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DB2 10 for z/OS Database Administration (Exam 612)

Susan Lawson and Daniel Luksetich


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  • DB2 10 for z/OS Database Administration: Certification Study Guide is the definitive guide to preparing for IBM's Certification Exam 612: DB2 10 for z/OS Database Administration. This book provides a comprehensive review of all the topics covered on the exam and introduces you to important new features found in DB2 10 for z/OS.

    Written by two industry experts who were members of the team that created the 612 exam, this book guides you through all the areas you need to know about to pass the exam: Database Design and Implementation, Operation and Recovery, Security and Auditing, Performance, and Installation and Migration/Upgrade.

    At the end of each chapter, you will find practice questions with answers to help you review that chapter's material. The book concludes with a comprehensive 85-question practice exam (plus detailed answers) that lets you verify what you have learned.

    Beyond certification prep, the book covers new Version 10 features for both database and application development. It also includes a wealth of practical details about working with DB2 for z/OS, tips for best performance and best practices, and loads of examples illustrating usage of DB2. This book will serve both as an essential tool for studying for exam 612 as well as a reference guide that all DB2 for z/OS DBAs will want on their desktops.

    With DB2 10 for z/OS Database Administration: Certification Study Guide, you will:

    • Learn how to effectively administer a DB2 10 for z/OS database
    • Discover the changes to DB2 for z/OS in Version 10 that you need to know about to be successful when taking exam 612
    • Receive an explanation of every objective on the test. . .from people involved in the creation of the actual exam
    • Find 85 practice questions based on the actual exam format and approach--with detailed answers to help you gain understanding
  • Susan Lawson is an internationally recognized consultant and lecturer with a background in system and database administration. She 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. Susan also conducts performance and availability audits to help clients reduce costs through proper performance tuning and ensure availability. She also writes articles and white papers, presents at user group meetings, and teaches a variety of DB2 courses. Susan is an IBM GOLD Consultant for DB2 and System z and an IBM Champion.

    Daniel Luksetich is a DB2 database professional with more than 26 years of experience in high-performance design and tuning of very large databases and highly available, high-volume database applications. He also teaches DB2 courses and has authored books, guides, whitepapers, and magazine articles. Working as a DB2 application architect, Dan has been involved in several very large DB2 application designs. An IBM Champion, Dan specializes in DB2 for z/OS but has worked with DB2 on a variety of platforms. His specialties include performance audits, SQL education, backup and recovery, stored procedures, UDFs, triggers, application design, high-availability design, and DB2 high performance.
  • Item Number: 5127
    Author Name: Susan Lawson and Daniel Luksetich
    Publication Date: April 5, 2012
    Edition: First
    Pages: 1008
    ISBN-10: 1583473696
    ISBN-13: 9781583473696
    Format: Paperback
    Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 1.7 x 9 inches
    Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
    Language: English

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