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Educational Seminars

Paid attendees who register by April 16 can choose a single complimentary Educational Seminar to add to their conference registration. After April 16, Educational Seminars can be purchased for an additional fee: $50 for half-day sessions and $100 for full-day sessions. Educational Seminars will take place Monday, June 14. 

You can sign up for an Educational Seminar during conference registration by choosing a session as an add-on. If you have questions about Educational Seminars, please email idug@idug.org. 

Available Sessions: 

Db2 v11.5 pureScale and Implementation Principles
Instructor: Mohankumar Saraswatipura, Kronsys Inc.

Replication Made Simple Using InfoSphere Data Replication 11.4
Instructor: Mohankumar Saraswatipura, Kronsys Inc.

SQL Performance and Tuning Using Data Studio
Instructor: Tony Andrews, Themis

IBM Db2 12 for z/OS Administrator Exam (C1000-078) Crammer Course
Instructor: Susan Lawson, YL&A

Preparing for the Db2 11.5 Foundations Exam
Instructors:
Jason Shayer and Steve Darling, IBM


Session descriptions are detailed below. 

Monday, June 14,  2:15 - 5:30 p.m. EST

Instructor: Mohankumar Saraswatipura, Kronsys Inc.

This course is designed for experienced Db2 database administrators (Linux, UNIX and Windows). The goal is to prepare DBAs with the below listed intermediate to advanced topics.

Db2 v11.5 pureScale:

1. What’s new in Db2 v11.5?

2. Introduction to Db2 pureScale

3. Internals of Db2 pureScale

  • The use of local and global locking to support application concurrency
  • The use of page level locks
  • Monitoring lock related statistics
  • Explicit Hierarchical Locking (EHL) to remove data sharing overhead
  • The components that interact with Db2 Cluster Services to manage cluster availability
  • The storage architecture and Spectrum file system for pureScale

4. Installation and management of pureScale cluster

  • How to install Db2 pureScale feature
  • Start and stop of the cluster
  • Configure database manager and database members
  • Adding or removing member and cluster caching facility server
  • Performing database fix pack upgrade and release upgrade

5. Backup and Recovery in a pureScale environment

6. Monitoring and problem determination in a pureScale environment

Monday, June 14,  10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. EST

Instructor: Mohankumar Saraswatipura, Kronsys Inc.

This course is designed for experienced Db2 database administrators (Linux, UNIX, and Windows). The goal is to prepare DBAs with the below listed intermediate to advanced topics.

1. Introduction to InfoSphere Data Replication 11.4

2. Implementing Change Data Capture (CDC) Replication

  • CDC Architecture and Components
  • Understand the CDC Capabilities
  • Understand CDC capture and apply methods
  • How to setup CDC Replication
  • Information about CDC Replication scenarios
  • Monitoring CDC
  • CDC best practices

3. Implementing Q Replication

  • Q replication architecture and components
  • Different types of replication
  • Db2 database objects for replication
  • Quick introduction about IBM WebSphere MQ
  • ASNCLP interface and examples
  • Administration and monitoring tasks

Monday, June 14,  10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST

Instructor: Tony Andrews, Themis

Want to get stronger in the SQL language? Want to know what to look for when it comes to performance and tuning in a query or program? Then this is the seminar for you! We will cover optimization features and enhancements through the latest versions of Db2 for both z/OS and LUW. This is a cross-platform seminar where attendees will evaluate SQL code and analyze and explain many queries using the IBM Data Studio visual explain tool. Sometimes there are three, four, or five different ways to code query logic to get the same result set. Which way is best? We will break these down in detail, have numerous discussions, and of course walk through and analyze the explain data output. Of course "It Depends". Attendees will come away much stronger in the SQL language and Db2 optimization and take away many great SQL examples of code.

This seminar is for anyone wanting to get stronger in SQL and optimization performance and tuning.

Monday, June 14,  10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST

Instructor: Susan Lawson, YL&A

This course is a certification preparation course intended to help you take the Db2 12 for z/OS Administrator Exam – C1000-078. All topics addressed in the exam will be covered as well as hints and tips on taking the exam.

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss objectives and formalities of the IBM Db2 12 for z/OS Database Administrator Certification exam - C1000-078
  • Discuss details and topics covered on the Db2 12 for z/OS Administrator exam
  • Review of features of Db2 12 for z/OS (current with FL 509)

Course Outline:

Db2 12 for z/OS Administrator Certification Details
  • Question breakdown and objectives
  • Exam taking hints and guidelines
  • Sample questions and answers
Db2 12 for z/OS Administrator Exam Topics
  • Installation, migration and continuous delivery
  • Security and connectivity
  • Data structures and creation/altering
  • Data Manipulation Language (DML)
  • Maintaining data and using utilities
  • Database backup and recovery
  • Data sharing operations
  • Performance monitoring and tuning
  • Application development and deployment
  • Distributed access and functionality
  • Advanced function usage
  • Locking and concurrency

Monday, June 14,  2:15 - 5:30 p.m. EST

Instructor: Jason Shayer and Steve Darling, IBM

This is a prep course for the Db2 11.5 Foundations Exam.