In this course, you learn how to design, code, and debug command-level CICS application programs for e-business or traditional environments. The course applies to the entire family of CICS products.

Target Audience:

This intermediate course is designed for application developers and analysts who design, code, and debug CICS command level applications.


You should have:

  • Working knowledge of the underlying operating system platforms
  • Basic knowledge of CICS fundamentals as taught in CICS V5 Fundamentals (WM851G)
  • COBOL or PL/I application development skills
  • Basic knowledge of application design and programming


  • Course introduction
  • CICS application programming environment
  • Designing CICS applications
  • Exercise: Introducing Worldwide Books Online
  • CICS command overview
  • Exercise: Using CICS Explorer
  • Exercise: Writing a pseudoconversational echo program
  • Debugging CICS applications
  • Exercise: Debugging applications by using CEDF
  • CICS basic mapping support
  • Exercise: Writing the WB presentation program
  • CICS program-to-program control
  • Exercise: Completing the WB presentation program
  • Exercise: Linking to a CICS program from outside CICS
  • CICS data access
  • Exercise: Completing the WB customer program
  • CICS queues
  • Exercise: Completing the WB order program
  • Exercise: Enhancing the WB application (optional)
  • CICS front-end programming
  • Service flow and event processing
  • CICS web applications
  • CICS Business Transaction Services
  • Course summary

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