Before you start
Thinking about seeking certification on Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) fundamentals (Exam 555)? If so, you've landed in the right spot. This complimentary series of nine IDS certification preparation tutorials covers all the basics -- the topics you'll need to understand before you read the first exam question. Even if you're not planning to seek certification right away, this set of tutorials is a great place to start learning what's new in IDS 11.50.
This certification exam will test your knowledge of entry level administration of IDS 11.50, including basic SQL (Structured Query Language), how IDS 11.50 is installed, how to create databases and database objects, security, transaction isolation, backup and recovery procedures, and data replication technologies and purposes.
These tutorials provide a solid base for each section of the exam. However, you should not rely on these tutorials as your only preparation for the exam.
In this tutorial, learn about IDS 11.50 security features, including 11.50 authentication, authorization, and privileges.
This is the second in a series of nine tutorials you can use to help prepare for the IDS 11.50 Fundamentals exam 555. The material in this tutorial primarily covers the objectives in Section 2 of the test, which is entitled "Security".
To understand the concepts described in this tutorial, you should already have a basic knowledge of database concepts and an understanding of operating system security features.
The examples in this tutorial are specific to IDS 11.50 running on a UNIX® operating system (with native security features). However, the concepts and information provided are relevant to IDS running on any distributed platform.