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Test C2090-730: DB2 9 Family Fundamentals


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This Database Associate is an entry level DBA or a user of any of the DB2 family of products. This individual is knowledgeable about the fundamental concepts of DB2 9 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 how DB2 9 is packaged and installed, understand how to create databases and database objects, and have a basic knowledge of database security and transaction isolation.

Section 1 - Planning (14%)


  1. Knowledge of restricting data access

  2. Knowledge of the features or functions available in DB2 tools (just tools that come with product - distributed +space - i.e., control center, configuration advisor, configuration assistant, command line processor)

  3. Knowledge database workloads (OLTP vs warehousing)

  4. Knowledge of non-relational data concepts (extenders)

  5. Knowledge of XML data implications (non-shreading)


Section 2 - Security (11%)


  1. Knowledge of DB2 products (client, server, etc.)

  2. Knowledge of different privileges and authorities

  3. Knowledge of encryption options (data and network)

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


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


  1. Ability to identify and connect to DB2 servers and databases

  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)


Section 4 - Working with DB2 Data using SQL (23.5%)


  1. Given a DML SQL statement, knowledge to identify results

  2. Ability to use SQL to SELECT data from tables

  3. Ability to use SQL to SORT or GROUP data

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

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

  6. Ability to call a procedure or invoke a user defined function

  7. Given an XQuery statement, knowledge to identify results


Section 5 - Working with DB2 Tables, Views and Indexes (23.5%)


  1. Ability to demonstrate usage of DB2 data types

  2. Given a situation, ability to create 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

  8. Knowledge of data type options for storing XML data


Section 6 - Data Concurrency (11%)


  1. Knowledge to identify factors that influence locking

  2. Ability to list objects on which locks can be obtained

  3. Knowledge to identify characteristics of DB2 locks

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




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