CICS V5 Basic Tailoring (WM852G)

This 5-day, instructor-led course teaches CICS system programmers how to install and tailor CICS Transaction Server (TS) for z/OS. You learn to tailor the system by defining transactions, programs, files, and the other resources that CICS applications need. The course also provides a thorough introduction to security and recovery concepts that are needed to administer new or existing installations of CICS TS. Lecture topics include problem determination tools, intersystem communication, CICS DB2, Database Control (DBCTL), and WebSphere MQ interfaces.You practice your new skills on a z/OS system that is configured specifically for this lab-intensive course.The lab environment for this course uses the z/OS platform.For information about other related WebSphere courses, visit the WebSphere Education
Before taking this course, students should:Be familiar with CICS architecture and facilitiesHave a working knowledge of z/OS, JCL, and TSO/ISPFHave a basic knowledge of z/OS Communications Server conceptsHave a basic knowledge of VSAM concepts and Access Method services
5 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is designed for system programmers who are new to the installation and tailoring of CICS Transaction Server.
  • Course introduction
  • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS overview
  • Installation and verification
  • Resource definition online
  • Supporting terminal access
  • Defining transactions, programs, and map sets
  • File control functions and file definition
  • CICS TS queuing facilities
  • CICS intercommunication services
  • Managing CICS resources
  • Storage management and storage protection
  • Startup, recovery, and restart
  • Security using an external security manager
  • Basic problem determination
  • Measurement and evaluation
  • Accessing external resource manager data
  • Sysplex support functions
  • Related CICS licensed programs

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