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This is amazing! I just learned that a movie has been made out of the Freakonomics book! Check out the movie trailer.
Last week in my blog entry titled "Freak me out!"I broke the news about the fact that the authors of Freakonmics and SuperFreakonomics, Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt would be guest speakers at the IBM Information on Demand Conference. They are doing the Keynote on Wednesday October 27 and are avaliable for an incredibly short signing session from 10:00 - 10:20 am. I hope you can join us.
I hope you're as excited about this movie, book, book signing as I am :)
The IBM Data Governance Unified Process: Driving Business Value with IBM Software and Best Practices
by Sunil Soares
What’s the book about? Briefly, in the word of Arvind Krishna, General Manager at IBM:
IBM has assembled a comprehensive approach to Information Governance
The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture: A Systems-Based Approach for Unlocking Business Insight
This year at the IBM Information on Demand Conference, the authors of this book will be speaking at several sessions and will be signing copies of their latest book. Their signing session is scheduled for Wednesday, October 27 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Add this book signing to your schedule via the Smart Site Agenda Builder. This session is Anc # 3617.
About the book:
Tomorrow’s winning “Intelligent Enterprises” will bring together far more diverse sources of data, analyze it in more powerful ways, and deliver immediate insight to decision-makers throughout the organization. Today, however, most companies fail to apply the information they already have, while struggling with the complexity and costs of their existing information environments.
In this book, a team of IBM’s leading information management experts guide you on a journey that will take you from where you are today toward becoming an “Intelligent Enterprise.”
Drawing on their extensive experience working with enterprise clients, the authors present a new, information-centric approach to architecture and powerful new models that will benefit any organization. Using these strategies and models, companies can systematically unlock the business value of information by delivering actionable, real-time information in context to enable better decision-making throughout the enterprise–from the “shop floor” to the “top floor.”
For Episode #28, TheDB2Night Show is bringing back special guest Mike Winer, IBM STSM and DB2 Kernel Architect.
Mike gave an awesome presentation at IDUG North America in Tampa on DB2 Table Partitioning - during this episode, Mike will share excerpts and highlights of this talk, or "all of the important stuff" in his words.
Are Partitioned Tables right for you? Watch are best practices? How have partitioned tables been improved recently? Watch this Episode and find out!
One studio audience member will be randomly selected to win an electronic gift certificate!
If you can't make the scheduled time, register anyways so that you get information about recorded replays.
This year at the IBM Information on Demand Conference, Atul Gawande will be the guest speaker at Tuesday’s General Session and he’ll be signing copies of his latest book. Atul’s signing session is scheduled for Tuesday, October 26 from 10:00 – 11:00 am. Add this book signing to your schedule via the Smart Site Agenda Builder. His session is Anc # 3722.
About his book:
Over the past decade, through his writing in The New Yorker magazine and his books Complications and Better, Atul Gawande has made a name for himself as a writer of exquisitely crafted meditations on the problems and challenges of modern medicine. His latest book, The Checklist Manifesto, begins on familiar ground, with his experiences as a surgeon. But before long it becomes clear that he is really interested in a problem that afflicts virtually every aspect of the modern world--and that is how professionals deal with the increasing complexity of their responsibilities. It has been years since I read a book so powerful and so thought-provoking.
Gawande begins by making a distinction between errors of ignorance (mistakes we make because we don't know enough), and errors of ineptitude (mistakes we made because we don’t make proper use of what we know). Failure in the modern world, he writes, is really about the second of these errors, and he walks us through a series of examples from medicine showing how the routine tasks of surgeons have now become so incredibly complicated that mistakes of one kind or another are virtually inevitable: it's just too easy for an otherwise competent doctor to miss a step, or forget to ask a key question or, in the stress and pressure of the moment, to fail to plan properly for every eventuality. Gawande then visits with pilots and the people who build skyscrapers and comes back with a solution. Experts need checklists--literally--written guides that walk them through the key steps in any complex procedure. In the last section of the book, Gawande shows how his research team has taken this idea, developed a safe surgery checklist, and applied it around the world, with staggering success.
I haven’t read any books by Atul yet, but I’m looking forward to buying this one at the conference and meeting Atul.
One of the authors I “celebrated” in a blog post last week was Craig Mullins. I follow Craig’s blog and want to point you to every one of his blog entries! I haven’t yet done so, so this is my first post pointing you to the great stuff provide by Craig!
