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Course Duration:

2 day/s

  • Course Delivery Format:

    Live, instructor-led.

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Who should attend & recommended skills:

New users of Db2 for z/OS

Who should attend & recommended skills

  • This course is primarily directed toward new users of Db2 for z/OS and SQL basic coding, with basic z/OS, TSO, ISPF, and SDSF; sequential, partitioned, and VSAM data sets; JCL skills z/OS, TSO, ISPF, and SDSF: Basic (1-2 years’ experience) Sequential, partitioned, and VSAM data sets: Basic (1-2 years’ experience) JCL: Basic (1-2 years’ experience)

About this course

This instructor led virtual class introduces Db2 for z/OS and the Structured Query Language (SQL).
Workshops: z/OS platform will be used to run class problems coded by the students.

Skills acquired & topics covered

  • After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe relational database management system concepts
  • Describe the basic structures in a Db2 for z/OS subsystem
  • Write basic SQL statements

Course breakdown / modules

  • Mainframes systems overview
  • Using Db2 on z/OS system basics
  • Logon / Logoff a TSO/ISPF session
  • Allocate sequential/partitioned dataset
  • Workshop – Lab Exercises:
  • Logging on to z/OS and allocating a data set to use in our exercises.

  • Db2 on z/OS:RDBMS concepts
  • Overview of Logical Data Modeling
  • Overview of Physical Data Modeling
  • Architecture and structure of Db2 on z/OS
  • Catalog tables in Db2
  • Directory tables in Db2
  • BSDS (boot strap data set) uses
  • Db2 optimizer and basic data structures
  • Basics on Db2 objects:
  • Data base, table space, table, indexes
  • Active / Archive Logs and purpose
  • Workshop – Lab Exercises:
  • Logging on to z/OS and working with the DB2I menu
  • Workshop – Lab Exercises:
  • Execute on Db2 for z/OS, coded SQL statements to query the catalog tables and answer object structure questions

  • Basic introduction to the language
  • DDL, DCL, DML introduction
  • Coding DML:
  • SELECT statement overview
  • SELECT Syntax and structure
  • Coding predicates in a SELECT
  • Predicate types
  • Basic Joining techniques
  • Basic review and coding of SQL join types
  • Coding Simple sub-SELECTs
  • Coding UNION statements
  • Coding for performance and why
  • The Optimizer and path choices for SQL
  • Packages and Plans overview
  • Techniques to tune SQL
  • EXPLAIN overview
  • PLAN_TABLE review
  • DB2I Menu in TSO
  • Data Set use in DB2I