Essentially this is a very inexpensive way for people to build their skills on DB2. As DB2 grows in marketshare, there will be more jobs available for people to work with DB2 databases and we need to make sure that there is a strong pipeline in place to ensure that people every where in the world have the proper skills.
DB2university.com is still in beta, so if you have feedback, send it to us so that we can make the necessary improvements. I’ve already seen a few excellent comments come in.
Currently you can find these courses (which are also still in beta):
- SQL Fundamentals I (Instructor-led)
- DB2 Essential Training I (self-paced)
- DB2 Essential Training II (Instructor-led)
- Data Studio Essential Training I (self-paced)
The Instructor-led courses are monitored more frequently by instructors, which means more active participation in the corresponding course forums. They also require students to submit assignments, and are the only ones eligible for the promotion that is offering the following benefits:
- FREE certification vouchers
- 50% discount certification vouchers
- FREE hard copies of books shipped to you
The top 20 students on each of the instructor-led courses will receive something of the above.
The DB2 Essential Training I course is offered in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian!
Note that much of this work is done via a community of volunteers, so if you are interested in helping, there may be an opportunity for you.
Other places you should look at that are related:
Thanks to Raul and his team of volunteers for pulling this together. What a major achievement!