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DB2 for z/OS fundamentals course

This course presents a detailed description of the DB2 system on z/OS: what it is, what it is intended for, and how it can be used. Rather than just giving a description of the system, the course will also deal with how it relates to other RDBMS, and topics like the DB2 catalog, performance, authorisations, and integrity.

In addition, the course teaches how the system is used in practice. At the end of the course the participants will not only have the necessary theoretical knowledge of DB2 as an RDBMS, they will also have had sufficient practical training to start working with DB2 in an independent way.

Together with the course SQL and relational databases fundamentals, this course forms a well-balanced whole, in such a manner that the participants have a 'complete overview' of DB2 as RDBMS after having followed this course.


datedur.lang.  location  price
25 Sep3NWoerden  (NL)1425 EUR  (exempt from VAT) 
18 Oct3?Leuven  (BE)1425 EUR  (excl. VAT)  guaranteed

Intended for

Analysts, programmers, and database administrators who will be using DB2; and anybody wanting to gain a thorough knowledge of a relational database system.


The participants must have insight in relational database systems and they must be able to write SQL select statements. This means, knowledge on the level of the course SQL and relational databases fundamentals, courses who precede this course. You can test for yourself to see if you have enough background by filling out the online self-test.

Some knowledge of ISPF/PDF (cf. course ISPF/PDF basics) and of COBOL, PL/I, or SQL PL (cf. courses COBOL programming - part 1, PL/I programming: fundamentals course, or SQL PL database programming) is advisable.

Main topics

Training method

Classroom instruction with exercises (about 50% of the time).


3 days.

Course leader

Koen De Backer, Peter Vanroose, Kris Van Thillo.

Global score

4.1/5 (based on 324 evaluations)


Excellent course. (, )
Te veel informatie voor een fundamentals cursus. Alles wat ik nodig had kwam ter sprake, maar ook iets teveel dat mijn pet teboven ging. (, )
bon à tres bon ! (, )
Het tempo tijdens de cursus lag niet zo hoog. Ik had reeds ervaring met MySQL waardoor ik voor het gebruik van SQL niet zoveel bijgeleerd heb. (, )
Goed gegeven met veel enthousiasme (, )
Zeer tevreden (, )
zeer goed, vooral door de afwisseling theorie en oefeningen (, )
Uitstekende cursus, uitstekende en behulpzame docent (, )
Zeer Goed. (, )
Voldoende mogelijkheid om met de stof te oefenen. Verhouding theorie/praktijk is prettig. (, )

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