The IBM® Certified System Administrator exam for IBM Informix® Dynamic Server 11 (Exam 918) demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to configure, install, monitor, and troubleshoot Informix Dynamic Server 11. Significant experience as an IDS 11 system/database administrator is required. Topics include installation and configuration, system activity monitoring, troubleshooting, performance tuning, database server operations, backup and restore, replication, and SQL.

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This series of eight free tutorials is designed to help you prepare for the IBM Certified System Administrator: IBM Informix Dynamic Server 11 certification exam (Exam 918). These tutorials provide a solid base for each section of the exam. However, you should not rely on these tutorials as your only preparation for the exam.

After completing this tutorial, take an assessment exam to test your proficiency. For more information about assessment tests, visit Information Management Certification Online Assessment Tests. When you are ready, schedule your certification exam. IBM exams are offered worldwide at Prometric Testing Centers. To find a site near you, call Prometric at (800) 959-EXAM (3926) or visit

After a quick registration, you can begin a tutorial. Each tutorial should take about an hour to complete. You can take the tutorials online or download a PDF.