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z/OS REXX Programming Workshop

IBM Course Code: ES520CE

Vendor# ES52G

GK# 9213

Course Overview

Many labs are included to address coding REXX programs in the z/OS environment. Hands-on lab projects may be done in teams depending on the number of attendees and location.

This course is designed to teach you the basic skills required to write programs using the Rexx language in the standard z/OS environments: TSO, ISPF, and MVS. The course covers the TSO extensions to Rexx, the interface with ISPF, and interaction with other environments such as the MVS console, and running Rexx in batch jobs, and compiling Rexx.

Delivery Format Options

  • 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

  • Write programs using the Rexx language
  • Use various data parsing techniques
  • Use built-in Rexx functions
  • Create user-defined internal and external functions and subroutines
  • Issue host commands from within Rexx execs
  • Code programs that read and write data sets
  • Use instructions and commands that manipulate the data stack
  • Use Rexx debugging tools
  • Write error-handling routines


You should be able to:

  • Code basic Job Control Language statements
  • Code in a programming language
  • Create, alter, and delete data sets using TSO

These skills can be developed by completing:

  • Fundamental System Skills of z/OS (ES10)
  • A programming language course

Who Needs To Attend

This is an intermediate course for people who need to write and maintain Rexx programs in the z/OS system environment.

Course Outline

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