Upon completion, attendees will be able to:
- Confidently code Command Level CICS Programs.
- Understand how to use File Control, Temporary Storage and Transient Data. Basic Mapping Support is included for 3270 screen design.
- Describe how to use time dependent commands, and how to link between programs.
- Understand how to deal with error conditions.
- Use CEDA to define their program to CICS and to use CEDF to test and debug their programs. This includes CICS/DB2 and CICS/MQ communication interfaces, as well as an introduction to CICS Web Services.
- Access the latest CICS/TS System of 6.1.
- Write a Command Level program, update it to handle recover, and code a BMS map
Participants should have two years’ experience of COBOL programming in a Batch environment.
5 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is designed for CICS COBOL Programmers and Batch COBOL Programmers moving into a CICS environment.
- Introduction to CICS Programming
- Exception Conditions and Access to System Information
- Terminal Control Commands
- Basic Mapping Support
- File Control Commands
- Control Operations
- Defining Applications to CICS
- Building a Map and a Command Level Application
- CICS Application Transactions
- Abnormal Termination and Recovery
- Testing the Application and Using Recovery
- CICS/Db2 Interface
- Intersystem Communication
- Basic Debugging Methodologies