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Our Corporate Training exclusively on Mainframe and Enterprise DevOps skillset and tech stack. Mainframe expertise with more than two decades, with team of experienced pool. Our senior Mainframe team experienced with 25 to 30 years of experience in training various corporate and proven results. The skills set and training ranges from Mainframe Application, Infrastructure Management, Security Administration, Storage Administration, DB2 Administration, CICS Administration, Enterprise Modernization tools, Enterprise DevOps tools implementations, Install, Configure and Adopt the team on the new tools implementations.

IBM z 16 Mainframe System , the latest iteration of Mainframes with on-chip AI enabled and industry-first quantum-safe technologies.
IBM zGit for SCM, DBB for Build and UCD for Deploy

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Modules in Mainframe

  • • IBM Developer for z
    • z Open Development
    • IDz with GITHUB with Git Perspective
    • zDevOps Integration with ssh and IBM DBB
    • zDevOps Integration Jenkins, IBM DBB with UCD
    • Enterprise DevOps Consulting
    • zDevOps Implementation with GITHub and IBM DBB
    • zDevOps with Jenkins, IBM DBB with UCD
  • • IDz Installation
    • IDz Terms, Concepts and Navigation
    • Remote System Connection
    • Editing Your COBOL Programs from IDz
    • Analyzing COBOL Programs
    • Remote Systems – Dataset Access and Organization
    • Remote Systems – ISPF 3.x, Batch Jobs and Job Management
    • MVS Subprojects – Organizing PDS Members and SCM Checkout
    • The Data Tools – SQL Code/Test and DB2 Table Access
    • Debugging z/OS COBOL Applications.
  • • zOD Installation
    • zOD Terms, Concepts and Navigation
    • Remote System Connection
    • Editing Your COBOL Programs from IDz
    • Analyzing COBOL Programs
    • Remote Systems – Dataset Access and Organization
    • Run MVS commands
    • Run TSO/ISPF commands
    • Submit JCL jobs
    • Store and retrieve dependency information
    • Utility capabilities such as copying a z/FS UNIX file to and from a data set or member
    • zImport capability for migration to Git
    • Capability to create and store a build report
    • Invoking Build by IBM DBB
    • The dependency-based Based Build samples provide a set of Groovy scripts with example programs to demonstrate how intelligent build scripts can be created

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Mainframe System Management

Mainframe Infrastructures to be managed by System Programmers and Operators with unique skills will perform the system management and routine activities namely , Mainframe Operational Activities.

