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krishna_t_26

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2003 7:27 pm    Post subject: DB2 Certification Guidelines
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I would like to DB2 certification from IBM as an application developer

Could any body suggest some good books and their previous experiences.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2003 3:19 pm    Post subject:
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Hello Krishna_t_26,

Below is the information you have requested for...

IBM DB2 CERTIFICATION TEST 512

A] SOME IMPORTANT LINKS:
1. Basic test information:
http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/tests/info.shtml#512

2. Syllabus:
http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/tests/obj512.shtml

3. Sample test:
http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/tests/sam512.shtml

4. Free IBM tutorial:
http://www7b.boulder.ibm.com/dmdd/library/tutorials/db2cert/db2cert_tut.html

B] TIME REQUIRED FOR PREPARATION
As per my opinion, time required for preparation is as follows:

1. First reading of reference book – 15 days.
2. Clearing free voucher test – 2-3 days
3. Practice and revision – 7 days

C] VOUCHER TEST / SAMPLE TEST:

1. A sample test is available on IBM site for preparation of IBM DB2 certification (refer link A3). This test is conducted on internet.

2. There is a free voucher scheme available for this certification. This means that if you score more than 75% marks in the sample test, you can appear for the IBM certification test free of cost.

3. You can appear for this sample test as many times as you wish. Once you score 75% + marks, IBM will send you a voucher number through email.

4. When you register for main certification exam, you have to give this voucher number.

5. For taking this sample test you have to register on the IBM site. Link no A3 mentioned above will lead to registration page.

6. The sample test is very easy as compared to main exam and most of the times you can score 75% easily. Thus it is advisable to appear for sample test first and then for main exam as in that case you won’t have to pay any money for main exam.

D] BOOKS AND RESOURCES USED:

1. For preliminary preparation I used following book:
“DB2 Universal Database V7.1 for UNIX, Linux, Windows and OS/2 DBA Certification” -by Baklarz and Wong

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Above book contain 16 chapters out of which only first 8 chapters are applicable for IBM test 512. Rests of the chapters are for test 513. Total number of pages to be read is about 400.


This book discusses all theoretical aspects in detail and gives practical examples. Many conceptual questions in IBM exam are discussed in this book.

My experience is that 15 days are sufficient to read this book thoroughly.

2. For a last day revision, I used free IBM tutorial (link 4 mentioned above) which was very useful. But it does not have any practical examples and for first round of study, it should not be used.

3. Other than these 2 resources, some other books are also available on AMAZON for DB2 test 512 preparation. I did not use them.

4. There is a CBT available on IBM site. But I feel that it is of very basic nature and does not help in preparing for the test.

E] ABOUT MAIN IBM TEST

1. IBM test is conducted in IBM authorized centers only. There is one IBM center at Nigadi.
2. You have to register for the exam at least 2 days in advance.
3. There are 55 questions and you have 75 minutes to answer them.
4. Passing score is 55%.
5. You can change the answers at any point of time during the exam.
6. Main IBM test covers questions from all topics and equal weightage is given to theory questions and practical problems.
7. Some of the important topics which had high weightage when I appeared for the test are as follows:

Locking and Isolation levels – 8 questions
Commit and Rollback concepts – 5 questions
SQL – 10 questions
Creation of databases – 7-8 questions

Hope this helps


Regards

Mayuresh Tendulkar
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2003 7:49 pm    Post subject: Thanks
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Thanks for immediate reply Mr.Tendulkar

I really appreciate important info the u sent..

I got one question though , the book you referred is look like for DBA certification , but i would like to do certification on Application programming side , which is the first part and later move on to DBA level

Please advise..
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2003 7:54 pm    Post subject: Also,,
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Also, i search through internet and found the following book

DB2 UDB v8.1 Application Devlopment Certification Guide

This book was suggested on IBM website too

have any ideas on this book..
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2003 8:33 am    Post subject:
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Hello Krishna_t_26,

My mistake...


Following is the information you are looking for.

DB2 UDB V7.1 Family Application Development
Test 514


http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/tests/obj514.shtml

http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/tests/edu514.shtml



DB2 UDB V8.1 Family Application Development
Test 703


http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/tests/obj703.shtml


http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/tests/edu703.shtml


Also sad to tell you that,

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IBM has stopped giving free vouchers for their DB2 tests
attaching the mail from ibm which i sent to them asking for enquiries
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IBM Tutorials

http://www7b.boulder.ibm.com/dmdd/library/tutorials/db2cert/db2cert_tut.html


hope this helps

Regards

Mayuresh Tendulkar


-----------------------mail from IBM----------------------------------------------
Thank you for contacting the IBM Professional Certification Program. As of now we do not have a free testing voucher promotion.
Please visit our Certify News website:
http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/news/index.shtml where all new promotions and certification information is announced.


Kind Regards.

Contact Services, Professional Certification from IBM
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2003 2:43 am    Post subject:
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I recently passed the Exam 700 (DB2 UDB v8 Family Fundamentals) which is equivalent to Exam 512 (for v7). I studied the tutorials in the IBM website and the book "Db2 udb v8 Exam 700 Certification Guide" by Roger Sanders.

- Keert.
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