Certification Preparation Courses (sponsored by IBM)
IDUG is pleased to offer these Certification Preparation Courses for FREE. By attending any of these you 'll make sure to be well prepared to take a certificate back home and squeeze the most educational value out of your conference.
Pre-Certification Workshop for IBM DB2 11 DBA for z/OS & DB2 10.1 Fundamentals (Exam 610 & Exam 312) - Kurt Struyf [Suadasoft]
When: Sunday Nov 15th, 2015 - 9:30-16:30
Where: Meeting Room 6
This workshop is a certification preparation course intended to help you take DB2 10 Family Fundamentals exam (610) and DB2 11 for z/OS Database Administration exam (312). Passing of these exams will result in certification as an IBM Certified Solutions Expert - DB2 11 for z/OS Database Administration. Participants are expected to have fundamental knowledge of relational principles in addition to applied working knowledge of DB2 10 for z/OS and basic knowledge of DB2 11 features. The class has been designed to optimally prepare the students. It is a lecture only class, his class is NOT a full database administration class, it is a condense one day review, focusing on refreshing and teaching the necessary skills to pass both 610 & 312 exams.
The outline is as follows:
- Section 1 – DB2 10 Fundamentals
- Section 2 – DB2 11 Database administration
The first part of the class will sole focus on the skills needed to passing the family fundamentals exam. We will give an overview of the DB2 products, focusing on strengths an differences of the different members of the DB2 family. Beyond that basic DB2 database administration skills are explained. As connectivity is important to understand, time will be spent on providing an overview of the possibilities.
The second part of the class will focus on the specifics of DB2 11 for z/OS and the skills needed on the exam. The overall system architecture is explained, covering, amongst others, knowledge of DB2 catalog and directory and Distributed Data and Subsystem Pools. Furthermore we will cover access control including granting, auditing, trusted context etcetera, as well as explain the locking mechanism.
Evidently a part of the class will focus on the new possibilities with regards to DB2 objects (creating, altering and dropping), new possibilities, maintenance options and SQL (basics and enhancements). Backup and recovery, as well as data sharing, basics and strategies are covered to give an insight and prepare for the certification exam.
Presenter: Kurt Struyf
Kurt works as a senior consultant for SuadaSoft based in Luxembourg. He has well over fifteen years’ experience as a (system) DBA and have been installing, migrating, troubleshooting and tuning DB2 systems throughout Europe. Besides his consultancy missions he has been teaching a broad spectrum of DB2 classes, both in Europe and the USA. Kurt has been a speaker at several large European and North America conferences, such as IDUG, IOD and at numerous DB2 regional user groups in Europe and is a IBM information Champion since 2010 and as part of the IDUG content committee responsible for DB2 for z/OS content.
Pre-Certification Workshop for DB2 10.1 DBA for LUW (exam 611) and DB2 10.5 DBA for LUW Upgrade (exam 311) - Guy Przytula [Infocura]
When: Sunday Nov 15th, 2015 - 9:30-16:30
Where: Meeting Room 1
This workshop is designed to introduce the student to the concepts a test candidate must know in order to take and pass the DBA Verision 10.1 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows certification exam (Exam 611). The material for this course is aligned with the 611 exam objectives. This session offers an intense, overall review of those areas that will be on the certification exams and is a lecture-only class with no labs. Participants are expected to have fundamental knowledge of relational principles in addition to applied working knowledge of DB2 10.1 features. The upgrade certificate to DB2 10.5, test number 311 will also be covered during this class.
The following areas will be covered:
- Introduction on Exam Preparation.
- Part 1: Database Design
- Part 2: Data partitioning and Clustering
- Part 3: High Availability and Diagnostics.
- Part 4: Performance and Scalability
- Part 5: Advanced Concepts
Presenter: Guy Przytula
Guy has more than 30 years experience with DB2. He worked for IBM as hardware engineer and later in the software support center and software services department. He is a leading expert on DB2 for VM/VSE (SQL/DS) and DB2 for LUW, with which he started when it was still called common server. He teaches many courses related to DB2 LUW and Infosphere Information Server. The past decade he also worked with Oracle, SQL/server and DB2 on z/Linux.