DB2 for z/OS Administration

Course:  DB2A
Duration:  5 Days
Level:  I
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Topics Covered In This Course

Data Modelling

Entities and attributes; entity-relationship diagrams; normalization.

Relational Table Design

DB2 data types; null values; generated values; key columns; referential integrity; other constraints; table exit routines; performance considerations; creating tables.

Physical Database Design

Catalog and directory databases; other system databases; DB2 data objects; creating and modifying DB2 objects; deleting DB2 objects.

Physical Data Storage

VSAM dataset requirements; naming convention; page set structure; large object considerations; storage calculation and estimation.

Indexes & Access Paths

Index structure; index keys and pointers; choosing indexes; index creation; access path determination; filter factors; using EXPLAIN; optimization hints.

Data Integrity & Locking

Entity integrity; referential integrity; reasons for locking; lock types; lock compatibility; lock size; lock duration; lock avoidance.

Security and Authorisation

Security overview; security terminology; implicit, explicit and grouped privileges; maintaining security using data control language; ownership considerations.

Introduction to Utilities

Utility packaging; on-line utilities; stand-alone utilities; LISTDEF and TEMPLATE; invoking and controlling utilities.

Data Integrity Utilities

CHECK DATA; CHECK INDEX; CHECK LOB; REPAIR.

Back-up and Recovery Utilities

COPY; COPYTOCOPY; MERGECOPY; QUIESCE; RECOVER; REBUILD; REPORT; MODIFY; BACKUP SYSTEM; RESTORE SYSTEM.

Data Utilities

LOAD; REORG; RUNSTATS; STOSPACE; UNLOAD.

DB2 Stand-alone Utilities

DSN1COPY; DSN1PRNT; DSNJU003; DSNJU004; DSN1LOGP; DSN1CHKR, DSN1COMP; DSN1LOGF; DSNJCNVB.

Program Preparation

Precompile; bind; bind authorizations; collections, packages and plans.

What You Can Expect

The materials in the course reflect DB2 UDB for z/OS Version 8/9. This course provides attendees with a comprehensive introduction to designing and administering DB2 databases. The course covers the complete spectrum from initial data model, through logical and physical database design, data security, and ongoing administration to ensure that the data remains complete, consistent, and in its most efficient state. After completion delegates will know:

- Data modelling techniques.

- The process of normalisation of data.

- Mapping data models to DB2 objects.

- Choosing the correct data types, and physical design characteristics.

- Data integrity issues.

- Page layouts and storage estimations.

- Indexing, locking strategy and other performance implications.

- Use of utilities and service aids in ongoing maintenance.

- Security and auditing considerations.

Who Should Take This Course

This course will be of interest to anyone needing an understanding of the design, implementation, support and maintenance of DB2 databases at versions 8.x or 9.

Recommended Prerequisites

A fundamental understanding of the DB2 relational database management system is assumed, as is an understanding of data processing in general. Familiarity with the z/OS operating systems and TSO/ ISPF would also be of benefit.

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Schedule For This Course
10/23/2017
Dallas, TX
12/18/2017
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