IBM 000-733 : DB2 9 Application Developer Exam
IBM's 000-733 is a 90-minute exam that assesses a candidate's knowledge of the principles involved in creating applications that run on DB2 platforms. Platform examples include Linux, UNIX, and Windows z/OS, s/390, and iseries. This exam is a requirement for the IBM Certified Application Developer-DB2 9 professional certification. The idea candidate for this certification will have well developed programming skills in specialty areas such as embedded SQL programming, ODBC/CLI programming, .NET and Java programming.
During the course of the IBM 000-733 exam, candidates will answer 70 multiple-choice questions that are distributed among nine topic sections. The following main topic sections will be featured on this exam: Database objects and Programming Methods; Data Manipulation; XML Data Manipulation; Embedded SQL Programming; OBDC/CLI Programming; .NET Programming; Java Programming; Advanced Programming; and User Defined Routines. Candidates should be prepared to answer specific questions that are related to each topic area. A passing score of 55% is required for certification purposes.
In order to further the professional development of its candidates, IBM has training courses available that correspond to this certification path and exam. Candidates can choose between instructor-led classroom courses or online versions that teach important aspects of DB2 related principles. A combination of work experience, training events, and self-assessment will contribute to successfully earning this certification.