Basic DB2 9 certification

17 May 2007 » DB2, IBM, System administration

I’m going to try my hand at the DB2 9 Fundamentals certification exam. Like the SCJP for Java, this exam provides an entry point to the speciality role certifications performed by folks that work with DB2. In my case, the longer term goal is to become an IBM Certified Application Developer.

OK, I’m a sucker for acronyms on the résumé, but the tangible benefits I see in this certification are similar to what I gleaned from the ZCE:

  • Reinforce base DB2 skills during the study phase.
  • Legitimate DB2 experience picked up over the years.
  • Learn the new features added to DB2 between versions 8 and 9.
  • Teach myself more about DB2 without attending a class.
  • Establish an assumed level of competency that can be used as a currency in career advancement.

It also doesn’t hurt that I was able to get a discounted exam voucher. :)

Update: I passed :)
Read about my Thoughts on the DB2 9 Fundamentals exam.

  

2 Responses to 'Basic DB2 9 certification'

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  1. Susan Visser said,

    17 May 2007 at 1:33 pm

    Good luck on the exam! I assume that you have the New Features book… let us know what you think of it. The Roger Sanders Exam 730 Study Guide just published too… it has about 100 sample questions.

  2. Daniel Krook said,

    18 May 2007 at 5:43 pm

    Susan,

    Thanks, I’ll let you know how it turns out. The New Features book is in transit.

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