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zWS – Scheduling with IBM Z Workload Scheduler


6 hours


The Scheduling with IBM Z Workload Scheduler course explains how JCL is configured for the IBM Z Workload Scheduler (formerly Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS, or TWSz) environment and how job schedules are created.


Personnel responsible for creating and maintaining scheduling definitions within IBM Z Workload Scheduler.


  • General knowledge of the z/OS environment
  • An understanding of the batch processing environment
  • A solid grasp of Job Control Language


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Modify JCL to handle IBM Z Workload Scheduler variable substitution and automatic restart and recovery
  • Create IBM Z Workload Scheduler definitions for workstations, resources, calendars and periods
  • Define attributes for applications and associated operations
  • Schedule applications

Course Content

Working with JCL

Identifying Scheduling Requirements
Working with JCL Variables
Coding Other OPC JCL Statements
Creating Error Code Definitions

Creating Workstation, Resource and Calendar Definitions

Creating Workstation Definitions
Creating Special Resources
Defining Calendars and Periods

Creating and Scheduling Applications

Creating an Application Description
Scheduling Applications
Defining Event Triggered Tracking Criteria

Defining Operation Prerequisites

Creating Operation Predecessors
Assigning Resources to Operations

Creating Operation Definitions

Defining General Operation Attributes
Creating Job Setup
Print and WTO operation definitions

zWs – Scheduling with IBM Z Workload Scheduler Mastery Test