Db2 12 for z/OS Basic Database Administration


Db2 12 for z/OS Basic Database Administration

Learn Db2 12 for z/OS Database Administration skills. This course will teach you how to physically implement a logical database design using DDL and discusses considerations of referentially related tables. This course reviews the use of basic utilities, program preparation, serialization, and basic database security. This course does not cover distributed data processing, nor does it cover data sharing.

  • Db2 Relational database concepts
  • SQL and SPUFI
  • Db2 objects (Storage groups, databases, and tablespaces)
  • Db2 Objects (Tables, indexes, and views)
  • Utilities
  • Commands and program preparation
  • The Db2 system
  • Db2 Shutdown, startup, and recovery

Database Administrators

  • Familiarity with the z/OS operating system, including TSO, ISPF, and SDSF
  • Familiarity with SQL data manipulation statements (SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE) to access and change the contents of Db2 tables

Db2 Relational database concepts

  • Relational Database design
  • Data access
  • Interacting with Db2
  • Catalog and directory


  • SQL SELECT statement review
  • SQL COMMIT and ROLLBACK review
  • Joining tables
  • Executing SQL using SPUFI

Db2 objects (Storage groups, databases, and table spaces)

  • Object concepts
  • Storage Groups
  • Databases
  • Table Spaces

Db2 Objects (Tables, indexes, and views)

  • Tables
    • Aliases
  • Table constraints
  • Primary key
  • Foreign key
  • Check
  • Referential integrity
  • Indexes
  • Views
  • Qualified names
  • Implicit object creation


  • Utility Categories
  • Load Utility
  • Check Data Utility
  • Unload Utility
  • Runstats Utility
  • Reorg Utility

Commands and program preparation

  • Db2 Command Structure
  • Display Command
  • Archiving Logs
  • Stop and Start Commands
  • Executing Commands
  • Program Preparation

The Db2 system

  • System Parameters (zParms)
  • Address Spaces
  • System Databases
  • Buffer Pools
  • Logging
  • Integrity
  • Security

Db2 Shutdown, startup, and recovery

  • Start and Stop Commands
  • Db2 Shutdown Process
  • Db2 Startup Phases
  • System Recovery
  • Object Recovery
  • Copy Utility
  • Recover Utility

Upcoming Classes

Dates Location GTR  
Feb 27-Mar 1 (9:30am-5:30pm) EST
Apr 24-26 (9:30am-5:30pm) EST
Jun 26-28 (9:30am-5:30pm) EST


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