CL2X3G - DB2 for LUW: Basic Administration for Linux and Windows - 4 Days

Course Description

This intermediate course is ideal for system administrators, database administrators and technical personnel involved in planning, implementing and maintaining DB2 databases.


Delegates should be able to:

  • Use basic OS functions such as utilities, file permissions, hierarchical file system, commands and editors.
  • State the functions of the Structured Query Language (SQL) and be able to construct DDL, DML and authorization statements.
  • Discuss basic relational database concepts and objects such as tables, indexes, views and joins.


This course teaches delegates to perform basic database administrative tasks using DB2 10.1 for Linux, UNIX and Windows. These tasks include creating and populating databases and implementing a logical design to support recovery requirements. The access strategies selected by the DB2 Optimizer will be examined using the DB2 Explain tools. Various diagnostic methods will be presented, including using the db2diag.log file messages to direct investigation of problems and using the db2pd commands.

  • Administer a DB2 database system using commands and GUI tools.
  • Compare DMS, SMS, and Automatic storage management for table space storage.
  • Implement a given logical database design using DB2 to support integrity and concurrency requirements.
  • List and describe the components of DB2.
  • Define a DB2 recovery strategy and perform the tasks necessary to support the strategy.
  • Use autonomic features of DB2.
  • Examine Explain output to determine access strategy chosen by Optimizer.
  • Investigate current application activity that might indicate performance problems using SQL statements.
  • Implement DB2 security.


For on-site courses (i.e. at your premises), we are more than happy to tailor the course agenda to suit your exact requirements. In many cases, we are able to build your in-house standards and naming conventions into the delivered course.

Course Details

Overview of DB2 on Linux, UNIX and Windows.
Command Line Processor (CLP) and GUI usage.
The DB2 environment.
Creating databases and data placement.
Creating database objects.
Moving data.
Backup and recovery.
Database Maintenance, Monitoring and Problem Determination.
Locking and concurrency.

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