The extremely popular Assess & Save promotion is back again... and it starts today, April 1 and continues to June 1. Don't miss your opportunity to save while you earn a very well accepted certification. According to Kate , people who took part last year saved $100 on each exam they took and passed. And, they passed. At least 90% of them passed the exam that they took. How does Assess & Save work? First take and pass an assessment exam. This will cost you $10 USD. On passing the assessment exam, you'll be sent a voucher to... [More]
IDUG's annual North American conference is taking place in Tampa Florida this year. May 10 - 14, 2010. Have you been able to get funding to attend the conference yet? If not, maybe this information will help you. The educational opportunities available at the conference will help make you smarter! And if you're smarter about your job, you'll be more effective, make fewer mistakes and be a real asset to your employer! Right? Take a look at the conference schedule that is now available online . With this tool, it is now easier for you... [More]
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends! I hope you have a safe and beautiful holiday with those who you love! For those of us who are not in the US, this is typically a quiet week. If you are looking for something to do if you are experiencing a few quiet days, here are some suggestions: Replay of Raul Chong's DB2 9.7 Technical Update : Ignore the message that the session is over... as there is a replay button on the page as well. There were many people who joined the session live... so if you missed it, by all means take advantage... [More]
Over the past month, I've written several entries to help you get certified. This posting lists all of those entries and makes it easy for you to navigate through some of the material. I'll repost or update this entry as I go. I hope you find this useful. Benefits of Earning a Certification New in Certifications How to Prepare to Pass a DB2 Certification Details about DB2 Certification Program Once you are Certified... What Next? Study Materials Electronically Roger Sanders Books, Videos, and Crammer Course Half-Price Exams See also: Kate's... [More]
The recommended study guides to prepare for the DB2 certification study guides include: DB2 9 Fundamentals Certification Study Guide by Roger
Sanders DB2 9 Database Administration Certification Study Guide for Exam 731 by
Roger Sanders DB2 9 Database Administration Certification Study Guide for Exam 732 by Susan
Lawson and Daniel
Luksetich DB2 9 Database Administration Upgrade Certification Study Guide for Exam 736 by
Roger Sanders DB2 9 Advanced Database Administration Certification Study Guide for Exam 734 by
Roger Sanders... [More]
As you know, the only constant in life is change.... so there are constantly changes being made to the certification programs. Here are two recent pieces of news that you should be aware of: 1. Assess and Save Promotion is back! By popular demand, the Assess and Save special offer returned July 1. Purchase and pass any Information Management Online Assessment Exam through Prometric Testing July 1 - Sept. 30 and receive a 50% off voucher towards purchase of the corresponding exam. That's $100 back in your pocket. Candidates from the first... [More]
A few weeks ago, I started a discussion in the DB2 Professional LinkedIn group that turned out to be quite popular. Request to join the group so you can take part in this and other discussions.
My question: When you were using DB2 for the first time, how did you go about learning how to use it? If you are already an expert, what learning path do you recommend to any newbies who you may meet?
This blog entry summarizes the responses. The text in italics is a response... [More]
Earlier I posted a blog about the DB2 10 Certification Tutorials for Fundamentals Exam 610
that are being published on developerWorks. There is also a series of
tutorials that are being published to help you pass Exam 611- DB2 for
Linux, UNIX, and Windows DBA. I’ll update this post as more tutorials are published. Here is what is available now: (Update Feb 7: Part 2, Physical Design; Dec 6: Part 7, Security now available.) DB2 10.1 DBA for Linux, UNIX, and Windows certification exam 611 prep, Part 2: Physical design Mohamed Obide... [More]
DB2 10.1 Fundamentals - Exam 610 Start
with this exam. It contains questions for concepts that are common
across all platforms that DB2 runs on. There is a heavy SQL component
to the exam, and most people who use DB2 daily should find this exam
fairly easy. You’ll find it easier as well if you examine the
objectives and use one or more of the listed study materials. Passing
this exam will lead to an IBM Certified Database Associate certificate.
This is an entry level certification for a user of any of the DB2
family of... [More]
Back by popular demand: Assess & Save : Advance your career - Save 50% on IBM Professional Certification for Information Management Professionals Gauge
your readiness for certification by purchasing and completing an online
assessment test. Pass an Information Management Online Assessment Test
from November 1, 2012 through December 14, 2012 to qualify for the 50 percent certification savings voucher. If
you pass the test, you'll automatically receive an electronic 50
percent savings voucher good toward the corresponding... [More]
started my career at the Toronto Lab writing DB2 product documentation.
I learned a lot, met many great people, and created my career. One of
the things I learned during my 6 years writing is that there is much
work put into this content. Planning, writing, discussing, reviewing,
revising, translating, publishing, and more. Bottom line: there is
quality in the product docs! Another
thing about the product docs is that they cover every area of the
product. People are always asking me how they should prepare to pass
Help justify your attendance at the IBM Information on Demand Conference this
year by saving $170 per exam for any IM, BA or ECM exam. Each of these exams
are available for you to take for $30 each. That is 85% off the regular price
of $200 per exam.
So, if you take 3 of the latest DB2 10 exams, you’ll save $510. You can take
each exam twice while at the conference, so if it takes you two tries per exam,
you’ll save $1020.
Other IBM Certification exams are available for you to take as well, with a
50% discounted price of... [More]
The next DB2 Tech Talk
is in two parts and is about one of my favourite topics: DB2
Certification Prep for new DB2 10 Exam 610: DB2 10.1
Validate your DB2 skills by earning a Professional Certification from IBM . A Certification will
Stand out with your employer Meet your annual skills objectives Gain an edge in the employment market
Attendees of this fall’s IOD
conference will once again be able to take DB2 certifications for free and
in November the “Take it Again”... [More]
How would you like to save 50% on an Information Management Certification
exam? With the Assess & Save offer, you must take and pass
an online assessment or "Practice test" to receive a voucher for 50% off the
corresponding exam. That's a savings of $100 USD! IBM Professional Certification is the way for skilled IT professionals
to demonstrate their expertise to the world. Certification validates your skills
and demonstrates your proficiency in the latest IBM technology and solutions.
This offer will make it easier... [More]
After a long delay, I can finally announce that this long awaited book has published.
DB2 10 for z/OS Database Administration: Certification Study
by IBM Champions Susan Lawson and Daniel Luksetich
I can also tell you that the covers for the certification series of books by
have been redesigned and will be launched on this title. I hope you like the
What’s in the book?
Read this book to prepare to pass Exam 612 – DB2 10 for
z/OS Database Administration .
All test... [More]