Want to learn more about DB2 for z/OS but there is no money in the education budget? Can you spare 1 hour a week over the course of a month? Well then, you are in luck because SoftwareOnZ is sponsoring a series of DB2 webinars presented by Craig S. Mullins (author of DB2 Developer’s Guide and regular columnist for zJournal Magazine).
Each webinar will be focused on a specific DB2 topic so you can pick and choose the ones that are most interesting to you – or attend them all and receive a certificate signed by Craig indicating that you have completed the DB2 Education Webinar Series. The schedule and topics for these sessions are as follows:
Binding your DB2 programs creates access paths that dictate how your applications will access DB2 data. But it can be tricky to understand exactly what is going on. There are many options and it can be difficult to select the proper ones…and to control when changes need to be made.
This presentation will clarify the BIND process, enabling you to manage DB2 application performance by controlling your DB2 access paths. And it will introduce a new, GUI-based product for managing when your programs need to be rebound. To sign up: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
DB2 DBA’s are tasked with working in a complex technological environment, and as such, the DBA has to know many things about many things. This makes for busy days. How often have you asked yourself, “Where does the time go?”
Well, the more operational duties that can be automated and streamlined, the more effective a DBA can be. This presentation will address issues that every DB2 Database Administrator and/or DB2 Systems Programmer faces on a daily basis. And it will introduce a new tool, DB-Genie, that will reduce the amount of time, effort, and human error involved in maintaining DB2 databases. To sign up: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
For many DB2 professionals, storage management can be an afterthought. What with designing, building, and maintaining databases, assuring recoverability, monitoring performance, and so on, keeping track of where and how your databases are stored is not top of mind. But a storage problem can bring your databases and applications to a grinding halt, so it is not wise to ignore your storage needs.
This presentation will discuss the important storage-related details regarding DB2 for z/OS, including some of the newer storage options at your disposal. And we will also introduce a new web-based tool for monitoring all of your mainframe DB2 storage.
Building DB2 application programs is a thankless job. And it can be difficult to ensure that you have a effective and efficient development environment for coding DB2 applications. Can you easily identify which tables are related to which…and what indexes are available so you code queries the right way the first time? Do you have the right data to test your programs? Can you make quick and dirty changes to just a few tables or rows without having to write yet another program?
This presentation will discuss the issues and difficulties that developers encounter on a daily basis as they build DB2 applications…and it will present a useful programmer-focused toolset for overcoming these difficulties. To sign up: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
IBM software certification exams will be available to registered attendees throughout Information On Demand 2010. Attendees may take up to three IM (including SPSS, Cognos and ECM) exams at no charge; a discounted fee of $100 USD for subsequent exams will apply. See the certification site for further details.
Don't miss this opportunity to validate your skills and demonstrate your proficiency in the latest IBM software technology and solutions.
To prepare yourself to pass the exams, I have a few suggestions for you:
1) Read through a previous blog entry that I did called Certification 101.
2) Buy or borrow a Study Guide that you should read before the conference. These books are available electronically through Books 24x7 or Safari Books Online. The suggested books are:
DB2 9 Database Administration Certification Study Guide for Exam 732
DB2 9 Advanced Database Administration Certification Study Guide for Exam 734
DB2 9 Fundamentals Certification Study Guide
Note that all of these books were written by members of the exam development team and each chapter contains sample questions along with answers and explanations.
3) Show up to the conference early and attend a full day Sunday class that was specifically created to give you the information you need to pass the exam. This year we have three classes scheduled:
This training is designed to introduce the student to the concepts a test candidate must know in order to take and pass the DB2 9.7 DBA for Linux, UNIX, and Window certification exam (Exam 541). The material for this course is aligned with the 541 exam objectives.
This is a high-level certification preparation course intended to help you take DB2 9 Family Fundamentals exam (730) and DB2 9 for z/OS Database Administration exam (732). Passing of these exams will result in certification as an IBM Certified Solutions Expert - DB2 V9 z/OS Database Administration. Participants are expected to have fundamental knowledge of relational principles in addition to applied working knowledge of DB2 z/OS V8 and basic knowledge of V9 features. This will be a lecture-only class with no labs. This session offers an intense, overall review of those areas that will be on the certification exams (both the 730 – DB2 9 Family Fundamentals and the 732 – DB2 9 for z/OS), providing a comprehensive review for those planning on taking the certification exams to become an IBM Certified Solutions Expert - DB2 9 for z/OS Database Administration.
