Virtual Storage Access Method

  • Instructor: Eugene Moran
  • Lectures: 12
  • Students: 2529
  • Duration: 10 weeks

VSAM stands for Virtual Storage Access Method. VSAM is a file storage access method used in MVS, ZOS and OS/390 operating systems. It was introduced by IBM in 1970’s. It is a high performance access method used to organize data in form of files in Mainframes. VSAM is used by COBOL and CICS in Mainframes to store and retrieve data. VSAM makes it easier for application programs to execute an input-output operation.

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Audience

This tutorial is designed for software programmers with a need to understand the VSAM concepts starting from scratch. This tutorial will give you enough understanding on VSAM from where you can take yourself to higher level of expertise.

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This course is directed toward a student-centered, independent study, asynchronous learning approach.

After completing this course on Academy Europe, students will get self improvement  and promotion in their careers.

This course is based on at least two learning skills which are provided  to the users through audio & visuals, videos, verbal presentations and articles, all of which are asynchronized with distance education approach.



Prerequisites

Before proceeding with this tutorial, you should have a basic understanding of JCL and COBOL. A basic understanding of any of the file handling method will help you in understanding the VSAM concepts and move fast on the learning track.

Before you start proceeding with this course on Academy Europe, we are assuming that you have a good aptitude and can think logically. You should want to try something different.

Ideal candidates for the course would typically possess:

– Discipline and attentiveness

– Ability to conduct research

– Ability to perform tasks with speed, efficiency, and accuracy

– Analytical judgment

– Patience to interpret technical/scientific data

– A willingness to learn, roll up your sleeves and work toward your dream!

– A computer, tablet or smartphone and an internet connection

– Basic computer skills


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  • VSAM - ESDS 0/1

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  • VSAM - File Status 0/1

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Price

Free