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The best book to buy right now for a beginner's look at DB2 is the Understanding DB2 book. The one that is available today is for V8.2, but it covers everything that you need to know about DB2 in a very easy to understand way. I like the way the authors added a mini case study at the end of each chapter to solidify the material covered in the chapter. There are also 5 or more study questions at the end of each chapter that can also help ensure that you've grasped the concepts.
The subtitle of the book is "Learning Visually with Examples" and the authors did a fine job of including many diagrams and screen captures throughout the book to make learning a bit more interesting. Check out the positive reader feedback that is posted on the amazon.com site linked above.
Also, I've had feedback from people who were trained on our databases or platforms (Oracle or DB2 for z/OS) and mentioned that they found it amazingly easy to transfer their skills to DB2 Linux, UNIX, Windows with the help of the book.
The newest version of this book comes out in the next month, Understanding DB2 Second Edition so you may want to wait till it is available, or you can buy the 8.2 version now at a reduced price. The best place for a European to buy this book is from Pearson Education EMEA Bookstore where this book is now available for £27.94; free shipping in Europe.
Another site worth checking is our IBM Information Management Bookstore where we have information about a deal where you can get 35% off all IBM Press books ordered before the end of December. Free shipping in the US.
What technical books have you read this year that have been well-written, helpful, and worth the money?
I'm putting together a list of the best books of the year and would like to have your input. Put a comment in or send me an email, but I'd really like to hear from you.
Also, I'm planning for the books that will be published next year, so if you feel that there is a gap of information on a topic, let me know and I'll see what I can do!
Discover the best of the best with this collection of top-selling books from IBM Press.
New to DB2? IBM Press has an easy, visual guide to introduce you to every concept behind DB2, step-by-step, including installation, configuration, objects, database instances, storage, connectivity, security, performance, backup and recovery, SQL fundamentals, and much more: Understanding DB2: Learning Visually with Examples
By Raul Chong, Clara Liu, Sylvia Qi, Dwaine Snow
Full price: $59.99
Loving Linux? Here's your indispensable guide to maximizing Linux system and application performance, with easy-to-understand examples based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server: Performance Tuning for Linux Servers
By Sandra Johnson, Gerrit Huizenga, Badari Pulavarty
Full price: 54.99
Bundle information and price: ISBN: 0132227673; $78.30
If you become an IBM Press member, your price is $73.95. This is a savings of $41.03 if you buy the bundle rather than each book individually.
If this bundle doesn't appeal to you, check out one of these:
The Foundation for Certification Bundle
Essentials for DBAs Bundle
z/OS and Loving It Bundle
I haven't yet figured out whether these bundles and their prices will disappear at some point or not. I'm checking into it and will update this post.
It isn't due to publish until December, but the excitement for this book is already increasing. Pre-order the book from amazon.com now and get a 37% discount:
IBM DB2 9 New Features (Paperback)by Paul Zikopoulos, George Baklarz, Leon Katsnelson, Chris EatonList Price: $39.99You Save: $14.80 (37%)
Part of the foreword, written by Dr. Ambuj Goyal:
As you dig into this treatise, you’ll be learning about one of the most innovative deliveries of information management capability in the last 25 years. Innovation like that doesn’t come easily. Including features like pureXML™, and “deep” compression capabilities, DB2 9 is the culmination of over 5 years of research, and comes as a result of more than 750 people and the resources from IBM research facilities collaborating across 8 countries. Our effort builds on IBM’s long string of database innovation, including the invention of relational database over 30 years ago.
