I have a math degree from University of Waterloo..... and many of the courses that I took way back then used IBM software and / or hardware to teach the concepts. I remember using SQL/DS on VM/CMS to learn about database concepts. We also had a lab filled with Mac Pluses... and I owned one myself, so the school didn't focus on mainframe even back then :)
IBM and higher education institutes continue to work together as can be seen in this announcement about IBM And DeVry University Launch New Enterprise Computing Track:
The new track will provide students with critical computing skills designed to meet the increased demands of IBM clients and Business Partners. The new Enterprise Computing track is planned to be available to DeVry University students beginning in March 2009.
DeVry University is a member of IBM's Academic Initiative where faculty members worldwide can access more than 1,000 other hardware, software and services training resources at no cost.
If you are a member of ChannelDB2 you'll notice that Agatha Colangelo and Raul Chong are making excellent progress in building ambassadors at universities around the world.
If you are looking for a book that would be helpful at a university level... here are my suggestions:
Database Design* Physical Database Design: the database professional's guide to exploiting indexes, views, storage, and more
Advanced Topics* Enterprise Master Data Management – An Architectural Perspective* Understanding DB2 9 Security * Mining the Talk: Unlocking the Business Value in Unstructured Information * Cognos 8 Business Intelligence: The Official Guide * Managing Your Business Data: From Chaos to Confidence
Database Concepts* DB2 9 New Features * DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows DBA Guide, Reference, and Exam Prep * Understanding DB2 9.5 * Administering Informix Dynamic Server, Building the Foundation * Beginning DB2: From Novice to Professional* An Introduction to IMS(TM): Your Complete Guide to IBM's Information Management System* The Official Introduction to DB2 for z/OS (2nd Edition)
Certification* DB2 9 Fundamentals Certification Study Guide * DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows DBA Guide, Reference, and Exam Prep * DB2 9 DB2 z/OS DBA Certification Study Guide * DB2 9 Database Administration Certification Study Guide for Exam 731 * DB2 9 Database Administration Upgrade Certification Study Guide for Exam 736 * DB2 9 Advanced Database Administration Certification Study Guide for Exam 734
Database Programmer* Building an Intelligent Web: Theory and Practice * DB2 for Developers
Technical WritingDeveloping Quality Technical Information: A Handbook for Writers and Editors (2nd Edition)
Web DesignBuilding an Intelligent Web: Theory and Practice
SOA* SOA Governance: Achieving and Sustaining Business and IT Agility* Executing SOA: A Practical Guide for the Service-Oriented Architect* Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Compass: Business Value, Planning, and Enterprise Roadmap
Marketing* The New Language of Marketing 2.0: How to Use ANGELS to Energize Your Market* Search Engine Marketing, Inc., 2nd Ed.
Keep on Learning
Are you looking for a unique gift this December? Consider giving someone you care about the means to improve their skills. You can never have too many skills when the economic climate is as rough as it currently is!
Here are my suggestions.... surprised?
Architects* Physical Database Design: the database professional's guide to exploiting indexes, views, storage, and more => Save 10% from amazon.com* Enterprise Master Data Management – An Architectural Perspective => Save 35% from IBM Press bookstore
DBAs* DB2 9 New Features => Save 31% at amazon.com* Understanding DB2 9 Security => Save 35% from IBM Press bookstore* DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows DBA Guide, Reference, and Exam Prep => Save 35% from IBM Press bookstore
Everyone* Understanding DB2 9.5 => save 37% at amazon!* Administering Informix Dynamic Server, Building the Foundation => save 10% at amazon* Beginning DB2: From Novice to Professional => save 36% at amazon!
Certification Candidates* DB2 9 Fundamentals Certification Study Guide => Save 20% at Digital Guru* DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows DBA Guide, Reference, and Exam Prep => Save 35% from IBM Press bookstore* DB2 9 DB2 z/OS DBA Certification Study Guide => Save 20% at Digital Guru* DB2 9 Database Administration Certification Study Guide for Exam 731 => Save 20% at Digital Guru* DB2 9 Database Administration Upgrade Certification Study Guide for Exam 736 => Save 20% at Digital Guru* DB2 9 Advanced Database Administration Certification Study Guide for Exam 734 => Save 20% at Digital Guru
Business Intelligence specialists* Mining the Talk: Unlocking the Business Value in Unstructured Information => Save 35% from IBM Press bookstore* Cognos 8 Business Intelligence: The Official Guide => Save 37% at amazon.com* Managing Your Business Data: From Chaos to Confidence
Database Programmer* Building an Intelligent Web: Theory and Practice * DB2 for Developers => Save 20% at Digital Guru
Note that the savings mentioned are accurate today... and may change without notice.
