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File Manager/CICS - IBM

FEE: $595

Based upon a class size of six students.

Scheduling can be adjusted to employee work hours and incorporate client assignments.

There is a surcharge associated with training two or fewer students.


  • Programmer
  • System Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • IT Professional


    1. Introduction
      • Review the main functions provided by FM/CICS: 1- View or edit CICS resources. 2- List CICS resources and change their status and attributes.
      • Examine how FM/CICS base tools and utilities can be used against FM/CICS resources; thereby obviating the need for ISPF.
    2. Issuing Commands
      • Display the full version information.
      • Display the level of connected CICS systems.
      • Setting the default processing options.
      • Specify a dataset and a member name.
      • View CICS VSAM files that have browse and read access.
      • Edit a CICS VSAM files that have update access.
      • Full editing capability (inserts and deletes) is available for KSDS files that have add and delete attributes.
    3. Viewing and Changing CICS Resources
      • Edit temporary storage; the name of the existing queue will be provided by the instructor.
      • Create a new TS queue and enter data into the queue.
      • Edit CICS files.
      • View and edit a CICS resource with a number of formats.
      • Use a copybook or template to provide a logical view of the dataset; the logical view describes the field format of the records.
      • Use a template to select the records that are to be displayed: 1- Select the fields to be displayed. 2- Select how the fields are to be formatted. 3- Display the formatted fields.
    4. Working with FM/CICS Utilities
      • Display the print output in full-screen mode.
      • Print a CICS resource.
      • Print a CICS resource with the FM utility.
      • Browse an Editor session from a display list.
      • Initiate an FM/CICS Browse Editor session from a display list.
      • Sort a CICS Selection list.
      • Use the SORT primary command to sort a CICS selection list.
      • Except for the line command field and status columns, a CICS selection list can be sorted by any two fields displayed on the selection list.
    5. CICS Enqueues
      • Display the List CICS Resources Entry panel to locate more information about the CICS enqueue.
    6. FM/CICS Primary Commands
      • Enter primary commands on the command-line.

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Effective February 27, 2012, the course dates listed on the SYS-ED schedules only will be available based upon approved and authorized user ID.

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SYS-ED courses are not intended for or open to the general public. They are intended for employees of Fortune 1000 companies, government municipalities, consulting companies, software, companies, healthcare providers. and mid-sized businesses. Individuals attending such courses will be required to execute a statement acknowledging that the employer will be paying for the SYS-ED course and that the employer has a licensed version of the software.