Fall 2009 CS 185C – Fundamentals of IBM DB2 for z/OS
Section 1: MW 19:00 – 20:15, MH 225
Instructor: Frank Butt and IBM Team
Textbook: Lecture Slides Provided
References: DB2 9 for z/OS Database Administration, Certification Study Guide. Lawson, Luksetich,
References: Database Systems - The Complete Book, 2nd Ed. Garcia-Molina, Ullman, Widom (ISBN
Office Hours: M 20:15 – 21:00 by appt only
Web Page: http://www.cs.sjsu.edu/~fbutt
Course Description: Computing topics of current interest in industrial practice. This section focuses specifically on
Fundamentals of DB2 for z/OS. The course is divided into six parts:
Part 1 DB2 Overview
Part 2 DB2 Address Space
Part 3 DB2 Application Development
Part 4 DB2 Administration
Part 5 DB2 Performance Tuning
Part 6 DB2 Tools (Optional)
Course Objectives: On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
This fundamental course provides you with basic knowledge to work with DB2 for z/OS. Upon Completion of this
course, you will be able to:
1) Identify DB2 components, understand DB2 architecture and the mechanism behind the scenes.
2) Describe the system environment of DB2, understand how DB2 cooperates with other facilities to provide the
3) Develop applications with DB2 as data server.
4) Understand the performance issues and know how to manage them.
5) State basic DB2 management issues.
6) Understand the new challenges in today’s data management world, and DB2’s solution to them.
This course prepares you for further studies on:
(1) DB2 Optimization
(2) DB2 System Administration
(3) DB2 Application Development
Grading: There will be 1 final exam and 3 quizzes. There will be regular homework and lab assignments. The grading
weights are defined below. At the end of the semester, the final letter grade will be determined by a curve.
Final Exam 400 points 40%
Quizzes & HW 380 points 38%
Lab Assignments 220 points 22%
Total 1000 points 100%
General Information: There are some internal IBM materials which do not have public documentation. I strongly
suggest that you attend each class and take good notes during the semester. There will be NO make-up exams and late
homework. You must turn off your cell phone ring tones at the beginning of each class! For information on student code
of conduct, please visit http://sa.sjsu.edu/judicial_affairs/index.html.