common IBM utilities (IDCAMS, IEBGENER, IEBCOPY, SORT)
- Understand COBOL compiles and the COBOL load library
Students should have basic key-boarding skills.