Before you start
If you are preparing to take the DB2 10.1 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows DBA certification exam (exam 611), you've come to the right place — a study hall of sorts. This series of "DB2 10.1 DBA certification exam 611" tutorials covers the major concepts you'll need to know for the test.
You'll learn about DB2 10.1 security features, including label-based access control, and the new row and column access control.
This is the seventh in a series of tutorials you can use to help prepare for the DB2 10.1 DBA for Linux, UNIX and Windows exam 611. The material here primarily covers the objectives in Section 7 of the test, titled "Security." You can view the objectives.
To understand the concepts described in this tutorial, you should already have a basic knowledge of database concepts and an understanding of OS security features.
You do not need a copy of DB2 to complete this tutorial. However, you will get more out of the tutorial if you download the free trial version of IBM DB2 10.1.
The examples in this tutorial are specific to DB2 10.1 running Linux with native security features. However, the concepts and information provided are relevant to DB2 running on any distributed platform.