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Course Catalog » IMS Curriculum

Introducing IMS

5 hours



The Introducing IMS course provides a broad overview of IMS describing its purpose, strengths and weaknesses, functional components and processing concepts.


Suitable for anyone requiring general information about how IMS is used.


No prerequisites are required for this course.


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe what IMS is and how it is used
  • Identify IMS Transaction Manager and Database Manager Components
  • List Types of IMS Databases
  • Describe the Purpose of Control Regions and Support Regions

Course Content

Introducing IMS

What is IMS?

IMS Strengths and Weaknesses

IMS Components

IMS Online and Batch Programs

Communicating with IMS

Introducing IMS Transaction Manager

Purpose of the IMS Transaction Manager

IMS Transaction Manager Features

Handling of Transactions and Messages

Running Online and Batch Work

Introducing IMS Database Manager

Purpose of the IMS Database Manager

IMS Database Manager Features

IMS Database Hierarchical Structure

Types of IMS Databases

Introducing IMS System Components

IMS Control Regions

IMS Logging and Recovery

IMS Support Regions

Introducing IMS Mastery Test

Course Catalog » IMS Curriculum
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