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IBM WebSphere MQ V7.5 System Administration (using Linux for labs)

This 4-day instructor-led course provides technical professionals with the skills that are needed to administer WebSphere MQ queue managers on distributed platforms such as Windows and Linux.

In this course, you learn how to install, customize, operate, and administer WebSphere MQ on distributed platforms. The course covers topics such as configuration, day-to-day administration, problem recovery, and managing security and performance.

In addition to the instructor-led lectures, you also participate in hands-on lab exercises that are designed to reinforce lecture content. The lab exercises give you practical experience with tasks such as handling queue recovery, implementing security, and problem determination.

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

The lab environment for this course uses the SUSE Linux platform.

Target Audience

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

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Learning Objectives

  • 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
  • Implement basic clustering configuration
  • 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


You should:

  • Have a basic knowledge of WebSphere MQ concepts and facilities, which can be achieved through practical experience or by successfully completing course Technical Introduction to IBM WebSphere MQ.
  • Be familiar with and able to start standard functions within the operating system environment that is used in the lab exercises
  • Be familiar with TCP/IP configuration

Course Content

  • Course introduction
  • A review of WebSphere MQ
  • Installation and configuration of WebSphere MQ
  • Exercise: Working with queues
  • Using the WebSphere MQ Explorer
  • Introduction to the Message Queue Interface (MQI)
  • Triggering concepts
  • Exercise: Implementing triggering
  • WebSphere MQ internals
  • Message integrity
  • Exercise: Queue recovery
  • Distributed queuing
  • Exercise: Queue manager interconnection
  • Queue manager clustering
  • Exercise: Setting up WebSphere MQ clustering
  • WebSphere MQ security
  • Exercise: Object security administration with the OAM
  • WebSphere MQ clients
  • Exercise: Client attachment
  • Backup and restore of WebSphere MQ object definitions
  • Exercise: Backup and restore of WebSphere MQ object definitions
  • Problem determination
  • Exercise: Using the trace route utility
  • Exercise: Performing a WebSphere MQ trace
  • JMS administration overview
  • Course summary
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