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Course Catalog » JCL Curriculum

JCL (z/OS) - Identifying and Resolving Batch Problems in JCL 2.1

3 hours



The JCL (z/OS) - Identifying and Resolving Batch Problems course examines the use of the COND parameter and the IF/THEN/ELSE JCL statement construct, showing how they can be used to control the flow of steps throughout a job. A list and description of common condition codes and abends is provided along with their causes and possible resolution.


Operators, application programmers, or system programmers who are required to resolve JCL problems.


Datatrain - Introduction to z/OS JCL, or some experience and understanding of JCL basics.


After completing this course, the student should be able to use job control statements to:

  • Control batch processing through conditional checking
  • Determine when a batch program has abnormally ended
  • Resolve various types of batch problems

Course Content

Using Conditional JCL

Controlling Return Codes

Using the COND Parameter

Working with the IF/THEN/ELSE/ENDIF Statement Construct

Using Advanced Conditional JCL Logic

Using Advanced Conditional JCL Logic

Handling Errors and Abends

Setting Limits for Jobs

Common Abend Types and Problem Determination Methods

Identifying and Resolving Batch Problems in JCL Mastery Test

Course Catalog » JCL Curriculum
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