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CICS Transaction Server: The Big Picture

by Dave Nicolette

This course will teach you the role CICS Transaction Server plays in enterprise computing and business, including the product's history, general architecture, and likely future direction.

What you'll learn

CICS is one of the key components of an enterprise computing environment on IBM z/OS systems. In this course, CICS Transaction Server: The Big Picture, you'll experience a high-level introduction and overview of CICS and you'll understand where CICS fits into the context of enterprise computing. First, you'll explore the architecture of CICS, and how it can provide transaction services on top of an operating system designed for batch processing. Next, you'll discover how the internal structure and operation of CICS mirror those of operating systems, managed code environments, and application containers. Finally, you'll discover how CICS plays in contemporary computing systems and what it means to "modernize" legacy CICS applications. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge of CICS Transaction Server needed to build hands-on skills in CICS application development.

About the author

Dave Nicolette started his career in IT in 1977 as an application programmer. Since then, he has worked on a variety of systems including IBM mainframe and midrange systems, DEC, Tandem, Wang, Honeywell, Unisys and Stratus, and has developed and supported applications in Assembly, Cobol, PL/I, VisualBasic, C/C++, Java, Scala, Kotlin, C#, F#, and others using Unix, Linux, Windows, zOS, NonStop, and other OSes. Currently he works as a technical coach for software development/delivery teams, emphas... more

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