If you are in India, check for these books at: shroffpublishers.com.If you are in Canada, check for the IBM Press books at: www.pearsontechnology.ca/DB2.If you are in Europe, check for the IBM Press books at: www.pearson-books.com/ibmpressbookshop.
Discover the best practices for IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. Get practical guidance for the most common DB2 9 product configurations and use this knowledge to improve the value of your DB2 data servers.
Notice that updates and additions were made recently:
"Database Storage" (October 2008) Updated!Discover best practices for database storage including guidelines and recommendations for spindles and logical unit numbers (LUNs), stripe and striping, transaction logs and data, file systems versus raw devices, Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) devices, registry variable and configuration parameter settings, and automatic storage.
"Physical Database Design" (May 2008)Learn about all of the design features that relate to the physical structure of the database such as datatype selection, table normalization and denormalization, indexes, materialized views, data clustering, multidimensional data clustering, table (range) partitioning, and database (hash) partitioning.
"Information Modeling with Rational Data Architect Version 7" (October 2008) New!Discover the best practices for information modeling based on the experiences of a team of data modelers using Rational Data Architect with DB2. Rational Data Architect is an information modeling tool that can help you establish and use standards in design based on proven design methodologies to create highly reusable models that satisfy business requirements.
"Data Life Cycle Management" (October 2008) Updated!See the best practices to design and implement scalable solutions that facilitate the continuous feed or roll-in and roll-out of data, with minimal interruption of data access.
"DB2 High Availability Disaster Recovery" (October 2008) New!Get recommendations for setting up and maintaining a DB2 High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR) environment in ways that balance the protection HADR provides with performance and cost. This best practice explains optimizing for fast failovers, tuning parameters for network and logging performance, and understanding table reorganization methods and load operations in an HADR environment.
"Tuning and Monitoring Database System Performance" (October 2008) Updated!See best practices for the performance evolution of a Data Server. From important principles of initial hardware and software configuration to monitoring techniques that help you understand system performance under both operational and troubleshooting conditions. For troubleshooting performance problems, this paper provide a step-wise, methodical method for determining the problem.
"DB2 Workload Management" (October 2008) New!DB2 Workload Management helps prevent, detect, and resolve conflicting resource requirements on a DB2 data server based on defined business objectives. This paper details the current best practices for DB2 workload manager.
If you or someone you know is looking to learn DB2, I recommend these two books:
Beginning DB2: From Novice to Professional (Expert's Voice) by Grant Allen
Understanding DB2(R): Learning Visually with Examples (2nd Edition) by Raul F. Chong, Xiaomei Wang, Michael Dang, Dwaine R. Snow
Both of these books are excellent choices if you are trained on a competitive database and wish to quickly transfer your skills to DB2.
I had forgotten that I saw this cool youtube.com video about Mashups... that I encourage you to take a look at. I met up with Guylaine Cantin today and she reminded me.
Introduction to Mashups Video: Learn what mashups are and why they matter with this short animated video. (Click on the link to the video in the featured news section.)
I hope you enjoy.
Guylaine also mentioned that there is a wide range of information regarding this technology on the following site: greenhouse.lotus.com
Check out this new ILO course:Managing IDS Using the SQL Admin API and Scheduler ILO course (3S301)
In this course, learn about the features of the Informix SQL Administration Application Programming Interface (API). Learn how to write SQL statements to perform a variety of system administration tasks, and will see different ways in which the Administration API can be used. Also learn about the Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) Scheduler and how to create tasks to be performed at regular times or intervals. You will also learn how to create sensors to gather system information into tables over time. Examples will be presented on how tasks and sensors can be used.View this course in other countries
Note: This is an Instructor Led On Line course. Please do not make travel arrangements for this course. Your system should have a microphone and speakers for interfacing with the instructor and other students. After you receive confirmation that you are enrolled, you will be sent further instructions to access audio, video and remote labs.
This course is eligible for the IBM Education Advantage Program.
Audience This is an intermediate course for Informix Dynamic Server System and Database Administrators.
PrerequisitesYou should have: IBM Informix Dynamic Server System Administration (IX810) or (IX811), or 6 months experience with IDS system administration.
