DB2 Family Fundamentals

This course provides you with information about the functions of IBM’s DB2, a relational database manager which may be installed under a variety of operating systems on many hardware platforms.

DB2 runs under the z/OS, VM, Linux, UNIX, and Windows operating systems, to name a few.

The course includes discussion of how the DB2 products provide services. The focus is on the services DB2 provides and how we work with DB2, not on its internal workings.

Learning Journeys or Training Paths that reference this course:

Data Servers Cross Product Overview
DB2 for z/OS
Db2 for z/OS – Role: Application Programmer
Db2 for z/OS – Role: Database Administrator
Db2 for z/OS – Role: System Administrator
Application Programming


List and describe the major components of IBM’s relational database, DB2
Explain the characteristics of a DB2 table
Relate the basic concepts of data modeling
Comprehend the processing instructions given to DB2 via simple SQL statements
List and describe several ways to build (write) and execute SQL statements
List and describe steps needed to imbed SQL statements in an application program
Explain some of the functions performed by, and the responsibilities of, database and system administrators
Establish a base for more specialized DB2 education

Administración y programación bases de datos

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A través de Fundae, cumpliendo requisitos.

10 horas

  • Dificultad 50% 50%
  • Nivel alcanzado 80% 80%

Dirigido a

This basic course is for persons needing an introductory knowledge of DB2, and persons preparing for advanced and specialized DB2 education.

Conocimientos requeridos

You should have:

basic knowledge in data processing


Understanding a Table

Identify the advantages of a relational database
Define a relation
Name the language used to talk to a relational database manager (RDBM)
List three characteristics assigned to each column
Define the tasks performed by DB2 when running an application
Define the roles that are performed within DB2
Data Modeling and Database Design

State the purpose of a business model
Identify an Entity-Relational Diagram (ERD) model
List several DB2 column data types
Identify non-standard column and table names
Identify the characteristics of a primary key and a foreign key
State the purpose of referential integrity
State the purpose of triggers
How does a User use DB2?

List several ways to talk to DB2
List multiple ways to generate an SQL statement
List several ways to ADD, REMOVE, or CHANGE table rows
List several ways to READ data and produce reports
How does a Programmer use DB2?

List the steps needed to create a test environment
List the necessary steps to coding SQL in a program
Describe the purpose of SQL delimiters
Describe the purpose of an SQLCA
List the steps involved in preparing a program for execution
State the differences between static and dynamic SQL
What does an Administrator do in DB2?

List some of the tasks performed by a DB2 System Administrator: Identifying the DB2 product, Installing DB2, Creating subsystems/instances, databases and table spaces, Authorizing, and Monitoring
List some of the tasks performed by a DB2 Database Administrator: Creating, altering and dropping tables, views and indexes, Planning locking strategies, Running utility jobs and Authorizing
Information Management with DB2

List several planning considerations for distributing data
List some of the skills required to successfully distribute data
Differentiate between remote unit of work, distributed unit of work, and distributed request
List some of the security concerns when dealing with distributed data
List some of the other products that interface with DB2

Day 1

Understanding a Table
Data Modeling and Database Design
How does a User use DB2?
Day 2

How does a Programmer use DB2?
What does an Administrator do in DB2?
Information Management with DB2

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