CICS Command Level Programming

Training Summary
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.
Course Topics
  • 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

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