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 take part in this Master Class will be able to participate in the following:

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

There will only be two (2) offerings of the DB2 for z/OS Master Class in 2017 and seating is very limited. Client participation is BY INVITATION only and we expect this to fill up very quickly!.

For more details please contact Tom Crocker (tom_crocker@uk.ibm.com) or Dorothy Lin (dclin@us.ibm.com).

Course Dates
Monday, June 5, 2017 to Friday, June 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017 to Friday, October 27, 2017

Classes will be held at IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory, San Jose, California.

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

Data Collection
Where is a DB2 transaction spending its time?
Most common reasons for large suspension times
SQL / Locking / BP / GBP accounting counters
Tuning hints and tips

The DB2 for z/OS will be led by the John Campbell and the DB2 SWAT team

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