This course is perfect for any data processing personnel who are in need of a general introduction to the CICS product, including those with a background in applications, systems, operations or management.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
2 days. Hands on.
This course provides a detailed discussion of CICS concepts and features. Delegates' new knowledge is put into practice during several workshops throughout the course.
Topics include a review of the history, functional features and operational characteristics of the CICS product.
After completing this course, delegates will be able to:
- Describe the basic structure of CICS and it’s transaction processing facilities.
- Describe the principal functions and facilities provided by CICS.
- Understand how resources are defined to CICS.
- Understand the CICS application development process.
- Describe CICS recovery facilities.
Introduction to Online Systems
Online systems vs. Batch and PCs.
Personnel involved in support and use.
Functions and Facilities
Life of a task.
Work sharing capability.
3270 Data Stream.
IBM Supplied procedures.
CICS WEB support.
VTAM vs. TCPIP.
Data Handling Facilities
Transient Data Queues.
CICS and DB2
The CICS / DB2 Connection.
Types of thread.
How threads work.
Attachment Transactions – DSNC.
Online via CEDA.
Batch via DFHCSDUP.
System Programming Interface.
Groups and Lists.
Resource installation process.
Conversational vs. Pseudo-conversational.
Channels and Containers.
Recovery and Restart
Dynamic Transaction Back-out.
CEDF & CEDX.