Our Mainframe Training Classes covers

  • Initial Program Load(IPL)
  • PARMLIB changes
  • Job Entry Subsystem(JES)
  • CATALOG Management
  • Security Definitions (RACF)
  • Hardware Management Console(HCD) for defining Hardware
  • System Management Facility(SMF)
  • Resource Management Facility(RMF)
  • Workload Management with Work Load Manager(WLM)
  • Health Checker for z/OS, LOGREC for any error logs
  • zOSMF( z/OS Management Facility)
  • Dump and Traces for Trouble shooting
  • Functions of OLTP & System Components
  • CICS Start up types –
  • CICSTS Datasets – used in Startup Procedure
  • CICS System Initialization Parameter
  • CICS Resource Definition with CEDA – Group and Transaction,
  • Resource Definition using DFHCSDUP Utilities
  • Resource Copy and Move, Rename
  • CEDA Lock and UNLOCK
  • CICS Supplied Transactions – CECI, CEBR, CETR, CEDF and CMAC
  • CEMT to Inquire and Discard
  • CEMT SET options
  • CEMT to Monitor Region
  • Cemt PERFORM options
  • CICS SIP DSAs – Significance
  • CICS Region Monitoring
  • Inter system Communication – MRO and ISC classification
  • CICS with DB2 Interface – DB2 Connection Object
  • CICS with DB2 – DSNC Transaction and Options
  • DSNC to use DB2 commands
  • CICS with MQ Subsystem
  • CKQC transaction and Options
  • CICS Journals – DFHLOG and DFHSHUNT
  • CICS Journals – for Applications Resource Definition
  • CICS Operational Utilities
  • DFHDU650 Utility
  • DFHTU650 Utility
  • CICS Monitoring Utility
  • CICS Problem Analysis – System Hung, Wait Status
  • RDBMS CONCEPTS, DB2 SYSTEM OBJECTS
  • DB2 Data Objects
  • Database, Data, System Admin tasks and DBA tasks
  • Types of DBAs and Multi platform DBA issues
  • Conceptual, Logical and Physical Data model,
  • Normalization and Normal forms
  • Normalization in Practice and Data Modelling Issues
  • Denormalization and DDL.
  • Database application development and SQL- DDL, DML, DCL
  • Granting and Revoking authority, Authorization roles and Groups
  • External Security
  • Database Backup and Recovery-Preparing for problems,
  • IMAGE Copy backups, Recovery
  • Alternatives to backup and Recovery, Point in time Recovery
  • Data Movement-DB2 Online utilities
  • Data Maintenance –DB2 Online utilities
  • Data Statistics – Db2 Online Utilities
  • DB2 Address spaces
  • DSNZPARM parameters and DB2 Operational activities.
  • Basics in REXX with DB2 Environment.
  • DB2 Basic operational activities
  • Program Preparation
  • Using PLAN and PACKAGES.
  • Architecture of WebSphere MQ – Messaging & Queuing
  • MQ Objects and its functions
  • MQSC Commands
  • MQ Object Status – Queue Status from Panel and Commands
  • Getting display of MQ Resource with Commands
  • MQ Channel Initiator – Commands to Start up and Shutdown
  • Describe the function of Database
  • Database manager
  • Database handling
  • Hierarchic Announcement Material (A/M)
  • Other Data Language/Integrated (DL/I) functions
  • Transaction manager
  • Transaction message procedure IMS Direct Access Storage Device (DASD) logging
  • IMS online change
  • DBRC overview
  • DBRC log control
  • DBCTL concepts
  • IMS DB/TM system definition (IMS Sysgen)
  • IMS DB/TM system execution and operation

Mainframe Application Programming

    • INTRODUCTION TO COBOL PROGRAMMING

               – COBOL Platforms, Standards, and Compilers
               – An Interactive COBOL Program
               – Structure of COBOL Program
               – Compiling the program

    • Verbs, keywords, syntax and constructs
    • Program Structure
    • DEFINE, MOVE, AND INITIALIZE FIELDS
               – How to Define Fields in the Data Division
               – How to Use Move and Initialize Statements
               – Usages and Data Formats On an IBM Mainframe
    • INTRINSIC FUNCTIONS AND ARITHMETIC STATEMENTS
               – How to Use Intrinsic Functions
               – How to Code Arithmetic Statements
    • Input / Output handling
    • Control, Conditional and arithmetic statements
    • Usage and Editing
    • String handling
    • Array / Table handling
               – How to Use Subscripts to Work with One-Level Tables
               – How to Use Subscripts to Work with Multi-Level Tables
               – How to Use Indexes to Work with Tables
               –  How to Work with Variable-Length Tables
    • Other Features for Working with Tables
    • Copy statement
    • Subroutines
               – Call Statement
    • Handling Input / Output through files
               – Sequential Access File
               –  Random Access File
               – Dynamic Access File
    • Handling Variable Length Record
    • Error Handling
    • Handling Variable Length Record
    • Sorting Files
  • AN OVERVIEW OF DB2
  • DB2 CONCEPTS
  • DESIGNING OBJECTS AND RELATIONSHIPS
  • WORKING WITH SQL: THE LANGUAGE OF DB2
  • WRITING AN APPLICATION PROGRAM
           – Choosing Programming Languages and Methods to Use
           – Preparing an Application Program to Run
           – Writing Static SQL Applications
           – Overview of Static SQL
           – Static SQL Programming Concepts
  • WRITING AN APPLICATION PROGRAM
           – Static SQL Programming Concepts
           – Dynamic SQL Applications
  • Types of Dynamic SQL
  • Dynamic SQL Programming Concepts
  • Triggers
           – Triggers for Active Data
           – Coding Triggers
           – Parts of a Trigger
           – Trigger Cascading
  • ADVANCED CURSORS
           – Scrollable Cursors
           – Sensitive Scrollable Cursors
           – In sensitive Scrollable Cursors
           – Sensitive Dynamic Scrollable Cursors
           – Stored Procedure Concepts – Introduction
  • CICS APPLICATION PROGRAMMING ENVIRONMENT
  • CICS Structure and components
           – System Programs
           – System Tables
           – Application Programs
           – Mapsets
  • CICS Control programs and Control Tables
  • DESIGNING CICS APPLICATIONS
           – Simple Application program to get input, process it and send output to the terminal
           – EXEC INTERFACE BLOCK Concept and Usage
           – Using a COMMAREA
           – Pseudo conversational design
 
