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IBM MQ fundamentals course

This course is the ultimate course that gives an insight in the use of the message queuing technique as implemented through the IBM Message Queuing (MQ) software. Originally meant to help out in a Client/Server environment, a product like IBM MQ currently gets a lot of renewed attention in an SOA context. By using the IBM MQ product, the course shows how to work safely and efficiently in a C/S environment built around a Q-infrastructure. A lot of companies depend on IBM MQ infrastructure for reliable transmission of information.

At the end of this base course, participants will:

Participants will also learn 'when' and 'why' this technique can be used. Technical concepts will be discussed, a good practical understanding of the IBM MQ product as a basis for infrastructure design as well as troubleshooting is the goal of the course.


datedur.lang.  location  price
08 Feb2NWoerden  (NL)1000 EUR  (exempt from VAT) 
16 Apr2?Leuven  (BE)1000 EUR  (excl. VAT) 
07 Jun2NWoerden  (NL)1000 EUR  (exempt from VAT) 

Intended for

System Programmers and administrators who will be responsible for the maintenance of the "IBM MQ" infrastructure get a good feeling of the scope and workings of "IBM MQ". Software architects, designers and (system) administrators can also strongly benefit from this practical introduction of IBM MQ concepts. After all IBM MQ very often is the building block of the transport backbone of their company.

This course is required as a step up for delegates who are going to attend the course IBM MQ administration for Linux, UNIX & Windows or IBM MQ z/OS system administration, as well as for those delegates who are going to attend the course IBM Integration Bus - development & administration.


Being familiar with application development and programming is an advantage. Some experience (command line and graphical interface) in a distributed environment will come in handy.

Main topics

Day 1

Message and Q • Standalone • Distributed • Asynchronous infrastructure • what is IBM MQ used for

Send and Forget • Request/Reply • Publish/Subscribe

Commands and utilities • Queue creation/deletion • Channel manipulation • Distributed queuing • Security and Recovery • Priority • Monitoring & Performance

Day 2

remote queues • transmission Q • the use of channel agents • listeners • channel types

trigger types • initiation Q • trigger monitor(s)

cluster concept • transactional behaviour • logging infrastructure • space/file management • shared data Q (z/OS) • CICS/IMS interface (z/OS) • MQ in an integration scenario • Publish/Subscribe support

MQInterface (MQGET, MQPUT, MQCONN, MQOPEN, MQCLOSE, MQINQ .....) • anatomy of a call • MQMD structure

Training method

Part of the course time is reserved for the labs so that the functioning of IBM MQ products in a z/OS and a Windows environment is well illustrated. Foils and demos support the lectured subjects.


2 days.

Course leader

Koen De Backer.

Global score

4.1/5 (based on 301 evaluations)


Good, now i know what this is about, how to set up an environment and troubleshoot if needed (, )
I think Koen De Backer is a very good trainer; he explains things in a very dynamic way and in a language that is easy to understand; (, )
good, taught me MQ fundamentals so the goal is achieved (, )
very clear explanation of technical information, i liked the practical tasks, as without them the information would be quikly forgotten. Thank you (, )
very satisfied with the course. It indeed met my expectations (, )
I think i learned a lot now to try and set it up myself (, )
very good, clear and balanced. Very clear drawings and schemas on the white board (, )
Zeer goed! Perfecte inleiding tot MQ ! (, )
Goed, maar het tempo mag iets hoger. (, )
Prima! Sluit aan bij mijn werkzaamheden (, )

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