IBM WebSphere MQ V7 System Administration using Windows for labs (WM201)

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About this Course

An updated version of this course is available. For more information, click IBM WebSphere MQ V7.1 System Administration (using Windows for labs) (WM204).

This 4-day instructor-led course provides technical professionals with the skills needed to administer IBM WebSphere MQ version 7 queue managers except for IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS (WM300) (VM300) and IBM WebSphere MQ for iSeries ( MQ160).

In this course, students learn how to install, customize, operate, and administer IBM WebSphere MQ on distributed platforms. Topics covered in this course include configuration, day-to-day administration, problem  recovery, and managing security and performance.

In addition to the instructor-led lectures, students also participate in hands-on lab exercises that are designed to reinforce lecture content. The lab exercises utilize IBM WebSphere MQ V7, giving students practical  experience with tasks such as handling queue recovery, implementing security, and problem determination. Students can run the lab exercises on Windows or AIX.

Completing this course can also help students prepare for the appropriate WebSphere MQ Administrator certifications

Audience Profile

This basic-level course is designed for technical professionals who need the skills to be an administrator for any of the WebSphere MQ Level 2 queue managers except WebSphere MQ for z/OS and WebSphere MQ for iSeries.

At Course Completion

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan the implementation of WebSphere MQ
  • Install WebSphere MQ
  • Perform simple customization and administration tasks
  • Enable a queue manager to exchange messages with another queue manager
  • Enable a queue manager to support a WebSphere MQ client
  • Implement basic restart and recovery procedures
  • Perform basic problem determination
  • Plan for and implement basic WebSphere MQ security features
  • Configure dead letter queue handling
  • Implement WebSphere MQ high availability


Before taking this course, students should:

  • Have basic knowledge of WebSphere MQ V7 concepts and facilities, which may be obtained through practical experience or by successfully completing course Technical Introduction to WebSphere MQ (WM100) or (VM100)
  • Be reasonably familiar with and able to invoke standard functions within the operating system environment used in the lab exercises

Some knowledge of SNA LU6.2, TCP/IP, or NetBIOS configuration is also helpful.


Course Outline

  1. A review of IBM WebSphere MQ

  2. Installation and configuration of IBM WebSphere MQ on Windows and UNIX

  3. Using MQSC commands to administer IBM WebSphere MQ

  4. Exercise: Working with queues

  5. Using the IBM WebSphere MQ Explorer

  6. Introduction to the message queue interface (MQI)

  7. Triggering concepts

  8. Exercise: Implementing triggering

  9. IBM WebSphere MQ internals

  10. Message integrity

  11. Exercise: Queue recovery

  12. Distributed queuing

  13. Exercise: Queue manager interconnection

  14. Dead letter queues

  15. Exercise: Dead letter queue handling

  16. Queue manager clustering

  17. Exercise: IBM WebSphere MQ clustering setup

  18. IBM WebSphere MQ security with OAM

  19. Exercise: Object security administration with the OAM

  20. IBM WebSphere MQ clients

  21. Exercise: Client attachment

  22. SupportPacs, interfaces, and bridges

  23. IBM WebSphere MQ high availability

  24. Backup and restore of IBM WebSphere MQ object definitions

  25. Exercise: Backup and restore of IBM WebSphere MQ object definitions

  26. Message tracking

  27. Exercise: Trace route utility

  28. Using traces, error logs, and failure data capture files

  29. Exercise: Performing an IBM WebSphere MQ trace

  30. Introduction to IBM WebSphere MQ publish/subscribe (optional)

  31. JMS administration (optional)

  32. Exercise: JMS administration (optional)