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Rational Developer for System z Basics Training Course

Duration

4 hours

Overview

This course introduces the learner to the IBM Rational Developer for System z (RDz) product describing the general tasks that can be performed using it, as well as its configuration and other features. A guide to RDz's GUI interface is provided including details on connecting to resources on a host system.

Audience

Although designed for application development personnel preparing to use IBM Rational Developer for System z (RDz), this course is also an excellent introduction to IBM Rational Developer for System z for anyone needing to know the basics: from management to application testers.

Prerequisites

Completion of the Introduction to the IBM Enterprise Environment and z/OS Concepts and Components courses.

Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe how RDz is used
  • Identify RDz components and features
  • Describe the steps associated with implementing RDz
  • Describe the purpose of RDz Workspaces and Projects

Course Content

Introduction to Rational Developer for System z

What is IBM Rational Developer for System z (RDz)?
Programming languages and application environments supported
RDz screen layout
RDz host and client components
RDz Editors
Templates and wizards
Source File Management
Execution, testing and debugging features

Getting started with Rational Developer for System z

RDz prerequisites
Installing and starting RDz
RDz perspectives and views
Connecting to a remote system
Projects and subprojects
Property groups

Working with Datasets and Jobs

Remote Systems View
Working with files, directories, and datasets
MVS file mapping
Issuing system commands
Viewing Jobs and JES SPOOL
Editors
Code creation wizards
Code snippets

Rational Developer for System z Basics Mastery Test

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