Skills taught * Distinguish between the task and admin functions * Write SQL commands to perform administration tasks * Create and schedule administrative tasks * Create and schedule sensors to collect system information * Analyze the information collected by sensors
I. The sysadmin Database
II. SQL Administration API
* API functions: admin and task * Admin API commands and options * Administration command examples * ONMODE examples * Admin API scenarios
III. Built-in Database Scheduler
* Creating and scheduling a task * Task examples * Creating and scheduling a sensor * Built-in sensors * Sensor examples * Task and sensor scenarios
Course code: 3S301 Skill level: IntermediateDuration: 0.5 days Delivery type: ClassroomCourse type: Public only Public price: USD $199.00 plus tax
Make sure you check the course catalog regularly for new Instructor Led On Line courses as they launch.
When at the IOD Conference, I had the pleasure of meeting two people who are experts in the mashup area: Bobbi Cochrane and Ginny Ghezzo. On both occasions we randomly met while eating breakfast... and ended up talking about mashups with all the people sitting at the table.
Bobbi gave me a card that introduced the IBM Mashup Center which is an enterprise mashup platform to unlock data, remix content, and unleash productivity. Give it a try on greenhouse.lotus.com.
Also at the conference I met the publishers from Wiley who publish the Dummies series of books. They mentioned that they are interested in new titles including one on mashups. That brings me to mashup experts in Haifa: Ohad Greenshpan and Aya Soffer who have written several articles on the topic... and may make excellent authors of a book.
The IBM Database Magazine that came out today introduced me to the Mashup Camp which looks very interesting. The website calls it The Unconference for the Uncomputer. This issue also has a link to the a podcast of Curt Cotner speaking about mashups.
So far I can only find two books on amazon about mashups: Pro Web 2.0 Mashups: Remixing Data and Web Services (Expert's Voice in Web Development) by Raymond Yee. There are 4 reader comments on amazon, all positive, but let me know if you've read the book and if you recommend it. It published in February this year, so it is fairly recent.
A search on developerWorks brings up 359 matches on the keyword mashups.... so, you'll be able to find many articles if you search, including this one: Choosing between mashups and traditional Web applications - Considerations for leveraging IBM Mashup Center.
I'm looking forward to learning more about this area and hope you are as well.
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They're nearly all gone! Don't miss out on the chance to get your very own Chumby. You must enroll in an eligible U.S. class by December 9 and attend by December 12.
For more information, including a list of eligible classes, see the chumby site.
Enjoy! And... if you get one, be sure to tell me how much you like it. A chumby was on display at the IOD conference and it looks pretty interesting!
Another author we featured at the IOD conference was Maria Villar. Maria and Theresa Kushner recently published the book Managing Your Business Data: From Chaos to Confidence.
I didn't attend Maria's sessions, but had the pleasure of sitting with Maria while she did a book signing! I very much enjoyed my time with Maria and could tell by the comments from the people who did attend the session and came to buy a book, they they were captivated by Maria's ideas.
I now have a copy of the book and intend to read it. Take a look for it. It should be on amazon.com very soon, but you can also get it direct from the publisher racombooks.com.
What's in the book? Here is the information from the publisher:
As a business person, you probably have more data and more kinds of data available than ever before. But has it helped? Sometimes, maybe. But, for many executives more data has just added more fuel to feed the fire of their love/hate relationship with it. You love it when it gives you good information about which markets to pursue or how to compete more effectively. But you hate it when you can’t get sales figures in time or worse still, when they don’t reflect "reality."
This book was written for the executive who wants to understand the lifeblood of his/her company, wants to be able to make better decisions, and knows that managing information is the best way to protect and grow a business. This book is designed to help you as a business leader think about the use of data and its impact on your daily operation. In 2 sections and 12 chapters it provides practical guidance to balance the use of hard facts and your professional instincts; how to identify and focus on the numbers that matter for your organization; how to overcome the obstacles to getting a complete view of your customer; how to meet risk and security standards; 12 steps to effective business performance management; and how to grow a data culture and make it work for you.
Newly minted MBAs are known for saying, “Just give me your number.” Savvy managers know that it’s not that simple. They also know that it’s not that difficult. Managing Your Business Data provides the wise counsel that every executive can use to manage his or her organization’s data more productively.
Enjoy! susan[Read More]
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One of the books that we featured at IOD was The Execution Premium by authors Robert Kaplan and David Norton.
