People coming to DB2 for the first time are often overwhelmed by the sheer breadth of what they feel they need to learn to survive.
Obviously there is much to learn, but there are some things that are important to get to grips with first. I remember many years ago at an IDUG conference, when I was a "newbie", I heard Lockwood Lyon say "There are three things critical for a DBA : recoverability, recoverability and recoverability". It's maybe not as simple as that, but certainly it stood me in good stead for the future.
In the same spirit, long time DB2 guru and IDUG contributor Craig Mullins has put together a DB2 "starter top ten" for three categories of DB2 people : DBAs, developers and managers. Although this presentation is written from a DB2 for z/OS perspective, almost everything in it is relevant to DB2 for LUW as well.
You can see and hear Craig’s presentation on the IDUG Tech Talk channel here: