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MC Press, publisher of our best-selling cert prep series is offering a really good discount if you pre-order the new Advanced DBA Certification Study Guide.
Expert Preparation for Exam 734DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Advanced Database Administration Certification Study Guideby Roger Sanders, Dwaine Snow
Why do you want this book?
1) The credibility of the authors! Roger has written 17 books about DB2. Dwaine is no slouch himself!
2) Both authors took part in creating the questions for Exam 734. Who else would you want to get study information from?
3) Sample questions.... and more! Yes, the book has sample questions for each chapter... lots of them. And.... you will learn the correct answer and reasons why that answer is correct. Perfect way to learn!
4) Reference beyond the exam... once you've passed the exam, you'll want to refer to this book over and over and over.... for the valuable insight it brings you on advanced topics.
5) No where else can you find this kind of information in a single book. No other book covers the advanced DBA content to this depth.
6) You cannot pre-order from amazon.com.... or likely any other website.
7) If you are planning to attend the IOD conference, you'll want to get this book as early as possible, so that you can pass the exam when taking it at the conference.
Add your own reasons!
Congratulations to Belal Tassi, Paul Zikopoulos, Aamer Sachedina, and Dwaine Snow for the publication of our latest book:
DB2 Viper Strikes AgainNew Features in DB2 9.5ISBN: 978-0-07-154910-3
The book was custom published by McGraw-Hill, and currently I am the holder of the copies... although I am distributing them across the world to IBM people who may be offering a copy of the book to you. I'm hoping McGraw-Hill is able to distribute some of the copies of the book through the normal channels as well.
So, what's the book about?
This very short book... 134 pages in TOTAL, will help you gain an inside view into the key new features of DB2 9.5 - the ultimate data server! We fully believe that these new features will help you eliminate business barriers in order to take your business to the next level.
This book ONLY covers the features that are new for DB2 9.5, so if you are at the V8 level and want a complete picture of DB2 9 features, you'll need a copy of the book IBM DB2 9 New Features that was published earlier this year.
Yesterday after the IOD Conference keynote led by Arvind Krishna, we ran a book giveaway and signing session for this book as well as the one that was published earlier in the year by Carlton Doe. The giveaway and signing event was a tremendous amount of fun! I have some photos of the session, but I'll to increase my blog skills to learn how to post the photos!
If you are at the IOD Conference and have not received your copy yet, you may be able to find a copy in one of these areas:
* Certification Lounge* Developer's Den* Expo - pedestals for Education and for DB2 * Registration Desk
I hope you enjoy the book!
We haven't had a new DB2 or related book publish in the past few months, so this month I'd like to pass on a 40% discount that was set up for the following books:
DB2 for z/OS Version 8 DBA Certification Guide
List Price: $54.99
Your Price: $32.99 (Save 40%)
IBM DB2 Universal Database Version 8 for z/OS offers enterprises unprecedented opportunities to integrate information, deliver it on demand, and manage it simply and cost-effectively. Now, one of the world's leading DB2 consultants presents the definitive guide to administering DB2 UDB V8 databases in z/OS environments. DB2 for z/OS Version 8 DBA Certification Guide also serves as a key tool for anyone preparing for IBM Certified Database Administrator for DB2 Universal Database V8 for z/OS certification.
DB2 SQL PL: Essential Guide for DB2 UDB on Linux, UNIX, Windows, i5/OS, and z/OS, 2nd Edition
List Price: $59.99
Your Price: $35.99 (Save 40%)
DB2 SQL PL, Second Edition shows developers how to take advantage of every facet of the SQL PL language and development environment. The authors offer up-to-the-minute coverage, best practices, and tips for building basic SQL procedures, writing flow-of-control statements, creating cursors, handling conditions, and much more. Along the way, they illuminate advanced features ranging from stored procedures and triggers to user-defined functions.
Official Introduction to DB2 for z/OS, Covers DB2 Universal Database for z/OS Version 8, 2nd Edition
List Price: $54.99
Your Price: $32.99 (Save 40%)
This is your complete introduction to Version 8 of DB2 UDB for z/OS, the most powerful, scalable, and robust version of DB2 ever created. Here's all you need to get started with DB2 Version 8 database administration and development ... and to prepare for the new IBM DB2 Family Fundamentals exam, your first step toward DB2 certification. From basic relational database concepts to advanced topics such as data sharing, you'll find crystal-clear explanations and real-world insights, straight from the IBM lab where DB2 UDB for z/OS is developed.