The publisher sent me information about a webinar related to this book that you might be interested in:
The Execution Premium: Making Strategy Your Competitive Advantage NowA conversation with David Norton, author of The Balanced Scorecard and The Execution PremiumWednesday, December 10, noon – 1:30 U.S./Canadian EST
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Many people were able to purchase the featured books at the IOD conference, but if you were not able to attend the conference, perhaps you'll be interested in knowing the titles of the top 10 books that were sold at the conference.
DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Advanced Database Administration Certification: Certification Study Guide by Roger E. Sanders, Dwaine R Snow
Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning by Thomas H. Davenport, Jeanne G. Harris
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss
DB2 9 for z/OS Database Administration: Certification Study Guide by Susan Lawson, Daniel Luksetich
IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence: The Official Guide by Dan Volitich
DB2 9 Fundamentals Certification Study Guide by Roger E. Sanders
Administering Informix Dynamic Server: Building the Foundation by Carlton Doe
DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration: Certification Study Guide by Roger E. Sanders
Enterprise Master Data Management: An SOA Approach to Managing Core Information by Allen Dreibelbis, Eberhard Hechler, Ivan Milman, Martin Oberhofer, Paul van Run, Dan Wolfson
DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows: DBA Guide, Reference, and Exam Prep (6th Edition) by George Baklarz, Paul C. Zikopoulos
These books can be purchased from online booksellers such as amazon.com and may be available on Books 24x7 for IBMers (w3.ibm.com/learning)).[Read More]
Join Hans Miseur and others on the LinkedIn group IDUG Europe 2009 to discuss plans for next year's IDUG conference in Rome.
The current question is regarding whether people are interested in attending a crammer course for Exam 737: DB2 9 System Administration for z/OS. The exam is really new... here are the objectives of the exam:
This certification exam certifies that the successful candidate has important knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to describe the architecture and administer the processes required to plan, install, manage, and tune secure DB2 for z/OS environments.
Section 1 - Installation and Migration (15%)
1. Given a scenario, demonstrate knowledge of the installation/migration plan process2. Given a scenario, describe how to execute the installation/migration plan3. Evaluate appropriate DSNZPARM settings
Section 2 - Security and Auditing (7%)
1. Given a scenario, demonstrate knowledge of how to protect DB2 subsystem and resources2. Describe auditing techniques3. Describe role-based security and the advantage of deploying it
Section 3 - System Operation and Maintenance (21.5%)
1. Describe how to use and manage DB2 components and processes2. Demonstrate knowledge of DB2 commands3. Given a scenario, describe how to monitor an dcontrol DB2 threads4. Demonstrate knowledge of DB2 commands
Section 4 - Backup and Recovery (20%)
1. Demonstrate knowledge of system level backup and recovery procedures2. Given a scenario, describe how to recover from system failures3. Describe the process for disaster recovery
Section 5 - Performance and Tuning (21.5%)
1. Given a scenario, analyze performance2. Demonstrate knowledge of how buffer pools and ZPARMs can affect performance3. Demonstrate knowledge of statistics, tools, and traces used for monitoring4. Given a scenario, describe techniques to achieve efficient use of memory5. Demonstrate knowledge of workload manager settings for DB2
Section 6 - Troubleshooting (15%)
1. Given a scenario, describe which documentation can be used to solve a problem2. Demonstrate knowledge of operator commands and traces fro troubleshooting3. Describe how to identify contention problems4. Demonstrate knowledge of diagnostic utilities5. Given a scenario, identify and resolve data sharing problems
How can you study for the exam? Currently there are two courses listed on the Exam Preparation page: DB2 9 for z/OS System Administration, Course number: CV85, and DB2 9 for z/OS Implementation Workshop, Course number: CV86.
I personally would like to see a book published in the MC Press certification study series. What do you think? Are you interested in taking this exam? Would you also want a related book? I have an author and an outline, I just need to be sure that there are interested people once the books is available.
Let me know either in a comment to this blog entry, or by sending me an email directly.... or via the linkedIN entry that Hans started. Looking forward to hearing from you.
I'm back to work after IOD and a well-needed vacation. Here is an update on how our community is growing. ChannelDB2.com has nearly 800 members! Many of them are students... but I hope all are finding information that is useful.
