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IBM and LearnQuest Badge Program - WebSphere - MQ Series

 

LearnQuest is working together with IBM to offer IBM training courses and award digital badges upon successful completion and attainment of course objectives.

IBM Badge Courses WebSphere MQ Series offered by LearnQuest:

 

LearnQuest IBM MQ Administration Foundations

This badge holder can install, customize, operate, and administer IBM MQ. The recipient is able to configure a z/OS queue manager, set up distributed queuing, clustering, recovery and restart, security, and performance. The badge holder can handle day-to-day administration and problem recovery.

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Badge Criteria and Activities
Badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question and answer sessions, and/or assessments associated with:

  • Planning implementation and security features
  • Installing MQ
  • Performing basic customization and administration tasks
  • Using a trigger message and trigger monitor, accounting and statistics messages, sample programs, and a queue manager
  • Implementing restart and recovery procedures
  • Identifying the cause of a problem

Recommended next steps:

  1. WM252G: Designing, Implementing, and Managing IBM MQ V8 Clusters
  2. WM212G: MQ8 Advanced Administration
  3. WM505G: IBM WebSphere MQ V7.5 Application Development (Linux Labs) Training



LearnQuest IBM MQ Application Development

This badge holder can issue calls that use the WebSphere MQ API (MQI). The recipient is able to code and use calls to complete various functions, such as opening and closing queues and putting messages on or retrieving messages from a queue. The badge holder also understands other important topics such as controlling message retrieval, writing programs that change queue attributes, handling MQI security, and managing message channels.

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Badge Criteria and Activities
Badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question and answer sessions, and/or assessments associated with:

  • Designing and writing programs that use the MQI, the security and message groups and segmentation features of the MQI
  • Identifying the differences in using the MQI across the various WebSphere MQ platforms
  • Opening queues, message descriptor, and message properties
  • Controlling message retrieval

Recommended next steps:

  1. WM252G: Designing, Implementing, and Managing IBM MQ V8 Clusters
  2. WM212G: MQ8 Advanced Administration



LearnQuest IBM MQ Advanced Administration

The badge holder understands features and facilities of IBM MQ, such as clustering and security. Specifically, the recipient can implement a cluster and authenticate connections, channels, and users. The badge holder can also secure channels with Secure Socket Layer (SSL), administer channel exit, use advanced client features, event and message monitoring, and administer publish/subscribe.

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Badge Criteria and Activities
Badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question and answer sessions, and/or assessments associated with:

  • Managing client connections and functions
  • Using SSL and TLS
  • Configuring channel authentication, connection, and users
  • Implementing exit programs, high availability, and dead-letter queue message handler
  • Grouping queue managers
  • Monitoring activity, events, and messages
  • Administering publish/subscribe networks, and JMS

Recommended next steps:

  1. WM252G: Designing, Implementing, and Managing IBM MQ V8 Clusters
  2. WM505G: IBM WebSphere MQ V7.5 Application Development (Linux Labs) Training



LearnQuest IBM MQ: Designing, Implementing, and Managing Clusters

This badge holder can design, implement, and manage IBM MQ queue manager clusters. Recipients have designed and set up a cluster, managed clusters, and identified, isolated, and resolved cluster problems. Badge holders also configure cluster attributes to balance the workload within an IBM MQ cluster. Recipients are able to publish/subscribe clusters.

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Badge Criteria and Activities
Badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question and answer sessions, and/or assessments associated with:

  • Designing and implementing queue manager cluster and non-cluster queue managers
  • Using commands, Explorer, channel cluster workload management attributes, multiple cluster transmission queues, complex cluster design, publish/subscribe cluster, and cluster problem resolution
  • Monitoring messages and logs

Recommended next steps:

  1. WM212G: MQ8 Advanced Administration
  2. WM505G: IBM WebSphere MQ V7.5 Application Development (Linux Labs) Training



LearnQuest IBM MQ JMS Developer

This badge holder can use the Java Message Service (JMS) API to develop basic messaging applications using any JMS provider, with a focus on IBM MQ; can understand the proprietary IBM MQ Message Queue Interface (MQI) for Java; can administer the Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI) to support JMS running on IBM MQ.

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Badge Criteria and Activities
Badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by student progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question and answer sessions, and/or assessments associated with:

  • Describing concepts of the JMS specification
  • Explaining how MQ implements JMS support
  • Designing & developing programs for Java JMS MQ environments, & message-driven beans
  • Using JMS administered objects, queues & messages, point-to-point & publish/subscribe models, & MQ-specific functions

Recommended next steps:

  1. WM252G: Designing, Implementing, and Managing IBM MQ V8 Clusters
  2. WM212G: MQ8 Advanced Administration
  3. WM505G: IBM WebSphere MQ V7.5 Application Development (Linux Labs) Training

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