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Mainframe Application Developer

Mainframe Application Developers create and support computer code used in the organization’s mainframe systems to perform business functions. This includes assisting with the design, coding, and testing of computer programs, analyzing and resolving programming issues, and supporting the business to ensure application programs work as required. Mainframe Application Developers are found in a variety of industries including but not limited to Heath Care, Insurance, Retail, Transportation, etc.

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Core Courses

Mainframe Essentials (MFCO-305)

2 days | Required
This course is a high level overview of Mainframe Operating System, Hardware, Software and Networks including how data is stored, the purpose of JCL and an introduction to TSO/ISPF.
Introduction to JCL (OSMV-100)

5 days | Required
The student will gain an in-depth understanding of the concepts and principles of MVS JCL and how it relates to JES and the O/S.
COBOL Programming with Sequential Files (MFCO-120)

5 days | Required
This course is designed to provide students a solid foundation in developing a batch COBOL programs. The course starts with a simple read and print program and expands on the programming techniques necessary to develop robust applications.
COBOL Programming with VSAM Files (MFCO-125)

3 days | Required
This course is designed to provide students the skills necessary to process business data stored in VSAM files.
Advanced COBOL Programming (MFCO-110)

5 days | Required
This Advanced COBOL course will show the participant techniques, including how to utilize tables, perform internal sorts and call other programs.
DB2 SQL (DBDB-340P)

3 days | Required
This course provides students an in-depth understanding of the concepts and appropriate use of data stored in IBM’s relational database DB2.
Advanced JCL (OSMV-110)

5 days | Required
The participant will gain an in-depth understanding of the more advanced JCL topics including tape and VSAM KSDS processing.

Optional Courses

DB2 Application Programming and Design (DBDB-100)

5 days | Optional
This course is designed so that a student will gain an in-depth understanding of the concepts and appropriate use of data stored in IBM’s relational database DB2. Using DB2 data, the student will learn dynamic and embedded SQL along with the DB2 features that are used to improve the reliability and performance of applications.
IMS-DB (DBOT-100)

3 days | Optional
This course trains developers in IMS Database concepts & design. The student will be able to write application programs that access and update DL/I databases.
IMS DB with CICS (DBOT-110)

4 days | Optional
This course trains developers in IMS Database concepts & design. The student will be able to write application programs that access and update DL/I databases.
CICS TS: Fundamentals (MFCI-130)

2 days | Optional
This CICS TS: Fundamentals course is intended for analysts, programmers, and IT professionals that require an organized introduction to CICS functions and capabilities. There is an examination of CICS structure, adaptability, and interaction with IBM system software and third party software. A case study and exercises provide insights into designing and coding CICS programs. Private courses can be tailored to the specific operating system and system software of the client organization.
REXX Scripts in the z/OS Environment (MFRX-110)

3 days | Optional
This REXX course is for those wanting to learn and master REXX in the z/OS environment. Students will study the REXX interpreter as a basis for understanding techniques for writing efficient and readable REXX code. Templates, tracing, and interpreting are reviewed as well as Generic built-in functions. During workshops, students will test REXX in a variety of commonplace application scenarios. Students will learn how to create their own subroutines and functions. Terminal output will be trapped from z/OS and TSO/E. Techniques will be presented to manage the program stack, along with file I/O. Familiarity with TSO/E, ISPF, and ISPF Editor is required. Experience with JCL is beneficial but not mandatory.
Debugging COBOL Programs Using Xpediter (MFCO-140)

2 days | Optional
This course is designed to provide students with the skills to use Xpediter to test and debug COBOL programs. Students will test, analyze and debug COBOL programs using Xpediter running under TSO. Upon completion, students will be able to set breakpoints, view and modify data fields, step through program logic, temporarily change program logic, set WHEN conditions, monitor execution path of a program, detect and correct abends as they occur, and test subprogram modules. In addition, they will know the requirements for preparing for an Xpediter session and the purpose and function of the repository.
CA-Endevor (MFUT-116)

1 day | Optional
This one day Endevor course introduces the skills necessary to use CA-Endevor.
IMS DB with Easytrieve Plus (DBOT-115)

4 days | Optional
This course trains developers in IMS Database concepts & design. The student will be able to write application programs that access and update DL/I databases.
IMS DB with CICS and Easytrieve Plus (DBOT-120)

5 days | Optional
This course trains developers in IMS Database concepts & design. The student will be able to write application programs that access and update DL/I databases.

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