IBM Certified System Administrator - Informix Dynamic Server V11

Vendor: IBM

Certification Overview

This is the certification that centers its aim to enabling individuals have the expertise  in the following Informix features: updated installer, indexing options, query optimization, stored procedure language debugger coding, log and system backup to cloud among others. The individual will be capable of initializing and configuring instances of database server, test and configure client connectivity, manage the already configured memory and disk usage.

Who can do this Certification?

This certification is mainly structured for administrators of database server. These are the administrators who want to get the basic knowledge required to maintain and administer data servers in IDS or Informix dynamic server. The certification reviews database server functional areas including initializing, designing, monitoring, securing data, building of availability areas and securing environment that is used in data processing. Users of the current IDS who have the need of upgrading from earlier data server versions and even those who have no knowledge on IDS are suited to this certification.


This certification enables a database administrator to install IDS and know how it works, configure database environment, recovery and back up and to monitor instance operations. The certification holder will have the techniques of writing triggers, procedures and functions using stored procedure language of Informix.

Associated Exam

It is a mandatory requirement for a candidate to pass the C2090-918: system administration for IBM Informix dynamic server v11 exam to be granted this certification. But this will be after successful completion of the other necessary steps as this is the second step. This test is the second step in this certification process.


This role-based certification requires an individual have a significant experience working as Informix dynamic server v11 database or system administrator. The individual is also required to have skills in the following areas: configuration, installation, monitoring and troubleshooting of the Informix dynamic server v11. He should also take any of the following courses: Query language- Informix structured, Informix dynamic server 11 new features, Informix dynamic server 11-replication, Informix dynamic server 11 restore and backup, IBM Informix triggers and stored procedures, Informix dynamic server 11 administration of system, Informix dynamic server 11- the internal architecture, a book called Informix dynamic server: foundation and building or other approved trainings. The full list is available on the vendor’s website.

Examination Overview

The C2090-918: system administration for IBM Informix dynamic server v11 exam

The 8 big sections that total the questions in the test are as follows:

  1. Configuration and Installation (14%)
  2. Monitoring System Activity (12%)
  3. Troubleshooting (14%)
  4. Performance Tuning (covers 19%)
  5. Operations on Database Server (12%)
  6. Restore and Backup (11%)
  7. Replication (11%)
  8. The SQL (8%)

This certification test certifies that successful candidate is equipped with the important skills, knowledge and the abilities necessary for configuration, installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of the Informix dynamic server v11.  A thorough preparation of the above named topics is a mandatory requirement that will help you pass this test. Other IBM certifications require knowledge of the same.

The total number of multiple choice questions in the above named test is 74. This is a test that require an individual to utilize the allowed 120 minutes in providing answers to questions as per the instructions on each question. In the two hours duration, the candidate is expected to get 70% or approximately 52 questions correct for him or her to be among those individuals who will be declared to have passed the test.

Validity Period of the certification

This certificate is valid lifelong and its value is as that of a new certificate of the same.

Steps Involved in the Certification

Three steps are involved in this certification

  1. Training: Go through the approved trainings as earlier outlined.
  2. Exam: The C2090-918: system administration for IBM Informix dynamic server v11 exam
  3. Form: complete the course submission form

These steps do not have to be completed in order of sequence as outlined. However, you are required to complete all of them before the course registration form is completed

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