Assembler for Exits

Audience

This course is designed for competent z/OS Systems Programmers with no prior knowledge of the Assembler Language.

Prerequisites

Delegates should be existing z/OS Systems Programmers.

The ability to write Assembler code is not required.

Duration

3 days. Hands on.

This course is available on site only. Please call for details.

Course Objectives

With IBM's latest mainframe announcements, perhaps it is time to consider the fact that z/OS does have a future and some of the skills that have been lost will need replicating. One classic example of this is Assembler. It used to be that every new z/OS Systems Programmer was taught to write Assembler as a matter of course. This has not been the case for quite some time. This means that upgrades to the z/OS operating system are heavily reliant on finding one of the "Old Guys or Gals" to review your exit code and establish if any changes are required for the new z/OS release.

This course takes a unique approach in that the ability to write Assembler is not a prerequisite. Using a combination of NLP/Brain Friendly techniques we take any competent Systems Programmer and teach them to read their own environment's system exits in three days.

Course Content

Introduction to Assembler.
Different instruction types.
Assembly listings.
Reference materials and how to use them.
Specific requirements for coding Exits.
Re-entrant/Reusable.
Where they are kept.
How to find out what's changed in the new release of z/OS.
Reading what's there.
Intensive labs using Customer's own Exit code.

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