IMS Fundamentals

  • Tuition USD $3,300 GSA  $1,798.49
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  • Course Code CM01G
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

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.

Skills Gained

  • 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

Who Can Benefit

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).

Course Details

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

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.

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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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  • Feb 22, 2021 Feb 24, 2021 (3 days)
    Location
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    Language
    English
    Time
    9:30AM 5:30PM EST
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