Here are some communities that you can join:
Channeldb2, Planetdb2, Informix Zone, the XML Contest homepage, DB2 ListServ, comp.databases.informix, developerWorks forums, groups on facebook and linkedin. There are groups within channeldb2.com that you can join: such as:
* DB2 in Books
* DB2 for Linux, UNIX, Windows
* DB2 for z/OS
* IOD Conference
We have a great community... I've witnessed it first hand! Be active so YOU can help make our online communities better!
This is my last working day before I fly to Vegas for the IOD Conference. I arrive on Saturday morning and will begin my work by ensuring that all the packages (aka books) have arrived as expected. I meet with a publisher on Saturday night and then the full days begin on Sunday. Here is my schedule, so I hope we cross paths once or twice if you're in Vegas as well!
Sunday October 26 7:00 am - 9:30 pm --> Conference Registration12:00 pm - 8:00 pm --> Bookstore - Ellice Uffer10:00 am – 4:00 pm --> Certification Lab - Susan Dykman, Certification Program Manager12:00 pm - 7:00 pm --> Skills Hub - Heather Ramsey, Education Marketing Manager1:00 pm - 4:30 pm --> How to Navigate the Conference 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm --> EXPO Solution Center Grand Opening Reception 6:00 pm --> Ensure pureXML for Dummies at ped, see Conor O'Mahoney8:00 pm – 10:00 pm --> Community Receptions
Monday October 27 10:00 am – 8:00 pm --> Bookstore10:00 am – 5:00 pm --> Certification Lab10:15 am – 6:00 pm --> Skills Hub6:45 am - 7:45 am --> Breakfast8:15 am - 10:00 am --> GRAND OPENING SESSION (events center): "Unlock the Business Value of Your Information" with Ambuj Goyal, Steve Mills, Jon Iwata10:00 am - 11:00 am --> Outside Events Center, Judith Hurwitz, Fern Halper sign Information On Demand for Dummies book.10:30 am - 11:30 am --> Events Center, Business Intelligence and Performance Management with Rob Ashe, General Manager, BI & Performance Management11:30 am - 12:30 am --> Outside Events Center Bill Wong, Paulo Pereira, Dr. Guenter Sauter, Dr. William O’Connell, Bryan Byrne, Phil Downey, Dan Wolfson, Rex Wiederanders, Harriet Fryman, Alan Meyer signing Driving Business Optimization with Trusted Information11:30 am – 2:00 pm --> Lunch12:30 pm – 8:00 pm --> EXPO Solution Center Open2:15 pm - 3:15 pm --> Events Center, Data Management with Arvind Krishna, Vice President, Database Servers3:15 pm – 4:15 pm --> Outside Events Center, Paul Zikopoulos, Belal Tassi, Dwaine Snow, Aamer Sachedina signing of Viper Strikes Again 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm --> Outside Events Center, Carlton Doe signing IBM Informix Dynamic Server 11 and Addendum: IBM Informix Dynamic Server 11.5 Addendum3:15 pm – 4:15 pm --> Mandalay Bay H, Copies of Driving Business Optimization with Trusted Information available at Greg Lotko’s session.5:00 pm - 8:00 pm --> EXPO Solution Center Reception5:30 pm – 7:30 pm --> Reception with Doug White and Paul Zikopoulos8:00 pm - ?? --> Fourth Millennium Technologies' Annual Hospitality Party Tuesday October 28 7:30 am - 7:00 pm --> Bookstore7:00 am – 5:00 pm --> Certification Lab10:00 am – 6:00 pm --> Skills Hub10:00 am – 5:00 pm --> Certification “Members Only” Lounge Open7:00 am - 8:00 am --> Breakfast8:30 am - 9:30 am --> Events Center, GENERAL SESSION "What's Your Information Agenda Approach?" featuring Tom Davenport and Panel of Innovators10:30 am - 11:30 am --> Bayside Foyer, Level 1 of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Tom Davenport signing book Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning10:00 am - 11:00 am --> Events Center, InfoSphere with Jim Welch, Vice President, InfoSphere11:00 am - 12:00 am --> Outside Events Center, Bill Wong, Paulo Pereira, Dr. Guenter Sauter, Dr. William O’Connell, Bryan Byrne, Phil Downey, Dan Wolfson, Rex Wiederanders, Harriet Fryman, Alan Meyer signing Driving Business Optimization with Trusted Information12:30 am - 7:00 pm --> EXPO Solution Center Open 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm --> Lunch2:15 pm – 3:15 pm --> Session TBI-2814, giveaway of book The Execution Premium: Linking Strategy to Operations for Competitive Advantage4:00 pm - 5:00 pm --> Bayside Foyer, Level 1 of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Maria Villar signing of book: The business of data from chaos to confidence. 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm --> EXPO Solution Center Reception7:00 pm – 11:00 pm --> Networking Halloween Party
