DB2 9 Fundamentals Certification

25 June,2011 by Tom Collins

DB2 9 Fundamentals Certification is completed.After a few years of avoidance , I decided  to attain some DB2 certifications. I’d always placed greater emphasis on self study and  experience. But having completed the first certification, I was pleasantly surprised about the level of detail required to do well.

 After some initial research – I decided upon the relevant path for certification as DBA for LUW. This involved :

IBM Certified Database Associate (DB2 Fundamentals) (Exam 730)

IBM Certified Database Administrator (Exam 731)

IBM Certified Advanced Database Administrator (Exam 734)

 I purchased a book – DB2 9 Fundamentals by Roger E. Sanders – which is a very well written book – with test questions per subject and a longer exam at the end. This gives you a good flavour of the type of questions asked. I did supplement these questions with other downloadable test questions.

 As I’ve worked with DB2 – I didn’t take any courses specific for this test , and in my opinion I did get more out of the process – as I’d had experience.

 The areas required for study – and related % of test are:

1)Planning (14%)

2)Security (11%)

3)Working with Databases and Database Objects (17%)

4)Working with DB2 data using SQL and XQuery (23%)

5)Working with DB2 Tables,Views and Indexes (23%)

6)Data Concurrency (11%)

 The questions are multiple choice – but this does not necessarily make it easier. If you don’t know the material – the subtle differences between the answers could potentially be difficult.

 Overall the main benefit  –  is the requirement to revise some area that you may not use regularly, therefore forcing you to refresh (or learn ) your knowledge.

 DB2 9 Fundamentals Certification is over and I’ve just started studying for the second exam - IBM Certified Database Administrator.

Author: Jack Vamvas(http://www.dba-db2.com)
Author: Rambler(http://www.dba-db2.com)


Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment on DB2 9 Fundamentals Certification

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

dba-db2.com | DB2 Performance Tuning | DBA DB2:Everything | FAQ | Contact | Copyright