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Test C2090-612: DB2 10 DBA for z/OS

The IBM Certified Database Administrator is the lead database administrator (DBA) for the DB2 product on the z/OS operating system. This individual has significant experience as a DBA and extensive knowledge of DB2, specifically the new features and functionality related to version 10. This person is capable of performing the intermediate to advanced tasks related to database design and implementation, operation and recovery, security and auditing, performance, and installation and migration/upgrades specific to the z/OS operating system.

Section 1 - Database Design and Implementation (30%)

  1. Design tables and views

  2. Explain the different performance implications of identity column, row ID, and sequence column definitions (applications, utilities), reorder row format, hash access

  3. Design indexes

  4. Design table spaces (choose a DB2 page size, clustering) and determine space attributes

  5. Perform partitioning

  6. Normalize data (E-R model, process model) and translate data model into physical model (denormalize tables)

  7. Implement user-defined integrity rules

  8. Use the appropriate method to alter DB2 objects

  9. Create and Manage XML and LOB objects

  10. Understand impacts of different encoding schemes

  11. Implementing data distribution and replication

Section 2 - Operation and Recovery (28.5%)

  1. Knowledge of commands for normal operational conditions

  2. Knowledge of commands and utility control statements for use in abnormal conditions

  3. Identify and perform actions that are needed to protect databases from planned and unplanned outages and ensure that timely image copies are taken periodically

  4. Load and unload data into and from the created tables

  5. Reorganize objects when necessary

  6. Monitor the object by collecting statistics

  7. Monitor and manage threads and utilities

  8. Identify and respond to advisory/restrictive statuses on objects

  9. Understanding the significance of checkpoints

  10. Identify and perform problem determination

  11. Perform health checks

  12. Develop backup and recovery scenarios

  13. Describe the special considerations for recovery in a data sharing environment

  14. Understand the concept of disaster recovery

  15. Understanding the concept of virtual storage constraints and limitations

Section 3 - Security and Auditing (9%)

  1. Understanding privileges and authorities

  2. Protect access to DB2 and its objects

  3. Audit DB2 activity and resources and identify primary audit techniques

  4. Identify and respond appropriately to symptoms from trace output or error messages that signify security problems

  5. Create and maintain roles and trusted contexts

  6. Implementing column and row level authorizations

Section 4 - Performance (28.5%)

  1. Plan for performance monitoring by setting up and running monitoring procedures

  2. Analyze performance

  3. Analyze and respond to RUNSTATS statistics analysis

  4. Determine when and how to perform REBIND

  5. Calculate cache requirements for new applications

  6. Understanding and implementing data distribution and replication

  7. Describe DB2 interaction with WLM

  8. Interpret traces and explain the performance impact of different DB2 traces

  9. Identify and respond to critical performance metrics

  10. Review and tune SQL

  11. Dynamic SQL Performance

  12. Design features for performance

Section 5 - Installation and Migration / Upgrade (4%)

  1. Understand the critical ZPARMs

  2. Identify the migration/upgrade modes

  3. Identify & explain Datasharing components


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