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Home > Training > Mainframe > CICS/TS COBOL Programming Workshop Training

CICS/TS COBOL Programming Workshop Training

Course#: WA2033

This course combines lectures and workshops to teach student techniques of writing on-line application programs in the mainframe CICS/TS environment. The principal CICS facilities covered are Task Control, Program Control, Terminal control, File control, Temporary Storage and design structure. Students also learn the techniques of pseudo-conversational programming and prevention of task abends. This course is hands-on and workshop oriented.


This coursed is appropriate for the programmers new to CICS development as well as those desiring an introduction to on-line processing concepts and commands.


By the end of the course, you will be able to...

  • Use the tools needed to code and maintain CICS/TS programs
  • Discuss the concepts of on-line processing through CICS/TS
  • Use pseudo-conversational programming, COMMAREA, and Modified Data Tags
  • Discuss Program Control Design, LINKs, and XCTL to other program/systems
  • Work with Basic Mapping Support (BMS)
  • Use the file operations features in CICS
  • Discuss structured programming concepts and techniques in CICS/TS
  • Discuss good examples of CICS/TS programs


A working knowledge of Cobol II, PL/1 or Assembler is needed.


5 Days

Outline of WA2033 CICS/TS COBOL Programming Workshop Training

  • CICS Concepts
  • Exception Processing
  • Terminal Communications
  • Basic Mapping Support
  • Map Commands
  • Program Control Commands
  • Data File Operations
  • Temporary Storage
  • Interval Control
  • CICS Supplied Transactions
We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.
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