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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
04 Oct2?Woerden  (NL)1000 EUR  (exempt from VAT) 
13 Nov2?Leuven  (BE)1000 EUR  (excl. 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 298 evaluations)


the teacher is really passionate. The 1st day is headache generator! Too much theory, nobody can absorb so much knowledge in 1 day. Swapping between exercises and lecture would be nicer. Much too few exercises. (, )
extremely interesting and engaging course (, )
very clear explanation of technical information, i liked the practical tasks, as without them the information would be quikly forgotten. Thank you (, )
the course was very good and informative, perhaps a little too much detail for what i need but stil interesting (, )
Very good understanding mq from the trainer. Would recommend (, )
Zeer goed, uitleg duidelijk en de inhoud is allemaal relevant. Vakkundige docent. (, )
Already much details for a fundamentals course. Practically already a Sysadmin course (, )
Good contents & very good teacher (, )
Geeft prima inzicht in MQ (, )
heel goede 'inleiding' in de wereld van IBM MQ ! (, )

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