There are so many places for you to keep your skills sharp with DB2 and InfoSphere, that sometimes it gets difficult to “see the trees for the forest”! I hope that this is a list that you’ll save and go back to often to help you find your way.
A wide range of IBM experts, programs, and services are available to help you take your information management skills to the next level. Participate in our online community though developerWorks. Find whitepapers, videos, demos, DB2 Express downloads, and more. Visit ibm.com/developerworks/data/.
IBM Certification Exams
Find industry-leading professional certification exams, including new certifications for DB2 10.1:
- DB2 10.1 Fundamentals (Exam 610)
- DB2 10.1 Database Administrator for LUW (Exam 611)
- DB2 10.1 Advanced Database Administrator for LUW (Exam 614)
Find cost-effective and green online learning options, such as private online training, as well as traditional classroom education, all taught by our experienced world-class instructors. DB2 10 training includes the following:
- DB2 10.1 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows New Features and Database Migration Considerations
- Fast Path to DB2 10.1 for Experienced Relational DBAs
- DB2 10.1 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Quickstart for Experienced Relational DBAs
Visit ibm.com/software/data/education for details and course availability.
Information Management Bookstore
Find electronic versions of our free flashbooks, links to the most informative information management books on the market, along with valuable links and offers to save you money and enhance your skills. Visit ibm.com/software/data/education/bookstore.
IBM Support for DB2 10
Access the award-winning IBM Support Portal to find technical support information for DB2 10, including downloads, notifications, technical documents, flashes, alerts, and more. Visit ibm.com/support.
Data Management Magazine
IBM Data Management magazine delivers interactive, highly dynamic content, including webinars and video about the technical topics of interest to you. Connect with a community of the world’s top information management professionals and a broad range of voices from across the industry. Visit ibmdatamag.com.
Big Data University
Learn SQL, DB2, and other hot technologies at your pace and at your place. Big Data University offers helpful online courses with instructional videos and exercises to help you master new concepts. Course completion is marked with a final exam and a certificate. Visit bigdatauniversity.com.
International DB2 User Group (IDUG)
IDUG is all about community. Through education events, technical resources, unique access to fellow users, product developers, and solution providers, IDUG offers an expansive, dynamic technical support community. IDUG delivers quality education, timely information, and peer-driven product training and utilization that enable DB2 users to achieve organizational business objectives and to drive personal career advancement. Visit idug-db2.com and idug.org.
Join the Conversation
Stay current as DB2 10 evolves by using social media sites to connect to experts and to contribute your voice to the conversation. Visit one or more of the following:
- Twitter for All Things DB2
- Facebook for All Things DB2
- DB2 related videos and demos
- LinkedIn Group for DB2
- Me on twitter: susvis
- Facebook for IBM Information Management Skills
- Smarter Questions Blog
- Thoughts from Information Management Support Blog
- Build your Skill on IM products, including DB2: books, certifications, tutorials, and more
- SQL Tips for DB2 LUW by Serge Rielau
I hope you find something useful in this list, which is by no means exhaustive!