Advanced CA 7 Operational Workshop

2 days


This course provides an advanced look into the definition and setup of an efficient CA 7.

Students taking this course can be expected to work on CA 7 in an efficient manner immediately upon course completion. It has been designed in a 'Hands-On' format to allow for quicker assimilation of the material presented and greater retention of the ideas presented. If the 'Hands-On' format is not possible, then the course can be presented in a lecture format.

After taking this course the student should be able to:

  • Enhance the current scheduling definitions.
  • Work with the latest features of CA-7.
  • Database Transportability (DBT) CA-Driver.
  • Automated Recovery Facility (ARF).
  • Use JCL to improve job definition turnaround time.
  • Automate job input.
  • Define alternate job stream paths.


Any personnel who will be scheduling or supporting a production workload through CA 7. Primarily, this course is aimed at Production Support and Job Schedulers, but can include Programmers as well as the User Community.


A basic understanding of CA 7 concepts is required. Students are also expected to have a general understanding of JCL, JES2 and the IBM z/OS operating system.

Course Outline

  • CA-7
  • Understanding the current setup.
  • Schedule IDs (SCHIDs).
  • Job definitions.
  • JCL Control
  • The External Communicators.
  • The Batch Terminal Interface (BTI).
  • Database Transportability (DBT).
  • Scheduled JCL Overrides.
  • #SCC Statements.
  • Advanced Scheduling
  • Creating a Base Calendar.
  • Scheduling Philosophy.
  • Defining Job Streams.
  • CA-7 Enhancements
  • CA-Driver.
  • Conditional Dependencies.
  • Automated Recovery Facility.

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite2 1400 1400 2019-07-22
Manchester2 5000 £5000 2019-09-16
Glasgow2 6250 £6250 2019-09-16
Birmingham2 5000 £5000 2019-09-16