  • CICS COMMANDS OVERVIEW
           – SEND and RECEIVE
           – Exception handling
           – HANDLE CONDITION
           – IGNORE CONDITION
           – NOHANDLE and RESP commands
  • DEBUGGING CICS APPLICATIONS –
           – Scroll CEDF displays
           – Overtype argument values and response codes on CEDF displays
           – Display the EXEC Interface Block
           – Display previously traced commands
           – Continue CEDF with pseudo conversational transactions
           – Request a task ABEND from CEDF
  • CICS BASIC MAPPING SUPPORT
           – Map preparation and usage
           – How to create a BMS Mapset
           – Physical and Symbolic Map
           – How to design user-friendly screens
           – How attributes control the look and operation of a field
           – How to code BMS macros
           – The BMS mapset and symbolic map for the customer maintenance program
           –  How to assemble a BMS mapset
           – Extended attributes
           – Cursor positioning
           – Dynamic Attribute Character Assignments
  • CICS DATA ACCESS
           – Data declarations to reference records and rows
           – Accessing VSAM Files ESDS , KSDS etc.
           – Reading single records and rows
           – Reading sets of records and rows
           – Adding, deleting, and modifying records and rows
           – Integrity considerations
  • CICS QUEUES
           – CICS transient data queues
           – Intra and Extra Partition Data Sets
           – Features of TDQ
           – Automatic Task Initiation
           – CICS temporary storage queues
  • CICS PROGRAM-TO-PROGRAM CONTROL
           – LINK with COMMAREA
           – XCTL with COMMAREA
           – The COBOL CALL
           – STARTing a new transaction
           – Pseudo Conversational Techniques
  • CICS With Database DB2
           – CICS with DB2
           – How to access DB2 from CICS region
  • SDF to design Map
  • Introduction to mainframe – History – Evaluation of Hardware –
  • Evaluation of Software
  • Introduction to Mainframe – z /15 architecture
  • Virtual Storage – Address map structure – 64 bit Addressing Map
  • z/OS Elements – Base & Optional Elements
  • Brief introduction on Major Subsystems
  • TSO/ISPF and Navigation through a mainframe
  • ISPF – Other ISPF Menu Options – Utility Selection Panel
  • JCL Introduction
           – JCL Statements,
           – Sample JCL with utility
           – JCL Introduction,
           – JOB, EXEC & DD Statement syntax & explanation
           – Submitting the JCL with IBM supplied utilities
           – SDSF
  • JCL Utilities & Procedure
          – IBM Utilities – Utilities like IEFBR14, IEBGENER – IEBGENER to copy and Concatenate datasets;
  • IEBCOPY, IEBCOMPR,IEHPROGM, IEHLIST
  • Special DD Statements – SORT and MERGE
  • Procedures – Cataloged and Instream
  • Usage Procedure concepts
  • Advanced JCL –
  • Internal reader – Overriding DD Statements,
  • COND Parameters – IF … ELSE
  • SYSABEND, SYSMDUMP, SYSUDUMP
 
  • JCL with multiple steps coding – Usage of IEBEDIT to restart job with specific steps
  • ICETOOL Utility to get Sort and Customized Report
  • JES2 and JES3 Command handling"
  • VSAM Introduction
           – VSAM data Organization-Types of Data sets – Data set
  • Control Area and Different types of data sets
  • VSAM AMS, IDCAMs –
           – DEFINE, ALTER – Creating VSAM Data set;
  • IDCAMS
           – Altering the attributes of data sets –
           – Printing the data set information – Deleting data set -Listing the information 
  • IDCAMS – Alternate Index and PATH
  • Generation Data Group Dataset -Creation – Print options
  • Generation Data Group Dataset -Delete options
  • EXPORT & IMPORT for Backup and Recovery
  • VSAM Data set handling thro ISPF Options
  • TSO DITTO

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