DB2 9 DBA for z/OS Certification

Horacio Villa

DB2 9 DBA for z/OS Certification
Hi,

I'm looking at this certification. I've already certified for V7, and for
V8 it wasn't necessary to take Family Fundamentals.
But the page for 9 says:




Requirements

This certification requires 2 test(s).

Test(s):
1. Any 1 of the following tests:
a. Test 700 - DB2 V8.1 Family Fundamentals
b. Test 730 - DB2 9 Family Fundamentals
2. Test 732 - DB2 9 DBA for z/OS



So, do I have to take Test 700 or 730?

Cheers,

Horacio Villa

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Sally Mir

Re: DB2 9 DBA for z/OS Certification
(in response to Horacio Villa)
Either one will do to get you your DB2 V9 certification.


Sally A. Mir, AVP
Wachovia Enterprise Data Management
(336) 773-4011
IBM Certified Database Administrator
DB2 9 DBA for Z/OS
DB2 Universal Database V8.1 for Z/OS
IBM Certified Database Associate
DB2 Universal Database V8.1 Family



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Hi,

I'm looking at this certification. I've already certified for V7, and for
V8 it wasn't necessary to take Family Fundamentals.
But the page for 9 says:








Requirements

This certification requires 2 test(s).

Test(s):
1. Any 1 of the following tests:
a. Test 700 - DB2 V8.1 Family Fundamentals
b. Test 730 - DB2 9 Family Fundamentals
2. Test 732 - DB2 9 DBA for z/OS






So, do I have to take Test 700 or 730?

Cheers,

Horacio Villa
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Horacio Villa

Re: DB2 9 DBA for z/OS Certification
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My question was that, being already certified in V8, if isn't it enough to
take Test 732 only.

Cheers,

Horacio Villa



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DB2 9 DBA for Z/OS
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Hi,

I'm looking at this certification. I've already certified for V7, and for
V8 it wasn't necessary to take Family Fundamentals.
But the page for 9 says:








Requirements

This certification requires 2 test(s).

Test(s):
1. Any 1 of the following tests:
a. Test 700 - DB2 V8.1 Family Fundamentals
b. Test 730 - DB2 9 Family Fundamentals
2. Test 732 - DB2 9 DBA for z/OS






So, do I have to take Test 700 or 730?

Cheers,

Horacio Villa
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Sally Mir

Re: DB2 9 DBA for z/OS Certification
(in response to Horacio Villa)
Sorry -- I should have been more specific.

If you passed test 700 when you got certified in V8, then you've already
met that requirement. (But it sounds like you didn't take 700 because you
already had V7 certification.)

I took 700 and 732 to get V9 certified, because my V8 certification had
relied upon the V7 family fundamental exam that I took when I got V7
certified. Isn't that clear? :)

So it boils down to this -- folks who were V7 certified didn't have to take
V8 Family Fundamentals in order to get V8 certified. But in order to get
V9 certification, you have to have either V8 or V9 Family Fundamentals.

HTH,

Sally A. Mir, AVP
Wachovia Enterprise Data Management
(336) 773-4011
IBM Certified Database Administrator
DB2 9 DBA for Z/OS
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Either one will do to get you your DB2 V9 certification.


Sally A. Mir, AVP
Wachovia Enterprise Data Management
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IBM Certified Database Administrator
DB2 9 DBA for Z/OS
DB2 Universal Database V8.1 for Z/OS
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Hi,

I'm looking at this certification. I've already certified for V7, and for
V8 it wasn't necessary to take Family Fundamentals.
But the page for 9 says:








Requirements

This certification requires 2 test(s).

Test(s):
1. Any 1 of the following tests:
a. Test 700 - DB2 V8.1 Family Fundamentals
b. Test 730 - DB2 9 Family Fundamentals
2. Test 732 - DB2 9 DBA for z/OS






So, do I have to take Test 700 or 730?

Cheers,

Horacio Villa
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Joe Hartmann

DB2 certification
(in response to Sally Mir)
I am planning on taking the DB2 certification exams at IDUG this year, can any
one offer some insight on the exams and resources that might be useful in
preparing for the exams ( 730 731 and/or 732). I have never taken these
exams before and don't know what to expect.
TIA

Joe

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Troy Coleman

Re: DB2 certification
(in response to Joe Hartmann)
Hi Joe,
I started to write blog entries related to this last October and
November http://ibmsystemsmag.blogs.com/db2utor/2007/10/index.html
My focus was for z/OS but you can see the roadmap and some good
information related to getting more information.

You should also check out Susan Visser's blog since she is responsible
for IBM Certification program:
http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/SusanVisser


I just noticed at www.planetdb2.com a blog entry on this subject:
http://www.db2mag.com/blog/main/archives/2008/01/post_7.html

I hope this helps.

Troy Coleman


Joe Hartmann wrote:
> I am planning on taking the DB2 certification exams at IDUG this year, can any
> one offer some insight on the exams and resources that might be useful in
> preparing for the exams ( 730 731 and/or 732). I have never taken these
> exams before and don't know what to expect.
> TIA
>
> Joe
>
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>
>
>

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Troy Coleman

Re: DB2 9 DBA for z/OS Certification
(in response to Troy Coleman)
I have a blog entry on this: http://ibmsystemsmag.blogs.com/db2utor/2007/10/roadmap-to-ibm-.html

If you look at the certify page for zOS:
http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/certs/08002303.shtml

IBM Certified Database Administrator - DB2 9 DBA for z/OS


Test(s):
  1. Any 1 of the following tests:
    1. Test 700 - DB2 V8.1 Family Fundamentals
    2. Test 730 - DB2 9 Family Fundamentals
  2. Test 732 - DB2 9 DBA for z/OS

You have taken 700 so you do not have to take 730.
You can just take 732.

Cheers,
Troy

Horacio Villa wrote:
Hi,

I'm looking at this certification. I've already certified for V7, and for V8 it wasn't necessary to take Family Fundamentals.
But the page for 9 says:

Requirements

This certification requires 2 test(s).

Test(s):

1.        Any 1 of the following tests:
a.        Test 700 - DB2 V8.1 Family Fundamentals
b.        Test 730 - DB2 9 Family Fundamentals
2.        Test 732 - DB2 9 DBA for z/OS




So, do I have to take Test 700 or 730?

Cheers,

Horacio Villa
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Raymond Bell

Re: DB2 9 DBA for z/OS Certification
(in response to Troy Coleman)
Hey Horacio,

I think you already have your answer (so why am I chipping in? Good
question...) but, having gone through the process, it took a few
explanations from the charming ladies running the IDUG Athens
certification booth before I fully understood what I needed to do.

Like you and, I suspect, quite a few others I got my V7 certification by
passing both the Family Fundamentals test and the DBA one. For V8, as
I'd obtained my previous certification by having passed the Fundamentals
test, I only had to sit the V8 DBA test. For 9 (ooh, nearly said V9),
as I'd NOT obtained my previous certification by passing the
fundamentals test, I had to sit the 9 fundamentals test as well as the
DBA one.

The idea is that you can only skip the fundamentals test for every other
(i.e. 2nd) certification. So, as I had to sit both the 9 fundamentals
and the 9 DBA tests I'm fully expecting to only have to sit the Vnext
DBA test when it comes around. Same is true of the LUW DB2 DBA
certification path too i.e. skipping the fundamentals test is OK for
every other/2nd certification.

Cheers,


Raymond
PS. Note to the DB2-L Administrators: was my e-mail, and Horatio's
original, really over 500 lines?

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