The “CICS for System Programmers” is geared towards technical staff new to the CICS environment. In this course, the participant will learn how a CICS system is put together: resource definitions, system utilities both online and offline, System Initialization tables, CICS JCL, system datasets are subjects covered in depth in this course. We also discuss CICS storage management, CICS communications and CICS customization. At the end of this class, the attendee will have been exposed to almost everything that goes on in a CICS address space. level: CICS/TS 3.1.
This course was designed for people who will be new to CICS system administration. It will also be profitable for anyone who will have to define and/or support CICS systems.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Some knowledge of TSO/ISPF will help during some exercises; the student will be preparing and submitting a CICS address space from scratch so some JCL expertise will most definitely be an asset. Although not essential, some programming experience will be helpful to successfully complete the debugging exercises.
This module describe transaction processing within CICS; how is a transaction triggered, the various CICS components involved, the main CICS resources that are needed in order to make this process happen are all subjects covered by this module. It also discusses some of the software processing involved in making transactions working CICS; CICS domains and TCB’s are introduced in this chapter.
This chapter discusses the entire process of defining resources in CICS using both the online and offline utilities. Performance issues are discussed when we cover the SIT table.
This chapter is about CICS system data sets and their use. This is also the place where the participant will learn how to define CICS system logs and MVS logstreams.
In this module, we discuss initialization and shutdown processes, the various types of START parameters
This module discusses storage management in CICS.
This module discusses the various communications facilities available in CICS
This chapter introduces the system programmer to the various online tools available in CICS
All CICS utilities will be present here with an opportunity to try most of them. Focus will be on the following utilities:
An introduction to the various ways to customize CICS;