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Database Curriculum

Course Title Duration Description
Coding Db2 Applications for Performance Expert Videos Series

Db2 Coding - Defining Database Performance - Expert Videos
.5 In these expert videos, a breakdown of what constitutes performance in relation to Db2 applications is discussed. The presenter begins with a high-level view of performance, and the factors to be considered when coding, and managing Db2 applications.
Db2 Coding - Coding Relationally - Expert Videos
.5 These expert videos delve deeper into the relational aspect of Db2 databases, explaining how it impacts the way applications are coded. The presenter discusses traditional data processing techniques and describes how this process differs when coding for Db2 databases. A range of coding tips are presented that will improve the performance of your Db2 applications.
Databases Series

Databases – Introduction to Databases and Database Managers
4 This course provides you with a core understanding of the need for databases, the way they are structured, and the type of information they can hold. It describes the types of database models that you are likely to encounter and describes their pros and cons. The use of a Database Management System (DBMS) is discussed, providing examples of functionality and features that are often employed by users of it. Finally, you will see how a database is defined and configured, along with the types of tasks that need to be performed as part of this process.
Databases Introduction to SQL
4 This course begins by providing you with an overview of SQL functionality, and describes how SQL is used to obtain data from a database table. Once data has been obtained there are many scalar and aggregate functions that can be used for purposes such as creating a subset of that data, or manipulating the data itself into another format. This is discussed in detail. Finally, you will see how data can be added to a database, and how it can be modified, and deleted.
Databases – Advanced SQL
4 This course provides you with more in-depth uses of SQL. It begins by examining how data from multiple tables can be joined together, and how different types of JOIN statements can be used to achieve your goal. You will also see how specific data can be selected from tables and how conditional operations can be invoked based on data values. The merging of results from multiple SELECT statements is also presented. Finally, you will see how a SELECT query can exist within another SELECT statement. These are called subqueries.
Databases – Database Manager Resources
4 This course starts by providing you with the methods used to create a database and its components. It then introduces you to the commands used to alter database component attributes and shows you how to remove data. You will see how commonly used instructions can be saved as a stored procedure, and the benefits they provide. You will then look at user-defined functions (UDFs), how they are created, and how they differ from stored procedures. Finally, you will be presented with various methods for securing your database.
Databases – Database Communication
4 This course describes how local and remote clients can connect to a DBMS server. It discusses connection options including the use of APIs. You will also see how an administrator can view existing client connections and configure the DBMS to place restrictions on client activity. Finally, you will see how replication provide copies of database systems on alternate DBMS servers. This is useful for redundancy purposes.
Db2 13 Operations Series

Db2 13 – Db2 Fundamentals
5 The Db2 13 – Db2 Fundamentals course describes what Db2 is, how it is used and the components that comprise its structure. An overview of the SQL language, which is used to communicate with Db2, is provided along with details on how it is used with SPUFI.
Db2 13 – Managing Db2 Operations on z/OS
4 The Db2 13 – Managing Db2 Operations on z/OS course looks at Db2 from an Operations viewpoint, describing Db2 startup and shutdown, common operator tasks, message interpretation and restart and recovery considerations. A number of commands used to analyze the status of Db2 components are discussed as well as the facilities associated with backup, recovery and restart. You will be introduced to Db2 stored procedures on z/OS, and see how they are created and managed.
Db2 v13 Series
Db2 13 – Introduction to Db2
4 The Introducing Db2 course discusses the platforms on which Db2 can be implemented, and the core features that can be found with all Db2 versions. You will look at common Db2 components and see how they are used to store and manage Db2 data. An overview of IBM Data Studio is also presented, explaining how it is used to work with relational database management systems such as Db2.
Db2 13 – Creating and Maintaining Db2 Programs
5 The Create and Maintain Db2 Programs course describes how SQL can be invoked from an application program and the interaction that can occur between the application program and Db2. Measuring the success of the SQL is then discussed, and the use of SQLCA, and SQLSTATE to determine this. You will then see how cursors can be used to reference table data, and finally how Db2 data is saved and recovered using commits and rollbacks.
Db2 13 – Building Db2 COBOL Programs
3 This course discusses the steps required to create Db2 COBOL programs.
Db2 13 – Optimizing Db2 Application Performance
5 The Db2 13 – Optimize Db2 Application Performance course describes the methods used by Db2 when processing application programs containing SQL, and provides details of the tools and utilities that can be used to measure and analyze their effectiveness.

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