An entry-level CICS training course designed to provide the accomplished COBOL programmer with all the tools necessary to code, test and debug CICS programs. The student will become familiar with the concepts and terminology of on-line, interactive, database / data communications systems. Through the extensive use of case studies and hands-on workshops, the student will build a multi-program system using terminal communications, screen mapping, program communications, as well as file processing, intermediate storage and the concept of multi-tasking. The computer will be used to run class problems programmed by students. This provides a useful workshop orientation to the course.
Application programmers who will be coding CICS applications.
The student will learn how to effectively design and code applications in an on-line environment, as well as proper error handling techniques. In addition, upon completion the student will be able to:
- Describe the major components of CICS
- Describe the functions of CICS tables
- Code programs that create efficient data streams which result in better response times
It is strongly recommended that the student have at least one (1) year of programming experience, understand IBM’s JCL and have experience in TSO/SPF or equivalent.