Before you start
WebSphere® MQ Version 6.0 connects applications in a consistent, reliable, and easy-to-manage way, providing a trustworthy foundation for cross department, enterprise wide integration. Providing reliable once-and-only-once delivery of important messages and transactions, WebSphere MQ handles the complexities of communication protocols and dynamically distributes messaging workload across available resources. This series of five tutorials helps you prepare to take the IBM certification Test 996, IBM WebSphere MQ V6.0, Solution Design. This certification targets intermediate level designers who understand the concepts of asynchronous messaging and can plan, architect, and design solutions based on WebSphere MQ.
This tutorial is the fourth in the series designed to help you prepare for the IBM Certification Test 996, WebSphere MQ V6.0, Solution Design. This tutorial covers the major calls in the Message Queuing Interface (MQI), including the housekeeping calls and calls to put and get messages. It also discusses opening queues, the message descriptor, and techniques for controlling message retrieval. After you complete this tutorial, continue with the fifth tutorial, which covers additional MQI topics.
After completing this tutorial, you will be familiar with:
- The housekeeping calls of the MQI: MQCONN, MQOPEN, MQCLOSE, and MQDISC.
- The MQPUT verb.
- Opening queues.
- The message descriptor.
- The MQGET verb.
- The MQPUT1 verb.
- Controlling message retrieval.
This tutorial is written for developers and architects with intermediate experience in application and solution design and implementation. It assumes intermediate knowledge and skills in the following:
- Transaction management and database products
- Systems management
- Basic programming concepts
- Data communications and networking
- Information technology security concepts
The system requirements for the products used in the tutorial can be found through the following links: