IMS Fast Path

  • Tuition USD $1,990 GSA  $1,126.20
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 1115 Ratings
  • Course Code CMW64G
  • Duration 4.5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

Learn the features and functions of Information Management System (IMS) Fast Path from both a capability perspective and an implementation perspective.

There is something in this course for all Information Technology (IT) professionals, including applications, systems, and database practitioners. The instructor assumes that you already have an understanding of IMS Database / Transaction Manager (DB/TM) fundamentals and that the information presented here builds upon that knowledge.

This course is taught in a Web conference medium with live instructor audio and Internet Web conferenced materials. You have chat type Questions and Answers (Q&A) ability, plus live audio. The course is taught 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central Time for nine work days. Since the class is taught live using Web conferencing methods, you can attend from your home or workplace. Class durations are approximately one-half day so you can still accommodate daily work responsibilities.

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

Skills Gained

  • Identify the components of IMS Fast Path
  • Describe the features and functions of each component
  • Explain the benefits and restrictions of each component
  • Describe the processing of Fast Path resources within the IMS TM and DBCTL environment
  • Design and implement an Expedited Message Handler (EMH) environment
  • Design and implement Fast Path databases (Data Entry Database (DEDB) and Main Storage Data Base (MSDB))
  • Implement High Speed Sequential Processing (HSSP)
  • Implement the DEDB Virtual Storage Option (VSO)
  • Plan and implement the conversion of MSDBs to VSO-DEDBs
  • Develop an effective buffer pool strategy
  • Implement database and system recovery in a Fast Path environment
  • Implement data sharing for Fast Path DEDBs
  • Understand the benefits of shared EMH
  • Write application calls to Fast Path databases
  • Design operator procedures for managing Fast Path resources

Who Can Benefit

This is an advanced course for IMS application designers, application programmers, system administrators, and database administrators, who design or implement IMS Fast Path applications in an IMS Transaction Management (TM) or CICS Database Control (DBCTL) environment.

Prerequisites

You should complete:

  • IMS Fundamentals (CM010) or
  • IMS Fundamental - Web (CMW01)
  • or have equivalent moderate IMS knowledge through work experience

Course Details

Course Outline

  • Overview of IMS Fast Path
  • Expedited Message Handler (EMH)
  • Main Storage Database (MSDB)
  • Data Entry Database (DEDB)
  • Fast Path System Functions
  • Parallel Sysplex Exploitation
  • Fast Path Administration
  • Fast Path Operations
  • Application Programming and Design

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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Overall good experience considering the situation we are all in. Could use more hands on experience

ExitCertified provided the participants with all the required information we needed to join the training one week in advance and ensured that we had all the required materials to make the experience as seamless as possible.

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