AUG 30: Introduction to Large Scale Computing

  • Lab 1a: Logon to mainframe + create account for Wiki

SEP 6: TSO / ISPF Introduction and Demonstration with Allocating Data Sets

  • Help walkthrough navigation in class -- will assist students with completing first labs.
  • Lab 1b: Creating Datasets, Using ISPF

SEP 13: JCL Overview

  • Lab1c: create / compile / run Cobol "Hello world"

SEP 20: Introduction to COBOL

  • Lab 2a: Read a number, add 1 and output the answer - run via JCL and TSO

SEP 27: Working with Datasets

  • Lab 2b: Read a seqential data set (account number, balance), subtract 10 from balance and create new sequential data set

OCT 4: Exam + VSAM Datasets

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

OCT 11: SDLC & Application Architecture


OCT 25: Break

NOV 1: Transaction Processing

NOV 8: Databases: IMS & DB2

  • Lab 3b: "Do a customer Inquire"

NOV 15: Exam 2

  • Topics in MF questions, some short-answer concept questions
  • Lab 3c: "Print a statement"

NOV 22: Review

  • Lab 3d: Process a payment file

NOV 29: Review

  • Lab 3d: Finish process a payment file

DEC 6: No Class

  • Lab 3d: Finish process a payment file