If you’ve been taking IBM Training courses over the past several years, you may have started to notice changes in course codes. Although these changes will ultimately make it much easier to find courses in your interest area and region, the period of transition (right now) can be difficult since you aren’t always up to date about the latest course codes.
The manager of Education Delivery in the US and Canada has provided me with some helpful info that I thought I’d share with you. One thing to note is that all course codes (US and worldwide) will eventually be 5 digits. For now though, much of our Training material lists worldwide codes with 4 digits (ex. IX22) and US codes with 5 digits (ex. DT200).
These courses all begin with a 3 and a letter. If you see 3 you know instantly that you are looking at an ILO course. Examples are: 3X22 (Informix Database Administration: Managing andOptimizing Data), and 3U200 (IBM UniData Fundamentals). The numbers after the 3 and the letter correspond to the classroom version of the course (ex. 3X22 corresponds to classroom course IX22).
Cross Product Courses
Cross product courses are those courses that cover multiple product areas. All of these courses will eventually begin with CE followed by 3 digits. Current examples include: CE03 (DB2 Family Fundamentals), and CE13 (DB2 SQL Workshop for Experienced Users).
DB2 for z/OS Courses
After the transition, all courses for DB2 for z/OS will start with CV followed by three digits. Examples include: CV85 (DB2 for z/OS System Administration) and CV73 (DB2 for z/OS Stored Procedures).
DB2 for LUW Courses
These courses will all be listed as CL followed by three digits. Current examples are DB2 9 Database Administration Workshop: CL20 (for Linux), CL21 (for Unix), CL23 (for Windows).
Informix course codes are one of the easiest to remember – they will all be listed as IX followed by three digits. Examples are: IX81 (Informix Dynamic Server 11 Systems Administration) and IX30 (Informix Dynamic Server 11 New Features).
Data Warehousing Courses
These courses will be DW followed by three digits. Examples are DW03 (Changing Business with Data Insight) and DW35 (DB2 Data Warehouse Edition 9 Components).
U2 courses are another easy one to remember… they all start with (you guessed it) U2! Examples are U2125 (IBM UniData and UniVerse Database Programming) and U2141 (IBM U2 Basic Extensions for Advanced Programmers).
Optim is the newest member of the Data Management family. Optim courses are listed as DT followed by three digits. Examples are DT200 (Basic IBM Optim Data Growth for Open Systems) and DT820 (Basic IBM Optim Test Data Management for z/OS).
I hope this information makes it a little bit easier to find your next training course. Visit ibm.com/training to find more information about specific courses.
If you have a moment, please write me a comment and let me know how you traditionally find training courses. Do you use the training search (ibm.com/training) and search by course number or course name? Or do you find training using the training paths? Do you use another method?
Note: The changes to course codes mentioned above will take place gradually and will only apply to currently offered courses.