To get the discount, enter the case-sensitive coupon code: IBMDB2 at Step #3 during checkout to receive the discount, and complimentary shipping. Order now as this offer expires 12/31/06.
Last week I received an email from a friend who was in a bookstore in the Tulsa OK airport. He found the IBM Press book "Can two rights make a wrong". Not many IBM Press books end up in bookstores, especially in airports, because they are not considered mass appeal books like a Microsoft books tend to be. But maybe this is a start!
So instead of looking for DB2 or IBM books in bookstores, try some of the great online bookstores that are available that tend to offer greatly discounted prices. Some of my favourites:
United States: http://www.ibmpressbooks.com(At checkout time, uUse the coupon code IBMSALES to get a 35% discount.)
Canada:http://www.pearsontech.ca/db2(Always a 30% discount)
Europe http://www.pearson-books.com/ibmpressbookshop/ (Always a 35% discount and free shipping to residents of EMEA.)
India:http://www.prakashbooks.com/(Search on DB2. Prices in local currency for residents of India.)
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As part of a continuing series, Claudia Imhoff has created a paper that describes the impact the emerging Information Producer role can have on warehouse environments and IT organizations.
In a recent blog, Rachel Bland of IBM sees that the Information Producer role in organizations has the potential to cause angst for IT. The Information Producer’s need for self-service must to be balanced against other needs such as governance, system stability and performance, and the need to sustain services for other end users.
To address these competing needs such as these, IT can look to innovative technologies that speed deployment and query performance, simplify maintenance and offer affordability.
One IBM advantage is having a broad perspective and a portfolio of products that includes The IBM Business Intelligence Pattern with BLU Acceleration. Aligning with these objectives, this pattern offering can help to reduce the burden on IT and provide every user who interacts with the system with a “speed of thought” response.
Read more of Rachel’s blog – http://www.ibmbluhub.com/info-producer/
Thanks to Cindy for sharing!
For the past few months I have been thinking about the value of podcasting in relation to promoting technical books. Last week at CASCON the idea came up again, so I'd like to get your opinion on the idea.
My goal would be to put the preface of new books into podcast format. The preface of the book should answer the question, do I need this book? My vision is to have a podcast that is only a few minutes in length, for each book.
As a new book is published, a podcast would be made available. This would work well as a subscription series in that it would help people stay on top of the newest releases as they are made available.
Most book prefaces are written in a conversational manner, so I believe that this would make for an easy and interesting way to learn about the need for the book.
Whose voice should do the podcast? I'd prefer to have the author of the preface do the recording, but would do it myself if necessary.
Let me know what you think. I may go ahead and do a pilot of one of the books and post it on this site. The next book in my realm that will publish is Apache Derby -- Off to the Races : Includes Details of IBM Cloudscape http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0131855255/102-8524566-1932154?v=glance&n=283155&s=books&v=glance.
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DB2Night Show: Nov 19: What's NEW and COOL with DB2 LUW, and a peek into the crystal ball!
Nov 19, 2010
11:00 - 12:00 EST
Register: click here.
If you have ever attended a DB2 related conference, you have probably attended a presentation given by George Baklarz. George keeps us all tuned in to DB2 LUW's newest and coolest features, and frequently shares his crystal ball thoughts on "what's coming" as well.
In this episode of The DB2Night Show, George has agreed to join us as special guest. By the end of 2010, he will have flown about two billion miles around the globe. We're not sure how he has found the time to join us, but we are awfully darned appreciative.
Participate as a studio audience member as 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. Lastly, please forward this invitation to at least 5 of your friends! Thank you!
On top of being a very successful presenter, George is also a very successful author of 10 books about DB2. I’m very proud to say that I’ve been alongside George for every single book and am glad that his is such a prolific author. Let’s hope that I can continue to convince him to write books despite his insane travel schedule!
It is usually taboo to talk about how much someone makes, but still, everyone wants to know where they stand in terms of earning potential.
Certmag.com does an annual survey to find out if certifications increase a person's pay or not. The surveys have shown that a person who holds a certification is generally better paid than a similar individual who is not certified. The next logical question is, which certification results in the highest pay?
According to results from last year's survey, certmag says that IBM DB2 certified DBAs earn more than Oracle or Microsoft DBAs!
Enterprise Systems have also done a survey and have recently published their finding:
According to this, DBAs make more than most other IT professionals. Not a surprise, really given the skill and expertise required to do this job. The article also agrees with the findings from certmag.com and lists DB2 as the database where salaries are highest. Actually, DBAs on IMS systems are THE highest.
So, be proud of the fact that you work with DB2 and be proud of your certifications!
If you aren't yet using DB2 or certified, does this help convince you? I hope so!
I'm sure that everyone reading BLOG entries understands the impact a word of mouth reference can be. If someone you know and respect recommends something to you, most likely you will be receptive to the recommendation. Conversely, if they strongly recommend against something, most likely you'll stay away from it as well.
Even if you don't personally know the person who made a review, you'll likely be influenced if a large number of people had similar positive or negative comments.
Book sales are strongly impacted by reader comments and reviews.
What you can do:
1) Add a reader comment on amazon.com, amazon.ca, or any other online bookstore.
2) Create a listmania list on amazon.com that groups all your recommended titles in one place.
3) If you are a blog owner, consider recommending useful or well-written books to your readers.
4) If you are a blog reader, post a comment here or on other blogs mentioning books that you have read that you liked.
IBM Press books can build mindshare
IBM Press now has a large collection of books published related to various IBM technologies. If you are reading these books and like them, it would help if you would put your thoughts on amazon.com.
What would this idea do? What would it accomplish?
Amazon is a very popular tool that is used throughout the world. Most people think of it as a place to buy books, but they also sell many other products as well. The extreme popularity of amazon can have a large impact on the sales of books. Books that get many positive reviews on amazon get noticed and are often featured on leading pages. This can lead to more sales for the book and may earn the book a spot in the bookshelves of leading bookstores.
How would this idea work?
IBM Press books are being published by Pearson Education, but IBM Press is new relative to competitor series such as Microsoft Press and Oracle Press, so volumes are currently lower. More reader comments can help build the popularity of these books. Our competitors have had much success in gaining placement at the stores and as a result are attracting new and future customers who feel that IBM's products are not established well enough to warrant a retail book to be available. Many people may wrongly assume that Oracle is a better product than DB2 just by walking into a bookstore or viewing the reader comments on amazon.com.
BLOGs are also helpful in creating an audience for a book or an idea. Check this out:
Recently, the WebFountain crew has been tracking blogs to predict which books would hit the online best-seller lists (it correctly predicted the U.S. success of the self-help book "What Not to Wear"), see http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8767392/site/newsweek/ and http://fringe.almaden.ibm.com/fringe/html/person?focus=urn%3Abluepages%3Aid%3Auid%23958525897
Earlier this week I blogged about the TDD Workshop that Justin Gordon is running tomorrow (July 25) in Chicago: link. I have a recommended book list to go with this session:
xUnit Test Patterns: Refactoring Test Code (The Addison-Wesley Signature Series) by Gerard Meszaros
Automated testing is a cornerstone of agile development. An effective testing strategy will deliver new functionality more aggressively, accelerate user feedback, and improve quality. However, for many developers, creating effective automated tests is a unique and unfamiliar challenge.
xUnit Test Patterns is the definitive guide to writing automated tests using xUnit, the most popular unit testing framework in use today. Agile coach and test automation expert Gerard Meszaros describes 68 proven patterns for making tests easier to write, understand, and maintain. He then shows you how to make them more robust and repeatable--and far more cost-effective.
Loaded with information, this book feels like three books in one. The first part is a detailed tutorial on test automation that covers everything from test strategy to in-depth test coding. The second part, a catalog of 18 frequently encountered "test smells," provides trouble-shooting guidelines to help you determine the root cause of problems and the most applicable patterns. The third part contains detailed descriptions of each pattern, including refactoring instructions illustrated by extensive code samples in multiple programming languages.
