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Defining and Scheduling Jobs Using Control-M for z/OS

Duration

4 hours

Overview

The Defining and Scheduling Jobs Using Control-M for z/OS course works through the process of creating definitions used to schedule jobs. It begins by introducing the concept of calendars, and describing how various types of calendars can be created. It then jumps to the actual job definition, describing how it can be used to provide diverse scheduling requirements. Automated actions performed following job completion are also discussed. The final module delves into the use of system and user-defined variables and describes how they can be used to dynamically modify JCL submitted from a Control-M job definition.

Audience

Personnel responsible for scheduling jobs using Control-M for z/OS.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of the Introduction to Control-M for z/OS course, or equivalent knowledge.

Objectives

    After completing this course, the student will be able to:
  • Identify and create a calendar
  • Describe parameters used when creating a job definition
  • Describe how Control-M uses variables
  • Course Content

    Defining Calendars and Jobs

    Using Calendars for Job Scheduling
    Regular and Periodic Calendars
    Rule-Based Calendars
    Managing Calendars
    Accessing Job Scheduling Definitions
    SMART Tables
    Job Definition Structure
    Defining General Job Parameters

    Scheduling Jobs

    Job Definition Scheduling Criteria
    Scheduling Using a Rule-Based Calendar
    Referencing Regular and Periodic Calendars
    Using Prerequisite Conditions to Schedule Jobs
    Condition Logic
    Maybe Jobs
    Post Processing Parameters
    Capturing Job Output Data
    Cyclic Jobs
    DO Statements
    SHOUT WHEN Statements

    Specifying Control-M System and User Variables in JCL

    Dynamically Modifying JCL Used by Control-M
    Date-Related System Variables
    User-Defined Variables
    Control Statement Variables
    Integrating Variables into JCL
    INCLUDE Statements
    Variable Testing Facilities
    Submitting Jobs for Execution
    Control-M Event Manager (CMEM)

    Defining and Scheduling Jobs Using Control-M for z/OS Mastery Test

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