Course Description

ISPF and JCL on z/OS

Course Code: A-700
Recommended Duration: 5 Days


Students who complete this course will be able to accomplish work using TSO/ISPF in the z/OS environment, including the full screen editor, job submission and monitoring facilities, the utility functions, and productivity features such as command stacking and split screen processing.
They will also be able code essential JCL statements to submit batch jobs, run some batch utilities and basic SORT work. They are also introduced to procedures and SET, INCLUDE, and JOBLIB statements, among others.


Programmers, analysts, and users who need to know how to use ISPF/PDF to edit data, run jobs, maintain data sets, or use applications written to run under ISPF/PDF, and who need to create or maintain JCL to accomplish these tasks.


A basic understanding of computer concepts. Although a programming background is not required, people with such a background will generally get the most out of this course.

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:

SC34-4822 - ISPF User's Guide, Vol. 1
SC34-4823 - ISPF User's Guide, Vol. 2
SC34-4820 - Edit and Edit Macros
SA22-7597 - JCL Reference
SC26-7414 - Utilities
SC33-4035 - DFSORT (may substitute if not using the IBM Sort/Merge product)

Major Topics Include



There are 27 hands-on exercises.

Special note:

This course contains most of the content from the two courses "TSO/ISPF in z/OS" and "z/OS JCL and Utilities" but is slightly reduced to work in five days instead of six.




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