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Test C2090-730: DB2 9 Family Fundamentals

It is highly recommended that you use a variety of resources to prepare for certification exams. 

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. When preparing for the certification test, keep in mind that real world experience is required to stand a reasonable chance of passing the certification test.  Courseware does not replace the requirement for experience.  Please note that course offerings are continuously being added and updated.  If you want to purchase a training course, feel free to contact an IBM Global Training Provider.

Study Guide for the certification test.

All Course Formats

Course title: DB2 Family Fundamentals

Course duration: 2 days

Course number: CE031G

Alternative Option - Web Based Training: DB2 Family Fundamentals

Abstract: 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 runs under the z/OS, VM, 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.

Online course

Course title: 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.

Retail Book

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.


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