This one-day crammer class reviews topics on the:
Did I ever tell you that I love my job? Part of why I do is because I’m surrounded by some of the most creative people in the world! Yes, all these developers in the Toronto are very creative, but right now I want to mention authors.
I’ve met famous authors: Malcolm Gladwell and Steven Covey, famous people who became authors: Devon Harris (bobsled olympian) and Michael Eisner (Mr. Disney) and just plain interesting people who have written books: Mark Jeffries, Chris Anderson, Magnus Lindkvist, and Chad Fowler. Meeting these people is the icing on the cake, but I’ve noticed that they have the same enthusiasm and drive as the lesser known authors who I work with to get books about DB2 and other IBM products produced.
Let’s start with some of the most prolific authors who I know. Enthusiasm is number one, but one of the things that sets these people apart from others is their desire and willingness to teach other people the tricks of the trade:
Then there are the gold consultants. These are people who don’t work for IBM, but may as well. They are essentially IBM’s cheerleaders. I should say that Roger, Craig, and Rebecca listed above are not gold consultants, but they are definitely passionate about IBM’s DB2 products!
And then there are the IBMers who are already so busy in their day jobs but still manage to find time to write a book! Paul, George, and Bill also fall into this category:
I should also make a note here to congratulate those authors who are writing in English even though English is their second language!
Finally, there are the people who want to be authors who find the time to create a proposal and send it to me. I hope that these people one day find the right topic to become their book. These people tend to review many of the books that I work on and are amazing reviewers.
What makes a good author? Writing a book is very hard work, so the two primary things that are necessary for success are willingness to work hard and a very strong passion for writing about the chosen topic. Roger Sanders is writing his 21st book and this one is about how to become an author of technical articles and books. If you are interested in writing, I high recommend that you start with Roger’s book: From Idea to Print.
I wasn’t able to list all the authors who I admire in this post, because believe me, there are many more. I appreciate all the experience, passion and hard work that you pour into your projects. I hope you all have many more books in you and that you encourage others to follow your paths.
If you will be at the IBM Information on Demand Conference this October, please stop by the many book signing sessions that I have planned to congratulate an author on a job well done. To find the book signings that are scheduled, search on “signing” when logged into the Smart Site. You should find 15 entries.
This past February, in my blog titled Year of the e-Book, I highlighted a variety of online resources for avid readers and predicted that this year is the year of eBooks. Low and behold – I wasn’t too far from the truth! Today, I am surrounded by eBook enthusiasts. I personally use a Kindle; my son, a Sony. Just last night, my visit to the neighbourhood bookstore reminded me just how much I can save if I buy new releases in their electronic format.
I’d like to share some resources that I think you will really benefit from.
If you haven’t read an eBook before, now’s a good time to change that. Books published through IBM Press, MC Press, Apress, and Packt can now be purchased in the traditional print, Kindle, or PDF format, in addition to online book engines such as Safari Books Online and Books 24x7. The beauty of this phenomenon is that, in order to access eBooks, you don’t have to own a reading device. Smartphones (equipped with apps) and computers (armed with software programs) serve as perfect substitutes for optimizing your experience.
One of the many benefits of accessing Books 24x7 is that you can read an electronic book offline. All you have to do is download it! Upon subscribing to the portal, you will be able to search for keywords across hundreds of titles, bookmark books, keep track of what chapter you are on and more. Even if you prefer reading a printed version, the engine will help you filter through an enormous amount of content to find the most appropriate title of interest.
IBM employees can access Books 24x7 via employee home pages. This portal is now offered to many schools as well. IBM Press books are on this site, as are books from many other publishers.
Safari Books Online is another electronic book engine and, essentially, the same as Books 24x7. In addition to IBM Press books, Pearson Education and O'Reilly titles are also available. If you are looking for a personal subscription, Safari’s prices are quite affordable. At times, if you’re lucky, you’ll even get a free trial.
