Jan 15: Introduction to Large Scale Computing

  • Lab 1a: Logon to mainframe + create account for Wiki
  • Reading: Murach - CH 18 (pg 512 - 523)

Jan 22: TSO/ISPF Introduction/Demonstration with Allocating Data Sets

  • Help walkthrough navigation in class -- will assist students with completing first labs.
  • Reading: Z/OS Basics – CH 4
  • Lab 1b: Creating Datasets, Using ISPF

Jan 29: JCL Overview

  • Reading: Murach CH 18 (pg 524 - 546); Z/OS Basics – CH 6
  • Lab1c: create / compile / run Cobol "Hello world"

Feb 5: Intro to Cobol

  • Reading: Murach – CH 1 & CH 3
  • Lab 2a: Read a number, add 1 and output the answer - run via JCL and TSO

Feb 12: Working with Datasets

  • Reading: Murach Ch 12 & 13; Z/OS Book – ch 5 (sections 5.1 - 5.6 & 5.9-5.11)
  • Lab 2b: Read a seqential data set (account number, balance), subtract 10 from balance and create new sequential data set

Feb 19: Exam + VSAM Datasets

  • Reading: Murach CH 14
  • Lab 2c: Read a seqential data set (account number, balance) create a VSAM dataset with account number as a key

Feb 26: SDLC & Application Architecture

  • Reading: Z/OS Basics – CH 1 & CH8
  • Lab 2d: Sort a sequential dataset (which contains an account number and balance) to merge with (add to) a VSAM dataset - this is an extra credit assignment due March 11.

Mar 4: No Classes – spring break


Mar 11: Cobol II

  • Reading: Murach - CH 10 & CH 11
  • Lab 3a: "Do an Auth" ----

Mar 18: Transaction Processing (CICS overview) + Tech Spec/Design Presentation

  • Reading : ZOS - Ch 11
  • Lab 3a: "Do an Auth"

Mar 25: Exam #2

  • Topics in MF questions, some short-answer concept questions
  • Lab 3b: "Do a customer Inquire"

Apr 1: Databases: IMS & DB2

  • Reading: Z/OS Basics CH 12
  • Lab 3b: "Do a customer Inquire"

Apr 8: High Availability -- Parallel Sysplex


Apr 15: Using the mainframe as a Server

  • Reading : Murach CH 20 (only pages 616-621) + ZOS Basics CH 15
  • Lab 3c: "Print a statement

Apr 22: System Security and Security Processes


Apr 29: FAQ Presentations / When to use a mainframe

  • Student led review
  • Lab 3d: Process a payment file
  • Final Exam during finals week