CICS Transaction Server Curriculum
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In this 5-day, instructor-led course, CICS system programmers learn the basic tasks that are needed to install and configure CICS Transaction Server (TS) for z/OS. The course begins with an overview of CICS TS for z/OS, and explains how to install and verify the product. Students learn how to tailor the system by defining transactions, programs, files, and other resources that CICS applications use. The course also provides a thorough introduction to the security and recovery concepts that are involved in administering new or existing installations of CICS TS. Class lectures include topics such as the Problem Determination Tools, intersystem communication, CICS DB2, Database Control (DBCTL), and the IBM WebSphere MQ interfaces
In this 3-day course, entry-level course, students learn about the basic concepts and facilities of IBM CICS Transaction Server V4. After completing this course, students have the prerequisite knowledge for all of the follow-on CICS application and systems programming courses offered by WebSphere Education.
This one-day, intermediate-level instructor-led course introduces students to the CICS TS System Manager (CPSM) and its components and functions. The course provides an overview of the CICSPlex environment and requirements, with an emphasis on the functionality of its components such as the Single System Interface (SSI), Work Load Manager (WLM), Real Time Analysis (RTA), Monitor (MON), and Business Application Services (BAS). The course also covers the Web user interface (WUI), design and use considerations, and other interfaces, such as the Batch Repository Utility (BATCHREP).
This 4-day advanced-level course teaches you how to install, configure, and use CICS TS System Manager components and functions. The course begins by covering the installation process for CICSPlex System Manager (CICSPlex SM), how to configure and start a CICSPlex Managing Address Space (CMAS) and the Web user interface server (WUI), and how to use the CICS Explorer. Throughout the course, students learn about the interfaces supplied by the product, such as the WUI, application programming interface (API), and batch repository utility (BATCHREP).
In this 5-day, intermediate-level course, students learn how to design, code, and debug command-level CICS application programs for e-business or traditional environments. This course applies to the entire family of CICS products. The course begins with an overview of the CICS application programming environment and the design of CICS applications. Subsequent topics include debugging, working with CICS queues, front-end programming, basic mapping, and event processing. In addition, optional units introduce topics such as CICS Web applications and business transaction services.
This course includes topics relevant to CICS/TS 4.2. It is designed to take Systems Programmers through the main components of CICS to help them understand how various parameters, design concepts, CICS facilities, operating systems facilities and network facilities that affect the performance of CICS systems. Students are encouraged to bring statistics and resource definitions from their own systems to make the class more useful.
CICS V3 Fundamentals is an entry-level course that provides basic knowledge of CICS Transaction Server V3 concepts and facilities that are applicable to all of the CICS family of products. The course explores the CICS application programming interface (API), along with general guidelines and programming aids that support application development.
CICS V3 Basic Tailoring is designed to teach CICS system programmers the basics of how to install and tailor CICS Transaction Server for z/OS. Students learn to tailor the system by defining transactions, programs, files, and the other resources that are needed by CICS applications. This course also provides a thorough introduction to security and recovery concepts necessary for the administration of new or existing installations of CICS Transaction Server.
This five-day instructor-led course is designed to teach experienced CICS system programmers advanced resource definition and tailoring skills, enabling them to fully leverage the many features available in today's CICS environments. Through a combination of instructor-led lectures and hands-on labs, students learn about topics such as planning for recovery, CICS integration with IBM DB2, problem analysis, CICS interproduct communication, database services, external interfaces to CICS transactions, and CICS integration with IBM WebSphere MQ. The course also teaches students the system programming and administration aspects of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and CICS Web services.
CICS V3 CICSPlex System Manager Introduction is an intermediate level course that provides an introduction to the CICS Transaction Server System Manager component and functions. This introduction includes an overview of the CICSPlex environment and requirements, with an emphasis on the functionality of its components such as single system interface (SSI), Work Load Manager (WLM), real-time analysis (RTA), monitor (MON), and Business Application Services (BAS). The course also introduces the Web user interface (WUI) with design and use considerations, the end user interface (EUI), and the batch repository utility (BATCHREP).
This 4-day advanced-level course teaches you how to install, configure, and use CICS TS System Manager components and functions. The course begins by covering the installation process for CICSPlex System Manager (CICSPlex SM), along with how to configure and start a CICSPlex Managing Address Space (CMAS) and the Web user interface server (WUI). Throughout the course, students learn about the interfaces supplied by the product, such as the WUI, application programming interface (API), and batch repository utility (BATCHREP).
This advanced-level course teaches students how to design, code, and debug CICS application programs that utilize the CICS Web Support and CICS Web Services features in CICS TS V3. Through both instructor-led lectures and extensive hands-on exercises in COBOL, students learn about the aspects of CICS Web Support that form the foundation for creating and debugging CICS Web Services. The course covers topics such as creating and implementing CICS applications as Web services, developing CICS server and client applications, and implanting security measures in CICS for Web support and Web services applications.
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