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JCL (z/OS) – Introduction to z/OS JCL

Duration

3 hours

Overview

The JCL (z/OS) - Introduction to z/OS JCL course describes the purpose of Job Control Language (JCL) in a z/OS environment and describes the three most commonly used JCL statements: JOB, EXEC and DD. Details of common parameters associated with these statements, along with examples on how they are used, are also provided.

Audience

Operators and programmers who require knowledge about the use of JCL

Prerequisites

Knowledge of the z/OS operating system

Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to identify how simple batch jobs are written by using fundamental statements and parameters.

Course Content

Introduction to z/OS JCL

Learning JCL Fundamentals
Identifying Fields in a JCL Record

Working with the JOB Statement

JOB Statement Syntax and Positional Parameters
Using Common JOB Statement Keyword Parameters

Working with the EXEC Statement

Executing Programs and Procedures
Parsing Parameters to Programs

Working with the DD Statement

Working with the DD Statement
Using Common DD Statement Parameters

JCL (z/OS) - Introduction to z/OS JCL Mastery Test

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