Topics covered include:# Writing better tests--and writing them faster# The four phases of automated tests: fixture setup, exercising the system under test, result verification, and fixture teardown# Improving test coverage by isolating software from its environment using Test Stubs and Mock Objects# Designing software for greater testability# Using test "smells" (including code smells, behavior smells, and project smells) to spot problems and know when and how to eliminate them# Refactoring tests for greater simplicity, robustness, and execution speed
This book will benefit developers, managers, and testers working with any agile or conventional development process, whether doing test-driven development or writing the tests last. While the patterns and smells are especially applicable to all members of the xUnit family, they also apply to next-generation behavior-driven development frameworks such as RSpec and JBehave and to other kinds of test automation tools, including recorded test tools and data-driven test tools such as Fit and FitNesse.
Working Effectively with Legacy Code (Robert C. Martin Series) by Michael Feathers
Get more out of your legacy systems: more performance, functionality, reliability, and manageability
Is your code easy to change? Can you get nearly instantaneous feedback when you do change it? Do you understand it? If the answer to any of these questions is no, you have legacy code, and it is draining time and money away from your development efforts.
In this book, Michael Feathers offers start-to-finish strategies for working more effectively with large, untested legacy code bases. This book draws on material Michael created for his renowned Object Mentor seminars: techniques Michael has used in mentoring to help hundreds of developers, technical managers, and testers bring their legacy systems under control.
The topics covered include:# Understanding the mechanics of software change: adding features, fixing bugs, improving design, optimizing performance# Getting legacy code into a test harness# Writing tests that protect you against introducing new problems# Techniques that can be used with any language or platform—with examples in Java, C++, C, and C## Accurately identifying where code changes need to be made# Coping with legacy systems that aren't object-oriented# Handling applications that don't seem to have any structure
This book also includes a catalog of twenty-four dependency-breaking techniques that help you work with program elements in isolation and make safer changes. Next Generation Java Testing: TestNG and Advanced Concepts by Cédric Beust and Hani Suleiman
Enterprise Java developers must achieve broader, deeper test coverage, going beyond unit testing to implement functional and integration testing with systematic acceptance. Next Generation Java™ Testing introduces breakthrough Java testing techniques and TestNG, a powerful open source Java testing platform.
Cédric Beust, TestNG's creator, and leading Java developer Hani Suleiman, present powerful, flexible testing patterns that will work with virtually any testing tool, framework, or language. They show how to leverage key Java platform improvements designed to facilitate effective testing, such as dependency injection and mock objects. They also thoroughly introduce TestNG, demonstrating how it overcomes the limitations of older frameworks and enables new techniques, making it far easier to test today's complex software systems.
Pragmatic and results-focused, Next Generation Java™ Testing will help Java developers build more robust code for today's mission-critical environments.
This book: # Illuminates the tradeoffs associated with testing, so you can make better decisions about what and how to test# Introduces TestNG, explains its goals and features, and shows how to apply them in real-world environments# Shows how to integrate TestNG with your existing code, development frameworks, and software libraries# Demonstrates how to test crucial code features, such as encapsulation, state sharing, scopes, and thread safety# Shows how to test application elements, including JavaEE APIs, databases, Web pages, and XML files# Presents advanced techniques: testing partial failures, factories, dependent testing, remote invocation, cluster-based test farms, and more# Walks through installing and using TestNG plug-ins for Eclipse, and IDEA# Contains extensive code examples
Whether you use TestNG, JUnit, or another testing framework, the testing design patterns presented in this book will show you how to improve your tests by giving you concrete advice on how to make your code and your design more testable.
Test Driven: TDD and Acceptance TDD for Java Developers by Lasse Koskela
In test driven development, you first write an executable test of what your application code must do. Only then do you write the code itself and, with the test spurring you on, you improve your design. In acceptance test driven development (ATDD), you use the same technique to implement product features, benefiting from iterative development, rapid feedback cycles, and better-defined requirements. TDD and its supporting tools and techniques lead to better software faster.
Test Driven brings under one cover practical TDD techniques distilled from several years of community experience. With examples in Java and the Java EE environment, it explores both the techniques and the mindset of TDD and ATDD. It uses carefully chosen examples to illustrate TDD tools and design patterns, not in the abstract but concretely in the context of the technologies you face at work. It is accessible to TDD beginners, and it offers effective and less well known techniques to older TDD hands.
