This advanced skills course is designed for technical professionals who require advanced administrator skills for IBM MQ on distributed operating systems, or who provide support to others who administer IBM MQ.
Before taking this course, you should possess the skills that are required to complete basic IBM MQ system administration tasks in a distributed environment. You can obtain these skills through practical experience or by successfully completing one of the IBM MQ V9 system administration courses for distributed operating systems:
- IBM MQ V9 System Administration (using Windows for labs) - WM153G
- IBM MQ V9 System Administration (using Linux for labs) - WM154G
This course expands the basic skill sets that are developed in the Technical Introduction to IBM MQ - WM103G course, and the IBM MQ V9 System Administration (using Windows for labs) - WM153G or IBM MQ V9 System Administration (using Linux for labs) - WM154G courses.
The course focuses on advanced features of IBM MQ, such as implementing workload management by using a queue manager cluster, and authenticating connections, channels, and users. It also covers securing channels with Transport Layer Security (TLS), advanced client connection features, event and message monitoring, and publish/subscribe administration.
In addition to the instructor-led lectures, you participate in hands-on lab exercises that reinforce lecture content. The lab exercises give you practical experience with tasks such as implementing security, configuring workload management for a queue manager cluster, and advanced troubleshooting techniques. Completing this course can also help you prepare for the appropriate IBM MQ Administrator certifications.
After successfully completing this course you will be able to:
- Use conversation sharing, read-ahead, and asynchronous put to improve the performance of MQI client connections
- Use Transport Layer Security (TLS) to secure TCP/IP channels
- Authenticate IBM MQ channels, connections, and users
- Manage the workload in an IBM MQ queue manager cluster
- Implement IBM MQ high availability
- Monitor application activity, events, and messages
- Use the IBM MQ dead-letter queue message handler to manage a dead-letter queue
- Administer distributed publish/subscribe networks
- Use the IBM MQ Console to administer IBM MQ objects and resource usage
- Administer Java Message Service (JMS) in MQ
Managing clients and client connections
Securing IBM MQ channels with TLS
Exercise: Securing channels with TLS
Authenticating channels and connections
Exercise: Implementing connection authentication
Implementing workload management in an IBM MQ cluster
Exercise: Implementing workload management in a cluster
More troubleshooting tools and techniques
Exercise: Tracing message routes
Exercise: Handling messages on the dead-letter queue
Introduction to distributed publish/subscribe
Exercise: Configuring distributed publish/subscribe
Supporting JMS with IBM MQ
Introduction to the IBM MQ Console
Exercise: Getting started with the IBM MQ Console