Upgrading from DB2 Universal Database V7 to V8?
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Buy one or more of the best selling DB2 UDB Version 8 books from IBM Press:
DB2 Universal Database V8.1 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration Certification Guide, 5/e
by George Baklarz and Bill Wong
DB2 Version 8: The Official Guide
by Paul Zikopoulos, Roman Melnyk, Dirk DeRoos, George Baklarz
DB2 SQL PL: Essential Guide for DB2 UDB on Linux, UNIX, Windows, i5/OS, and z/OS, Second Edition
by Zamil Janmohamed, Clara Liu, Drew Bradstock, Raul Chong, Michael Gao, Fraser McArthur, Paul Yip
Upgrade your certification, very quickly: If you are currently certified as an IBM Certified Solutions Expert - DB2 UDB V7.1 Database Administration for Linux, UNIX, Windows and OS/2, you qualify to take the upgrade exam: Test 706: DB2 UDB V8.1 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration Upgrade. If you have the V7 pre-requisite certification and you pass Exam 706, you will qualify as an IBM Certified Database Administrator - DB2 Universal Database V8.1 for Linux, UNIX and Windows. Exam 706 has 30 questions and is focused on the changes from DB2 UDB V7.1 and DB2 UDB V8.1 - http
For further details on migrating, see a tech note written by DB2 support experts:
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