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2,925 USD
5 Days
Classroom Training, Online Training
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Course Description


This course is designed to cover all the major components of the IMS/DC environment including receiving and sending messages, conversational and non-conversational transaction processing, Message Format Services (MFS), and testing and debugging with BTS utility.


Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the components of the IMS system
  • Test and debug in IMS/DC
  • Explain the message format services


  • COBOL Programmers


    • COBOL Programming


  • Overview of the IMS System
    • Components
    • Processing Modes
    • DB vs DC
  • IMS/DC Environment
    • IMS Regions
    • Transactions (BMP/MPP)
    • Queues
    • On-line Databases
    • Log Datasets
    • Transaction Flow
  • Message Queues
    • Input/Output
    • IO-PCB
    • CALL statement
    • GU/ISRT
  • Non-conversational Program
    • Components
    • Serially Reusable
    • Sync Point
    • Program Flow
  • Conversational Program
    • Differences
    • Using Scratch Pad Area
    • CALL statements
    • Program flow
    • Termination
  • Message Format Services (MFS)
    • Features and Facilities
    • FMT/MID/MOD Control Blocks
    • MFS Macro Language
    • Message flow
  • BTS Utility Program
    • Testing and Debugging
    • Batch/TSO
    • Commands
  • Additional Topics
    • Message Switching
    • Dynamic Attribute Modification
    • Use of PF Keys
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