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Course Catalog » JCL Curriculum » Job Control Language (JCL) 2.4 Series

JCL (z/OS) - Running and Debugging JCL 2.4

3 hours



In previous JCL courses you have been presented with many examples of the types of errors that can be produced when running your JCL. This course consolidates many of these and looks at general problem and resolution practices associated with batch job submission, resource allocation, and abends. JCL restarts are also discussed, identifying any processing clean-up that needs to be performed, and the methods used to rerun or restart your job


Operators and programmers who need to know how to code, submit, and resolve problems associated with JCL batch jobs.


Completion of all other JCL courses in this curricula, or appropriate knowledge.


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify common JCL errors and describe how they can be resolved
  • Restart a job from a specific step

Course Content

Running and Debugging Your JCL

Using Job Groups for scheduling

Submitting your job

INCLUDE statement for adding JCL at submission

Common job submission problems

General viewing of job output

Using the NOTIFY and EMAIL parameters

Error messages in output

Abends and Dumps

Interpreting errors

Restarting JCL

Restart Issues to Consider

Overriding DD statements

Restarting from a step

Restarting from within a procedure

Common restart errors

JCL (z/OS) - Running and Debugging JCL 2.4 Mastery Test

Course Catalog » JCL Curriculum » Job Control Language (JCL) 2.4 Series
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