Individuals with significant experience working with the administration of IBM DB2 instances and databases are superb candidates for the IBM Certified Database Administrator certification. As a DBA, you will be faced with daily job tasks that center on database design and implementation, along with the installation, operation, security, performance and recovery of databases and the DB2 program.
The IBM Certified Database Administrator certification is designed for professionals who have at least two years of experience in the field working as an administrator on a DB2 product. The ability to read programming language and work in complex environments is a must. Additional training can be done by enrolling an IBM-specific training course or by taking advantage of the study guides, practice tests, and other documentation that IBM has available.
Participants can earn this certification in three different tracks: DB2 9 DBA for z/OS, which requires a passing score on two exams; DB2 9 DBA for Linux, UNIX and Windows, which is broken down into two paths (the first requiring two exams, the second requiring three); and DB2 9.7 for Linux, Unix and Windows, which is also broken down into two paths with the same test requirements. Skills validated by each certification will pertain to the specific program and operating system.