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Course Catalog » IBM Z Workload Scheduler Curriculum

zWS - Monitoring and Managing the IBM Z Workload Scheduler Environment

6 hours



The Monitoring and Managing the IBM Z Workload Scheduler Environment course describes how IBM Z Workload Scheduler (formerly Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS, or TWSz) is used to monitor and manage batch processing flows. Details relating to job restart and recovery using this product, are also provided.


Data Center operators or schedulers seeking an introduction to IBM Z Workload Scheduler and daily operational knowledge of the product.


Successful completion of the ZWS - Understanding How IBM Z Workload Scheduler Processes Work course, or equivalent knowledge. General knowledge of the z/OS environment is also required as well as an understanding of the batch processing environment.


After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Monitor daily batch processing using IBM Z Workload Scheduler dialogs
  • Modify the status and attributes of workstations
  • Add applications to the current plan
  • Perform job restart and recovery

Course Content

Communicating with IBM Z Workload Scheduler

Starting and Stopping IBM Z Workload Scheduler

Manipulating Default Settings

Navigating Through the ISPF Dialogs

Using Filter, Sort and Locate Commands

Monitoring the Workload

Accessing the Ready List

Identifying Error and Status Codes

Displaying Dependencies

Querying the Status of Work in the Current Plan

Managing the Workload

Displaying and Modifying Workstation Availability

Adding Applications to the Current Plan

Resolving Dependencies

Adding, Deleting, and Modifying Dependencies

Job Recovery and Restart

Identifying Job Failure and Restart Requirements

Performing an Operation or Step Restart

Rerunning an Occurrence

Modifying the Status of an Operation

zWS - Monitoring and Managing the IBM Z Workload Scheduler Environment Mastery Test

Course Catalog » IBM Z Workload Scheduler Curriculum
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