- 3 hours
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 discussed along with their current role in today's z/OS environment.
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.
Introduction to the IBM Enterprise Environment course, or equivalent knowledge of mainframe concepts.
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 software and the processes used in batch processing
Data Sets and the Catalog
Data Set Naming Conventions
Data Set Allocations
Partitioned Data Sets and Libraries
Definition of a Transaction
IMS Transaction Manager
Background on Programming Languages
CLIST and REXX
Compile and Link-Edit
Overview of Batch Processing Facilities of IBM Enterprise Systems
Running and Controlling Batch Processing