IBM WebSphere MQ V7 System Administration for z/OS (WM300)

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About this Course

This 4-day instructor-led course teaches technical professionals the skills needed to administer and maintain WebSphere MQ Level 2 queue managers using WebSphere MQ for z/OS. The course uses a combination of instructor-led lectures and hands-on lab exercises to teach you how to install, customize, operate, and administer IBM WebSphere MQ. Topics covered in this course include configuration, day-to-day administration, problem recovery, and managing security and performance. In addition, the hands-on labs enable you to gain direct experience working with WebSphere MQ V7 by performing tasks such as creating and monitoring queue channels, setting up a mail application, and managing recovery.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • List the steps required to plan for and install WebSphere MQ V7 for z/OS
  • Perform post-installation configuration of WebSphere MQ V7 for z/OS
  • Describe the role of the WebSphere MQ administrator
  • Perform day-to-day administration tasks
  • Add and modify WebSphere MQ V7 resource definitions
  • Plan for and administer WebSphere MQ V7 publish/subscribe capability
  • Ensure successful recovery after system failures
  • Plan for and implement WebSphere MQ V7 security considerations
  • Use the supplied WebSphere MQ documentation to supplement the knowledge and skills gained in this course


Before taking this course, students should have a solid understanding of WebSphere MQ concepts and facilities. This knowledge can be gained by experience or by successfully completing course Technical Introduction to WebSphere MQ V7 (WM100) or (VM100) Students should also have a general understanding of the operation and use of z/OS.

Course Outline

  • Enterprise messaging with WebSphere MQ

  • IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS installation and basic setup

  • Exercise: Initial configuration

  • WebSphere MQ administration

  • Exercise: Creating queues

  • Exercise: Mail application

  • Distributed queuing

  • Clients in WebSphere MQ for z/OS

  • Exercise: Defining channels

  • Exercise: Using and monitoring DQM channels

  • Publish/subscribe integration

  • Java Message Service

  • Exercise: Using WebSphere MQ Explorer

  • WebSphere MQ clusters

  • Queue-sharing groups

  • Exercise: Defining a cluster

  • Event queues and dead-letter queue handling

  • Recovery and restart

  • Exercise: Working with event messages

  • Exercise: Using DLQ

  • Exercise: Recovery scenarios

  • Security

  • Problem determination

  • MQI support for CICS and IMS applications