Price for this course



Classroom IBM


Available dates

Mon15Mar 21 TO Wed17Mar 21


Tech Data ILO UK
Connection details will be communicated separately
Instructor Led


Mon14Jun 21 TO Wed16Jun 21


Tech Data ILO UK
Connection details will be communicated separately
Instructor Led




This course will expose the beginning z/OS DBAs (Database Administrators) to fundamentals of Database Administration for a Db2 12 for z/OS. This course will teach the students how to physically implement a logical database design using DDL, and teaches considerations of referentially related tables. This course discusses the use of basic utilities, program preparation, serialization, and basic database security. This course does not cover distributed data processing, nor does it cover data sharing.


  • Students who will be performing the role of Db2 for z/OS database administrators who need to acquire the basic skills required to administer a Db2 database.


  • Familiarity with the z/OS operating system, including TSO, ISPF, and SDSF
  • Familiarity with SQL data manipulation statements (SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE) to access and change the contents of Db2 tables


Please refer to course overview

Course Outline

• Course Overview
• Intended Audience
• Course Objectives
• Prerequisites

Unit 1 - Db2 Relational database concepts
• Relational Database design
• Data access
• Interacting with Db2
• Catalog and directory

Unit 2 - SQL and SPUFI
• SQL SELECT statement review
• Joining tables
• Executing SQL using SPUFI

Unit 3 - Db2 objects (Storage groups, databases, and table spaces)
• Object concepts
• Storage Groups
• Databases
• Table Spaces

Unit 4 - Db2 Objects (Tables, indexes, and views)
• Tables
o Aliases
• Table constraints
o Primary key
o Foreign key
o Check
o Referential integrity
• Indexes
• Views
• Qualified names
• Implicit object creation

Unit 5 - Utilities
• Utility Categories
• Load Utility
• Check Data Utility
• Unload Utility
• Runstats Utility
• Reorg Utility

Unit 6 - Commands and program preparation
• Db2 Command Structure
• Display Command
• Archiving Logs
• Stop and Start Commands
• Executing Commands
• Program Preparation

Unit 7 - The Db2 system
• System Parameters (zParms)
• Address Spaces
• System Databases
• Buffer Pools
• Logging
• Integrity
• Security

Unit 8 - Db2 Shutdown, startup, and recovery
• Start and Stop Commands
• Db2 Shutdown Process
• Db2 Startup Phases
• System Recovery
• Object Recovery
• Copy Utility
• Recover Utility

Appendix A - Demonstration solutions


What do I need to bring with me to my public class?

All required learning materials and equipment are provided in the classroom.





When do public training course fees have to be paid?

For public training classes payment must be received no later than three business days prior to the first day of class in order to remain in the class and confirm your seat. Failure to provide payment by this date may result in removal from the class, and/or late cancellation fees applied. You can submit payment in the form of a Purchase Order or credit card.





On-site (private) Course Pricing:

To find out more about On-site training e-mail us at enablement@agilesolutions.co.uk or call one of our offices.





What is the cancellation policy?

Requests for cancellations or date transfers need to be received at least ten (10) business days prior to the event start date in order to receive a full refund. If a cancellation or reschedule request is received less than ten (10) business days before the start date, the penalty of 100% of the cost of the course will be applied, resulting in no amount of the fee being refunded. Refunds will not be allowed for “no-shows” in our public training or IVA courses. This cancellation policy is strictly enforced.





What happens if Agile Solutions needs to cancel or reschedule a course?

Agile Solutions reserves the right to cancel events for any reason at any time. Cancellation liability for Agile Solutions, if Agile Solutions cancels the course, is limited to the return of course payment ONLY. Agile Solutions will not reimburse registrants for any other costs including but not limited to any travel cancellation fees or penalties, including airfare and hotel costs. PLEASE NOTE: If your registration status is either “Approved”, or “Pending Payment” you have not been confirmed for the class and it is recommended that you do not make any travel arrangements until you have received a confirmation e-mail letting you know the class and registration is confirmed.





How will I know if my course has been rescheduled?

Agile Solutions reserves the right to reschedule or cancel a course due to low enrollment or if necessitated by other circumstances. Agile Solutions will contact you via e-mail or phone to inform you of the change of schedule. Once you have been notified you may reschedule or receive a full credit. Agile Solutions shall not be liable for any other costs including but not limited to any non-refundable travel arrangements if a course is rescheduled or cancelled.