Electronic Book Readers
These handheld devices were designed specifically for reading books. This means, they are roughly the same size and weigh as much as a book. However, the text is easier on the eyes. Best of all, they are portable! The best known ones in the market at this time are the Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle and Sony eBook Reader.
A variety of publishers are already presenting me with e-book strategies for future publications. This new channel will make books available immediately in an online format of some kind. Printed copies will be available in limited quantities and/or if a request has been placed. This will reduce, if not eliminate, the need for publishers to have warehouses crowded with printed books, thus remaining environmentally friendly. The biggest benefit of all, however, is that publishers will now be able to more easily update books whenever necessary. This will drastically change the rate at which updated knowledge and information becomes available.
Have we reached the era where readers only want online books? In my humble opinion, not yet. Perhaps there will always be a market for printed books (if you could only see my desk, you'd know just who makes up a good chunk of that market!).
My Christmas present, the Kindle, constantly reminds me of the benefits of reading using such a device. Without a doubt, the Kindle is just the beginning. Everywhere you turn, a different and, possibly, more innovative device is waiting to be explored: Sony, Nook, iPad, apps on iPhones and Blackberries, and the list can go on. Frankly, it will only get harder to keep up with all of them.
To sum it up, the mainstreaming of the phenomenon of eBooks is showing no signs of stopping so get on board today. You will be glad you did.
If you're interested in social networking, take a look at this survey request from IDUG:
IDUG is looking to improve its social networking sites in order to better meet the needs of the DB2 community. To capture a true picture of how we're doing, we need your feedback! The survey will take no more than five minutes of your time and will provide us invaluable insight into your social networking needs.
We appreciate your feedback!
The IDUG Social Networking Committee
This morning I received a note from Leon Katsnelson saying that ChannelDB2.com was just shy of its 3000th member! I just checked the site and we are still 3 people short of this number... but I'm sure we'll reach it soon.
Are you a member? I've blogged several times about this site, so I'm sure if you've read my blog in the past, you've heard about this site, and perhaps have joined. If not....consider joining so you can take part in ChannelDB2.com - THE social network for the DB2 community!
If you are a member, you likely already know about the great information and resources that are available to you... including content for DB2 on Linux, UNIX, Windows, System z, and System i:
Did you also know that there are 79 groups that you are encouraged to join! The topics range from country-related groups, to certification prep groups, to conference groups. All the groups are open for you to add comments and discussions, but also provide you with targeted information that will surely be very beneficial!
The groups that I have created (and highly recommend) is DB2 in Books. I'm also a member of the following groups:
Watch the DB2Night Show Friday 8/20 and Friday 8/27 to get the technical details about DB2 in the Cloud. Expert Mark Wilding from IBM Toronto has so much information to share that this topic needs to be spread across two shows!
As usual, join Scott Hayes the host of the DB2Night Show for some very entertaining learning… for free!
Visit http://www.DB2NightShow.com for details and FREE registration links.
Just published: The New Era of Enterprise Business Intelligence
Using Analytics to Achieve a Global Competitive Advantage
By Mike Biere
A Complete Blueprint for Maximizing the Value of Business Intelligence in the Enterprise
The typical enterprise recognizes the immense potential of business intelligence (BI) and its impact upon many facets within the organization–but it’s not easy to transform BI’s potential into real business value. In The New Era of Enterprise Business Intelligence, top BI expert Mike Biere presents a complete blueprint for creating winning BI strategies and infrastructure, and systematically maximizing the value of information throughout the enterprise.
This product-independent guide brings together start-to-finish guidance and practical checklists for every senior IT executive, planner, strategist, implementer, and the actual business users themselves. Drawing on thousands of hours working with enterprise customers, Biere helps decision-makers choose from today’s unprecedented spectrum of options, including the latest BI platform suites and appliances. He offers practical, “in-the-trenches” insights on a wide spectrum of planning and implementation issues, from segmenting and supporting users to working with unstructured data.
• Understanding the scope of today’s BI solutions and how they fit into existing infrastructure
• Assessing new options such as SaaS and cloud-based technologies
• Avoiding technology biases and other “project killers”
• Developing effective RFIs/RFPs and proofs of concept
• Setting up competency centers and planning for skills development
• Crafting a better experience for all your business users
• Supporting the requirements of senior executives, including performance management
• Cost-justifying BI solutions and measuring success
• Working with enterprise content management, text analytics, and search
• Planning and constructing portals, mashups, and other user interfaces
• Previewing the future of BI
This is not Mike’s first book. Also from Mike:
Congratulations Mike! I’m looking forward to reading your book!
