IMS Fast Path - Design & Implementation

This advanced, in-depth course, taught by internationally known IMS specialists, introduces and explains the features and functionality of IBM's IMS Fast Path. The course covers the processing of Fast Path resources in IMS/TM and IMS/DB environments and the design and implementation of both EMH environments and Fast Path databases. It also explains the implementation of High Speed Sequential Processing, the DEDB Virtual Storage Option, database and system recovery and data sharing for Fast Path DEDBs.

This course is also available for one-company, on-site presentations or presentations over the Internet, via RSM's Virtual Classroom Environment service.

What you will learn

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

  • list the components of IMS Fast Path
  • explain the features and functions of Fast Path components
  • design and implement an Expedited Message Handler (EMH) environment
  • design and implement Fast Path databases (DEDBs and MSDBs)
  • implement High Speed Sequential Processing (HSSP)
  • implement the DEDB Virtual Storage Option
  • implement database and system recovery in a Fast Path environment
  • implement data sharing for Fast Path DEDBs
  • create an effective bufferpool strategy.

Who Should Attend

Experienced IMS DBAs, IMS system administrators, and senior developers who will be designing and implementing Fast Path Applications in an IMS/TM or DBCTL environment.


A sound understanding of IMS at a conceptual and terminological level.


5 days

Fee (per attendee)

£2750 (ex VAT)

Course Code



Introduction to IMS Fast Path

The Expedited Message Handler (EMH)

The Main Storage Database (MSDB)

The Data Entry Database (DEDB)

Fast Path System Functions

Parallel Sysplex Exploitation

Fast Path Administration

Fast Path Operations

Application Programming and Design

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