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CICS Essentials

( Duration: 3 Days )

In CICS Essentials training course, attendees will learn about the basic concepts and facilities of IBM CICS Transaction Server. This course gives a solid background in the transactions and application programming interfaces (APIs) that are supplied with CICS. You learn about general guidelines and programming aids that support application development for CICS, including the features of CICSPlex System Manager, working with the CICS Explorer graphical tools, how CICS protects its resources, and managing data integrity. You also learn about the facilities that enable CICS to connect and communicate with other systems, and how to design and write CICS applications.

By attending CICS Essentials workshop, attendees will learn to:

  • Describe the role of CICS in a business transaction environment and its support for modern interfaces
  • Identify the major business advantages of CICS TS V5.3
  • Outline the flow of a typical CICS transaction
  • Describe the functions that the primary CICS supplied transactions perform
  • Use the CICS master terminal transaction (CEMT) to query and control system resources
  • Describe various ways of defining resources in CICS
  • Use transactions that CICS supplies to define and manage resources
  • Explain how CICS stores and manages resource definitions
  • Describe the features, advantages, and use of the CICS and z/OS Explorer
  • Use the CICS Explorer to connect, navigate, and manage resources
  • List the CICS recoverable resources and how they provide data integrity
  • Describe CICS transaction backout and forward recovery
  • Describe the facilities that CICS provides for maintaining data integrity
  • Describe CICS support for databases, Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM) files, queuing, and IBM MQ
  • Use the CICS transactions and CICS Explorer to create and explore CICS queues, files, and database resources
  • Describe how CICS implements security, the types of security, and what it uses for user identification and authentication
  • List the types of CICS starts and shutdowns
  • List the facilities that CICSPlex System Manager provides to manage the CICS topologies and its role in cloud enablement
  • Describe the functions of presentation, business, and data access logic
  • Define the role and use of the COMMAREAs and CHANNELs in CICS applications
  • Show how CICS basic mapping support (BMS) supports the 3270 display
  • Describe the different types of CICS application designs and supported programming architectures for both procedural and object-oriented languages
  • Describe how CICS implements web services support for SOAP and JSON services
  • Use the CICS Explorer to explore CICS web services
  • Use Rational Developer for System z to explore map resources
  • Describe the syntax of a CICS command and how to handle exception processing
  • Use the transactions that CICS supplies for testing and debugging
  • Describe the facilities that are available in CICS for intercommunication

  • A basic knowledge of data processing and an IBM operating system
  • Some programming experience in a high-level language like COBOL or Java is helpful

This course is designed for IT personnel who have little or no CICS experience.

COURSE AGENDA

1

Course introduction

2

Introducing CICS

3

CICS-supplied transactions

4

Defining CICS resources

5

Introducing the CICS Explorer

6

Managing data integrity

7

Data access

8

CICS security

9

Startup and shutdown

10

CICSPlex System Management overview

11

Designing CICS applications

12

Writing CICS programs

13

Testing and debugging CICS programs

14

CICS intercommunication

15

Course summary

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