This IBM Web-Based Training (WBT) is Self-Paced and includes:
- Instructional content available online for duration of course
- Visuals without hands-on lab exercises
This course provides you with information about the functions of IBM's DB2, a relational database manager which may be installed under a variety of operating systems on many hardware platforms.
DB2 runs under the z/OS, VM, Linux, UNIX, and Windows operating systems, to name a few.
The course includes discussion of how the DB2 products provide services. The focus is on the services DB2 provides and how we work with DB2, not on its internal workings.
If you are enrolling in a Self Paced Virtual Classroom or Web Based Training course, before you enroll, please review the Self-Paced Virtual Classes and Web-Based Training Classes on our Terms and Conditions page, as well as the system requirements, to ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements for this course.
List and describe the major components of IBM's relational database, DB2
Explain the characteristics of a DB2 table
Relate the basic concepts of data modeling
Comprehend the processing instructions given to DB2 via simple SQL statements
List and describe several ways to build (write) and execute SQL statements
List and describe steps needed to embed SQL statements in an application program
Explain some of the functions performed by, and the responsibilities of, database and system administrators
Establish a base for more specialized DB2 education
Who Can Benefit
This basic course is for persons needing an introductory knowledge of DB2, and persons preparing for advanced and specialized DB2 education.
You should have basic knowledge in data processing.
Understanding a Table
Identify the advantages of a relational database
Define a relation
Name the language used to talk to a relational database manager (RDBM)
List three characteristics assigned to each column
Define the tasks performed by DB2 when running an application
Define the roles that are performed within DB2
Data Modeling and Database Design
State the purpose of a business model
Identify an Entity-Relational Diagram (ERD) model
List several DB2 column data types
Identify non-standard column and table names
Identify the characteristics of a primary key and a foreign key
State the purpose of referential integrity
State the purpose of triggers
How does a User use DB2-
List several ways to talk to DB2
List multiple ways to generate an SQL statement
List several ways to ADD, REMOVE, or CHANGE table rows
List several ways to READ data and produce reports
How does a Programmer use DB2-
List the steps needed to create a test environment
List the necessary steps to coding SQL in a program
Describe the purpose of SQL delimiters
Describe the purpose of an SQLCA
List the steps involved in preparing a program for execution
State the differences between static and dynamic SQL
What does an Administrator do in DB2-
List some of the tasks performed by a DB2 System Administrator: Identifying the DB2 product, Installing DB2, Creating subsystems/instances, databases and table spaces, Authorizing, and Monitoring
List some of the tasks performed by a DB2 Database Administrator: Creating, altering and dropping tables, views and indexes, Planning locking strategies, Running utility jobs and Authorizing
Information Management with DB2
List several planning considerations for distributing data
List some of the skills required to successfully distribute data
Differentiate between remote unit of work, distributed unit of work, and distributed request
List some of the security concerns when dealing with distributed data
List some of the other products that interface with DB2
Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.
Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?
Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.
How can someone reach me during class?
If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.
What languages are used to deliver training?
Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.
What does GTR stand for?
GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.
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Does ExitCertified deliver group training?
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As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.
Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?
It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.
How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?
We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.
Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?
ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.
Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?
Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.
Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?
We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth. We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.
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Will I get access to content after I complete a course?
You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.
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