CICS V5 Fundamentals

CICS V5 Fundamentals Course Description

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

In this course, you learn about the basic concepts and facilities of IBM CICS Transaction Server V5. After completing this course, you have the prerequisite knowledge for all of the follow-on CICS application and systems programming courses that IBM Training offers.

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Intended Audience for this CICS V5 Fundamentals Course

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

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CICS V5 Fundamentals Course Objectives

  • » Describe the role of CICS in a business transaction environment
  • » 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 of the CICS Explorer
  • » List the facilities that CICSPlex System Manager provides
  • » Describe how CICS implements security
  • » List the recoverable resources of CICS
  • » Describe CICS transaction backout and forward recovery
  • » List the types of CICS startup and shutdown
  • » Describe the facilities that CICS provides for maintaining the integrity of data that is associated with CICS programs
  • » Describe CICS support for databases and Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM) files
  • » 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 syntax of a CICS command
  • » Explain how to handle exceptions
  • » Use the transactions that CICS supplies for testing and debugging
  • » Describe the facilities that are available in CICS for intercommunication

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CICS V5 Fundamentals Course Outline

      1. Course introduction
      2. Introducing CICS
      3. CICS-supplied transactions
      4. Exercise: CICS-supplied transactions
      5. Defining CICS resources
      6. Exercise: Defining CICS resources
      7. Introducing the CICS Explorer
      8. Exercise: Using the CICS Explorer
      9. CICSPlex System Manager overview
      10. CICS security
      11. Managing data integrity
      12. Startup and shutdown
      13. Exercise: Managing CICS resources
      14. Data access
      15. Exercise: Managing files and queues
      16. Designing CICS applications
      17. Exercise: Reviewing CICS BMS maps
      18. Writing CICS programs
      19. Testing and debugging CICS programs
      20. Exercise: Debugging applications by using CEDF
      21. CICS intercommunication

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  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
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