IBM Analytics HDM Db2 for z OS Course

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This course will expose the beginning z/OS DBAs (Database Administrators) to fundamentals of Database Administration for a Db2 12 for z/OS. This course will teach the students how to physically implement a logical database design using DDL, and teaches considerations of referentially related tables. This course discusses the use of basic utilities, program preparation, serialization, and basic database security. This course does not cover distributed data processing, nor does it cover data sharing.


  • Students who will be performing the role of Db2 for z/OS database administrators who need to acquire the basic skills required to administer a Db2 database.


  • Familiarity with the z/OS operating system, including TSO, ISPF, and SDSF
  • Familiarity with SQL data manipulation statements (SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE) to access and change the contents of Db2 tables


  • Preface
  • Unit 1 - Db2 Relational database concepts
  • Unit 2 - SQL and SPUFI
  • Unit 3 - Db2 objects (Storage groups, databases, and table spaces)
  • Unit 4 - Db2 Objects (Tables, indexes, and views)
  • o Aliases
  • o Primary key
  • o Foreign key
  • o Check
  • o Referential integrity
  • Unit 5 - Utilities
  • Unit 6 - Commands and program preparation
  • Unit 7 - The Db2 system
  • Unit 8 - Db2 Shutdown, startup, and recovery
  • Appendix A - Demonstration solutions

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