You’ll learn the details of DB2 9 in this book. But just as important, each chapter attempts to position the data server innovation of DB2 9 and how that will enable the business innovation your company needs. Enjoy it!***
I've been working with all four authors for many years now and believe that they are the best people to deliver this type of information to you. I expect this book to be a very huge seller. About the authors:*Paul C. Zikopoulos, BA, MBA, is an award-winning writer and speaker with the IBM Database Competitive Technologies team. He has more than ten years of experience with DB2 products and has written numerous magazine articles and books about it. Paul has co-authored several top-selling books.*George Baklarz, B Math, M Sc (Comp Science) is a senior manager in the DB2 Worldwide Pre-sales Support Group. He works closely with customers to help them understand new Information Management technology and to gain their feedback for improving DB2 products. He has more than 20 years of experience with DB2 and has co-authored a number of books. In addition, he is a member of the International DB2 Users Group Speaker and Volunteer Hall of Fame. In his spare time, he lectures at the University of Guelph (Database Theory) and presents at a variety of user conferences, including the International DB2 Users Group.*Leon Katsnelson works in the IBM Toronto Lab where he manages a team of product managers responsible for the IBM DB2 UDB products. Leon is a recognized expert in the areas of DB2 application development and DB2 Connect. Leon has 20 years of experience with complex database and network systems. Leon has worked on DB2 Connect from very beginning and worked on this project as the product planner, development manager and product manager. He is often referred to “the father of DB2 Connect”.*Chris Eaton is Senior Product Manager for DB2 Universal Database primarily focused on planning and strategy for DB2 UDB. Chris has been working with DB2 on the Linux, UNIX, Windows platform for over 13 years. From customer support to development manager of the DB2 Control Center team to Externals Architect and now as Product Manager for DB2 UDB, Chris has spent his career listening to customers and working to make DB2 a better product. Chris is also the author of The High Availability Guide for DB2 available from Prentice Hall.*Susan[Read More]
IBM Informix Dynamic Server 11, the Next Generation in OLTP Data Server Technology was written by one of the industry's foremost authorities on IDS 11, Carlton Doe. The availability of this book is very limited... but one way you can guarantee yourself a copy is through our latest promotion.
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PS... the book has proven to be extremely popular, so clearly there is a need for new books on IDS!
Congratulations to the authors for completing this book for DB2 Express-C 9.1: Getting Started with DB2 Express-C
Getting started with DB2 couldn't be easier. Read this book to:
* Find out what DB2 Express-C is all about * Understand DB2 architecture, tools, security * Learn how to administer DB2 databases * Write SQL, XQuery, stored procedures * Develop database applications for DB2 * Practice using hands-on exercises * Prepare for the DB2 on Campus exam
This book is ideal for developers, consultants, ISVs, DBAs, students, or anyone who wants to get started with DB2. While this books is focused on DB2 Express-C, the no-charge edition of DB2, the concepts and content are also very applicable to other DB2 editions on Linux, UNIX, and Windows.
Authors of the book include: Raul Chong, Rav Ahuja, and Ian Hakes.
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Write because you have knowledge that you want to share with others, and by doing so, you may benefit from getting recognized for your talents through a higher profile within your company, or a promotion. If you’ve spent your education and career focused on developing strong and deep technical skills, learning how to write well can make you stand above your peers.
If you think about all the famous scientists throughout time, they all published. I’m currently listening to “The Origin of Species” by Charles Darwin and find it enjoyable and very easy to follow even though this is not my area of expertise. To me that is the sign of a great writer: to write so that people outside of the field can understand the topic. I found this website, 25 Great Books By Legendary Scientists, that lists a few more books in the same genre that may lead to the conclusion that these scientists became famous as a result of their writing! If they had never written, would we have heard of them?
OK, you may not become famous (or rich) as a result of writing an article or book about your field, but it might bring you some satisfaction and others a deeper level of understanding in your area of expertise.
Two prolific authors in the IM – DB2 area who I think have raised their profiles via writing are Roger Sanders and Paul Zikopoulos. Both are very talented, but with their writing, they are seen as being leaders in their fields.
In my current assignment for developerWorks I’m working as the acquisitions editor for IM content. I’m receiving many proposals for articles. Believe me, there are many people who want to write about DB2 and other IM products, and for that I am very happy. I do, however, see varying levels of quality. My attempt with this post is to give some guidance to anyone who is interested as to how to improve their skill as a writer. It is a skill that can be learned, so don’t fool yourself into thinking that if you don’t have an English degree that you are incapable of improving this skill. And also, don’t let the fact that English is your second language stop you from trying to improve your skills. I work with many authors who are not native to English and would like to single out Martin Oberhofer and Matthias Nicola as two such people who are excellent writers despite being native German speakers. How did they do it? I bet they’d both say that it was hard work!
