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IMS Fundamentals

CODE: CM01G

LENGTH: 3 day(s)

PRICE: kr23 655,00

Description

Learn about the basic Information Management System (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.

Objectives

  • 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 the 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

Audience

This is a basic course for users who want a basic understanding of the IMS Database and IMS/TM products. Data processing individuals 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).

Programme

  • 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

Further Information

Prior to enrolling, IBM Employees must follow their Division/Department processes to obtain approval to attend this public training class. Failure to follow Division/Department approval processes may result in the IBM Employee being personally responsible for the class charges.

GBS practitioners that use the EViTA system for requesting external training should use that same process for this course. Go to the EViTA site to start this process:http://w3.ibm.com/services/gbs/evita/BCSVTEnrl.nsf

Once you enroll in a GTP class, you will receive a confirmation letter that should show:

  • The current GTP list price
  • The 20% discounted price available to IBMers. This is the price you will be invoiced for the class.

Session Dates

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