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  • Preparing and passing the IBM DB2 Certification has helped me in my day-day work by increasing my technical knowledge and boosting my confidence.

    49 33.11%
  • After getting Certified, I found a new better job or I have been recognized with a pay-hike/bonus in my company

    9 6.08%
  • Certification hasn't helped me in any way

    11 7.43%
  • I'm not IBM DB2 Certified

    65 43.92%
  • IBM DB2 Certification .... What's it ?

    14 9.46%
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Thread: Certification

  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Certification

    DB2 is gaining more and more popularity on the Unix/Windows platforms ...

    IBM is promoting the product in every possible way, and one way is by creating more number of certified people to ensure that it stays popular among the programmers/admins ...

    Hence thought will be a good idea to know what each one of us thinks about Certification ...

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    Not certified yet... but would like to be!


    I think I still have a lot to learn though before I would feel confident enough to go take the test.


    Will Blackmon

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    NOt certified yet, but making headways, into the wonderfull world of
    certificates ,, right now I am playing with DB2 v7.2 AIX-Solaris-NT,
    I wonder if experience with OS/390 is necessary to apply to some of the jobs I have been seeing latetly.
    the question is :

    If I get certified on DB2 (Unix,Windows) can I use those credentials and help me land on a mainframe kind of environment job?

    MOliva

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    db2 for OS/390

    if you intend to get a mainframe job, i suggest you also study db2 for os/390. although most concepts spans most platforms, their implementation can significantly be different.

    if you're new to mainframe, i suggest that while studying db2 for os/390, you also study MVS, JCL and VSAM concepts

    mind you though... inspite all these, it won't guarantee employment

    hth,
    Oliver
    Last edited by oliver; 10-02-02 at 22:45.

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    Re: db2 for OS/390

    Hi -

    I am working on DB2 for OS/390 for last year or so as a application programmer.

    Also I've passed the DB2 fundamentals exam (512), but this is for Windows, unix and OS/2. And now preparing for 513-DBA.

    I just want to know, would these certifications benefit me any way ?

    Thanx
    Ashtyu

    Originally posted by oliver
    if you intend to get a mainframe job, i suggest you also study db2 for os/390. although most concepts spans most platforms, their implementation can significantly be different.

    if you're new to mainframe, i suggest that while studying db2 for os/390, you also study MVS, JCL and VSAM concepts

    mind you though... inspite all these, it won't guarantee employment

    hth,
    Oliver

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    I'll say...

    it depends on what benefits you expect. Check the poll result, some had personnally benefited from it and still some says it didn't help them in ANY way.

    As for Exam 512 - this is NOT for Windows, Unix and OS/2 only. Your certificate will say "IBM Certified Specialist - DB2 UDB V6/V7 User"

    Regards,
    Oliver


    Originally posted by ashtyu
    Hi -

    I am working on DB2 for OS/390 for last year or so as a application programmer.

    Also I've passed the DB2 fundamentals exam (512), but this is for Windows, unix and OS/2. And now preparing for 513-DBA.

    I just want to know, would these certifications benefit me any way ?

    Thanx
    Ashtyu
    Last edited by oliver; 10-09-02 at 22:07.

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    Re: I'll say...

    Thanks Oliver,

    My concern is Will this certification be helpful in getting better job oppurtunitues ? Better career prospects ?

    Regards

    Ashtyu

    Originally posted by oliver
    it depends on what benefits you expect. Check the poll result, some had personnally benefited from it and still some says it didn't help them in ANY way.

    As for Exam 512 - this is NOT for Windows, Unix and OS/2 only. Your certificate will say "IBM Certified Specialist - DB2 UDB V6/V7 User"

    Regards,
    Oliver

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    It will be ...

    HELPFUL but it won't be a GUARANTEE.

    Good Luck !!!


    Originally posted by ashtyu
    Thanks Oliver,

    My concern is Will this certification be helpful in getting better job oppurtunitues ? Better career prospects ?

    Regards

    Ashtyu
    Last edited by oliver; 10-09-02 at 22:08.

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    Re: I'll say...

    Though, not scientific, if you see the current status of this poll, you'll be able to see that most of the certified members have found the certification useful in improving their technical expertise ...

    Good luck with your certification preparation and job hunt ...


    Cheers

    Sathyaram

    Originally posted by ashtyu
    Thanks Oliver,

    My concern is Will this certification be helpful in getting better job oppurtunitues ? Better career prospects ?

    Regards

    Ashtyu

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    Any news on DB2V8 Certifications ?

    thanks !

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    News on DB2V8 Certifications

    From the "DB2 Today Issue XXX - November 2002":

    <snip>

    - Prepare for V8.1 DB2 UDB Certification with New Guides
    In October 2002, IBM Data Management Certification released several
    new certification guides that will cover DB2 UDB V8.1 platforms.
    These publications will help you ramp up for the new V8.1
    certification exams coming in November 2002. For more information
    visit:
    http://www-3.ibm.com/software/data/pubs/certbooks.html

    </snip>
    Rodney Krick

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    hi
    can any one give the info ->
    *the time required to prepare for 512 exam
    *fee for the exam

    waiting for the reply
    adieu
    uday

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    The time required :

    Depends on your skills and experience

    Fee for the exam:

    Visit www.2test.com and check the cost in your country or contact an authorized Testing Centre ....

    Cheers

    Sathyaram

    Originally posted by uday_sk30
    hi
    can any one give the info ->
    *the time required to prepare for 512 exam
    *fee for the exam

    waiting for the reply
    adieu
    uday

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    Red face Certification Exam Location

    Hi,

    I visited the site www.test.com but didn't find any location in INDIA. Please let me know the exam centre in india.

    Thanks
    sdmoorthy4

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    Re: Certification Exam Location

    See if you can get useful info here ..

    http://www.prometric.com/ContactUs/T...PACRegInfo.htm

    Tell your city name, and someone in this forum from your locality will help ...

    Cheers

    Sathyaram

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