In March 2016, IBM introduced a new certification test for DB2 for z/OS - C2090-320 DB2 11 Fundamentals for z/OS. It is an entry level test that opens the door for other more advanced certifications. Let's here go through and review all test sections.
One could say that we are almost at the end of our journey. The DB2 11 Application Developer for z/OS certification test consists of 10 sections so this writing should be the end of the story, right? Well, sort of.
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DB2 for z/OS is no longer about the traditional relational structured data only. The evolution brought us not only binary objects, or XML and JSON, but also other non-structured data living in a distributed file system such as HDFS.
This part of the certification test is about the application lifecycle. It is not about the methodology you should adopt, it is about the generic tasks you should consider like testing, verifying the results, test data, and performance. And of course, main focus here is DB2 and SQL.
We are approaching the part of test 313 related to program coding and preparation called Coding SQL in Applications Programs. From my viewpoint, this part refers to traditional z/OS applications and their preparation, but certainly it might useful for programmers of other applications as well.