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IMS DB Course

This web-based training course on IMS DB Course functionality, administration and development, is available online to all individuals, institutions, corporates and enterprises in India (New Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkatta), US, UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates (UAE), China and South Africa. No matter where you are located, you can enroll for any training with us - because all our training sessions are delivered online by live instructors using interactive, intensive learning methods.

IMS stands for Information Management System, and is a kind of database in IBM mainframe that comprises a joint hierarchical structure. This information and database management system teems with highly useful capabilities for processing of transactions. In contrast to the relational framework of IBM's DB2 database system, IMS employs hierarchy implemented with the storage of data in the form of blocks referred to as segments. Each such segment comprises data sequenced within it as fields. In the IT industry, professionals working with COBOL or PL/I are more than often required to operate on IMS/DB or DL/I. For fresher employees, job seekers, or any other professionals who have not been accustomed to the subject to a sufficient extent, this becomes a challenge in their work. The simplest and most effective way to overcome this little hitch is to take up a pragmatic professional course provided by online IMS DB trainers. This case training provides developers with hands-on experience in working with complete IMS/DB, equipping them with every skill necessary to work with IMS DB in a professional IT environment.

Developers almost always encounter the need to write programs in native batch COBOL or PL/I meant to access IMS databases. This task is covered elaborately in this IMS DB online training. There is a wide range of statements and logic paths that are employed in this kind of programs, and mainframe training in IMS/DB helps attendees become adept in the complete set of syntactic and semantic knowledge important for the purpose. The course will be carried out by development under IBM Mainframe environment, and will be conducted by expert case consultants. Not only does IMS DB corporate training course inculcate in students the fundamentals pertaining to creation and access of an IMS database, but also teaches access and modification of an IMS database through a COBOL or PL/I program. The attendees should be able to work with batch processing and COBOL or PL/I environment before taking up this course.


  • Goals of database management structure
  • Database structure in IMS
  • Why IMS and not VSAM
  • Structures with parents and children
  • Objective contrast between VSAM and IMS

PSBs, DBDs, and creation of a Simple Program

  • Definition of a database
  • Concept of pointers
  • Definition of PSB
  • Processing using Get Next

Using Get Calls

  • Get Next Command
  • Get Unique Command
  • Many databases in a PSB using several PCBs
  • Get Next Command for parent
  • Many SSAs in a single call
  • Using Boolean operands

Advanced Retrieve in IMS

  • Path Calls (D command statements)
  • Several PCBs for a single database
  • Key Processing (C command code)
  • L and F command codes
  • Secondary Index and its use

Update Operations

  • Get Hold command
  • REPL command
  • DLET command
  • Direct Parent Specification for ISRT
  • Positioning for ISRT
  • How to Load the database


  • Basic concepts in recovery
  • Checkpoints and their use
  • Symbolic Checkpoints
  • Extended Restart


  • Commands in EXEC DLI interface
  • Compilation and editing of links in a program containing EXEC DLI statements
  • Elaborate contrasting between EXEC DLI and CALL interfaces

This course equips students with skills of working adeptly in COBOL or PL/I with IMS DB. Any developer that needs to understand the basic operation of an IMS database will derive great benefits with this course. IMS DB course helps a student understand hierarchy in database, control blocks in IMS, definition of database, etc. Moreover, the training enables you to use program communication and specification blocks, DL/1 'CALL' statements along with its parameters, segment search, and command codes.

To sum up, any professionals expecting to work in COBOL or PL/I are especially recommended to take this course, as it is a very handy skill to be able to operate on IMS databases through these platforms.

1. Are lab-sessions available after theory sessions?

We provide online lab facilities to all our students, wherever possible & applicable, using a combination of one or more options, including global ASP setups, live-environments, real-time simulations, training-videos, PPTs, Screenshots and others.

2. Who and how qualified are the instructors?

All our instructors go through a rigorous and multiple processes of filtering and selection before they are appointed by us. Only the most qualified, most experienced and best suited candidates are chosen as instructors.

3.What are the machine requirements for the course?

You must have a fairly good desktop PC or laptop. You can even access these courses on your tabs or smart phones. For PCs and laptops the configuration should be at-least an Intel Pentium processor, 4GB of RAM and 50 to 100 GB of free hard disk space. You must also have a good and steady WiFi internet connection which works at 3G or 4G speeds.

4.How will I undergo practical training in the course?

Depending on the type of lab facilities available for the course you have enrolled in for our instructor would be happy to help you in your lab sessions.

5.What is the process to get my questions/queries answered?

Get in touch with your trainer. You can also consult your batch-mates. We believe in collaborative and practical learning.

6.Can a free demo session be provided?

We do not provide free demo sessions.

7.Will there be a provision for repetition if I miss a class?

We encourage our trainees to attend all sessions. If you have missed a session we will try out best to update you on it, if possible. Else you will need to pay a small fee to have a repeat session arranged specifically for you.

8.Does your organization provide assistance in job hunting?

We are connected across the industry in India and abroad. We will pass on any job openings from our customer to our trainees. But we are not a manpower placement provider.

9.How and where can I make the payment?

You can pay using any credit or debit card in India or abroad. You can also pay using your PayPal account.

10. Will practice material or tests be also provided with the course?

Yes. As required & as applicable.

11.What is the minimum or maximum batch size?

Minimum/maximum batch sizes vary from course to course, depending upon a number of factors. It can vary from as few as 2 to as many as a few hundred, in some cases. But that number does not impact the quality of training that we deliver due to our tight quality-control mechanisms.

All trainees will be provided with a course participation and completion certificate by Aurelius Corporate Solutions. Please note, we are an independent provider of learning solutions. We are not affiliated in any manner to any company or organization.

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