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IBM Certified Application Developer - CICS Transaction Server V5.2 for z/OS

Job Role Description / Target Audience

This intermediate level certification is intended for application developers who design, develop, debug and deploy enterprise applications using IBM CICS Transaction Server V5.2 for z/OS.  These application developers can implement and support CICS V5.2 applications by performing all necessary tasks pertaining to:

1.  Application Design

2.  Application Coding

3.  Application Deployment

4.  Application Testing and Problem Determination

5.  Application Enhancements and Reuse

These application developers are generally self-sufficient and able to perform the majority of tasks involved in the role with limited assistance from peers and vendor support services. They are also expected to be able to efficiently use available product documentation to augment their knowledge as required.

To attain the IBM Certified Application Developer - CICS Transaction Server V5.2 for z/OS certification, candidates must pass 1 test. To gain additional knowledge and skills, and prepare for this test based on the job role and test objectives, take the link to the tests below, and refer to the Test preparation tab.

Recommended Prerequisite Skills

Knowledge and foundational skills one needs to possess before acquiring skills measured on the certification test. These foundational skills are NOT measured on the test. For skills measured on the test, see Test Objectives.)

Basic knowledge of:

  •      application development. 
  •      one or more high level languages.
  •      database management.


This certification requires 1 test(s).

Test(s) required:

Click on the link(s) below to see test details, test objectives, suggested training and sample tests.

  1. Test C9530-407 - IBM CICS Transaction Server V5.2 for z/OS Application Development

Each test:

  1. contains questions requiring single and multiple answers.  For multiple-answer questions, you need to choose all required options to get the answer correct. You will be advised how many options make up the correct answer.  
  2. is designed to provide diagnostic feedback on the Examination Score Report, correlating back to the test objectives, informing the test taker how he or she did on each section of the test. As a result, to maintain the integrity of each test, questions and answers are not distributed.


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