zOS & DB2 Training: Exploring Mainframe Programming


Course Delivery

Live Instructor-Led Training

Course Description

The course Exploring Mainframe Programming (zOS & DB2 Training) is an introduction to mainframe programming in z/OS. The training includes a general discussion on application architecture in a mainframe environment and covers available mainframe programming languages including Assembler, COBOL, C/C++, CLIST, REXX & more. The course proceeds with an overview of common mainframe programming tasks followed by an exploration of compilation & link editing.

Course Dates and Pricing


Mar 13 - 16, 2018$3,000.00

Course Outline

Application design for z/OS and Mainframe

Review of Z/OS Architecture
Designing an Application for z/OS
Overview of the Application Development Lifecycle
Tools for Application Development on z/OS and Mainframe
About Development and Production Environments

Programming Languages and z/OS on the Mainframe

Programming Languages Choices
About the z/OS Environment
About using Assembler
About using COBOL
About the HLL Relationship between JCL and Program Files
About using PL/I
About using C/C++
About using Java
About using CLIST
About using REXX

A Few Common Programming Tasks

Working with Variables
Controlling Program Flow
Working with Strings
Creating and Working with Procedures
Dealing with Errors
Producing Output
Receiving Input
Reading and Writing with Files
Reading and Writing with Databases
Reading and Writing from the Network

Compilation and Link-Editing

Source, Object and Load Modules
Understanding Source Libraries
About Program Compilation
Creating Load Modules
About Compilation and Execution
About Working with Procedures

A Complete Application Development Lab

Students will write, test and deploy an application for z/OS

Course Locations

  • Ottawa

  • Montreal

  • Toronto

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