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The Complete Job Control Language (JCL) Course.

Mainframe JCL Procedures, SORT, GDGs, Libraries, Utilities such as IEBCOPY, IEBGENER etc are explained in detail.
Abhishek Rathi
6,730 students enrolled
You will learn SORT in JCL
You will be able to code Utilities of JCL
You will code 50+ JCL programs
You will code Procedures in JCL
You will be able to Install Mainframe Emulator on your Personal Computer
You will be able to submit programs to the Mainframe Computer
You will be able to troubleshoot JCL programs on Mainframe Computer
You will be able to create and edit GDGs
You will understand JOB Processing on Mainframes
You will be able to create and edit different types of datasets
You will be able to code and understand Libraries in JCL
You will also get all the presentations used in the course so you wont have to take notes

Note: You have to arrange your own Mainframe ID. Mainframe ID will not be provided with the course.

Welcome to the most elaborate and detailed course about Mainframe JOB CONTROL LANGUAGE (JCL) on the whole internet.

This course has been the bestseller and top reviewed course about JCL on Udemy. I have exclusively built this course for UDEMY platform.

You will get:

  1. JCL from scratch to advanced level.

  2. Lectures in whiteboard animation format.

  3. 50+ JCL programs along with code. You can download these programs as well.

  4. Monthly updates on new programs added to the course.

  5. Professionally made subtitles(transcripts) in English. There are translated subtitles in 20 languages as well.

English, Spanish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Hindi, French, German, Dutch, Irish, Turkish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Bengali, Dutch, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Thai.

*****For this course I have made some whiteboard animation videos to make learning easy***********

The lectures which have whiteboard animation are: BATCH PROCESSING, JCL Overview.

Because of this, you can learn these topics easily.

I have also attached all the presentations in this course so you do not have to take notes while watching the lectures.

I also have attached all the JCL programs used in this course.


This is a practical JCL tutorial on a Mainframe computer. You have a basic understanding of Mainframe systems but not sure how to start coding? This course will teach you what you need to know. This is the first step for anyone who wants to start coding Programs on Mainframe systems so you can start a new career as a Mainframe Professional.

  • This Course is DIRECT and TO THE POINT.

  • Over 8+ hours of video content, with presentations and code used in the course.

  • I also UPDATE this course periodically to include even more Videos and Projects. New Resources and Articles are also added.

  • If you ever have any questions please feel free to message me directly and i will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible!


Build a foundation in Mainframe with this tutorial.

You will Learn:

  • What a JCL is.

  • The various Statements and how to code them in a JCL Program.

  • Running and diagnosing JCL programs on a Mainframe

  • Procedures used in JCL

  • Different utilities of JCL

  • Generation Data Group

  • Parameters used in JCL

  • Conditional processing in JCL

  • Various Utilities used in JCL

  • SORT

and much more…….

Mainframe is extensively used in large corporations which deal with huge amount of data every day. Over 70% of the global Fortune 500 companies use Mainframe to run their business for everything from cloud to mobile to big data and analytics. Now, there are 1.1 million customer transactions per second on Mainframes compared with just 40,000 searches on Google per second. IBM is the leading manufacturer of the Mainframe Systems.

Content and Overview  Through this course, you’ll learn about the JOB Control Language on the Mainframe system.

Starting with an overview of the JCL, this course will take you through the types of statements used in JCL.

With these basics mastered, the course will take you through the different operation that you can do on a dataset, will introduce the GDG and its use in the Mainframe systems.

You will then learn SORT using IMDB dataset.

Upon completion you will be literate in JOB Control Language, understand how a JCL program is coded and executed on a Mainframe.

You can view and review the lecture materials indefinitely, like an on-demand channel.
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Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed