This is a short post and I hope to get back into blogging proper once I am back from my hols. Its been a while since I last posted but seen as though we are on holiday and it is currently to hot to move I thought I would do a post. My holiday reading generally consists of technical manuals, papers , generally interesting stuff about history etc. This holiday has been no different I am currently trying to wade through the only currently IBM published material for the new IBM 611 DB2 LUW DBA Exam.
Preparation guide for DB2 10.1 LUW Exam 611
This guide can be found here. while I don’t doubt that it is not all very good stuff, and I have to admit that some is bloggable when I get chance there is too much detail when compared to the past offerings from Roger Sanders.
The red, green and purple books offered the right level of detail for the exam but also enough to go off to the info centre and find out all the nitty gritty for yourself if needed. On the other hand IBM have gone the whole hog in this guide and included the whole info centre at 1121 pages giving you too much detail and no indication about what might actually be on the exam!
Too much detail
There are 45 or so pages on temporal tables (p253 – p301) whereas for indexes there are less than 30 (p327 – p351). So does this mean that temporal tables are new so they have devoted a lot more to it as indexes are old and everyone knows about them? Or does it mean that there will be a lot more questions on the topics that have more pages in this guide? Any offers?
I am also sorry to say the style offers no inspiration to carry on. It took me the best part of two days to clear the temporal table section, but I am fully caught up on any sleep I may have needed to catch up on!
Please someone release a less verbose updated version of this guide, like the good old green and purple books.