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DB2 9 for z/OS Database Administration: Certification Study Guide
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Susan Lawson, Dan Luksetich
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In order to become an IBM Certified Database Administrator - DB2 9 DBA for z/OS, you must pass two exams: DB2 9 Fundamentals Exam (Exam 730), and DB2 9 Database Administrator for z/OS (Exam 732)--the primary focus of this book.
Written by two members of the team who participated in the actual writing of the exam, this specialized study guide covers every topic that you will need to know to pass Exam 732, including database design and implementation, operation and recovery, security and auditing, performance, as well as installation and migration/upgrade. But that is only the beginning. It also covers the new features of DB2 9 for both database and application development.
This comprehensive guide includes an extensive set of practice questions in each chapter that closely model the actual exam, along with an answer key with a description of why the answer is the correct one. No other source gives you this much help in passing the exam.
Whether you plan to take Exam 732 or just want to master the skills needed to be an effective database administrator on z/OS systems, this is the only book you’ll need.
With the DB2 9 for z/OS Database Administration Certification Study Guide, you will:
• Discover the changes to DB2 9 that you’ll need to know in order to be successful when taking the exam
• Learn how to effectively administer a DB2 database
• Receive an explanation of every objective included on the test…by someone involved in the creation of the actual exam
• Find 85 practice questions based on the actual exam’s format and approach, along with comprehensive answers to help you gain understanding
Chapter 1: DB2 9 Product Fundamentals
Chapter 2: Environment
Chapter 3: Access and Security
Chapter 4: Database Objects
Chapter 5: Retrieving and Manipulating Database Objects
Chapter 6: Advanced SQL Coding
Chapter 7: Maintaining Data
Chapter 8: Recovery and Restart
Chapter 9: Data Sharing
Chapter 10: Using SQL in an Application Program
Chapter 11: Binding an Application Program
Chapter 12: Application Program Features
Chapter 13: Stored Procedures
Chapter 14: Accessing Distributed Data
Chapter 15: Advanced Functionality
Chapter 16: Locking and Concurrency
Chapter 17: Performance Monitoring and Tuning
Appendix A: DB2 Sample Database
Appendix B: Sample Exam Questions
Appendix C: Sample Exam Answers
Appendix D: References
Susan Lawson is an internationally recognized consultant and lecturer with a strong background in system and database administration. She has over 19 years experience in DB2 and currently works with several large clients to help develop, implement and tune some of the world’s largest and most complex DB2 databases and applications. She also performs Performance Audits for many clients to help reduce costs through proper performance tuning. Her other activities have included authoring articles, presenting at user group meetings, and authoring white papers. She is an IBM GOLD Consultant for DB2 and z/Series, and has authored and co-authored several books.
Dan Luksetich is a senior DB2 DBA. He works as a DBA, application architect, presenter, author, and teacher. Dan has been in the information technology business for over 22 years, and has worked with DB2 for over 17 years. He has been a COBOL and BAL programmer, DB2 system programmer, DB2 DBA, and DB2 application architect. His experience includes major implementations on z/OS, AIX, and Linux environments.
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