£1,725.00

Price for this course

3 HOURS

Duration

Classroom IBM

Delivery

Available dates


Mon25Jan 21 TO Wed27Jan 21

Where

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

Code

TR-664478
Mon26Apr 21 TO Wed28Apr 21

Where

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

Code

TR-664479

Overview

Learn about the basic Information Management System (IMS): IMS facilities, the IMS database system, and the IMS Transaction Manager (IMS/TM). Explore how these facilities work together and how application programs interact with them in today's complex enterprise systems.

This course has 30 hours of instruction.

This course uses a Web conference medium with live instructor audio and Internet Web conferenced material. You have chat-type Question and Answer (Q and A) ability, plus live audio. The course is taught 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central time for six work days over a two-week period. Since the course is taught live using Web conferencing methods, you can attend from your home or work. Class durations are approximately one-half day so you can still accommodate daily work responsibilities. You will be contacted prior to class start to receive connection information, hardcopy student materials, and other relevant information.

Course Materials

You will be contacted prior to class start to receive connection information, hardcopy student materials, and other relevant information.

Audience

This is a basic course for users, who want a basic understanding of the IMS database and IMS/TM products, and Information Technology professionals, who work with or manage an IMS system (Database (DB), Database/Data Communications (DB/DC), or Database Control Subsystem (DBCTL)).

Prerequisites

You should have basic understanding of database management or transaction management along with working knowledge of z/OS concepts and tools and Job Control Language (JCL).

Objective

  • Understand the components and benefits of an IMS Database system
  • Describe the processing of a database record in hierarchic sequence
  • Identify the different IMS database organization types
  • Understand the differences between Database Description (DBD) and Program Specification Block (PSB) control blocks
  • Contrast the requirements and effects of sequential versus direct access of database segments
  • Explain reasons for the use of secondary indexes and logical relationships
  • Contrast full-function and Fast Path database organizations
  • List the basic IMS Data Communications functions of the IMS Transaction Manager (IMS/TM)
  • Identify the roles of messages, queues, and logical terminal names
  • Explain the different scheduling characteristics of the IMS/TM regions types: Message Processing, Batch Message Processing, and Interactive Fast Path
  • Describe the role of commit points in recovery and restart
  • Identify the functions of dynamic and batch backout, the system log and the benefits of periodically backing up a database
  • Explain the capabilities of a conversational program and its implications on processing and performance
  • Describe the function of Database Recovery Control (DBRC), Integrated Resource Lock Manager (IRLM) for data sharing and distributed processing
  • Understand how DB2 data can be accessed by IMS TM, IMS DB databases can be accessed through the DBCTL interface by CICS, and how IMS DB data and IMS TM transactions can be accessed from the internet

Course Outline

  • IMS Database Fundamentals
  • Accessing IMS Databases - DL/I Calls
  • IMS Hierarchic Access Methods
  • Additional IMS Database Functions
  • IMS Transaction Manager
  • IMS Transaction Message processing
  • IMS Fast path
  • Connecting IMS to Other Systems
  • Enhancing IMS Availability
  • Business Integration of IMS Assets - SOA


FAQs

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.