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VSAM for Programmers
DURATION: 3 days

FEE: $1,485

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.


  • Programmer
  • System Analyst
  • IT Professional


    1. Introduction and Overview
      • List the advantages of a VSAM dataset.
      • Compare the features of VSAM with a relational database.
    2. Access Method Services
      • Code IDCAMS JCL and control cards.
      • Use IDCAMS to create, load, and print a VSAM KSDS.
      • Display all the attributes of the dataset.
    3. VSAM Datasets
      • Dump a KSDS index and review the relevant control information.
    4. Application Programming
      • Process a KSDS in a host language.
      • Code a program to open a VSAM dataset, sequentially read the dataset and check for errors.
      • Code a program to open a VSAM dataset, randomly read the dataset and check for errors.
    5. Alternate Indexes and Paths
      • Process an AIX in a host language.
      • Code a program that accesses a KSDS using the primary key and an alternate key.
    6. New VSAM Features
      • Apply backup procedures for a single VSAM dataset.
      • Use REPRO to perform a backup.
      • Given a program and its associated JCL, determine the I/O usage and minimize the number of EXCPs required for processing.

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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.

Copyright Acknowledgement: The software product(s) listed in this outline are owned and copyrighted by their respective companies. SYS-ED makes no representation regarding ownership in any of the software products that we train on.

SYS-ED courses are not intended for or open to the general public. They are intended for employees of Fortune 1000 companies, government municipalities, consulting companies, software, companies, healthcare providers. and mid-sized businesses. Individuals attending such courses will be required to execute a statement acknowledging that the employer will be paying for the SYS-ED course and that the employer has a licensed version of the software.