So, here’s what I think you should consider as you plan, write, and edit:
1. Schedule time to write. If you wait until you’re “in the mood to write”, you’ll never get anything done! Set goals for how much you want to accomplish and move to another section if one is causing you grief. Reward yourself as targets are reached.
2. Have a strong outline before you start to write. I know it sounds cliché, but the more up front planning you do, the easier the writing will be. Even for technical documents, you should “tell a story”. Have a beginning, say a problem that needs to be solved; a middle, the search for a solution; and an end, a strong conclusion. Choose an interesting topic that is not routine, found in the manuals, or elsewhere in developerWorks.
3. Let some personality show through in the writing. There are some cases where dry, factual writing is required, but where it’s not, let the writing be conversational or slightly casual to be of interest to the reader. Always think of your reader. Even if the writing is just for a school paper, the last thing you want to do is to bore the reader so that the ending is never reached.
4. Diagrams and tables are useful, but ONLY if they are tied tightly with the text. Don’t put them there just for filler because they’ll never be looked at. The best idea is to add reference numbers to the diagrams and have text to lead the reader from one point to the next. If that sounds like too much work, maybe the diagram isn’t really needed.
5. No one’s writing is perfect… every author needs to review and revise their work many times. Most authors get quite tired of reading what they’ve written by the time it is “finished”.
To make revision as easy as possible, I suggest that each time you go through your draft, look for one specific thing at a time. For instance, the first time through, check that you are using the active voice instead of passive. Next, go through and look to make sure headings and lists use parallel wording. Next, look for words that are commonly spelled incorrectly that will not be caught by a spell checker. And so on.
6. For everyone, but especially if you are English-second language, consider reading the text out loud or have the computer read it to you. You may be able to hear problems in the wording easier than you can read them. Also, look at past comments you’ve received on writing assignments. Likely you often make the same errors every time you write, so pay close attention to how your previous errors were corrected, and go through your document to specifically focus on improving these problem areas. Learn from your mistakes!
7. There are a lot more details that will help you, so I encourage you to get a copy of Roger Sanders' book, From Idea to Print: How to Write a Technical Book or Article and Get It Published.
8. If you’re writing a technical document, your goal is not to make it “beautiful”… your goal is clarity. You want to ensure that anyone who reads what you’ve written understands your technical messages.
9. Get others to review your draft, but don’t take feedback about your writing as an insult about you personally. If you do, you’ll never be able to write. Not many people can write a first draft that is perfect… but with many revisions and attention to feedback you can get as close to perfection as possible.
10. Size matters. There are different ways to present your content. Is it an article (average 10 pages or fewer when printed), a tutorial (average 20 to 30 pages when printed), a white paper, a series of articles with a constant theme, or a book? For developerWork’s definitions of articles, tutorials and knowledge paths see: A step-by-step guide for authors to create articles, tutorials, and knowledge paths for publication on developerWorks. White papers are typically for research purposes and books are typically 250 pages.
Many of my tips were adapted from tips found in Roger Sanders’ book “From Idea to Print: How to Write a Technical Book or Article and Get It Published”. This book covers everything that you need to know & do in order to get an article or book published. Becoming a writer isn’t nearly as difficult as you think, but it does take work.
Other resources to consider:
If you have a subscription to Books 24x7 or Safari Books Online, you should be able to access all four of these books in electronic format. If you choose to purchase a copy, purchase the IBM Press books directly from the publisher and get 35% off by using this code at the FINAL CHECKOUT: IBMEXPERIENCE. There is also an ebundle and video enhanced to get all three books at a special price.
Keep your technical skills up to par, but go the extra step and learn how to wow the world with your knowledge through writing!
If you are one of the many people who has earned an IBM Certified Database Administrator - DB2 UDB V8.1 for Linux, UNIX and Windows Certification... you'll be happy to know that the upgrade exam is now available for you to take. You'll only need to answer 38 questions and the price is only $75... half the price of Exam 731.
As with Version 8, there are two different exams that you can take to upgrade to the V9 DBA Certification:
1) Exam 736 - IBM Certified Database Administrator for DB2 9 for Linux, Unix and Windows, Upgrade Exam2) Exam 731 - IBM Certified Database Administrator for DB2 9 for Linux, Unix and Windows, Full Exam
The Upgrade Exam 736 is only an option for candidates who are already certified as an IBM Certified Database Administrator - DB2 UDB V8.1 for Linux, UNIX and Windows, but if you pass, will earn you the same certificate that you'd earn from passing Exam 731.
