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Course Catalog » IBM Z Workload Scheduler Curriculum

zWS - Scheduling with IBM Z Workload Scheduler

6 hours



The Scheduling with IBM Z Workload Scheduler course explains how JCL is configured for the IBM Z Workload Scheduler (formerly Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS, or TWSz) environment and how job schedules are created.


Personnel responsible for creating and maintaining scheduling definitions within IBM Z Workload Scheduler.


Successful completion of the ZWS - Understanding How IBM Z Workload Scheduler Processes Work course, or equivalent knowledge. The following is also required:

  • General knowledge of the z/OS environment
  • An understanding of the batch processing environment
  • A solid grasp of Job Control Language


After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Modify JCL to handle IBM Z Workload Scheduler variable substitution and automatic restart and recovery
  • Create IBM Z Workload Scheduler definitions for workstations, resources, calendars, and periods
  • Define attributes for applications and associated operations
  • Schedule applications

Course Content

Working with JCL

Identifying Scheduling Requirements

Working with JCL Variables

Coding Other OPC JCL Statements

Creating Error Code Definitions

Creating Workstation, Resource, and Calendar Definitions

Creating Workstation Definitions

Creating Special Resources

Defining Calendars and Periods

Creating and Scheduling Applications

Creating an Application Description

Scheduling Applications

Defining Event Triggered Tracking Criteria

Defining Operation Prerequisites

Creating Operation Predecessors

Assigning Resources to Operations

Creating Operation Definitions

Defining General Operation Attributes

Creating Job Setup, Print, and WTO operation definitions

zWs - Scheduling with IBM Z Workload Scheduler Mastery Test

Course Catalog » IBM Z Workload Scheduler Curriculum
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