CICS V3 Application Development for SOA and Web Services (WM871G)

Course Description Schedule

Who should attend

This advanced course is designed for application developers and analysts who need to design, implement, and debug CICS Web Services in a service-oriented architecture (SOA) environment.


Students should have:

  • Working knowledge of the underlying operating system platforms.
  • Basic knowledge of CICS (as taught in course CICS V4 Fundamentals (WM805IT))
  • Basic knowledge of application design and programming COBOL or PL/1 application development and coding skills (as taught in course CICS V4 Command Level Coding (WM864IT))

Course Objectives

  • Describe the support options available for CICS Web Support
  • Describe how CICS applications can communicate by using the Request and Response processing capability of Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) V1.1
  • Configure CICS for Web support
  • Utilize enhanced CICS Web Support features for the HTTP V1.1 specification, including chunked transfer-coding, pipelining, and persistent connections
  • Use Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and JavaScript to develop a CICS HTTP server and client applications
  • Create outbound requests from CICS applications by using CICS as an HTTP client
  • Describe the issues associated with CICS state management when a Web browser is used to access CICS
  • Describe support options available for CICS Web Services
  • Describe Extensible Markup Language (XML), SOAP, and Web Services Description Language (WSDL) support in CICS
  • Use CICS-supplied message handlers to process SOAP messages
  • Develop and implement CICS applications as Web services
  • Use the CICS Web Services assistant to expose existing CICS applications as Web services
  • Enable CICS applications to use Web services from external providers
  • Build Web services provider or requester applications in CICS
  • Use Rational Developer for System z to create a converter program and a WSBind file for use with CICS Web Services provider applications
  • Use Rational Developer for System z to consume WSDL files, test CICS Web Services provider applications, and create CICS Web Services requester applications
  • Incorporate the appropriate security mechanisms in CICS for Web support and Web services applications
  • Describe the CICS Service Flow Modeler feature and its function within an SOA

Course Content

  • Introduction to CICS Web Support
  • HTML and JavaScript overview
  • Developing a CICS Web Support server application
  • Developing a CICS Web Support client application
  • CICS and XML
  • Introduction and overview of CICS Web Services tooling
  • CICS as a Web services provider
  • CICS as a Web services requester
  • WS-Security and WS-Trust
  • Setting up and using the resources
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.

Digital courseware Dates and Booking
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13/02/2017 - 16/02/2017 Hamburg Jahresendspurt Aktionstermin
10/04/2017 - 13/04/2017 Munich
06/06/2017 - 09/06/2017 Düsseldorf
31/07/2017 - 03/08/2017 Berlin
25/09/2017 - 28/09/2017 Frankfurt
20/11/2017 - 23/11/2017 Stuttgart
20/11/2017 - 23/11/2017 Zurich
10/04/2017 - 13/04/2017 Vienna (iTLS)