What's Inside:# Learn hands-on to test drive Java code# How to avoid common TDD adoption pitfalls# Acceptance test driven development and the Fit framework# How to test Java EE components-Servlets, JSPs, and Spring Controllers# Tough issues like multithreaded programs and data access code
Refactoring Databases: Evolutionary Database Design by Scott Ambler and Pramodkumar J. Sadalage
Refactoring has proven its value in a wide range of development projects–helping software professionals improve system designs, maintainability, extensibility, and performance. Now, for the first time, leading agile methodologist Scott Ambler and renowned consultant Pramodkumar Sadalage introduce powerful refactoring techniques specifically designed for database systems.
Ambler and Sadalage demonstrate how small changes to table structures, data, stored procedures, and triggers can significantly enhance virtually any database design–without changing semantics. You’ll learn how to evolve database schemas in step with source code–and become far more effective in projects relying on iterative, agile methodologies.
This comprehensive guide and reference helps you overcome the practical obstacles to refactoring real-world databases by covering every fundamental concept underlying database refactoring. Using start-to-finish examples, the authors walk you through refactoring simple standalone database applications as well as sophisticated multi-application scenarios. You’ll master every task involved in refactoring database schemas, and discover best practices for deploying refactorings in even the most complex production environments.
The second half of this book systematically covers five major categories of database refactorings. You’ll learn how to use refactoring to enhance database structure, data quality, and referential integrity; and how to refactor both architectures and methods. This book provides an extensive set of examples built with Oracle and Java and easily adaptable for other languages, such as C#, C++, or VB.NET, and other databases, such as DB2, SQL Server, MySQL, and Sybase.
Using this book’s techniques and examples, you can reduce waste, rework, risk, and cost–and build database systems capable of evolving smoothly, far into the future.
A fellow blogger (Bill Higgins) pointed to an interesting article by Joan Houlihan that gives tips on how to become an author. I thought I'd point to this article in my blog as well.
My job is similar to Mary O'Brien role, but I focus on Information Management titles.
One of the things that Joan mentions in her articles is "Despite the prevalence of online communications, book sales have steadily increased over the past decade
I'm not sure that I've seen the same trend, but I hope to see an increase in book sales! I'm planning to change a few things in the DB2 library for the next release to help achieve this. I can't reveal my strategy at this time, but maybe in the near future.
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Put your comments in for all to read! Here's what a few others have done:
1) Author Roger Sanders created a discussion about the pre-conference education classes being offered at IOD at the end of the month.
2) The Search for an XML Superstar contest opened today.
3) I received feedback from someone who read an early copy of the upcoming Expert Preparation for Exam 734 - DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Advanced Database Administration Certification Study Guide and posted the feedback in the DB2 in Books group. 4) Multiple people blogged today. See PlanetDB2
4) 60 people have joined ChannelDB2 in the past week and are watching videos, listening to podcasts, and reading posts.
It's just noon in my time zone, so I'm hoping to see much more activity as the day goes on.
As of this morning, ChannelDB2.com now has 471 members....much lower than I expected. But that can change, right?
Why should you join?
As Willie says:
Believe it or not, DB2 is now into "social networking" with the ChannelDB2 web site. ChannelDB2 is a DB2 community (all flavors of DB2 and all things DB2) featuring content such as DB2 related videos, podcasts, blogs, photos, resources, etc... for Linux, UNIX, Windows, System z, and System i. It's your one stop shopping for just about anything you might be looking for in DB2 land.
I agree with Willie and suggest that after you become a member of ChannelDB2, that you join one or more of the following groups:
DB2 in Books
I've listed every published book in this discussion group and I encourage you to use this as a way to reach the authors or to find related information such as events that the authors are taking part in, podcasts or webinars that are related to the book topic, and so on....
DB2 for Linux, UNIX, Windows
This is a place where you can find information about anything related to DB2 for LUW. Feel free to add discussions for areas that are not yet created. I've created a few discussions that you might find useful, including information about the latest ILO courses or current promotions that are being offered.
DB2 for z/OS
Same as the one above, only content is specific to the z platform.
I just started this group to be a collection of the many things that are happening at the IOD conference. With so much information being sent on a daily basis in regards to the conference, isn't it nice to have one spot that collects that information? And better yet, this is a place where you can share your thoughts on events that are taking place at the conference.
