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DB2 9 Fundamentals: Certification Study Guide Stg Edition

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ISBN-10: 1583470727
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"I strongly recommend this book to anyone looking to obtain an IBM certified DB2 professional certification."  —MC iApplication Designer

About the Author

Roger E. Sanders is the president of Roger Sanders Enterprises, Inc. He has written articles for publications such as Certification Magazine and IDUG Solutions Journal, authored tutorials for IBM's developerWorks website, and writes a regular column in DB2 Magazine.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Publisher: Mc Press; Stg edition (May 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1583470727
  • ISBN-13: 978-1583470725
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,435,871 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Roger E. Sanders is the President of Roger Sanders Enterprises, Inc. and a Principal Solutions Architect (Director) with EMC Corporation. He has been working with DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows since it was first introduced on the IBM PC (as part of OS/2 1.3 Extended Edition) and is the author of twenty-two books on relational database technology (twenty-one books are on DB2 and one book is on ODBC). For the past nine years, Roger has authored the Distributed DBA column in IBM Data Management Magazine (formerly DB2 Magazine) and, over a fourteen year period, he has written numerous tutorials and articles for IBM's developerWorks website as well as for publications like Certification Magazine and IDUG Solutions Journal (the official magazine of the International DB2 User's Group). In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, Roger was recognized as an IBM Champion for his contributions to the IBM Data Management community; in 2010 he was recognized as an IBM developerWorks Contributing Author, in 2011 he was recognized as an IBM developerWorks Professional Author, and in 2012 he was recognized as an IBM developerWorks Master Author, Level 2 (for his contributions to IBM's developerWorks web site). He lives in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina (population 39,042).

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Max Zinal on July 31, 2010
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Although this book helped me a lot to pass IBM exam 730, I must note that:

(a) There is a small number of unpleasant errors in the book, including at least
two incorrect answers to sample test questions and several mistakes in sample
test questions themselves.

(b) When taking the exam, I saw at least three questions which were completely
out of scope of that book.

So use with care.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Umang R. Doshi on December 21, 2007
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I appeared today for my exam and felt like i was hit by storm after carefully reading this book thrice. I certainly agree its a very good resource for understanding concept, but not completely informative to clear the exam. I would rather want to say that the questions i appeared for were not the the typical ones, rather had some tough tone to it. Whichever way, my advise would be carry few other valuable resources and try practicing as much as possible before your actual test.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Torrey Johnson on July 13, 2007
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At first I was using a Study Guide given from the IBM website and was caught off guard with topics I haven't seen before when I took the online test exam. After seeing and purchasing this book... WOW! It had it all. I would not have passed the 730 exam without it. Buy it now if you need to pass the fundamentals exam.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Muir on September 16, 2013
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The good: This is the best book out there for certification study. I went thru it 3 times until I really had mastered the material. I also used the IBM on-line certification prep material. The REALLY nice thing about this book is the sample questions. There are sample questions for each chapter plus there's a huge (way bigger than what you'll actually encounter at cert test time) sample test at the end. IBM's online study guide does NOT have ANY sample questions. The section describing the testing software is really helpful too. Much better to know that going in, rather than having to figure that out at testing time.

The bad: Lots of mistakes in the book. Some mistakes in the chapter contents but mostly mistakes in the sample questions. For example, one of the sample tests has the same question twice. One of the sample questions has exactly the same answer choice twice. On one sample question, none of the answers are correct. Some of the sample questions have the wrong answer. Some of the sample questions have an incorrect question. But if you really understand the material and question the questions, you'll catch those and even learn something from it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Igor Basmanov on June 11, 2007
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This book I found as good book for certification (exam 000-730) on analogue book DB 2 v8.1 (700). The book is easy for understanding (inc. Beginners).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Bond on May 23, 2007
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Roger Sanders is one of the best writers out there and certainly the most published on the topic of DB2. That probably explains the appropriateness and "readability" of this foundational work on DB2 fundamental concepts with a DB2 9 focus. Even for those DB2 DBAs who have been around for a few years, there is new information that will be valuable not just when sitting for the test, but also when approaching day-to-day DBA tasks. As always, Roger's writing style flows seamlessly from one topic to the next, allowing the reader to focus on the content without the style "hiccups" that make too many technical works difficult to read.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By crwonk on July 11, 2007
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This was the main resource I used to pass the certification. For a technical book it remains quite readable. Because the author was also involved in writing the exam, if you study diligently then you will not be caught with your pants down when taking the actual test. It's worth every penny.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Marota on May 29, 2007
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The technical depth and to the point discussion makes this book the BEST among the DB2 9 books available in the market. You get most bang out of buck. It not only the best book for DB2 certification exam but also extremly useful for day-to-day DBA tasks.
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