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IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for zOS 8.6.0 for Schedulers


Length: 4.0 Days
Course code: TM404G
Delivery method: Classroom
Price: 3300 EUR
This training is available on request.
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In this 4-day course, you will learn how to use IBM® Tivoli® Workload Scheduler for z/OS® 8.6.0 to define and manage a z/OS based batch-scheduling environment. The course also includes a brief overview of the end-to-end environment. During the course, you will use ISPF panels to create scheduling definitions that describe various workloads. This course provides detailed instructor-led classroom instruction and extensive hands-on exercises. The exercises run on an IBM® Tivoli® Workload Scheduler for z/OS® 8.6.0 system.


This intermediate course is for:

  • System administrators
  • Workload planners
  • Job schedulers and
  • Operations personnel


You must have:

  • A working knowledge of TSO/ISPF panels and JCL coding.
  • Some operational experience in the z/OS environment


  • Describe the basic functions, features, and components of IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS 8.6.0
  • Create workstations and describe their functions, features, and types
  • Create calendars and calendar periods and describe their purpose
  • Create applications, run cycles, and operations and describe their features, purpose, and types
  • Describe the feedback function and its purpose
  • Create, describe, and maintain IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS scheduling plans
  • Implement IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS 8.6.0 scheduling features such as job-level and step-level conditional dependencies and critical operations
  • Implement the restart and cleanup feature
  • Implement special resources
  • Implement automated job tailoring
  • Use the IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS automatic recovery function
  • Use IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS to manange unplanned work


  • Unit 1: Introduction
  • Unit 2: Workstations
  • Unit 3: Calendars and periods
  • Unit 4: Applications
  • Unit 5: Operation submission and throughput
  • Unit 6: Long-term and current plans
  • Unit 7: Restart and cleanup
  • Unit 8: Special resources
  • Unit 9: Automated job tailoring
  • Unit 10: Automatic recovery
  • Unit 11: Managing unplanned work