Mainframe Testing

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Course Overview

Xpertised Offers Advanced and Personalized Instructor Led Online Classroom training on Mainframe Testing which gives you the opportunity to interact with a Mainframe Testing instructor and help you enhance yourself to meet the demands of the industry.

Learn from our instructors from the convenience of your home or office. Interact and learn live with trainers and other participants. Mainframe Testing is usually performed on the deployed code using various data combinations set into the input file. Applications that run on the mainframe can be accessed through terminal emulator. The emulator is the only software that needs to be installed on the client machine. While performing Mainframe testing, the tester only needs to know about the navigations of the CICS screens. They are custom built for specific applications.

Course Content

Testing Overview

  • Methods to get the functional requirement
  • Test Plan preparation

Test data setup

  • Batch test data setup
  • Database test data setup
  • Online data setup

Test Case Execution

  • Pre processing
  • Post processing
  • Batch testing
  • Database testing
  • Online testing
  • Batch + online + database testing
  • Regression testing

Defect Tracking:

  • How to Raise a Defect
  • Defect Life Cycle

Documenting the Test Results

  • Collecting and Managing the test results
  • Record the JCL using the testing

General tips for effective testing

  • Test data
  • Maintaining required JCLs

Introduction to Mainframe

  • What is Mainframe
  • About Mainframe Application
  • Who uses mainframes?
  • Why mainframes?
  • What classifies a computer as a mainframe
  • Types of Mainframe Applications

Operating System

  • What is the mainframe Operating system

COBOL (Common Business Oriented Language)

  • What is COBOL and History?
  • Why to use COBOL in Mainframe application
  • What is the specialty of the COBOL?
  • Coding Standards
  • Divisions in COBOL
  • Declaration of Variables
  • Sample COBOL Program


  • What is JCL
  • Statements of JCL
  • Features of JCL
  • Structure of JCL
  • Sample JCL
  • How to execute the Jcl’s
  • How to give Priority and how to check spools
  • PDS: How to CREATE & COPY the PDS.
  • COPY BOOKS: How to check and browse


  • Introduction to DB2
  • What is DBMS
  • Benefits of DBMS
  • Types of DBMS
  • Sample Database
  • Query to Fetch the data from Database
  • About SQL CA
  • Common SQL Codes

CICS (Customer Information Control System)

  • What is CICS
  • History of CICS
  • What is Transaction
  • Organization of CICS Program
  • Sample Screen

VSAM (Virtual Storage Access Method)

  • What is VSAM
  • The purpose of VSAM in Mainframe Testing

Mainframe Testing

  • What is Mainframe Testing
  • Types of Mainframe Testing

Mainframe Testing – Tools/Utilities Stack


Overview of Batch Processing
Overview of Online Processing


  • Purpose of File-AID in mainframe Testing
  • Edit/View/Browse for a file & how to see copy
  • books fields
  • XREF
  • View Layout
  • VSAM and GDG Utilities


  • What is SPUFI and QMF
  • Purpose of SPUFI and QMF
  • What is Difference between SPUFI and QMF?
  • How to EDIT / BROWSE / VIEWthe table data

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