An updated version of this course is available. For more information, click CICS V5.3 Fundamentals (WM806G).
In this entry-level course, you learn about the basic concepts and facilities of IBM CICS Transaction Server V5. After completing this course, you have the prerequisite knowledge for all of the follow-on CICS application and systems programming courses that IBM Training offers.
Describe the role of CICS in a business transaction environment
Outline the flow of a typical CICS transaction
Action (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 of the CICS Explorer
List the facilities that CICSPlex System Manager provide
Describe how CICS implements security
List the recoverable resources of CICS
Describe CICS transaction backout and forward recovery
List the types of CICS startup and shutdown
Describe the facilities that CICS provides for maintaining the integrity of data that is associated with CICS programs
Describe CICS support for databases and Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM) files
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 syntax of a CICS command
Explain how to handle exceptions
Use the transactions that CICS supplies for testing and debugging
Describe the facilities that are available in CICS for intercommunication
This basic course is designed for IT personnel who have little or no CICS experience.
You should have a basic knowledge of data processing and an IBM operating system.
Some programming experience in a high-level language like COBOL or Java is helpful.