CV021G - Introduction to DB2 for zOS for Systems and Operations Personnel - 3 Days

Course Description

This course is for beginning DB2 for z/OS database administrators who need to acquire the basic skills required to administer a DB2 database in a z/OS environment.

The course materials cover DB2 11 for z/OS.


You should have a working knowledge of:

  • z/OS, TSO, ISPF, and SDSF
  • Sequential, partitioned, and VSAM data sets
  • Basic JCL


After successfully completing this course you will be able to:

  • Give an overview of the DB2 environment
  • Describe and utilize DB2 Objects
  • Describe and utilize several DB2 Utilities
  • Describe the DB2I (DB2 Interactive Facility) environment
  • Use SPUFI (SQL Processing Using File Input) to compose and execute SQL
  • Setup and execute DB2 Commands
  • Understand DB2 Logging
  • Describe DB2 program preparation process
  • Understand DB2 startup and shutdown
  • Understand and utilize DB2 recovery strategies


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

Day 1
Unit 1: z/OS Prerequisite Review
Exercise 1: Connecting to z/OS and Creating Data Sets
Exercise 1 Review
Unit 2: DB2 Relational Database Concepts
Unit 3: Structured Query Language (SQL) and SPUFI
Exercise 2: SQL and SPUFI
Exercise 2 Review
Unit 4: DB2 Objects (Databases and Table Spaces)
Exercise 3: Databases and Table Spaces
Exercise 3 Review
Unit 4: DB2 Objects (Tables, Indexes, and Views)

Day 2
Exercise 4: Tables, Indexes, and Views
Exercise 4 Review
Unit 4: DB2 Objects (Qualified Names, Implicit Object Creation, and SQL Statements)
Exercise 5: Qualified Names, Implicit Object Creation, and SQL Statements
Exercise 5 Review
Unit 5: The DB2 System
Exercise 6: The DB2 System
Exercise 6 Review
Unit 6: DB2 Commands and Program Preparation

Day 3
Exercise 7: DB2 Commands
Exercise 7 Review
Unit 7: DB2 Utilities
Exercise 8: DB2 Utilities
Exercise 8 Review
Unit 8: DB2 Shutdown, Startup, and Recovery
Exercise 9: DB2 Recovery
Exercise 9 Review
Unit 9: Course Summary

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