CICS V3.2 Additional System Programmer Topics Including SOA and Web Services (WM821G)

Course Description Schedule

Who should attend

This is an advanced course for CICS system programmers and system support personnel who are responsible for planning, implementing, maintaining, and analyzing CICS systems, especially SOA and Web services environments


Students should complete:

  • CICS V4 Basic Tailoring (WM815IT) or have equivalent experience. Students are expected to be familiar with CICS V4 basic tailoring commands and procedures and the CICS application programming interface. Previous experience as a CICS system programmer is also helpful.

Course Objectives

  • Analyze and document CICS error conditions
  • Execute best practice procedures for the analysis of a CICS problem state
  • Describe best practices for recovery-oriented application standards
  • Utilize CICS recovery facilities
  • Implement best practices for resource recovery, CICS restart, and disaster recovery
  • Establish recovery procedures for Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM) record-level sharing and CICS data sharing servers
  • Define, install, and maintain the CICS DB2 environment
  • Plan for CICS recovery support of Database Control (DBCTL) and DB2 databases
  • Configure CICS for communication between other CICS and non-CICS systems
  • Tailor CICS to support integration with WebSphere MQ
  • Describe CICS support for Web services
  • Tailor CICS for Web services
  • Describe CICS capabilities for securing Web services
  • Connect CICS to the Web
  • Diagnose problems that occur during deployment of Web services in CICS
  • Diagnose problems that occur during run time for Web services in CICS

Course Content

  • CICS TS architecture
  • CICS topology - TOR/AOR/FOR
  • Introduction to CICSPlex System Manager
  • CICS VSAM record-level sharing (RLS)
  • CICS and WebSphere MQ
  • CICS and DBCTL
  • Collecting diagnostics data in CICSPlex SM
  • Trace facilities
  • IPCS basics
  • Storage-related problems
  • Recovery concepts and considerations
  • CICS logging
  • Two-phase commit
  • File control recovery
  • Introduction to CICS VSAM recovery
  • Open transaction environment (OTE) and threadsafe
  • CICS DB2 overview
  • CICS DB2 attachment installation, definitions, and commands
  • CICS DB2 problem analysis
  • Language Environment considerations in CICS
  • CICS Web services overview
  • Channels and containers
  • Configuring CICS Web services
  • Understanding SOAP
  • Java in CICS
  • CICS Web support
Classroom Training

Duration 4 days

incl. catering
Catering includes:

  • Coffee, Tea, Juice, Water, Soft drinks
  • Pastry and Sweets
  • Bread
  • Fresh fruits
  • Lunch in a nearby restaurant

* Catering information only valid for courses delivered by Fast Lane.

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27/02/2017 - 02/03/2017 Munich Jahresendspurt Aktionstermin
24/04/2017 - 27/04/2017 Düsseldorf
19/06/2017 - 22/06/2017 Berlin
14/08/2017 - 17/08/2017 Frankfurt
09/10/2017 - 12/10/2017 Stuttgart
04/12/2017 - 07/12/2017 Hamburg
09/10/2017 - 12/10/2017 Zurich
27/02/2017 - 02/03/2017 Vienna (iTLS)