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Course Catalog » CICS Transaction Server Curriculum » CICS TS Programmers Series 5.3

Programming for Recovery

3 hours



This course addresses how CICS code, and general CICS system facilities can be configured to handle errors, and perform recovery.


Applications and Systems Programmers who need to integrate failure recovery code into their CICS programs. The Syncpointing and Journal course will be of more interest to Systems Programmers and Operations specialists that may be involved with CICS system recovery.


Completion of the following Interskill courses, or equivalent knowledge:

  • Program Control and Communication
  • Files and Databases
  • Storage and Transient Data
  • Programming for Web Access
  • Using CICS Transaction Gateway


After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe how CICS programs can be configured to automatically perform error recovery processing
  • Explain how CICS recovers from application and CICS failures using syncpointing and the journal

Course Content

Exception Condition Handling

Condition Codes

CICS Default Handling

RESP and RESP2 Parameters

NOHANDLE Parameter

Java Error Handling

Condition Handling

IGNORE Condition

CICS Abends

Transaction Abend Codes

Abend Handling

Syncpointing and the Journal

CICS File Recovery

Recoverable Resources

External Resource Recoverability

Emergency Restart Mode

Forward Recovery

CICS Backup Options

CICS Journals

Syncpoint Recovery

Programming for Recovery Mastery Test

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