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DB2 Family Fundamentals (CE031G)

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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

Agenda

Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Understanding a Table
  • Data Modeling and Database Design
  • How does a User use DB2?

Day 2

  • How does a Programmer use DB2?
  • What does an Administrator do in DB2?
  • Information Management with DB2
 

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