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Pratikshya

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:41 pm    Post subject: Help required- Gathering DB2 DBA and System Programmer skill
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I wish to have information about advanced reference material/sources/seminars/web based training/external third party training for DB2 DBA.

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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:50 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

You may like to check this link: DB2 DBA: Elevating the DBA Role.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:59 pm    Post subject:
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In reality, you can read all of the books going, but there is absolutely no substitute for experience.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:03 pm    Post subject:
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absolutely no substitute for experience
A comment whole heartedly agreed with.
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Pratikshya

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:07 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks for the link. By the way, I have already acquired DB2 DBA Certification for DB2-9(z/OS) and gone through DB2 - Developers Guide(Criag Mullins).

Any information regarding professional training programmes in India ?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:15 pm    Post subject:
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Are you currently working at the moment ?

If not - please do not spend loads of money on training programs that will probably not secure you a job. Having paper qualifications means very little out in the real world, where experience is king. In fact I have interviewed graduates with lots of paperwork who I would not trust to tie their own shoelaces without strict supervision.

The best bet is to get an IT job ANY IT job and take it from there.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:08 pm    Post subject:
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absolutely no substitute for experience


There can't be any doubt about that. Totally agree with you.



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Are you currently working at the moment ?


Yes, but as a developer. In this role I have some experience in database activities in a test region;like creating partioned tablespaces, indexes, running REORG,RUNSTATS apart from supporting production batch processes for production abends and improve upon poorly performing DB2-COBOL programs.My mainframe( and total) experience is 3 years.

I am really clueless about how to break into that DBA league. icon_sad.gif . It was then I decided to acquire a DB2 DBA certification to atleast achieve a semblance of authenticity. How does one get into it and what can I do to make others believe that' Yes I can do it'.

Apart from all this , I know that today DB2 DBAs must also be fully aware of other interfacing technologies like CICS,SAS,IMS,REXX etc to be able to fully and efficiently support DB2 systems. Does that mean that before becoming a DBA one should have a lot of(i know this is unquantifiable )experience as a developer.

Apologies for such a lengthy post.

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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:26 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

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Apologies for such a lengthy post.
Not to worry icon_smile.gif

Having applications development experience is one of the best ways learn about the (database) environmant. The best dba's i know have development experience.

Depending on how your organization operates, it may help to let others know that becoming a dba is your goal. If they don't know your goal, they cannot help you get there.

It would also probably help if there is a way for you to spend a bit of time with the dbas learning more as you go.
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