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z/OS JCL and Utilities


Price £2,975 before tax
Length: 4.5 Days
Lunch : Included
Courseware : Included
Course code: ES07G
Delivery Type Classroom

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  • London (Arrow)
    £2,975 before tax
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This course is designed to teach you how to use z/OS job control language (JCL) and selected z/OS utility programs in an online batch environment. Both Storage Management Subsystem (SMS) and non-SMS JCL are discussed. Machine lab exercises complement the lecture material.


  • Code basic JCL statements using proper syntax and coding rules, including JCL for:

    • Creating new data sets

    • Referencing existing data sets

    • Condition code testing

    • IF/THEN/ELSE/ENDIF constructs

    • Generation data groups

    • Output routing

    • JCL enhancements introduced by various releases of Multiple Virtual Storage (MVS), OS/390, and z/OS

  • Identify Storage Management Subsystem requirements

  • Code instream and cataloged procedures

  • Use symbolic parameters in procedures

  • Code procedure overrides and additions super

  • Use selected utility programs

  • Describe tape processing facilities

  • Code sort and merge control statements and associated JCL statements

  • Recognize and resolve common abnormal terminations (ABENDs)


This basic course is intended for people who want to use z/OS JCL and utilities.


You should have:

  • Basic knowledge of IS technologies.

You should be familiar with:

  • z/OS concepts and how these systems supports the Enterprise Servers.

This knowledge can be obtained by attending course An Introduction to the z/OS Environment (ES05G).


  • Introduction to JCL


This course is recommended prior to taking OS/390 Facilities (ES150).

Other MVS/ESA Courses:

•    ES150 OS/390 Facilities

•    ES200 OS/390 System Services Structure

•    H3765 SMP/E Fundamentals

•    H3840 MVS VSAM and Access Method Services

•    H3911 TSO/E REXX Workshop

•    ES41A OS/390 Installation

Course type

Roadmaps that reference this course are:

•    z/OS and System z

•    z/OS Operation and Parallel Sysplex

•    z/OS and System z

•    z/OS Operation and Parallel Sysplex

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