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Certification: IBM Certified Database Associate - DB2 9 Fundamentals

Certification Full Name: IBM Certified Database Associate - DB2 9 Fundamentals

Certification Provider: IBM

Exam Code: C2090-730

Exam Name: DB2 9 Family Fundamentals

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"DB2 9 Family Fundamentals Exam", also known as C2090-730 exam, is a IBM certification exam.

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Certification overview

The Associate for database is the first level of DBA. The person owes the knowledge about the fundamentals ideas of DB2either due to experience, formal or informal education.This certification is generally done to achieve a target of becoming IBM Certified Database Associate.

Who can do this certification

Individuals who have deep knowledge about various tasks ranging from basic to intermediate,  Structured Query Language (SQL), understands how to  do installing of  DB2 9, understands how to generatedifferent databases along with  database objects and must have  basic information of  security within a database and  isolating of transactions can apply for this certification course.


IBM Certification provides an individual with a validation that the skills of the person are being tested. An individual can use their skills and understanding in their current role within an organization. After completing the above certification person gets a job in database administrator field.

Associated Exam

There is only one compulsory exam for this certification i.e. DB2 Family Fundamentals. This exam is an entry level DBA exam. The person with this exam must have knowledge about the various fundamental concepts of DB2 either by experience or by studying.


There is no as such pre- requirement to this test only candidate needs to have entry level experience of working as a DB2 9 Database Administrator. This is the only mandatory skill which is being required to complete the IBM Certification Course for DB2 Fundamentals.

Examination Overview

The various topics being covered in this exam is mentioned below:

  • Information about DB2 products i.e. client and server.
  • Information about the features and functions present in DB2 tools that originate with the product i.e. distributed& space in the form like configuration advisor and assistant and control centre.
  • Information about identifying and connecting to various DB2 servers as well as databases.
  • Knowledge about DB2 objects and their characteristics.
  • Knowledge about finding results from given SQL statement.
  • Knowledge about calling procedure or invoking users defined function.

After completing the whole certification process one acquires skills of how to manage databases. Some of the skills that one acquires after the certification are:

  • Demonstrating use of DB2 data types
  • Identifying characteristics of DB2 locks.
  • Identifying the isolation levels
  • Handling DB2 object characteristics and properties.
  • Information about extenders i.e. non-relational data concepts.
  • Information about non- shreading i.e. XML data implications.

The exam consists of 64 questions which you have to complete in 90 minutes. This is an objective type test where you have to select only one out of the four given options. One needs to score more than 59% of marks to clear the certification.

After completing the test you dies have to wait for the test, the result is announced after few minutes when you submit the exam. But for getting a certificate, people have to wait for few days as the certificate directly comes in your email id from the IBM.

Validity of the Certification

Certifications themselves do not expire, but they are being replaced by the later versions that are up to date with the updated subjects and area. The updates in a particular certification also includes addition or removal of  any linked tests. IBM only requires that people should re-certify themselves to the latest versions as it is important while working in a company.

Steps involved in the certification

To complete the certification process one should maintain different steps which are necessary and required to be followed in the whole certification process. Choose a certification from the list of the courses which are available. After selecting a particular course, look into the associated test for that certification. Start preparing for the certification by collecting data from the various sources like reference materials, sample test etc. Register yourself to the nearest Pearson VUE center where you can give your exam and select a date which suits you. On the selected date, go for the certification test. IBM provides an individual with two attempts. That means if you did not clear the test in the first attempt, not to worry you have a second attempt to clear the exam. Follow all the above steps for the entire linked test in particular certification course. Once an individual completed all the requirements for that certification then he/she will be rewarded with the certificate.

Expert Review

Experts  suggest all the fresher’s and experienced persons to complete the certification process. Person who have completed the certification receives recognition in their current role and while interviewing to any other company.

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