Test information:
Number of questions: 63
Time allowed in minutes: 90
Required passing score: 69%
Languages: English, Japanese

This Database Associate certification is an entry level exam for a user of any of the DB2 family of products. This individual is knowledgeable about the fundamental concepts of DB2 11.1 through either hands on experience or formal and informal education. The database associate should have an in-depth knowledge of the basic to intermediate tasks required in day-to-day administration, basic SQL (Structured Query Language), understand which additional products are available with DB2 11.1, understand how to create databases and database objects, and have a basic knowledge of database security and transaction isolation.

Section 1 – Planning (21%)
Identify and describe the DB2 products available
Identify and decribe the DB2 Cloud offerings available
Describe the characteristics of OLTP and Data Warehouse workloads
Describe the benefits of DB2 pureScale
Demonstrate the ability to use DB2 BLU Acceleration
Explain Federation support
Identify and describe Oracle and Netezza Compatibility Features

Section 2 – Security (17%)
Describe methods used to restrict data access
Identify and describe the authorities and privileges available
Identify and describe the DCL statements available
Describe Roles and Trusted Contexts

Section 3 – Working with Databases and Database Objects (16%)
Create and connect to DB2 servers and databases
Identify DB2 objects
Identify and describe the DDL statements available
Describe the different types of tables available

Section 4 – Working with DB2 Data using SQL (19%)
Demonstrate the ability to use SQL to SELECT data from tables
Demonstrate the ability to use SQL to UPDATE, DELETE, or INSERT data
Demonstrate the ability to manage transactions
Demonstrate the ability to create and call an SQL stored procedure or a user defined function
Identify and describe SQL compatibility enhancements
Identify the OLAP function used to meet a specific business requirement

Section 5 – Working with DB2 Tables, Views, and Indexes (13%)
Identify and describe the DB2 data types available
Identify the characteristics of a table, view or index
Demonstrate the ability to create and use temporary tables
Demonstrate the ability to create and use triggers

Section 6 – Data Concurrency (14%)
Identify factors that influence locking
List objects on which locks can be obtained
Identify characteristics of DB2 locks
Given a situation, identify the isolation level that should be used

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