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Data Processing Fundamentals
DURATION: 4 days

FEE: $1,980

Based upon a class size of six students.

Scheduling can be adjusted to employee work hours and incorporate client assignments.

There is a surcharge associated with training two or fewer students.


  • Business Professional
  • Support Personnel
  • Entry Level Programmer


    1. Introduction and History
      • Understand the different generations of computer hardware.
      • Differentiate between the mainframe, mini computers, and Intel based machines.
    2. Programming and Programming Languages
      • Recognize the differences among languages: Java, COBOL, Assembler and REXX.
      • Presented with different scenarios, determine the language which would be most appropriate for application development.
    3. Data Representation
      • Learn hexadecimal arithmetic.
      • Perform the calculations and determine the values in hexadecimal.
    4. Computer Components
      • Become familiar with the components of mainframe systems.
      • Identify mainframe components with their functionality.
    5. CPU Processing
      • Become familiar with the steps which comprise CPU processing.
    6. Functions and Features of the z/OS Operating System
      • Understand the processing steps of the CPU and the CPU interaction with internal memory.
      • Become familiar with the capabilities and functionality of the z/OS operating system.
    7. Dataset attributes
      • The attributes of QSAM, BPAM, and VSAM.
      • Given several scenarios, determine which access method will be used.
    8. Design and Analysis
      • Appreciate the life cycle of a system.
      • Given a specific task to be performed, ascertain its state in the life cycle.
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Effective February 27, 2012, the course dates listed on the SYS-ED schedules only will be available based upon approved and authorized user ID.

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