You must score 55% or greater to pass this exam.
Section 1 - Server Management (29%)
Understand the functionality of AUTOCONFIGUREAbility to manually configure communications (protocol image(IPV6))Ability to enable automatic maintenanceAbility to enable Self Tuning memory ManagerAbility to enable Utility Throttling
Section 2 - Data Placement (21%)
Ability to CREATE DATABASE (new default behavior)Ability to create and manage Automatic Storage tablespacesKnowledge of Table PartitioningKnowledge of Data Row Compression
Section 3 - XML Concepts (13%)
Ability to use XML Data typesAbility to create and manage XML indexesAbility to use basic XML functions (XMLPARSE, XMLSERIALIZE, XMLVALIDATE, XMLQUERY)Understanding XQuery fundamentalsUsing DB2 Utilities with XML data
Section 4 - Analyzing DB2 Activity (16%)
Ability to use DB2 Utilities (db2bfd, db2mtrk, db2pd)Ability to monitor deadlocksAbility to use Adminstrative routines and SNAPSHOT functions
Section 5 - High Availability (10.5%)
Ability to use RECOVER DATABASE commandKnowledge of High Availablity Disaster Recovery (HADR)
Section 6 - Security (10.5%)
Understanding of Label Based Access Control (LBAC)Knowledge of new authentication types
Assessment ExamsThere isn't an Assessment Exam for Exam 736, but it is suggested that you take the Assessment Exam for Exam 731 to gauge your readiness. There is a $10.00 fee per assessment test.
Schedule Your ExamIBM exams are offered worldwide at Prometric and VUE Testing Centers.
Explore Study ResourcesYou can choose from the number of recommended books, self-study tutorials and classroom courses that are available to assist you with your certification preparation.
IBM DB2 9 New Features by Paul Zikopoulos, George Baklarz, Leon Katsnelson, and Chris Eaton
Expert Preparation for IBM Exam 730: DB2 9 Fundamentals Certification Study Guide by Roger E. Sanders
DB2 9 DBA exam 731 prep, Part 1: Server management Learn skills that help you to properly manage your DB2 database servers. This tutorial provides information about data consistency, transactions and how they are initiated and terminated, and the use of locks.
DB2 9 DBA exam 731 prep, Part 2: Data placement Learn how to create DB2 databases, and about the mechanisms available for storing your tables, indexes, and data within the database. This tutorial focuses on partitioning, compression, and XML, which are all important performance and application development concepts that you need to know to store and access data quickly and efficiently.
DB2 9 DBA exam 731 prep, Part 3: Database access Take the various steps required to manage some of the objects within DB2. This tutorial includes overview information for topics such as indexes, constraints, referential integrity, and views.
DB2 9 DBA exam 731 prep, Part 4: Monitoring DB2 activity Become familiar with the different options a DBA has for tuning and configuring their DB2 environments. This tutorial shows you how to use the tools, functions, and applications available in DB2 9 that make this task much simpler.
DB2 9 DBA exam 731 prep, Part 5: DB2 utilities Find out what utilities are provided with DB2 servers for data movement and maintenance. This tutorial shows you how to extract data, populate tables, use the db2move, db2look and other commands, use the DB2 Control Center and much more.
DB2 9 DBA exam 731 prep, Part 6: High availability: Backup and recovery Learn how to protect your data using database backup and recovery. This tutorial explains the different methods of database recovery and logging, and how to use the backup, restore, and rollforward commands.
DB2 9 DBA exam 731 prep, Part 7: High availability: Split mirroring and HADR Learn how to use a split mirror to provide high availability and how to setup a high availability disaster recovery (HADR) system.