What do you think? Worth checking out? I hope so. When you're a member, make me a friend! A girl can never have too many friends!
875 exams taken after 4 days! Very steady business. We offer DB2, WebSphere, Lotus, Tivoli and Rational exams, but clearly this is a DB2 crowd! We offer all the exams to help people become cross trained in all SWG products.
I had dinner with Roger Sanders last night. I first met Roger years ago just after he published his first book about DB2. I'm glad that I was able to work with him on the three Exam Study guides that he wrote for our Version 8 exams and I'm working very hard to get more book projects for Roger.
Roger tells me that he gets lots of reader feedback about his sample questions and how useful readers find it that he explains the reason an answer is correct. I'm sure that now that IBM charges $10 per take on the assessment exams, more people will choose to use Roger's books for his assessment questions as well as the content of the book.
One of the projects I got involved with in January was to set up a program for Russia to get more people trained and certified. I suggested that we translate Roger's Exam 700 Study Guide along with a few other materials. I am happy to say that Roger's book is now available in Russia and that Roger has been invited to run a crammer course to a select group. It is great how quickly we were able to make this initiative a reality! If we are successful in getting people certified at the entry level, we'll continue the program and focus on Exams 701 and 703.
I was also privileged to meet several people from Brazil this week. We talked at great lengths about the various ways we can increase certifications there as well. I fully believe that you can't just throw a test at someone and hope that they pass. You need to build a program around the test, similar to what we are doing in Russia: a book that people can read and keep to refer to over time, hands on experience, and if possible, training sessions. And then the exams. I am very hopeful that we will be able pull something together for Brazil and other countries as well.
I'm writing this entry on Friday morning at 9:00 am and we have a room filled with people who are currently taking an exam and another room full of people waiting to take their exams before heading home. It has been a very successful week and I look forward to working at next year's conference planned for Dallas in August 2006.
First, let's look at the intended audience for the test as well its structure.
The target audience is a database developer who has an in-depth knowledge of:
* all common programming tasks
* embedded SQL programming, ODBC/CLI programming, or Java programming
There are 63 multiple choice questions on the test and you are required to get a score of 57% or better to pass. The following 7 sections are on the test:
* Database objects and Programming Methods (13%)
* Data Manipulation (26%)
* Embedded SQL Programming (11%)
* ODBC/CLI Programming (13%)
* Java Programming (13%)
* Advanced Programming (16%)
* User Defined Routines (8%)
Section 1: Database objects and Programming Methods (13%)
This section tests:
* Your ability to identify the different database objects that are available with DB2 UDB.
* Your ability to identify the naming conventions used for DB2 UDB objects.
* Your knowledge of the constraints available and your ability to identify when and how NOT NULL, default, check, unique, and referential integrity constraints should be used.
* Your ability to identify how operations performed on the parent table of a referential integrity constraint are reflected in the child table of the constraint.
* Your ability to identify the more common privileges used when developing or running DB2 UDB applications.
* Your knowledge of the various special registers available and your ability to obtain the current value of any special register using SQL.
* Your ability to identify the similarities and differences between static embedded SQL and dynamic embedded SQL.
* Your ability to identify the difference between CLI/ODBC, JDBC, and SQLJ.
Today's assessment question:
Given a table created using the statement:
CREATE TABLE abc.stuff (i INT)
A user called XYZ is to be enabled to access data from table ABC.STUFF using an implicit schema.
Assuming the necessary privileges have been granted, which of the following statements issued by user ABC will provide this result?
A. CREATE ALIAS stuff FOR abc.stuff
B. CREATE VIEW abc.stuff FOR xyz.stuff
C. CREATE ALIAS abc.stuff FOR xyz.stuff
D. CREATE VIEW xyz.stuff AS SELECT i FROM abc.stuff
Where to find the answer:
1) Chapter 2 of Roger Sanders book: DB2(R) Universal Database V8.1 Certification Exam 703 Study Guide
2) Tutorial: http://www.ibm.com/software/data/education/selfstudy.html#2.
3) Product document: search on 'alias'
Tip: If you are an employee of IBM, search for Roger's book on Books 24x7.
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