Wednesday October 29 7:30 am - 4:00 pm --> Bookstore7:00 am - 8:00 am --> Breakfast7:00 am – 6:30 pm --> Certification Lab10:00 am – 6:00 pm --> Skills Hub10:00 am – 5:00 pm --> Certification “Members Only” Lounge Open8:30 am - 9:30 am --> GENERAL SESSION "Future of Information Management" featuring Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger12:00 pm - 2:00 pm --> Outside the InfoSphere demo room (on the 2nd floor), Allen Dreibelbis, Eberhard Hechler, Ivan Milman, Martin Oberhofer, Paul Van Run, Dan Wolfson signing Enterprise Master Data Management: An SOA Approach to Managing Core Information. Tickets will be issued at IP&S sessions and book can be picked up in IP&S Demo Room – Mandalay Bay J&K.12:30 pm - 2:00 pm --> Lunch12:30 pm - 3:45 pm --> EXPO Solution Center Open1:30 pm - 2:30 pm --> Bayside Foyer, Level 1 of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Roger E. Sanders, Dwaine R Snow signing DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Advanced Database Administration Certification: Certification Study Guide1:30 pm - 2:30 pm --> Bayside Foyer, Level 1 of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Carlton Doe signing Administering Informix Dynamic Server: Building the Foundation3:00 pm – 4:00 pm --> Bayside Foyer, Level 1 of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center George Baklarz, Paul Zikopoulos signing DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows: DBA Guide, Reference, and Exam Prep (6th Edition)6:00 pm - 7:00 pm --> Pick up ticket from Express C people, BOF-2502A DB2 - Free as in Beer on Wednesday October 29 6-7pm6:00 pm - 7:00 pm --> Mandalay Bay South - Breakers G, IOD BOF: Data Management Blogging Community (not just for bloggers!)6:00 pm - 7:00 pm --> Location: Mandalay Bay South Convention Center - South Seas A-B, BOF-2267A Women In Technology: Leveraging Our Unique Abilities to Build Success6:30 pm --> House of Blues, Mandalay Bay, DB2's 25th Anniversary Reception
Yes, I'll be busy... as will all attendees at the event!
Today I received my copies today.... what a great book!
Expert Preparation for Exam 734 - DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Advanced Database Administration Certification Study Guide. This book contains everything you'll need to study for Exam 734 AND is full of reference details that go far beyond the exam!
With this book, you will:
• Gain the knowledge necessary to pass the DB2 9 Advanced Database Administration for Linux, UNIX, and Windows exam (Exam 734)
• Receive an explanation of every topic included on the test…by experts involved in the creation of the actual exam
• Find appendices with information beyond the test requirements on monitoring buffer pool activity, using MQTs, employing advanced joining techniques, and using the Explain Tools.
• Discover over 100 sample questions plus a 120-question practice exam, all with comprehensive answers and explanations
Congratulations to authors Dwaine Snow and Roger Sanders on the release of their latest book!
Thanks also to the team of reviewers who ensured that the book was accurate and had the quality that you demand:
Bob BernardRoger ArchambaultMelanie StopferMatthew RheaDan TuckAdil SardarNick TchervenskiEmilia CifaniSalma ElshatanoufyTariq Al-OmariKevin See
I received amazing feedback from a reader that I want to share with you:
This person took Exam 734 and didn't pass. She asked me for a recommendation, so I gave her an early version of the book on the condition that she would give me feedback. She read the book and tried the exam again... and this time passed. She says the book was essential to her passing the exam!
I can't send out an early version of the book to everyone, but this testimonial is very encouraging to me in my quest have quality, useful books published. I hope everyone who reads the book can say the same thing... and please say it publicly as we all benefit from your feedback.
If you are attending IOD, you can purchase a copy of the book while at the conference for a discount that is offered for attendees.
You can also meet the authors Roger E. Sanders and Dwaine R Snowand have them sign YOUR copy ofDB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Advanced Database Administration...on Wednesday Oct 29, 1:30 – 2:30at the Book Signing Area in Bayside Foyer.
Enjoy the book... and make sure you get your copy ASAP... they'll go fast!