If you will be at the IBM Information on Demand Conference this October, buy or bring a copy of Mike’s book to sign. He’ll be there doing sessions and I’ve arranged a book signing session for him as well!
Design, implement, and monitor a successful Q replication and Event Publishing project
by Pav Kumar-Chatterjee
Buy the book now from packtpub.com.
Available soon from Amazon.
Note… this is Pav’s second book. His first was co-authored with Mattias Nicola:
Packt will publish their 100th Enterprise focused title. The chosen title for this landmark moment: Lotus Notes 8.5 User Guide !
The next Chat with the Lab session will focus on DB2 pureScale:
Date: Tue, August 31, 2010
Last year IBM released DB2 pureScale, an integrated database cluster solution that provides continuous data availability, virtually unlimited capacity, elastic scalability, and all this with easy setup and management but without requiring any applications changes. IBM has recently updated DB2 pureScale and announced that it will now also be available to run on Intel-based commodity hardware and Linux. In this webcast we will cover various DB2 pureScale related topics including: architecture, benefits, demos, experiences, and getting started.
To learn more and get your questions answered, join Sal Vella (VP,
Development), and Drew
Presentation charts for this Chat will be available for download from ibm.com/db2/labchats 1-2 days prior to the event.
If you are attending the IBM Information on Demand conference this October, you are eligible to pick up the latest Flashbook about DB2:
DB2 pureScale: Risk Free Agile Scaling
by Paul Zikopoulos, Matthew Huras, Paul Awad, and Aamer Sachedina
This succinct guide will show you how DB2 with pureScale can provide you transparent application scalability, the ability to deliver agile-like computing to your transaction systems, and extreme availability.
As always, if you think I’ve missed something… let me know. I’ll be happy to promote any resource related to this new technology.
Look at all the great books that will be for sale at the IOD Conference at a 20% discount. There are more books that will be for sale at the Conference Bookstore, of course, but I've arranged a book signing session with the author(s) of the books mentioned in this blog entry.
For the first time ever, I've arrange to have these book signing sessions included into the SmartSite Agenda Builder! I'm very happy about this as it will help people remember when and where the sessions are taking place. In the past, people had to manually add the sessions to their schedule, which of course rarely happened.
1) Guest Speaker Book Signing
This signing will take place immediately following Atul’s appearance at the IOD General Session (8:00-9:30). Attendees must purchase the book at the conference bookstore and bring it to Atul for him to sign.
10:00 – 11:00
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
2) DB2 for z/OS book --- yes, finally a NEW DB2 book!!
Judy Nall’s book is for sale… she is a Gold Consultant and this is the first DB2 for z/OS book published in a few years.
3) Books for MDM, Information Architecture, and Business Intelligence.
This first signing takes place after the General Session on Wednesday.
4) Career Development
This book doesn’t relate technically to the conference, but the book was written by a long term DB2 developer and would benefit all attendees who are in the software industry in terms of career development.
Watch for future posts where I'll reveal the Flashbooks that will be launched at this year's conference and also for further details on each of the books that I've mentioned today.
I have two upcoming webinars to tell you about today and hope that you can make one or both of them!
First, the second season of the DB2Night Show starts this Friday, August 6, 2010. This kickoff episode is special in that it is 90 minutes in length and Scott will be joined by my two good friends Serge Rielau and Dwaine Snow.
Together they will give us updates on all the ways that IBM is making it easy to choose DB2 LUW. If you are a current user of Oracle or Sybase, you really don’t want to miss this show.
Season 1 ended up with 23 shows and if you missed them, come and listen to the replays. I was a guest on one of the shows and had much fun with Scott!
View the upcoming shows and register here: DB2Night Show Website.
Second, the DB2 Database professional bloggers are hosting a free 60-minute virtual session for our the community. The best part is ... YOU GET TO CHOOSE THE TOPIC! Yes, that's right. This virtual session will be on a topic of your choice. Are you interested in an overview of the technical advantages of DB2 over Oracle? Want to know more about DB2 pureScale? Maybe you'd like tips on how to migrate an existing Oracle application to a DB2 application? Whatever your topic(s) of interest, post a comment and let me know. If you're new to DB2, this is a great opportunity for you to become familiar with DB2.
