DB2 training for DB2 10.5 on Windows

DB2 10.5 on Windows

My department actually has some training budget for the upcoming year and I have been asked to submit some thoughts on what would be beneficial for me to attend.  I was looking at IDUG but it looks like it is geared towards z/OS and not windows (I did not see a single subject with windows mentioned in the description for this years IDUG).

Does anyone know of any good conferences or seminars that would be good for a SQL Server DBA who is now working with DB2 10.5 on Windows?  Maybe something near a beach?

Thank you!

Jim YoumansSr Database AdministratorAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.


The IBM Professional Certification Program offers the DB2 10.5 Fundamentals for LUW (Linux, Unix and Windows) course which is a good starting point.

If all of this is too basic then there is also an advanced course.

Tomas Helgi JohannssonDatabase Administrator / Software EngineerCommented:

IDUG is geared towards DB2 on all platforms including Windows and everything that relates to DB2. :)

On a typical IDUG conference there are tracks dedicated DB2 on Z/OS as well as DB2 LUW (and iSeries). Also tracks concerning development on DB2 as well as administration. And general tracks as well covering everything else related to DB2. Also you get a chance to earn a IBM Professional Certificate for free while attending a conference. This is a great place to network with DB2 fellows and ask questions related to the challenges/problems you are engaged in. :)
Also the IDUG website as many useful resources that you can profit by.  
I have been IDUG member since 2010 and speaker on several NA conferences and I have learned a great deal by using the IDUG website and attend the conferences. I work with DB2 on z/OS, AIX, Linux and Windows.

    Tomas Helgi
Jim YoumansSr Database AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the suggestion, I have been a member since March 2018.  I like the site but it seems that most of it is geared to UNIX and Mainframe.  When I look for an topic, 95% of the posts are not for LUW.  I wish they would add tags so I could just search for LUW articles and examples.

I am trying to get my boss to send me to an IDUG conference but training budget is normally used for coffee supplies around here.  :)

Thanks again!

Tomas Helgi JohannssonDatabase Administrator / Software EngineerCommented:

You can always use DB2 tutorials that are focused on Linux/Unix and use it on Windows as it is the same engine on LinuxUnixWindows (LUW ). ;)
The only difference is the filesystem (directory structure) and OS. That is working with DB2 is the same.
*nix shell scripts (and there are plenty of them around) can be easily converted  to Windows PowerShell scripts. :)
And in the IDUG LUW conference tracks you can find a lot of useful sessions/presentations even though the focus is on *nix OS as it also applies to Windows as well. :)

    Tomas Helgi

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Jim YoumansSr Database AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thanks!!!  I really appreciate it.  I would love to go to an IDUG conference if my company will let me.

Thanks again.

It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows OS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.