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WM156G - IBM MQ V9.1 System Administration


Duration: 5 days

This course teaches you how to customize, operate, administer, and monitor IBM MQ on-premises on distributed operating systems. The course covers configuration, day-to-day administration, problem recovery, security management, and performance monitoring. In addition to the instructor-led lectures, the hands-on exercises provide practical experience with distributed queuing, working with MQ clients, and implementing clusters, publish/subscribe messaging. You also learn how to implement authorization, authentication, and encryption, and you learn how to monitor performance. 

Note: This course does not cover any of the features of MQ for z/OS or MQ for IBM i.

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After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the IBM MQ deployment options
  • Create and manage queue managers, queues, and channels
  • Use the IBM MQ sample programs and utilities to test the IBM MQ network


1. Introducing IBM MQ

  • Exercise: Getting started with IBM MQ

2. Working with IBM MQ administration tools

  • Exercise: Working with IBM MQ administration tools

3. Configuring distributed queuing

  • Exercise: Implementing distributed queuing

4. Managing clients and client connections

  • Exercise: Connecting an IBM MQ client

5. Advanced IBM MQ client features

6. Working with queue manager clusters

  • Exercise: Implementing a basic cluster

7. Publish/subscribe messaging

  • Exercise: Configuring publish/subscribe message queuing

8. Implementing basic security in IBM MQ

  • Exercise: Controlling access to IBM MQ

9. Securing IBM MQ channels with TLS

  • Exercise: Securing channels with TLS

10. Authenticating channels and connections

  • Exercise: Implementing connection authentication

11. Supporting JMS with IBM MQ

12. Diagnosing problems

  • Exercise: Running an IBM MQ trace

13. Backing up and restoring IBM MQ messages and object definitions

  • Exercise: Using a media image to restore a queue
  • Exercise: Backing up and restoring IBM MQ object definitions

14. High availability

15. Monitoring and configuring IBM MQ for performance

  • Exercise: Monitoring IBM MQ for performance
  • Exercise: Monitoring resources with the IBM MQ Console


This course is designed for technical professionals who require the skills to administer IBM MQ.


  • Basic knowledge of IBM MQ concepts and features
  • Some knowledge of TCP/IP configuration
  • Basic experience with Windows 2016 system administration



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