Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

ES070 - z/OS JCL and Utilities


Duration: 5 Days




Delivery Method:

Software Assurance Value:

Microsoft CPE:

Course Information

Course Description

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. ​

Course Objectives

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 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
  • Use selected utility programs
  • Describe tape processing facilities
  • Code sort and merge control statements and associated JCL statements
  • Recognize and resolve common ABENDS

Course Audience

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

Course Outline

  • Day 1
    • Welcome
    • Introduction to JCL
    • JOB, EXEC, and DD Statements
    • DD Statement Parameters, A Second Look
    • Lab - Day 1
    • Day 2
    • Lab Review - Day 1
    • DD Statement Parameters, A Second Look
    • Introduction to Utilities and Conditional Execution
    • Data Management, Organization, and Format
    • Lab - Day 2
    • Day 3
    • Lab Review - Day 2
    • Data Management, Organization, and Format
    • Generation Data Groups
    • Procedures
    • More About Utilities
    • Lab - Day 3
    • Day 4
    • Lab Review - Day 3
    • More About Utilities
    • More on Procedures
    • Selected JCL Topics
    • Sort/Merge
    • Lab - Day 4
    • Day 5
    • Lab Review - Day 4
    • Multi Volume and Tape Allocation
    • ABENDS
    • Optional Lab - Day 5

Course Prerequisites

​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 ES05, An Introduction to the z/OS Environment (ES05).
Course Schedule
This course is not scheduled yet.