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The CICS Transaction Server training program is comprised of concepts, programming, utilities and development tools, application design, and advanced topics. The client selects the component modules and program duration. The standard duration is 4 weeks = 20 days; followed by 15 days = 3 weeks of client-specific IBM system software training: 1- CICS Web Enablement 2- DB2 3- IBM MQ. A lesson plan based upon the standards of the New York State Department of Education will be provided as part of qualifying the subject matter, examples, exercises, and program duration.

  • For new hires with minimal experience in application development on IBM mainframe systems, the training program can be augmented with client-specific programming language subject matter and examples.
  • Industry standard content can be extended to included educational consultancy topics and guidelines which will address project specifications for implementing CICS web enablement.
  • For experienced information technology professionals, the training program can be tailored to present and implement the principles of a SOA: service oriented architecture for repurposing applications and platform migration in a IBM or hybrid computing environment.
  • A program can include system software used in application and platform migration: 1- CICS Transaction Server to an IBM web server platform. 2- Tuxedo on an Oracle web server platform.

SYS-ED's training programs utilize multiple delivery medium: distance-learning, web-based, and technology driven classrooms. As part of conducting a training program, subject matter is organized for utilization in courseware as a learning center. In order to accommodate employee workloads and staff in remote geographic locations, component courses can be scheduled over non-consecutive weeks utilizing a combination of classroom training and distance-learning. At the client's discretion, pre and post course assessment, review questions, a record of completed assignment, and a final examination can be utilized. A CICS training program can be taught with a programming language other than COBOL, Assembler, PL/1, C++ or Java. It also can be adjusted to include technology updates and third party mainframe software.

The course modules and duration are a foundation to evaluate an integrated training program or select standalone courses.

CICS Transaction Server Training Program

Base Program Duration
Technology Updates
CICS Transaction Server
COBOL Language
Legacy Programming Languages
VSAM
IBM MQ
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z/VM Operating System
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CICS TS: Fundamentals 2 days
VSAM for Programmers 3 days
CICS TS: Command Level Programming 5 days
CICS TS: Application Design 4 days
CICS Transaction Server: Debugging with CA-InterTest 1 day
CICS: TS Command Level Programming - Advanced 5 days

Base Program Duration

20 days
Optional Courses  

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CICS TS: Web Enablement - Introduction 1 day
CICS TS: Web Enablement 3 days
CICS TS: Web Support Programming 4 days
CICS TS: with DB2 2 days
CICS TS: Operations 2 days
IBM MQ - Introduction 2 days
IBM MQ: Application Programming 4 days

Module: CICS TS: Fundamentals
Duration: 2 days
Major Topics:
1. CICS concepts and facilities 2. Command level programming 3. Temporary storage and transient data
4. Channels and containers 5. Interval control and asynchronous processing 6. File control
7. CICS and the web 8. CICS and web services  

Module: VSAM for Programmers
Duration: 3 days
Major Topics:
1. Introduction and overview 2. Access Method Services 3. VSAM datasets
4. Application programming 5. Alternate indexes and paths 6. New VSAM features

Module: CICS TS: Command Level Programming
Duration: 5 days
Major Topics:
1. CICS concepts and facilities 2. Task and program services 3. Command level programming
4. Handling exceptional conditions 5. Basic Mapping Support 6. Program control
7. File control 8. Temporary storage 9. Transient data
10. Debugging    

Module: CICS TS: Application Design
Duration: 4 days
Major Topics:
1. Featureset 2. CICS component overview 3. Facilities and functions
4. Tuning a CICS system 5. Task design 6. Screen design
7. File design 8. Other design areas 9. Recovery and restart
10. CICS system recommendations    

Module: CICS Transaction Server: Debugging with CA-InterTest
Duration: 1 day
Major Topics:
1. InterTest features 2. Menu screens 3. Using InterTest
4. Viewing main storage 5. Viewing auxiliary storage 6. Change InterTest environment
7. Breakpoints 8. Additional considerations  

Module: CICS: TS Command Level Programming - Advanced
Duration: 5 days
Major Topics:
1. Handling exception conditions 2. File control 3. VSAM performance and design
4. Temporary storage 5. Debugging 6. VSAM record level sharing
7. Performance topics 8. CICS design considerations 9. Dynamic storage

Module: CICS TS: Web Enablement - Introduction
Duration: 1 days
Major Topics:
1. CICS TS featureset 2. Application programming interface 3. Invoking CICS from the web
4. CICS TS document 5. CICS web support  

Module: CICS TS: Web Enablement - xx
Duration: 3 days
Major Topics:
1. CICS TS overview 2. Application programming interface 3. Invoking CICS from the web
4. CICS TS document 5. Web and TCP/IP APIs 6. Document APIs
7. Web form API 8. CWS TCP/IP APIs 9. CICS web support
10. New commands 11. Web error program  

Module: CICS TS: Web Support Programming
Duration: 4 days
Major Topics:
1. CICS TS overview 2. RDO - CEDA changes 3. Application programming interface
4. Supplied transaction changes 5. Databases and files 6. Invoking CICS from the web
7. CICS TS document 8. State management 9. CICS and Java
10. JCICS classes 11. JavaBeans 12. CICS web support

Module: CICS TS: with DB2
Duration: 2 days
Major Topics:
1. CICS/DB2 interface 2. Commands: DSNC 3. CICS/DB2 connection
4. Authorization and security 5. Application design guidelines 6. Performance
7. Debugging issues    

Module: CICS TS: Operations
Duration: 2 days
Major Topics:
1. CICS overview 2. Implementing operations 3. Starting and stopping CICS
4. Restart and recovery 5. Start and restart operations 6. CICS / DB2 operations

Module: IBM MQ - Introduction
Duration: 2 days
Major Topics:
1. Messages and queues 2. MQ facilities and components 3. API overview
4. Programming MQ 5. Interfacing with other systems 6. Administration

Module: IBM MQ: Application Programming
Duration: 4 days
Major Topics:
1. Getting started 2. Messages 3. IBM MQ objects
4. MQ Explorer 5. Message MQ interface 6. Connecting to a queue manager
7. Putting a message 8. Browsing messages 9. Committing and backing out units of work
10. Triggers    

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