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Learn about all the concepts and facilities of IBM CICS Transaction Server. GK# 4536 Vendor# WM806G

  • Course Start Date: 2021-05-03
  • Time: 09:00:00 - 17:00:00
  • Duration: 3 days 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Location: Virtual
  • Delivery Method(s): Virtual Instructor Led
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Course Outline

Pre-Requisites

Before taking this course, you should have basic knowledge of data processing and an IBM operating system. Some programming experience in a high-level language like COBOL or Java is helpful.

Lessons

In this comprehensive course, you learn about all the concepts and facilities of IBM CICS Transaction Server V5.3. After completing this course, you have the prerequisite knowledge for all of the follow-on CICS courses that IBM Training offers.

This course gives you a solid background in the transactions and application programming interfaces (APIs) that are supplied with CICS. You learn about general guidelines and programming aids that support application development for CICS, including the features of CICSPlex System Manager, working with the CICS Explorer graphical tools, how CICS protects its resources, and managing data integrity. You also learn about the facilities that enable CICS to connect and communicate with other systems, and how to design and write CICS applications.

Hands-on exercises throughout the course are designed to reinforce the lecture material and give you practical experience in working with the basics of CICS transaction processing and resource management. The exercises build skills in areas such as using the supplied transactions and the CICS Explorer, defining and managing CICS resources, CICS web services and interfaces, and debugging CICS applications.

This course is applicable to all releases of CICS TS and includes the related Version 5 updates for CICS TS V5.2 and CICS TS V5.3.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the role of CICS in a business transaction environment and its support for modern interfaces
  • Identify the major business advantages of CICS TS V5.3
  • 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, advantages, and use of the CICS and z/OS Explorer
  • Use the CICS Explorer to connect, navigate, and manage resources
  • List the CICS recoverable resources and how they provide data integrity
  • Describe CICS transaction backout and forward recovery
  • Describe the facilities that CICS provides for maintaining data integrity
  • Describe CICS support for databases, Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM) files, queuing, and IBM MQ
  • Use the CICS transactions and CICS Explorer to create and explore CICS queues, files, and database resources
  • Describe how CICS implements security, the types of security, and what it uses for user identification and authentication
  • List the types of CICS starts and shutdowns
  • List the facilities that CICSPlex System Manager provides to manage the CICS topologies and its role in cloud enablement
  • 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 different types of CICS application designs and supported programming architectures for both procedural and object-oriented languages
  • Describe how CICS implements web services support for SOAP and JSON services
  • Use the CICS Explorer to explore CICS web services
  • Use Rational Developer for System z to explore map resources
  • Describe the syntax of a CICS command and how to handle exception processing
  • Use the transactions that CICS supplies for testing and debugging
  • Describe the facilities that are available in CICS for intercommunication

OUTLINE

  • Course introduction
  • Introducing CICS
  • CICS supplied transactions
  • Exercise: CICS supplied transactions
  • Defining CICS resources
  • Exercise: Defining CICS resources
  • Introducing the CICS Explorer
  • Exercise: Using the CICS Explorer
  • Managing data integrity
  • Data access
  • Exercise: Exploring data resources
  • CICS security
  • Startup and shutdown
  • Exercise: Managing CICS resources
  • CICSPlex System Management overview
  • Designing CICS applications
  • Exercise: Exploring CICS web services
  • Writing CICS programs
  • Exercise: Reviewing CICS BMS maps
  • Testing and debugging CICS programs
  • Exercise: Debugging applications with EDF
  • CICS intercommunication
  • Course summary

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This CICS TS V5.3 course is designed for IT personnel who have little or no CICS experience.

Cancellation Policy

We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted. Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.

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Training Provider Rating

This vendor has an overall average rating of 4.38 out of 5 based on 431 reviews.

I would never take another course that starts at 11AM and goes to 9PM again. The way the course was laid out really took away from ... Read more
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I would never take another course that starts at 11AM and goes to 9PM again. The way the course was laid out really took away from the capturing of what was presented as it was 5-6 hours of watching a screen before getting to the actual labs. There has to be a better way to lay out this particular course. In my previous course, the lectures were broken up by labs which worked out fantastic and kept you engaged in the course. There were days when in order to actually complete the labs, would go over the 9PM day end time frame. Was able to get the primary labs done, but if you want to get all the content completed, you cannot complete it in the window of this course, you will need to come back on your own time.

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Wasn’t as advanced as I thought it would be. There was an issue when the day my course was the first time they used a new platform.. from adobe to something called zoom; I had to call support line cause it stated our instructor wasn’t present. Thankfully I called cause everyone online was in the adobe virtual classroom waiting for what looked like a teacher who didn’t show up for class (IT didn’t get anything resolved until 10mins after start time). I felt like he was really getting hung up on very basic knowledge for the first half of the course (talking about how to create tabs and drag formulas as an example). I completed files a few times before he was done explaining. There was a scheduled fire drill for them (roughly 30mins)that also cut into our time, which wasn’t deducted from the hour lunch break or the two, fifteen min breaks. I also really wish he touched base more on the automating workbook functions portion which we barely did. I'm happy there were/are those study guides (learning videos) and exams to take on my own time that I hope after I've had the class are still available for me to learn from.

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