Courses and publications are offered to help you prepare for the certification tests. The courses are recommended, but not required, before taking a certification test.
Study Guide for the certification test.
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This course provides you with information about the functions of IBM's DB2, a relational database manager which may be installed under a variety of operating systems on many hardware platforms.
DB2 9 runs under the z/OS, Linux, UNIX, and Windows operating systems, to name a few.
The course includes discussion of how the DB2 products provide services. The focus is on the services DB2 provides and how we work with DB2, not on its internal workings.
This basic course is for persons needing an introductory knowledge of DB2, and persons preparing for advanced and specialized DB2 education.
This course is the classroom delivered version of Instructor Led Online Course 3E120.
This course provides an introduction to the SQL language and applies to the entire DB2 Family, and Informix. This course is appropriate for customers working in all DB2 environments, that is, z/OS, VM/VSE, iSeries, Linux, UNIX, and Windows. It is also appropriate for customers working in an Informix environment.
This is a basic course anyone needing to write, support, or understand SQL queries. This includes but is not limited to end-users, programmers, application designers, database administrators, and system administrators who do not yet have knowledge of the SQL Data Manipulation Language (DML).
DB2 9 Fundamentals Exam 730 Certification Preparation Tutorial Series
Course duration: 7 hours
Course number: Exam 730
The Fundamentals tutorial series provides an introduction to SQL (Structured Query Language) and covers how DB2® 9 is packaged and installed, how to create databases and database objects, and the basics of database security and transaction isolation. 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 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 or zip file.
This book written by Roger E. Sanders, covers everything needed to know to pass the DB2 9 Fundamentals Certification Exam (Exam 730). The prerequisite for all intermediate and follow-on DB2 certifications, XML usage, basic table creation, a rich set of sample questions, and detailed answers are all included, forming the foundation for understanding the newest version of IBM's flagship database product. Regardless of what future certification path the reader is planning on pursuing, this study guide will chart a course for proficiency in DB2 9.