Course Description

TSO CLIST Programming in z/OS

Course Code: A-650
Recommended Duration: 3 Days


Students who complete this course will be able to accomplish work using native TSO commands and the powerful CLIST capability of TSO. CLISTs are developed that can be immediately useful in day-to-day work.


Applications and systems programmers, who need to know how to use TSO commands hand how to create or maintain TSO CLISTs. Anyone who will be creating or maintaining applications written to run under the Dialog Manager.


At the very least, the student entering this course should have experience in using ISPF/PDF, especially the editor. Additionally, experience submitting jobs to run in the batch and some programming background are helpful.

Related IBM Materials

This course is drawn from these and other IBM manuals; access to these publications in the classroom is desirable but not required:

SA22-7782 - TSO/E Command Langugage
SA22-7781 - TSO/E CLISTs: Implementation

Major Topics Include



There are 13 hands-on exercises.






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