IBM WebSphere MQ V7 Application Development (using z/OS for labs) Global Knowledge Egypt

This instructor-led intermediate course teaches technical professionals how to design and write business programs using WebSphere MQ.

In this course, students learn how to issue calls that utilize the WebSphere MQ API (MQI), and how to code and use calls to perform various functions, such as opening and closing queues and putting messages on or retrieving messages from a queue. Students also learn other important topics such as controlling message retrieval, writing programs that change queue attributes, handling MQI security, and managing message channels.

Hands-on lab exercises give students the opportunity to practice coding WebSphere MQ calls in either COBOL or C using WebSphere MQ V7.

This course can also help students prepare for certification as a WebSphere MQ solutions designer.

Students may elect to perform lab exercises under Windows, AIX, or z/OS by enrolling in one of the following equivalent course codes:

  • IBM WebSphere MQ V7 Application Development (using Windows for labs) (WM501) or (VM501)
  • IBM WebSphere MQ V7 Application Development (using AIX for labs) (WM502) or (VM502)
  • IBM WebSphere MQ V7 Application Development (using z/OS for labs) (WM503) or (VM503)

Students who would like to learn how to design and develop WebSphere MQ V7 publish/subscribe applications should take course WebSphere MQ V7 Publish/Subscribe Implementation (WM510) or (VM510)

If you are enrolling in a Self Paced Virtual Classroom or Web Based Training course, before you enroll, please review the Self-Paced Virtual Classes and Web-Based Training Classes on our Terms and Conditions page, as well as the system requirements, to ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements for this course.

Target Audience:

This is an intermediate course designed for experienced business application programmers who need to develop applications that use the messaging and queuing techniques supported by the WebSphere MQ API (MQI).


  • Overview
  • Exercise: Working with IBM WebSphere MQ objects
  • Major calls - housekeeping
  • Major call - MQPUT
  • Exercise: Message creation: MQPUT
  • Opening queues, message descriptor and message properties
  • Major calls - MQGET and MQPUT1
  • Exercise: Working with messages: TRANSFER
  • Controlling message retrieval
  • Exercise: Dynamic queue and managing messages: REQUEST
  • Exercise: Message properties: SETPROP and GETPROP
  • MQI security
  • Exercise: Working with queue attributes: MQINQ and MQSET
  • Transaction support and triggering
  • Exercise: Units of work: RESPOND and triggering MQTMCGET
  • Message groups and segmentation
  • Asynchronous message consume
  • Exercise: Asynchronous consume: MQCB and MQCTL


Before taking this course, students should:

  • Complete course Technical Introduction to WebSphere MQ (WM100) or (VM100)
  • Have a basic understanding of the messaging and queuing model and how the model is implemented in WebSphere MQ Students should also have experience with designing business application programs and developing application programs in one of the procedural programming languages supported by WebSphere MQ.

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