Course outline

CICS V5.3 Systems Tailoring and Administration

Categories: Guaranteed To Run™, IBM

GK IBM LS Partner

Duration: 5 Days

This course teaches CICS system programmers how to install, tailor, and administer CICS Transaction Server (TS) for z/OS. You learn to construct, run, and administer a CICS system. You tailor the system by configuring CICS to run applications, defining transactions, programs, files, web services, and other resources that CICS applications need. You administer CICS by using CICS transactions and the CICS Explorer.

The course also provides a thorough introduction to security and recovery concepts that are needed to administer new or existing installations of CICS TS. Topics include resource management, storage management, system control, task management, measurement and problem determination tools, intercommunication services, CICSPlex SM, Cloud, Liberty, DevOps, IBM UrbanCode Deploy, DB2, IBM MQ, DBCTL, and more. You practice your new skills on a z/OS system that is configured specifically for this lab-intensive course.

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  • Be familiar with CICS architecture and facilities, either through experience or by successfully completing course CICS V5.3 Fundamentals (WM806G)
  • Have a working knowledge of z/OS, JCL, and TSO/ISPF
  • Have a basic knowledge of z/OS Communications Server concepts
  • Have a basic knowledge of VSAM concepts and Access Method services

This course is designed for administrators of CICS Transaction Server for z/OS.

Course introduction CICS Transaction Server for z/OS overview Installation and verification Exercise: Getting acquainted with CICS TS for z/OS Resource definition Exercise: Preparing and starting a CICS region Supporting terminal access Exercise: Administering terminals Defining transactions, programs, and map sets Exercise: Defining transactions, programs, and map sets File control functions and file definition Exercise: Defining files and LSR pools CICS queuing facilities Exercise: Defining transient data queues CICS intercommunication services Exercise: Connecting systems Administering application resources Storage management and storage protection System control Exercise: Administering with CICS Explorer Startup, recovery, and restart Exercise: Defining recoverable resources and journal models Accessing external resource manager data Basic problem determination Exercise: JSON web services, DB2 resources, and OTE Measurement and evaluation Security and the external security manager Exercise: Statistics, dumps, and security Sysplex support functions Course summary

This course is delivered by an authorized IBM Global Training Provider.
  • Guaranteed to Run™. This ensures you will attend the instructor led class or live online class you want as scheduled without any disruptive cancellations*. You book the training you need, get back to focusing on your job and are sure your training requirements will be met saving time, money and ensuring peace of mind.
  • This schedule icon the schedule indicates that this date/time will be conducted as Instructor Led Training (ILT) or a Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) depending on the indicated class availablity.
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