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CI5080 CICS/TS for z/OS Version 4.1 Transition
 
 
Duration 3 Days
Delivery Method Instructor Led, Hands-on workshops
Public Price $1500.00


DESCRIPTION (Return to Top)

As enterprise use of Web Services matures, adoption of newer technologies in support of this environment expands. The need for interfacing existing CICS based applications with these services becomes more necessary. Also, this adoption has exposed the need to provide better administration and support tooling for these newer environments. To this end CICS/TS V4.1 has made many enhancements and improvements available.

If you desire to gain a comprehensive understanding of the new enhancements and improvements provided by CICS/TS V4.1, please attend this course. The course will include several workshops and demos which help enforce the material being presented. Presented along with the material will be related products, which can be utilized in conjunction with CICS/TS V4.1 to support these features. Many minor improvements or discontinued functions will be covered throughout the course as required.



AUDIENCE (Return to Top)

Anyone with a current background in CICS/TS (V3.2 or earlier) involved with the migration to CICS/TS V4.1 either from an application or system level of experience. Most of the course is aimed at people that must support CICS/TS V4.1 from a technical point of view.



OBJECTIVES (Return to Top)

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand, describe and exploit the support for event processing
  • Understand, describe and exploit the support for Atom feeds
  • Understand and describe the changes within resource definitions, including the new resource signatures
  • Understand, describe and exploit the new System Programming Interface (SPI) commands for resources
  • Understand, describe and exploit support for Service Component Architecture (SCA) and application bundles
  • Understand and describe support for enhanced web services, XML provisions, and WSRR
  • Understand and describe improvements in the WebSphere MQ, DB2, WLM interfaces
  • Understand, describe and exploit the new CICS/TS Explorer tool
  • Understand and describe the changes in TCPIP support, including IPv6 and transaction routing
  • Understand and describe the changes in security interfaces, including identity propagation
  • Understand and describe many other minor improvements or functions removal, including Java 6 support


TOPICS (Return to Top)

I. Event processing

  • Description of event processing
  • Terminology
  • Changes to programming interfaces
  • Changes to resource definitions
  • Changes to supplied transactions
  • Changes to statistics and monitoring
  • Changes to other interfaces

II. Atom Feeds

  • Description of Atom feeds
  • Terminology
  • How feeds are supported
  • Changes to programming interfaces
  • Changes to resource definitions
  • Changes to supplied transactions
  • Changes to statistics and monitoring
  • Changes to other interfaces

III. Application Bundles

  • Description of application bundles
  • Terminology
  • How application bundles are supported
  • Changes to programming interfaces
  • Changes to resource definitions
  • Changes to supplied transactions
  • Changes to statistics and monitoring
  • Changes to other interfaces

IV. Improvements to Data Mapping and Web Services

  • Description of XML and improved Web services assistants
  • Terminology
  • Creation of web service from multiple containers
  • Changes to programming interfaces
  • Changes to resource definitions
  • Changes to supplied transactions
  • Changes to statistics and monitoring
  • Changes to other interfaces

V. Service Component Architecture and Java 6

  • Description of SCA support
  • Terminology
  • Enhancements to pipeline process
  • Changes to programming interfaces
  • Changes to resource definitions
  • Changes to installation

VI. Improvements in Management of Resource Definitions

  • Signatures for resource definitions
  • Setup of the management client interface
  • New management client programming interfaces requests
  • Enhancements to system programming interfaces for CSD management
  • Changes to resource definitions
  • Changes to supplied transactions and utility programs
  • Changes to statistics and monitoring
  • Changes to other interfaces

VII. CICS Explorer

  • Installation of CICS Explorer component
  • Planning and use of the CICS Explorer component

VIII. Resource Manager Interfaces

  • Enhancements for DB2 interface
  • Enhancements for WebSphere MQ interface, including queue-sharing
  • Enhancements for Web Services assistants for WSRR
  • Improvements for Workload Manager (WLM) support

IX. Security Enhancements

  • Updates to RACF Event Notifications (ENF)
  • Support for Identity Propagation
  • Support for HTTP authentication
  • Changes to system programming interfaces
  • Changes to resource definitions and SI parameters
  • Changes to supplied transactions
  • Changes to statistics and monitoring
  • Changes to other interfaces

X. Communication Enhancements

  • CICS-to-CICS Intercommunications over TCPIP
  • Improvements to system links for IPIC
  • Support for IPv6
  • Changes to system programming interfaces
  • Changes to resource definitions and SI parameters
  • Changes to supplied transactions and user replaceable modules
  • Changes to statistics and monitoring
  • Changes to other interfaces

XI. Other Control Improvements

  • CICS-to-CICS Intercommunications over TCPIP
  • Improvements to CICSPlex views
  • Description of DLA, plus its terminology
  • DLA parameters, plus running DLA
  • DLA output and security

XII. Other Architectural Improvements

  • New option for VTAM persistent sessions support
  • Improvements in Wild Branch diagnosis
  • Extended z/Architecture MVS linkage support
  • New options on INQUIRE and SET TRACETYPE commands
  • New options on ENQUEUE and DEQUEUE commands
  • New INQUIRE_ACTIVATION XPI function
  • JVM server runtime environment
  • Functions or support removed from CICS/TS

XIII. Other Information for CICS/TS

  • Threadsafe commands in Version 4.1
  • High-level language support


PREREQUISITES (Return to Top)

Practical experience, knowledge and exposure to either CICS/TS V3.1 or V3.2