This complimentary series of six tutorials has been developed to help you prepare for the IBM DB2 9.5 SQL Procedure Developer Certification Exam (735). These tutorials provide a solid base for each section of the exam. After a quick registration, you can begin the tutorial series. You can take the tutorials online, or download a PDF.
Part 1: SQL Procedure Language
In this tutorial, you'll learn about DB2 9.5 SQL Procedural Language, including a variable, condition, and handler declaration, flow of control and iterative statements, as well as an error-handling mechanism. The material in this tutorial primarily covers the objectives in Section 1 of the test, which is entitled "SQL Procedure Language."
Part 2: DB2 SQL Procedures
This tutorial introduces the SQL procedure as it relates to DB2 V9.5. Learn about DB2 9.5 SQL procedures, including an introduction to stored procedures, the advantages of using stored procedures, and the differences between SQL procedures and external procedures. Learn about different SQL procedure statements and see how to invoke and share nested stored procedures. Test and deploy stored procedures and discover how to secure SQL procedures.
Part 3: DB2 SQL Functions
User-defined functions (UDFs) are used to enrich the capabilities of DB2 by providing new functionality that is not available with the rich set of built-in functions provided. This tutorial introduces you to functions and walks you through the basic steps used to construct user-defined functions. This tutorial also introduces you to the structure of SQL functions and covers the ins and outs of SQL function development.
Part 4: Triggers
Gain an understanding of the fundamental concepts behind IBM DB2 triggers -- when, how, and what kind of triggers can be used under various circumstances and the required user privileges.
Part 5: Advanced SQL Features
In this tutorial, learn about DB2 temporary tables, ADMIN_CMD procedure, savepoints and other advanced SQL features.
Part 6: DB2 Development Tools
In this tutorial, learn about the most common IBM tools available to develop database code. Get an overview of Visual Explain (from within the IBM DB2(R) Control Center and Command Editor and from within IBM Data Studio), learn about the profiling capabilities in the IBM Data Studio, and see how to run the explain commands DB2EXPLN and DB2EXFMT from the command line.