IBM mainframe systems continue to be the heart of many major enterprise information systems. Our courses provide the fundamentals needed to learn, use, and create applications in the IBM mainframe environment. TSO/ISPF/PDF and JCL are the cornerstones of mainframe development skills.

All of our courses are current to the latest releases of the software. Earlier releases may be covered upon request.

Roadmap to Success

JCL and TSO/ISPF Course Map

 

JCL & TSO/ISPF Courses

z/OS Fundamentals: TSO/ISPF and JCL (5 days)
Students learn to use TSO/ISPF including the full screen editor, job submission and monitoring facilities, utility functions, and productivity features such as command stacking and split screen processing. Students also learn to code and test JCL needed to run test and production batch jobs, use the common utility programs, and use the sort/merge product.
TSO/ISPF in z/OS (3 days)
Students learn to use TSO/ISPF including the full screen editor, job submission and monitoring facilities, utility functions, and productivity features such as command stacking and split screen processing.
z/OS JCL and Utilities (3 days)
Students learn to code and test JCL needed to run test and production batch jobs, use the common utility programs, and use the sort/merge product.
Advanced Topics in JCL (3 days)
Experienced programmers learn the basics of XML, XSL, XSLT, Schemas, and DTDs.
TSO REXX Programming in z/OS (5 days)
Students learn to use TSO commands and to use the powerful capabilities of the REXX language. REXX statements needed to develop useful REXX execs are practiced as part of hands-on exercises.
TSO CLIST Programming in z/OS (4 days)
Students learn to use TSO commands and to use the powerful capabilities of the CLIST language.