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z/OS JCL and Utilities

IBM Course Code: ES070CE

Vendor# ES07G

GK# 9212

Course Overview

This course is designed to teach you how to use z/OS Job Control Language (JCL) and selected z/OS utility programs in an online batch environment. Both Storage Management Subsystem (SMS) and non-SMS JCL are discussed. Machine lab exercises complement the lecture material.

Delivery Format Options

  • Classroom Live

    Classroom Live

    Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.


    $3695 CAD

    5 day

  • Virtual Classroom Live

    Virtual Classroom Live

    Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an Internet connection.


    $3695 CAD

    5 day

  • Private Group Training

    Private Group Training

    Train your entire team in a private, coordinated professional development session at the location of your choice.

    Receive private training for teams online and in-person.

Request a date or location for this course.

What You'll Learn

  • Code basic JCL statements using proper syntax and coding rules, including JCL for:
    • Creating new data sets
    • Referencing existing data sets
    • Condition code testing
    • IF/THEN/ELSE/ENDIF constructs
    • Generation data groups
    • Output routing
    • JCL enhancements introduced by various releases of MVS, OS/390, and z/OS
  • Identify storage management subsystem requirements
  • Code instream and cataloged procedures
  • Use symbolic parameters in procedures
  • Code procedure overrides and additions
  • Use selected utility programs
  • Describe tape processing facilities
  • Code sort and merge control statements and associated JCL statements
  • Recognize and resolve common ABENDS


  • Basic knowledge of IS technologies.

You should be familiar with:

  • z/OS concepts and how these systems supports the Enterprise Servers.

This knowledge can be obtained by attending course ES05, An Introduction to the z/OS Environment (ES05).

Who Needs To Attend

This course is for people who want to use z/OS JCL and utilities.

Course Outline

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