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Introduction to CMS/XEDIT

This 1 day course will introduce students to CMS and XEDIT and is designed for those who will need to use them on a day-to-day basis in the course of their work. There are practical sessions throughout the class to reinforce the knowledge gained during the practical sessions.


Staff who need to use CMS and XEDIT.

Student Numbers
The maximum recommended student to instructor ratio is 16:1

By the end of the course, the delegates will be able, with the aid of course notes to:

Identify the major components of a Virtual Machine.
Send messages between machines.
Create new files and XEDIT existing files.
Locate information within files
Use common XEDIT commands for updating files
Create a PROFILE EXEC to customise their CMS session.

Course Outline


Review of current knowledge
Introduction to mainframes


The components of a Virtual Machine
Logon procedure
Disk and File Structure
System Status area
Command Search Sequence
Customising a CMS Session
Some useful VM Commands


Creating a new file
Editing a file
Saving an updated file
XEDIT Commands
XEDIT Prefix Subcommands

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