Title: DB2 Universal Database Administration WorkshopNumber: CF20 (Linux), CF21 (UNIX), CF23 (Windows)Length: 4 Days
Title: DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows TransitionNumber: CG09Length: 3 Days
Title: Query XML Data with DB2 9Number: CG10Length: 2 Days
Title: Query and Manage XML data with DB2 9Number: CG13Length: 4 Days
Title: Fast Path to DB2 9 for Experienced Relational DBAsNumber: CF28Length: 3 Days
New Flashbook: DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration New Dynamic In-Memory Analytics for the Era of Big Data
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The chapter focused on BLU Acceleration was released in the spring, but now available is the full book that is nearly 200 pages in length! Learn about the new software that was released this year and continually gets touted as “game-changing”.
Paul Zikopoulos, Matthew Huras, George Baklarz, Sam Lightstone, Aamer Sachedina
Technical editor: Roman B. Melnyk
About the book:
If big data is an untapped natural resource, how can you find the gold dust hidden within? Leaders realize that big data means all data, and are moving quickly to understand both structured and unstructured application data. However, analyzing this data without impacting the performance and reliability of essential business applications can prove costly and complex.
In the new era of big data, businesses require data systems that can blend always available transactions with speed of thought analytics. DB2 10.5 with new BLU Acceleration provides this speed, simplicity and cost efficiency while providing the ability to build next-generation applications with NoSQL features.
With this book, you’ll learn about the power and flexibility of multi-workload, multi-platform database software. Use the comprehensive knowledge from this book to get started with the latest DB2 release by downloading the trial version. Visit ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/im/db2/
Stay updated on newly available Information Management resources by visiting ibm.com/db2/luw/.
Why you should read this book:
Upgrade to the new generation of database software for the era of big data!
How do you get a copy?
We have quite a collection of Flashbooks available in electronic format that you can download & read when it is convenient for you. See:
The series of DB2 V9 Study Guides by Roger Sanders and Susan Lawson / Dan Luksetich are being published in India (at local currency) through Shroff Publishers & Distributors:
DB2 9 Fundamentals Certification Study GuideDB2 9 for z/OS Database Administration Certification Study Guide for Exam 732 DB2 9 Database Administration Certification Study Guide for Exam 731DB2 9 Database Administration Upgrade Certification Study Guide for Exam 736
I don't see these books on the Shroff site yet, but they have the manuscripts and they are expected to appear very soon.
Several people have notified me that Prometric was listing our upgrade exam (Exam 736) for the price of $150 per take. This was an error and it's now been corrected.
Roger Sanders is currently working on follow-ons to his DB2 9 Fundamentals Certification Study Guide.... one for Exam 731 and one for Exam 736. These books will continue with the tradition started by Roger in that they'll contain as many sample questions as possible. The Fundamentals book just arrived last week at our site's library and there is already a huge waiting list for the book.... perhaps the library needs to buy more copies to keep up with the demand! I hope the book is as popular for your company as well. If not... it should be!
Speaking of Roger Sanders, Part 1 of his in-depth LBAC article can be found on db2mag.com: Understanding Label-Based Access Control, Part 1.
Ready to validate your skills and demonstrate your IBM DB2 9 proficiency with Information Management Professional Certification? The IBM DB2 9 Application Developer Exam (733) is now ready for you to take to prove to yourself and others that your skills are current. Here are some crucial details about the exam:
Length: 70 questionsPassing score: 55%Duration: 90 minutes
Job Role Description:An IBM Certified Application Developer is an intermediate or advanced level application developer specializing in creating applications that run on any of the DB2 platforms: Linux, UNIX (including AIX, HP-UX, and Sun Solaris), and Windows, z/OS, s/390, and iSeries. This individual has strong skills in all common programming tasks as well as strong skills in one or more of the specialty areas: embedded SQL programming, ODBC/CLI programming, .NET programming or Java programming.
Prerequisites:To attain the IBM Certified Application Developer – DB2 9 certification, candidates must pass two exams (730 and 733) or be certified as an IBM Certified Database Associate - DB2 Universal Database V8.1 (exam 700) and pass exam 733.
