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IBM Development Environment

Duration

6 hours

Overview

This course discusses the use of mainframe data sets and database files to store organizational data and examines the batch and online methods used to process that data. Widely used mainframe programming languages such as COBOL, PL/I, C++, REXX, CLIST and Java are introduced and a description of the Language Environment used to provide many of these languages with common runtime routines is presented.

Audience

This course is designed for people interested in a career in z/OS application or system programming, that require a broad background on mainframe processing and programming concepts and application.

Prerequisites

Completion of the "Introduction to the IBM Enterprise Environment" course, or equivalent knowledge of mainframe concepts

Objectives

After completing this course the student will be able to:

  • List the attributes of commonly used z/OS data sets
  • Describe characteristics of IMS and DB2 databases
  • Explain the differences between the CICS, IMS and WebSphere MQ transaction systems
  • List the features of programming languages that can be used with z/OS
  • Describe the purpose of the Language Environment
  • Describe the software and the processes used in batch processing

Course Content

DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Data Sets and the Catalog
Data Set Naming Conventions
Data Set Allocations
Access Methods
Flat Files
Partitioned Data Sets and Libraries
VSAM
IMS
DB2

TRANSACTION PROCESSING SYSTEMS

Definition of a Transaction
IMS Transaction Manager
CICS
WebSphere MQ
Websphere Capabilities

PROGRAMMING CAPABILITIES

Background on Programming Languages
Assembler
COBOL
PL/1
C
C++
CLIST and REXX
Java
Enterprise Javabeans
Compile and Link-Edit

Introduction to Language Environment

Need for Language Environment
Programming Languages that use Language Environment
Callable Services
Language Environment Options
Conditions
Language Environment and User Program Messages
Language Environment Initiated Dumps
Interpreting Language Environment Dumps

BATCH SYSTEMS

Overview of Batch Processing Facilities of IBM Enterprise Systems
JES2/JES3
JCL
SDSF
Running and Controlling Batch Processing

IBM Development Environment MASTERY TEST

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