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Classroom IBM


Available dates

Mon04Jan 21 TO Wed06Jan 21


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


Tue06Apr 21 TO Thu08Apr 21


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




This course provides students with an introduction to the skills and knowledge needed to administer a Db2 12 for z/OS system.


This course is intended for z/OS system administrators, database administrators, or other technical individuals who will be managing Db2 12 for z/OS.


  • Understanding of the objects (such as databases, table spaces, tables, indexes, and so forth) used in a Db2 subsystem
  • Basic knowledge of SQL
  • At least one year as a z/OS systems programmer or equivalent knowledge


  • At least one year as a Db2 for z/OS Database Administrator


After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Start and stop a Db2 subsystem
  • Use the SET SYSPARM command
  • Access the system log to gather information about the subsystem initialization, operation, or shutdown
  • Describe the components and address space structure of a Db2 subsystem
  • Explain the use of RACF (or another external security program) for Db2 connection security
  • Explain the use of Roles and Trusted Contexts
  • Implement security procredures for a Db2 subsystem
  • Explain Db2 program flow for all environments
  • Explain parameter setting for the IRLM
  • Invoke and utilitze Db2 TSO facilities
  • Use the Db2 Catalog to monitor subsystem authorizations
  • Work with the Active Log data sets
  • Explain Db2 logging
  • Use DSNJU004 to print log map and interpret the results
  • Use DSNJU003 to rename Db2 data sets
  • Plan for recovery of a BSDS failure
  • Monitor and control a Db2 subsystem
  • Explain transaction flow in IMS and CICS environments (optional)
  • Describe the CICS and DB2 environment (optional)
  • Explain the difference between JDBC and SQLJ
  • And much more

Course Outline

Starting, stopping, and accessing Db2
• Starting Db2 as part of the z/OS IPL process
• Data set allocation and APF authorization
• The START DB2 and STOP DB2 commands
• Address spaces
• IRLM and lock storage

Db2 components and processes
• BSDS and logging
• Catalog and directory
• Program preparation and execution
• Transaction execution
• Data sharing in the sysplex

System security
• Protecting Db2 data sets
• Controlling connections to Db2
• Db2 authorization exits
• Trusted context and roles
• Securing an application server

Db2 authorization
• Authorizations
• Controlling access for dynamic and static SQL
• Access control authorization exits
• Distributed security

Program flow for all environments
• Connection types and language interfaces
• Program flow

TSO and batch environments
• Utilities

Transaction flow in IMS and CICS (optional)
• Transaction processing
• Thread reuse
• SIGNON exit

CICS - Db2 environment (optional)
• CICS connections to Db2
• DSNC transaction

IMS - Db2 environment (optional)
• IMS-Db2 introduction
• IMS/DLI batch environment

Distributed - Db2 environment
• Distributed attachment
• Location aliases
• DDF profiling
• Block fetch
• Db2 REST services

• The Db2 log
• Log commands
• Archiving considerations

Db2 utilities
• Categorization
• DSNJU003 and DSNJU004

Operations (monitoring and controlling Db2)
• Issuing Db2 commands
• Basic workload controls
• Monitoring and controlling utilities
• DISPLAY commands
• Starting / stopping databases

• Planning for recovery
• Table space recovery
• Log considerations
• DISPLAY and SET LOG commands
• Recovery considerations

System recover/restart
• System checkpoints
• System restart after normal shutdown
• Page externalization
• Two-phase commit processing
• System restart after system failure
• Recovery considerations

Java with Db2 (optional)
• Java

Administrative task scheduler (optional)
• Overview
• Routines
• Scheduling features
• Life cycle
• Syncronization
• Commands


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.