Certification in DB2 for OS/390

Roger Miller

Certification in DB2 for OS/390
You asked why we don't have certification on DB2 for OS/390,
and the essence of the problem is one of resources and priorities.
This is not a case of blacks and whites, but more one where the
need is much more dramatic on the Windows and Unix platforms.
The question that is asked more than any other at the certification
class is, "What about DB2 for OS/390?" The most concrete example
I have heard for the need is that some government workers can be
paid more if they have a certificate.

Last year we thought we had it set, then came up about $100,000
short. We'll keep trying to make the certification for the whole
family.

Roger Miller



Danny Davis

Re: Certification in DB2 for OS/390
(in response to Roger Miller)
Roger,
The need you cited for OS/390 is obviously not a good one. Just curious, what are the 'needs' on Windows and Unix that are driving certification other than the realistic reason someone quoted before, that all the other server based databases have it.




>>> Roger Miller <[login to unmask email]> 01/07/00 02:55PM >>>
You asked why we don't have certification on DB2 for OS/390,
and the essence of the problem is one of resources and priorities.
This is not a case of blacks and whites, but more one where the
need is much more dramatic on the Windows and Unix platforms.
The question that is asked more than any other at the certification
class is, "What about DB2 for OS/390?" The most concrete example
I have heard for the need is that some government workers can be
paid more if they have a certificate.

Last year we thought we had it set, then came up about $100,000
short. We'll keep trying to make the certification for the whole
family.

Roger Miller






RICK (SWBT) DAVIS

Re: Certification in DB2 for OS/390
(in response to Danny Davis)
Thought OS/390 DB2 was a "server" of data before there were any
"server-based" DBMs. OS/390 DB2 is becoming, more and more, "the server of
choice" for many applications across the entire gamut of businesses.
Reliability, scalability, and speed of recovery come immediately to mind.
Don't look now, but not a single person working directly with OS/390 DB2 has
a OS/390 DB2 certification either.

Rick Davis
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-----Original Message-----
From: Danny Davis [mailto:[login to unmask email]
Sent: Friday, January 07, 2000 2:33 PM
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Subject: Re: Certification in DB2 for OS/390


Roger,
The need you cited for OS/390 is obviously not a good one. Just curious,
what are the 'needs' on Windows and Unix that are driving certification
other than the realistic reason someone quoted before, that all the other
server based databases have it.




>>> Roger Miller <[login to unmask email]> 01/07/00 02:55PM >>>
You asked why we don't have certification on DB2 for OS/390,
and the essence of the problem is one of resources and priorities.
This is not a case of blacks and whites, but more one where the
need is much more dramatic on the Windows and Unix platforms.
The question that is asked more than any other at the certification
class is, "What about DB2 for OS/390?" The most concrete example
I have heard for the need is that some government workers can be
paid more if they have a certificate.

Last year we thought we had it set, then came up about $100,000
short. We'll keep trying to make the certification for the whole
family.

Roger Miller








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