CICS/TS Fundamentals

Training Summary
This course provides an introduction to the current version of CICS and its Facilities and Functions. The following are covered; Operator Interface, Intersystem Communication and how Resources are defined and managed. The course introduces the CICS RACF Security interface, Startup/Shutdown and Recovery, the CICS Explorer and CICS Web Services. The course also covers CICS support of external Databases such as DB2 and VSAM and the need for Data Integrity. In addition the Attendee will learn how CICS Applications are designed and how CICS supplied Transactions assist the Programmer in Testing and Debugging. Upon completion, attendees will have gained a good understanding of the role of CICS and be able to describe its basic architecture its many services. A CICS/TS system will be available for Workshops and to reinforce the topics covered.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
5 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is designed for trainee programmers moving to online, and anyone wanting a detailed overview of CICS Facilities.
Course Topics
  • Introduction to CICS Functions and Terminology
  • How Transactions are processed
  • How Resources are defined and managed
  • Practical – Using CEDA, CEDB, CEDC
  • The Operation Interface, using the Master Terminal Command
  • Practical – Using CEMT
  • Introduction to the CICS Explorer
Practical – Defining TCPIPService for CICS Explorer
  • How CICS connects to other Systems – Intercommunication
  • Practical – Defining MRO/XCF Links
  • CICS support of Data Integrity and Databases
  • CICS support of VSAM
  • VSAM Record Level Sharing
  • Building CICS JCL
  • Defining the System Initialization Table
  • CICS Startup and Shutdown
  • Practical – Stopping and Restarting CICS
  • Understanding the need for Security – RACF
  • Practical – Securing CICS resources
  • Understanding the different types of CICS Application Design
  • COMMAREAS and Channels and Containers
  • Basic Mapping Support – 3270 support
  • Supplied CICS Transactions to handle Testing and Debugging
  • Practical – Using CEDF, CECI, CEBR
  • Recovery and Restart and Handling Exceptional Conditions
  • How does CICS communicate with DB2
  • How does CICS communicate with MQ
  • Introduction to Threadsafe – why is it needed
  • Introduction to CICS Web Services
  • Implementing XML/SOAP and JSON Data Schemas

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