CICS 4.x Differences

3 days


After attending this course delegates will:

  • Understand the new functionality of CICS 4.x.
  • Appreciate the new and changed system initialisation parameters.
  • Recognise the changes made to messages and other external aspects of CICS.
  • Know and use the new and changed supplied transactions.
  • Appreciate the changes made to resource definitions.
  • Be aware of the changes to the various programming interfaces.
  • Be confident using the new features of 4.x, such as:
    • Event processing.
    • Atom feeds.
    • Service component architecture support and CICS Bundles.
    • Resource signatures.
    • CICS explorer and transaction routing over TCP/IP.


This course is ideal for systems and applications programmers who need to understand the new functions and practical changes made to CICS, as introduced in version 4.

Project managers and systems designers working with CICS will also benefit.

Course content covers the changes introduced in all previous release of CICS, right up to the latest 4.x version.


A good knowledge of CICS functionality is required.

Course Outline

  • Functionality
  • Version 4 Release 1.
  • Version 4 Release 2.
  • Externals.
  • System Initialisation Table Parameters.
  • Supplied Transactions.
  • Messages.
  • Resource Definition
  • Online.
  • Macro.
  • Programming Interfaces
  • Application (API).
  • System (SPI).
  • Exit (XPI).
  • Web Support
  • CICS as a Server.
  • CICS as a Client.
  • CICSPlex/SM.
  • CICS Management Client Interface (CMCI).
  • Atom Feeds.
  • Other Changes.

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Glasgow3 3750 £3750 2019-09-18
Birmingham3 1250 £1250 2019-09-18
Manchester3 5000 £5000 2019-09-18