* section 1 Database objects and Programming Methods 16% * section 2 Data Manipulation 26% * section 3 XML Data Manipulation 10% * section 4 Embedded SQL Programming 4% * section 5 ODBC/CLI Programming 4% * section 6 .NET Programming 7% * section 7 Java Programming 7% * section 8 Advanced Programming 14% * section 9 User Defined Routines 12%
Study Materials:Self Study Preparation TutorialsOn-line Professional Certification Assessment ExamsTake an IBM Exam at Thompson PrometricTake an IBM Exam at Pearson VUE
Suggested Redbooks that can help prepare for specific areas of the exam:
* DB2 9 pureXML Guide
* DB2 Express-C: The Developer Handbook for XML, PHP, C/C++, Java, and .NET
* DB2 UDB for z/OS Version 8: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know, ... and More
* DB2 for z/OS Stored Procedures: Through the CALL and Beyond
For additional information, see the Information Management Certification website.
Buy a book... get 50% off a certification exam! We only have a limited number of vouchers, so we're expecting to run out quickly. Be one of the first to get a voucher by buying a copy of the IBM DB2 9 New Features by Paul Zikopoulos, George Baklarz, Leon Katsnelson, and Chris Eaton. You don't need to buy the book from amazon, but you do need to send us proof of purchase.
Normally exams cost about $150 ... so this is a savings of $75. For full details, read: ibm.com/software/data/education/voucher.html
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 certification exam between November 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013. Details.
Here some exams that you may consider taking with this offer:
Exam 610 - DB2 10.1 Fundamentals
Exam 611: DB2 10.1 DBA for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
Exam 614: DB210.1 Advanced DBA for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
More blog posts about Certification:
A new way to study for DB2 Certifications
DB2 10 Certification Tutorials
How to Prepare to Pass a DB2 Certification Exam?
DB2 10 for z/OS Certification Roles, Exams and Study Materials
Certification Study Guides for DB2 LUW Exams
DB2 9.7 for Linux, UNIX and Windows: Certification Roles and Exams
Certifications: Beyond DB2
Certification Tips on the DB2Night Show
Web-based Training Courses to Consider
Good luck on your exam!
Thanks to Susan Dykman for setting me straight on the details of the upgrade exams. I'm passing the information onto you so hopefully you'll have less confusions as to which exam you are to take to upgrade to the DB2 9 Database Administrator for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Certification.
IBM Information Management Certification offers many ways to become a certified DB2 9 Database Administrator for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, including an upgrade exam, Exam 736. However, to maintain the integrity of our industry-recognized certification program, restrictions on who is eligible to take this upgrade exam are necessary. These restrictions include:
• Individuals who took Exam 706 to upgrade from DB2 UDB V7 DBA certification to DB2 UDB V8 DBA certification are not eligible to take Exam 736.• Individuals who attained a DB2 UDB V8.1 DBA certification without taking exam 700 are not eligible to take Exam 736.• Individuals who hold a DB2 UDB V7 DBA certification and did not upgrade to V8 are not eligible to take Exam 736.
The following chart details the tests required to attain a DB2 9 DBA for Linux, UNIX, and Windows certification depending on previous exams taken and passed. Exams you've previously taken and passed: 512, 513 Certification earned: DB2 UDB v7.1 DBA Exams you must take to upgrade to DB2 9 DBA Certification: One of 700 or 730, and 731
Exams you've previously taken and passed: 512, 701 Certification earned: DB2 UDB v8.1 DBA Exams you must take to upgrade to DB2 9 DBA Certification: One of 700 or 730, and 731
Exams you've previously taken and passed: 700, 701 Certification earned: DB2 UDB v8.1 DBA Exams you must take to upgrade to DB2 9 DBA Certification: 736 (or exam 731)
Exams you've previously taken and passed: 512, 513, 706Certification earned: DB2 UDB v8.1 DBA Exams you must take to upgrade to DB2 9 DBA Certification: One of 700 or 730, and 731
Exams you've previously taken and passed: None Certification earned: None Exams you must take to upgrade to DB2 9 DBA Certification: 730, 731
• Exam 512: DB2 UDB V7.1 Family Fundamentals• Exam 513: DB2 UDB V7.1 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration• Exam 700: DB2 UDB V8.1 Family Fundamentals• Exam 701: DB2 UDB V8.1 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration• Exam 706: DB2 UDB V8.1 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration Upgrade• Exam 730: DB2 9 Fundamentals• Exam 731: DB2 9 DBA for Linux, UNIX and Windows• Exam 736: DB2 9 Database Administrator for Linux UNIX and Windows Upgrade