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MAINFRAME - TIP OF THE DAY : Q. If there is a situation, where we need to code more than 255 steps in a JOB? A. We need to split jcl into two jcls , at the end of the first jcl check the condition code and initiate the second jcl.

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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 9:05 pm    Post subject: Need Suggestin to enhance career in Mainframes Reply with quote

Hi,

I am currently in a 24X7 Support Project from last one year in which we use JCL and DB2. My learnings are limited to only Job errors. There are very less opportunities to learn things in JCL and DB2.

Can anybody suggest how can I enhance my career in Mainframes?
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Hi,

There are many options which can work for you if you are really serious:

1. Install heculeus at your Home PC and work with that.
2. Spend your spare time in reading manuals and then experiment on Mainframes.
3. Once you are rather comfortable with DB2 - you may go for it's certification.

There is other site which I recently found that allows you to create your RACF ID and they have simulted the Mainframes environment - I'm alos punting on that, I'll post that link for you as well but just now I don't have that handy.
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Can you guide me in Option1?

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1. Install heculeus at your Home PC and work with that.

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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may get this in following link.
http://www.hercules-390.org/
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Heculeus is an Emulator. In other words as they say, Hercules is an open source software implementation of the mainframe System/370 and ESA/390 architectures on windows.

Go through the link Natarajan has provided - that's the official website for Heculeus.
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Hi,
I am working in mainframe production(ca-7,mainframe console & control-m).Total work is on jcl at present.I also did mainframe course.
I want to go in scheduling in near future(ca-7 & control-m).Could anyone please suggest me is there any mainframe certification(jcl,basic os/390) which can enhance my chances in the future relevant to this.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. You should not append your post to totally unrelated thread.
2. Go through this link and pick the one of your choice.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:13 am    Post subject: hercules gui or cmd .. Reply with quote

Hi I have installed the Hercules on windows7 32 bit... I am not getting the gui mode ... is there any extra settings/configurations required ...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's an incomplete information, DILEEP. However, see the first link here: http://www.google.co.in/search?hl=en&q=hercules%20gui%20mode&spell=1&sa=X
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