Information Management System

  • Instructor: Ralph Bergmann
  • Lectures: 16
  • Students: 2060
  • Duration: 10 weeks

IMS stands for Information Management System. IMS was developed by IBM with Rockwell and Caterpillar in year 1966 for the Apollo program to send a man to the moon. It started the database management system revolution and still continues to evolve to meet data processing requirements. IMS provides an easy-to-use, reliable, and standard environment for executing high-performance transactions. IMS database is used by high-level programming languages like COBOL to store data in hierarchical arrangement and access it.


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This tutorial is designed for software programmers who are interested in understanding the concepts of IMS database starting from scratch. This tutorial gives enough understanding on IMS data management from where you can take yourself to higher levels of expertise.

This course by Academy Europe aims at imparting quality education and training to students.

Academy Europe is dedicated to its students, their specific learning requirements, and their overall learning success.

This course is directed toward a student-centered, independent study, asynchronous learning approach.

After completing this course on Academy Europe, students will get self improvement  and promotion in their careers.

This course is based on at least two learning skills which are provided  to the users through audio & visuals, videos, verbal presentations and articles, all of which are asynchronized with distance education approach.


Before proceeding with this tutorial, you should have a basic understanding COBOL programming skills. A basic knowledge of database concepts will help you understand the IMS database management system.

Before you start proceeding with this course on Academy Europe, we are assuming that you have a good aptitude and can think logically. You should want to try something different.

Ideal candidates for the course would typically possess:

– Discipline and attentiveness

– Ability to conduct research

– Ability to perform tasks with speed, efficiency, and accuracy

– Analytical judgment

– Patience to interpret technical/scientific data

– A willingness to learn, roll up your sleeves and work toward your dream!

– A computer, tablet or smartphone and an internet connection

– Basic computer skills

  • IMS DB - Overview 0/1

  • IMS DB - Structure 0/1

  • IMS DB - DL/I Terminology 0/1

  • IMS DB - DL/I Processing 0/1

  • IMS DB - Control Blocks 0/1

  • IMS DB - Programming 0/1

  • IMS DB - Cobol Basics 0/1

  • IMS DB - DL/I Functions 0/1

  • IMS DB - PCB Mask 0/1

  • IMS DB - SSA 0/1

  • IMS DB - Data Retrieval 0/1

  • IMS DB - Data Manipulation 0/1

  • IMS DB - Secondary Indexing 0/1

  • IMS DB - Logical Database 0/1

  • IMS DB - Recovery 0/1

  • Completion of Course 0/1