Summary -

On this page, we describes about audiences, objectives, prerequisites, and topics listed as part of the tutorial.

Introduction -

VSAM is the short form of Virtual Storage Access Method. VSAM is an IBM invented access method that allows us to access and organize records in the disk data set. VSAM is available under the z/OS and one of the several access methods using in z/OS. VSAM works with the data that stores only on direct access storage devices (DASDs).

Prerequisites -

Reader having the knowledge on below can understand the VSAM topics easily -

If the readers do not have knowledge of the above, we have got covered those tutorials as well for you. Go through them and have some basic understanding before proceeding with VSAM.

Having a mainframe id handy helps to practice the concepts immediately. However, mainframe id is not mandatory to learn the VSAM and we have covered all concepts with full of examples.

Audiences -

The tutorial is for anyone who can be a student, a fresher trying to learn VSAM, or a software engineer, a mainframe developer, an expert trying to improve their expertise on VSAM.

We have created different expertise levels(Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert) at the topic level. Choose tutorial based on the expert level you want to read from the below.

What will you learn?

We have covered the below topics with in-depth information that includes examples with detail explanation -