Course Description

VSAM for COBOL Programmers

Course Code: D-540
Recommended Duration: 2 Days


Students who complete this course will be able to define, load, print, and delete VSAM data sets, and to process VSAM data sets from COBOL programs.


COBOL programmers who need to work with VSAM data sets, both from an AMS (Access Method Services) perspective, and from COBOL programs.


The student should be able to code a COBOL program and be able to code JCL to run simple batch jobs.

Related IBM Materials

This course is drawn from this IBM manual; access to it in the classroom is desirable but not required:

SC26-7394 - AMS Reference (z/OS)

Major Topics Include



There are six hands-on exercises.


Special Notes

This course includes some of the material from course G-510 (VSAM With Access Method Services).

This course supports Enterprise COBOL for z/OS and VM, and COBOL for OS/390 and VM.



Course Objectives
Topical Outline
COBOL curriculum
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