Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

CIS-325 Data Management (4)

Presents concepts and techniques of the various data access methods used on the mainframe. Storage methods presented include Sequential, Direct, PDS and Virtual Storage Access Methods (VSAM). Topics include VSAM file concepts, catalog concepts, JCL for VSAM, Access Methods Services, performance considerations, recovery facilities, security and application programming in COBOL using VSAM files. This includes file creation, retrieval, deletion, dumps, sequential and random master file updates, variable length records and alternate indexes. Credits: 4, Hours: (3/2/0/0), Prereq: CIS-413; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B