The exam that you need to pass to start your journey on the road to DB2 Certification is the DB2 Family Fundamentals Exam 730. This exam only contains questions for concepts that are common across all platforms that DB2 runs on. There is a heavy SQL component to the exam, and most people who use DB2 daily should find this exam fairly easy. You’ll find it easier as well if you examine the objectives and use one or more of the listed study materials. Database Associate Certification Role Exam 730 – DB2 9 Family Fundamentals Number of... [More]
DB2 10.1 Fundamentals - Exam 610 Start
with this exam. It contains questions for concepts that are common
across all platforms that DB2 runs on. There is a heavy SQL component
to the exam, and most people who use DB2 daily should find this exam
fairly easy. You’ll find it easier as well if you examine the
objectives and use one or more of the listed study materials. Passing
this exam will lead to an IBM Certified Database Associate certificate.
This is an entry level certification for a user of any of the DB2
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After a long delay, I can finally announce that this long awaited book has published.
DB2 10 for z/OS Database Administration: Certification Study
by IBM Champions Susan Lawson and Daniel Luksetich
I can also tell you that the covers for the certification series of books by
have been redesigned and will be launched on this title. I hope you like the
What’s in the book?
Read this book to prepare to pass Exam 612 – DB2 10 for
z/OS Database Administration .
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Today I launched a Certification Checklist on My Developerworks that you can use to track your progress on following the steps required to earn a certification: Getting Started Guide to DB2 Certification .
You can use most of the steps in this checklist to track your progress
for any IBM software certification, but many of the steps are specific
to DB2. I would like to expand the list in the future, but started
with the basics. Please note that you'll need to be logged into My Developerworks in order to access and use the template.
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DB2 9 System Administration for z/OS: Certification Study Guide: Exam 737 by Judy Nall About her book: 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... [More]
I work in the Toronto Lab where we have at least 2500 employees. We're lucky enough to have a library where local employees may borrow books. This morning I shared the elevator with a couple of people carrying one of the books by Roger Sanders . The book is affectionately known as the "red book" and the one that I saw clearly came from the library and was so well-used it was amazing! It makes me happy to see that there are so many people here at the lab who prepare and take the certification exams. Speaking of Roger Sanders,... [More]
Over the past month, I've written several entries to help you get certified. This posting lists all of those entries and makes it easy for you to navigate through some of the material. I'll repost or update this entry as I go. I hope you find this useful. Benefits of Earning a Certification New in Certifications How to Prepare to Pass a DB2 Certification Details about DB2 Certification Program Once you are Certified... What Next? Study Materials Electronically Roger Sanders Books, Videos, and Crammer Course Half-Price Exams See also: Kate's... [More]
I subscribe to many newsletters and was reading through them this week..... the one that caught my attention the most was this: 5 surefire ways to get fired by Denise Dubie I don't want to get fired... and I'm sure most of you don't either! So, reading the article I found that one of the best ways to KEEP your job is by continually growing your skills! I can give plenty advice as to how you can grow your skills... and not all of them require a great deal of time or money! Certification I've blogged about how to get certified many times. The... [More]
The following exams were created to coincide with the product DB2 9.7 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows (LUW): Exam 541 - DB2 9.7 for LUW Database Administrator Number of questions: 60 Time allowed in minutes: 90 Required passing score: 61% Exam Objectives Courses Assessment Exam Passing this exam, along with pre-requisite Exam 730 , will earn you the following Professional Certification: IBM Certified Database Administrator, DB2 9.7 for LUW Books & Tutorials : Book: DB2 9.7 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration: Certification... [More]
It’s finally here! DB2 9.7 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration: Certification Study Notes by Roger Sanders I can’t tell you how many people have asked for this book in the past few years! And look at the great price: Less than $15! What’s in the book? Read this book to prepare to pass Exam 541 – DB2 for Linux, Unix, Windows Database Administration . All test objectives for this exam are covered in the same degree as they are covered on the exam. Roger was a member of the exam development team, so if fully aware... [More]
Earlier I posted a blog about the DB2 10 Certification Tutorials for Fundamentals Exam 610
that are being published on developerWorks. There is also a series of
tutorials that are being published to help you pass Exam 611- DB2 for
Linux, UNIX, and Windows DBA. I’ll update this post as more tutorials are published. Here is what is available now: (Update Feb 7: Part 2, Physical Design; Dec 6: Part 7, Security now available.) DB2 10.1 DBA for Linux, UNIX, and Windows certification exam 611 prep, Part 2: Physical design Mohamed Obide... [More]
First I gave you the benefits of getting certified , then the overall procedure to follow to get certified, now the details on the DB2 certification program. Each
exam has a time limit of 90 minutes, except the upgrade exam which has
a time limit of 60 minutes. The number of questions and the cutscore
for each exam varies. For example, exam 730 has 64 questions and you
must score 59 percent or higher to pass it. How do I prepare to pass an exam? Here is the recommended path I suggest you take to prepare for a DB2 exam: 1)
Choose the exam... [More]
started my career at the Toronto Lab writing DB2 product documentation.
I learned a lot, met many great people, and created my career. One of
the things I learned during my 6 years writing is that there is much
work put into this content. Planning, writing, discussing, reviewing,
revising, translating, publishing, and more. Bottom line: there is
quality in the product docs! Another
thing about the product docs is that they cover every area of the
product. People are always asking me how they should prepare to pass
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