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Our Customer Information Control System (CICS) test measures your knowledge of programming using CICS. Designed for experienced programmers, this test covers the following topics: BMS, Program Control, Storage, the CICS System, Troubleshooting, and Utilities.

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Test Outline

Basic Mapping Support
Data Management
Indexed Files
Sequential Files
Temporary storage
Transient data
Data Areas
Resource Definition Tables
Startup and Shutdown
Management Functions
Interval Control
Recovery processing
Storage Control
Task Control
Program Control
Program Termination
Terminal Management
Transferring Control
System Management Utilities
Master Terminal
Message Switching
Resource Definition Online
Testing and Debugging
Browsing Temporary Storage
Command Interpreter
Execution Diagnostics
Web Services
3270 Bridge Exits
Transaction Gateway
Web Support