IBM Db2 for z/OS Masterclass

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IBM Db2 for z/OS Masterclass

Time: June 18, 2018 at 8am to June 22, 2018 at 2:30pm
Location: IBM Hursley
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Event Type: masterclass
Organized By: Tom Crocker & Dorothy Lin
Latest Activity: Jun 14, 2018

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Event Description

Db2 for z/OS development is offering a week-long Db2 for z/OS Master Class led by Distinguished Engineer, John Campbell and Executive IT Specialist, Florence Dubois, for advanced Db2 for z/OS system and database administrators clients. This is a client-only course.
Clients who participate in this Masterclass will benefit from the following:

  • Small class size
  • Mentoring sessions - partner with SWAT team members
  • Meet the SVL team
  • Networking


Client participation is BY INVITATION only

If you are a client who is interested in attending this class, please fill in and submit the application form. Alternatively, if you have a client who is interested in the class, fill in and submit the application on their behalf (one per company).

Course Dates
Monday, June 18, 2018 (08:00) to Friday, June 22, 2018 (14:30)
Monday, October 15, 2018 (08:00) to Friday, October 19, 2018 (14:30)

The first class will be held in the UK at IBM Hursley

The second class will be held in the US at IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory.

Client participants must have at least 1 of the following (or equivalent experience-level)
IBM Certified System Administrator - Db2 for z/OS
IBM Certified Database Administrator - Db2 for z/OS
$2,500 USD per client participant
Client participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and meal expenses. A registration link with payment instructions will be included in the invitation.
Application Form
Click here to submit the application here

Module I - Continuous Availability
Continuous availability vs. Fast failover
Coupling Facility structure duplexing
Automated restart
Multiple Db2 data sharing groups
Multi-site data sharing group and extended distance
Preventative software maintenance
Application considerations

Module II - Special Considerations for WLM, CICS and DDF
WLM policy
CICS/Db2 interface
Distributed access to Db2

Module III - Speed of Recovery
Disaster Recovery
Db2 log-based recovery

Module IV - System Performance Monitoring and Optimization using the Db2 Statistics Traces
Data collection
Db2 system address space CPU time
EDM pools
Dataset open/close
Log activity
Memory management
Buffer pools
Data sharing performance
RDS sort
DDF activity

Module V - Understanding Db2 for z/OS Accounting Information
Data Collection
Where is a Db2 transaction spending its time?
Most common reasons for large suspension times
Additional accounting info

The Db2 for z/OS Masterclass will be led by the John Campbell and the Db2 SWAT team

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