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Course Catalog » JCL Curriculum » Job Control Language (JCL) 2.2 Series

JCL (z/OS) - Introduction to z/OS JCL 2.2

3 hours



The JCL (z/OS) - Introduction to z/OS JCL course describes the purpose of Job Control Language (JCL) in a z/OS environment and describes the three most commonly used JCL statements: JOB, EXEC and DD. Details of common parameters associated with these statements, along with examples on how they are used, are also provided.


Operators and programmers who require knowledge about the use of JCL.


Knowledge of the z/OS operating system.


After completing this course, the student will be able to identify how simple batch jobs are written by using fundamental statements and parameters.

Course Content

Introduction to z/OS JCL

Learning JCL Fundamentals

Identifying Fields in a JCL Record

Working with the JOB Statement

JOB Statement Syntax and Positional Parameters

Using Common JOB Statement Keyword Parameters

Basic Job Scheduling Capabilities

Working with the EXEC Statement

Executing Programs and Procedures

Parsing Parameters to Programs

Working with the DD Statement

Working with the DD Statement

Using Common DD Statement Parameters

Introduction to z/OS JCL Mastery Test

Course Catalog » JCL Curriculum » Job Control Language (JCL) 2.2 Series
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