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Syed AliRaza Zaidi
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I wanna go for DB2 but i donot know how to start what books to use and etc can any one help me out .
 
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I am going for IBM 512 and 514. Im using the book "All in One DB2 Administration Exam Guide". That book I am going to use for the 512 (IBM Certified Specialist DB2 UDB V6/V7 User).
IBM 514 adds on to the 512 to get a IBM Certified Solutions Expert DB2 UDB v7.1 Family Application Development.
There are a number of different types of Certifications you can get including Data Base Administrator.
Garth Schneider
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[ June 08, 2002: Message edited by: garth schneider ]
 
Syed AliRaza Zaidi
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Thank you ,
But is this book available in market I am also going for 512 first and then 514 but u know here in Pakistan No book for that available so its difficult to prepare can u suggest me some e resources.
 
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Syed,
I found that one:
http://www7b.software.ibm.com/dmdd/library/tutorials/db2cert/db2cert_tut.html?S_CMP=T&S_TACT=102B7W46
Looks good to get an overview for the exam.
Axel
 
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Thankyou Axel,
Hope will help me a lot but is it enough to pass Exam and can u tell me what type of questions are asked like scenario based or code base except IBM ICE where can I get Mocks.
Thank you
 
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The DB2 exam has a reputation for being very easy. It is not held very highly as a qualification.
What makes you want to take the DB2 exam?
 
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Originally posted by Simon Lee:
The DB2 exam has a reputation for being very easy. It is not held very highly as a qualification.
What makes you want to take the DB2 exam?

Probably the same reason I took the exams - because they were free. (IBM is offering free DB2 exams to anyone who can get a 75% or better on the four v7.1 exams at the ICE site.) Bear in mind that not everyone realizes how easy the exam is, and some folks are impressed by sheer number of certifications, not necessarily only by quality.
And they are fairly easy. I managed to pass 512 and 513 without too much effort.
(Edited to correct the version number *blush*)
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Well, I am thinking of taking the DB2 exam 512 as well. It seems there is a lot of meaningless tools specific things they want you to know. Can anybody summarize the following for 512?
1. How many man-hours of study are required?
2. How hard is it to get 75% and save $150?
3. What books are best for 512?
4. Anything else that is worth knowing before going for it?
PS: Its not regarded as anything serious? What the hell, I will still take it.
 
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1. How many man-hours of study are required?

Not many. I think that perhaps it took me maybe two weekends of going through their downloadable tutorial to pass it.

2. How hard is it to get 75% and save $150?

Not very.

3. What books are best for 512?

IBM actually has books geared towards passing their exams - they're a bit pricey, but I seem to recall they were fairly good.
There's also a downloadable tutorial somewhere on IBM's site.

4. Anything else that is worth knowing before going for it?

If you don't pass this month, there's always later in the year - IBM seems rather intent on getting as many certified DB2 DBA's out there as possible.

PS: Its not regarded as anything serious? What the hell, I will still take it.

That's my attitude - what can it hurt?
 
Syed AliRaza Zaidi
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How much % u got
 
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Hi,
You can also download one fast path for DB2 i.e ct28w from IBM site that is very good. If you want to read more books then refer 1. Database Administrator Guide and 2. DB2 SQL Reference, thats enough.
Vinay K Singh
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Harpreet Singh
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Vinay,
Can you post the URL for ct28w ?
 
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