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.


25 Nov3web based 1800 EUR (excl. VAT)
25 Nov3Leuven 1800 EUR (excl. VAT)

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. You can test for yourself to see if this course contains enough new information for you by filling out the on-line self-test.


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

  • Introduction: Db2 environment; client-server model
  • Relational system: position within the relational model
  • SQL data definition language (DDL): the Db2 objects (tables, tablespaces, indexes, views, ...): characteristics, creation, use, and parameters
  • SQL embedded in a program: development cycle, pre-compilation, compilation, BIND, plans and packages
  • The Db2 catalog
  • Security and authorization
  • Integrity, locking
  • Performance: basic principles, the EXPLAIN function

Training method

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


3 days.

Course leader

Peter Vanroose, Kris Van Thillo.


4.3/5 (based on 62 evaluations; the most recent ones are shown below)

It was a good and interesting course ! The teacher was really cool, friendly, and master in the subject !

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De inhoud van de cursus was uitstekend en wat ik ervan verwacht had.

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prima cursus.

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parfait, félicitations à Peter

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Overall good!We went in depth and saw the inner workings of DB2.

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heel interessant en goede uitleg maar er mocht wat meer tijd voor oefeningen zijn.

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Très intéressant et accessible

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zeer goed. Verhelderend en leerzaam.

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Inhoudelijk zeer goed alsook goed gepresenteerd. Met deze info zal ik zeker en vast aan de slag kunnen gaan met DB2 op mijn job!

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La partie théorique était parfois intense et un peu rapide mais en général, cours intéressant et dynamique.

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Bonne appréciation, très intéressant

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Goede integratie van alle leerstof in een eindoefening.

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De connectie tussen DB2 en Cobol wordt duidelijk aangetoond.

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