Synopses & Reviews
Much more than a simple certification study aid, this comprehensive 1,248 page book is designed to help you master all aspects of IBM DB2 database administration and prepare you to take and pass IBM's Certification Exams 611 and 311: Certified Database Administrator. Building on years of extensive hands-on experience, the authors step you through all the areas covered on the test. The book dives deep inside each certification topic: DB2 server management, physical design, business rules implementation, activity monitoring, utilities, high availability, security, and connectivity and networking. There is even a "crash course" chapter on DB2 10.5 features. Each chapter includes an extensive set of practice questions along with carefully explained answers. This book provides more than 400 practice questions and answers, more than 120 "flash cards" to help you study for the exam, and 50 step-by-step DB2 feature implementation procedures.
"This resource is designed to give the DB2 professional the information required in order to successfully obtain certification, or even to simply enhance their existing scope of DB2 knowledge. The authors have done an excellent job of distilling their many years of experience, both within the lab environment and within the live production environment into a logical, well-organized reference. Each section contains the fundamentals, plus valuable insights from the authors, and is backed up with sample exam questions, as well as detailed answers . . . . I am confident that with this guide, your certification will not be far away!" —Eric Sheley, Global IT Director, FTSE 100 Global Consumer Goods Company
Written primarily for readers who work with the DB2 system, this book covers everything they need to know in order to pass the exam to become IBM-certified database administrators for DB2 10.1 or DB2 10.5 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. This comprehensive study guide goes step by step through all of the topics on the test. Each chapter contains an extensive set of practice questions along with carefully explained answers, and a complete practice test that closely models the actual exam is included with an answer key. The book discusses server management, activity monitoring, high availability, security, and connectivity and networking, among other issues.
About the Author
Mohankumar (Mohan) Saraswatipura works as a Database Solutions Architect at Kronsys, Inc., focusing on IBM DB2, Linux, UNIX, and Windows solutions. Prior to his current position, he worked as a Database Solutions Architect at Reckitt Benckiser Group, plc (UK) focusing on IBM Smart Analytics System 5600, Siebel, SQL Server, and SAP HANA solutions. He is an IBM Champion (2010–2015) and a DB2's Got Talent 2013 winner. Mohan has written dozens of technical papers for IBM developerWorks and IBM Data Magazine. He is an IBM Certified DB2 Advanced Database Administrator, DB2 Application Developer, and DB2 Problem Determination Master. Mohan holds a Master's of Technology (M Tech) degree in computer science and an Executive MBA (IT). He lives in Manchester with his wife Dr. Nirmala; they have one child (Milan). Robert (Kent) Collins, founder of Shiloh Consulting, Inc., is currently a Data Solutions Architect with BNSF Railway. He is an IBM Champion (2010–2015) and a frequent speaker at the DB2Night Show and IDUG and IOD (IBM Insight) conferences. Kent has worked continually with DB2 from its introduction to the market in 1984, amassing a wealth of knowledge and experience. He graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with majors in mathematics and computer science. He is an IBM Certified Solutions Expert and also holds certifications in DB2, AIX, Linux, .NET, Oracle, SQL Server, Windows, and z/OS. Kent is proficient in many programming languages and, as a Java Architect, specializes in Enterprise HA/Performance systems. He lives in Dallas with his wife, Vicki; together, they have three children and one grandchild.