IMS Concepts & Facilities

This course introduces the concepts IMS/DB and IMS/TM and the terminology used in the IMS environment. It also explains what facilities are available and where best to use them.

This course is available 'on demand' (minimum 2 students) for public presentations, or for one-company, on-site presentations.


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • describe the basic components of IMS DB and IMS TM (IMS/DC)
  • understand and use basic IMS terminology
  • describe the main facilities available in IMS and their use.

Who Should Attend

All those who need a high-level understanding of IMS.


A general understanding of database concepts and familiarity with the IBM mainframe computing environment. This can be gained by attending the course IBM z Systems - Explained.


1 day

Fee (per attendee)

£500 (ex VAT)

Course Code



IMS Components & Terminology

DL/1 Programming Considerations

IMS Transaction Manager (IMS/DC)

Message Types

Conversational Processing Concepts

Description of Secondary Indexing

Description of Logical Relationships

Overview of IMS Access Methods

Message Scheduling


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