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Course Catalog » CICS Transaction Server Curriculum » CICS Transaction Server Series 4.1

CICS TS - Extensions

5 hours



The CICS TS - Extensions course describes how the internet can be used in conjunction with a CICS database system. It explains how the CICS Transaction Gateway can be used with Java. It also details the security principles and implications of internet connectivity.


Programmers and system administrators requiring knowledge about the options available for making legacy CICS transactions and data available to the Internet, and how to use CICS to provide high-volume, reliable processing for Internet applications.


Basic knowledge of CICS, the Internet, and Java.


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define the available methods for web-enabling CICS transactions
  • Define the CICS Transaction Gateway and the use of Java to drive CICS transactions
  • Identify the basic Java objects provided by the CICS Transaction Gateway and how they can be used in a Java applet, application, or servlet
  • Identify additional methods to interact with CICS applications and data using internet technologies
  • Identify the security issues raised by exposing CICS systems to the Internet, and the technologies available to address them
  • Identify how the CICS Transaction Server has implemented some of these Internet security technologies

Course Content

Internet and Mainframe CICS Environments

Internet Overview - Web Browsers, HTML, and HTTP

Internet Transmission and Display Protocols

Accessing CICS Applications Programmatically

CICS and Communication with the Internet

The CICS Transaction Gateway

The Java Gateway Application

Java Applets, Applications, and Servlets

How the CICS Transaction Gateway Accesses CICS

The External Call Interface

Programming By Using the CICS Transaction Gateway

The CICS Transaction Gateway API

JavaGateway Object

ECIRequest Object

An Example of Connecting to CICS

Deployment Issues

Interacting with CICS from the Web

Enterprise Java Beans

CICS HTTP communication

CICS as Web Service

Atom Feeds

Security on the Web

Security Principles

Security Technologies

CICS Security Implementations

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