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Test C2090-610: DB2 10.1 Fundamentals


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This Database Associate certification is an entry level exam for a user of any of the DB2 family of products. This individual is knowledgeable about the fundamental concepts of DB2 10.1 through either hands on experience or formal and informal education. The database associate should have an in-depth knowledge of the basic to intermediate tasks required in day-to-day administration, basic SQL (Structured Query Language), understand which additional products are available with DB2 10.1, understand how to create databases and database objects, and have a basic knowledge of database security and transaction isolation. 

Section 1 - Planning (10%)


  1. Knowledge of DB2 products (z/OS vs LUW vs pureScale - at a high-level; different products and what they do)

  2. Knowledge of database workloads (appropriate DB2 product to use - OLTP vs warehousing)

  3. Knowledge of non-relational data concepts (XML data, LOB data)


Section 2 - Security (15%)


  1. Knowledge of restricting data access

  2. Knowledge of different privileges and authorities

  3. Given a DCL SQL statement, knowledge to identify results (grant/revoke/connect statements)

  4. Knowledge of Row and Column Access Control (RCAC)

  5. Knowledge of Roles and Trusted Contexts


Section 3 - Working with Databases and Database Objects (20%)


  1. Ability to create and connect to DB2 servers and databases (requirements to give ability to connect)

  2. Ability to identify DB2 objects

  3. Knowledge of basic characteristics and properties of DB2 objects

  4. Given a DDL SQL statement, knowledge to identify results (ability to create objects)

  5. Knowledge of Temporal (Time Travel) Tables - System-period, Application-period, and Bi-temporal - ability to create (Greater precision time stamps)


Section 4 - Working with DB2 Data using SQL (20%)


  1. Ability to use SQL to SELECT data from tables

  2. Ability to use SQL to SORT or GROUP data

  3. Ability to use SQL to UPDATE, DELETE, or INSERT data

  4. Knowledge of transactions (i.e., commit/rollback and transaction boundaries)

  5. Ability to create and call an SQL supported procedure or a user defined function (understanding of passing parameters and results)

  6. Given an XQuery statement, knowledge to identify results

  7. Knowledge of Temporal (Time Travel) Tables - System-period, Application-period, and Bi-temporal - ability to query


Section 5 - Working with DB2 Tables, Views and Indexes (22%)


  1. Ability to demonstrate usage of DB2 data types (XML data types, Oracle compatibility data types)

  2. Given a situation, ability to create a temporary table

  3. Knowledge to identify when referential integrity should be used

  4. Knowledge to identify methods of data constraint

  5. Knowledge to identify characteristics of a table, view or index

  6. Knowledge to identify when triggers should be used

  7. Knowledge of schemas


Section 6 - Data Concurrency (13%)


  1. Knowledge to identify factors that influence locking

  2. Ability to list objects on which locks can be obtained (lock table)

  3. Knowledge to identify characteristics of DB2 locks (common locks shared across platforms)

  4. Given a situation, knowledge to identify the isolation levels that should be used (currently committed)



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