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Course Catalog » IMS Curriculum

IMS Database Manager

5 hours



The IMS Database Manager course covers in detail how data is stored within an IMS database and describes how it is referenced and accessed. IMS backup and recovery strategies are discussed as well as the use of maintenance utilities used in day-to-day operations.


This course is suitable for systems programmers, DBAs, operations staff, and application programmers.


Successful completion of the 'Introducing IMS' course or equivalent knowledge.


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

  • Describe how data is stored and accessed in an IMS database
  • Explain IMS database backup and recovery strategies
  • Identify the scenarios requiring IMS Database reorganization

Course Content

IMS Database Concepts

IMS Database Structure

Segments and Fields

Parent and Child Segments

Database Paths and Views

How Programs Access IMS Data

Accessing IMS Databases

Online and Batch Access

PCBs, PSBs and ACBs

Sync Point Backup and Recovery

Access from External Applications

Using REXX to Access IMS

Online IMS Data Editors

IMS Database Administration

IMS Database Design and Implementation Steps

IMS Database Backup Strategies

IMS Database Recovery

IMS Database Reorganization

IMS Monitors

IMS Database Manager Mastery Test

Course Catalog » IMS Curriculum
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