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This 3-day hands on course introduces and explains CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) to those who have limited or no knowledge of CICS but who need a clear understanding of what CICS is, what it does and how it does it. This class is an introduction to the main concepts and facilities and the growing family of CICS server and client products that are available. This beginning class forms a solid foundation on all future education in CICS.
A basic knowledge of IT.
"Good course , great instructor!"
The instructor "was always willing to spend time and answer questions. Thank You!"
Chris, Mainframe Systems Programmer
This course has been updated to incorporate the new facilities and functions introduced in CICS TS V5. This 5-day instructor-led course is intended for those who have the responsibility for administering CICS TS systems. The course combines formal lectures with a series of practical exercises. Over the course of the week, the attendees build and operate an actual CICS TS system from scratch.
The Hands-on exercises provide the opportunity to create a CICS region from scratch. Once created, subsequent lectures and exercises will allow the definition and management of resources within it. The topics and exercises are delivered in a sequence providing a logical sequence to the process and an opportunity to add a CICS to a CICSPlex.
A basic knowledge and experience of CICS. Students are encouraged to bring along their resource definitions.
"Instructor was very helpful. Course content and labs were very helpful"
"Class was fantastic!"
This two-day workshop introduces, explains the new functionality & enhancements available with CICS TS Explorer. The course will provide attendees with the ability to install, customize, operate the CICS Explorer & associated plug-ins. The resources needed to connect to a single CICS and/or a CICSPlex will be discussed. The CICS functions provided by the explorer will be examined. The purpose and use of the varied perspectives will be covered. The creation & deployment of BUNDLEs is examined. The topics are backed up by extensive hand’s-on exercises.
Hands - On
Attendees should be experienced CICS personnel
This five-day, hands-on course explains the functions and facilities of CICS, and teaches how to write efficient application programs using command level CICS. On completing this course attendees will have written at least two CICS programs utilizing a wide variety of CICS facilities and have run several CICS transactions. Attendees will gain an understanding of the need for an application architecture separating presentation from business/data logic, and will become familiar with BMS maps. The course covers the commonly used API commands, with hands on exercises on a CICS TS system
Experience of COBOL, PL/1 or Assembler
This course will teach a Programmer on how to debug an CICS Transaction dumps. The presentation in includes the theory and practical analysis of transaction and system dumps. This workshop material is at a Enterprise COBOL V6.
Introduction to CICS Transaction Dumps
CICS Transaction Dumps & CICS System Dumps
Introduction in Program Debugging
No prior experience of programming is necessary , but prior experience coding CICS application programs or attendance in the CICS Application Programming Workshop [CAPW] would be an advantage