Nominate a topic here: DB2 Database Professional Blog
By the way, this is a good blog to “follow”.
I found this cool article yesterday about jobs that are good for people who like to talk: “10 Jobs for People Who Love to Talk” by Tatiana Varenik. I made a similar comment to a very outgoing student when I was volunteer teaching at a middle school. An outgoing, talkative student in grade 8 is surely to get sent to the principal’s office many times but should realize that they will be happy with their skills when they graduate as many jobs require these skills!
Also when I volunteer for Girl Guides, the leader asks the kids to think about the kind of people that work in a software company like IBM. What skills are they likely to have? The answer is that they are likely outgoing and like to talk! Surprised? Don’t be. Networking, presenting, negotiating, writing, and many other related skills are very common and required for a person in software to have success.
Interested in knowing more? I highly recommend Sam Lightstone’s book “Making it Big in Software” as the book will help you understand the skills that are required for a person to achieve success in a software company. I personally find that much of his advice would be good for any recent graduate regardless of the job they think they qualify for.
Many of my friends from grade school now have kids who are graduating from high school. I grew up in a small rural town where many people stay after high school and get traditional jobs. I think it is difficult for a person in such a situation to understand the type of careers that their kids can have with a university degree and in a large company like IBM. This book would be good for parents in this situation to read as it might open their eyes to many possibilities that they were not aware of before.
That reminds me of a conversation I had with my computer-game obsessed 12 year old on our vacation. He and his friend were talking about the features they would like to see in coming releases of the games they like. They discussed details about each feature and the likelihood that the users of the game would want / need such an upgrade. I stopped the conversation to tell them if they ever heard of the job “Product Planner”. Of course they hadn’t, but that is exactly the type of conversation a product planner would have to decide what direction the product should go into in future releases.
Then the discussion turned to the steps they have to do on their computer
when they install a new game. Most of the discussion reminded me of what an
integration tester would do… or perhaps a performance analysts. Amazing the
skills that a game can bring to a young kid!
For any parent who thinks that your kid is wasting his or her time playing games, read Sam’s book to see if there are careers you can recommend to your gaming expert that might lead to real bucks in the future!
Enjoy the book!
I’m still catching up on work after being away for my summer vacation… so forgive me for the lack of posts I’ve made!
I saw this from Leon and would like to simply repeat it:
A replay of this free webinar http://www.channeldb2.com/events/webinar-getting-started-with is now available. This is about FREE IBM Data Studio that naturally works with the FREE DB2 Express-C.
One really important point. Recently we released "lite" versions of DB2 Express-C. These versions are faster to download but they are missing some of the components. One of those components is ... drum roll ... Control Center. Yes, you know Control Center is going away and is being replaced by the IBM Data Studio. So, watch the replay of the webcast, grab Data Studio, DB2 Express-C and the free books on DB2 Express-C and Data Studio.
Congratulations to Judy Nall whose first book is about to publish. The book goes to the printer today!
by Judy Nall
This is an addition to the series of Certification Guides published by MC Press to support DB2’s popular certification program.
Not only was Judy part of the exam development team, but she is well known in the DB2 area as an internationally recognized lecturer, consultant, writer, educator, and DB2 expert. She is the president of Computer Business International, Inc., a member of the IBM DB2 Gold Consultants Group, and the recipient of an IBM Data Champion award for contributions to the IBM Data Management community.
This book was written with system administrators in mind, this reference offers information about both DB2 and z/OS operating systems as well as guidance for preparing for the IBM Certification Test 737. Helpful and thorough, this technical guide summarizes the new features of DB2 9 environments and provides essential system administration information, such as installation and maintenance procedures. With chapters on troubleshooting, performance and tuning, and securing and auditing, as well as practice questions, this reference is a one-stop shop for DB2 system administrators.
Other books that are part of this series are:
9 Database Administration Certification Study Guide for Exam 732
9 Advanced Database Administration Certification Study Guide for Exam
DB2 9 Fundamentals
Certification Study Guide
All of these books were authored by experts who were part of the exam development team, the structure of the book matches the exam objectives, and there are sample test questions to help you prepare for the exam.
Congratulations to Judy! Job very well done!