Data Processing Fundamentals
Overview
This course is introduces the basic concepts of data processing from a
programmer's point of view. The concepts of a computer system and
programming are introduced. The different representations of data on an
IBM Mainframe are covered.
This is a practical 2 day course, and includes exercises in dealing
with the various numbering systems that are described.
Prerequisites
A knowledge of basic mathematics is assumed.
Audience
Staff who are new to computers and need to understand the basic
computing concepts from a programming viewpoint.
Student
Numbers
The
maximum recommended student to instructor ratio is 12:1
Objectives
By the end of the course, the delegates will, with the aid of course
notes be able to:
· Identify and describe the basic hardware components of a computer.
· Describe the concepts of computer programs and programming languages.
· Describe the Physical Organisation of Main storage.
· Convert simple numbers from Decimal to Binary and Decimal to
Hexadecimal.
· Describe the EBCDIC representation of characters.
· Translate binary numbers to EBCDIC and EBCDIC to binary.
Course Outline
Introduction

Review outline
of course

Components

CPU
Registers
PSW
Main Storage Organisation
Bits and Bytes
Addressing of Main Storage
Programs

Numbering
Systems

Decimal
Binary
+ve and ve
numbers
2's Complement
Binary Addition/Subtraction
Hexadecimal

Data
Representation

EBCDIC
Zoned
Packed Decimal

Z Series0
Interrupt Handling

The current PSW
PSW's  Old and New
Steps taken during an I/O Interrupt

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