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
Jim YoumansSr Database AdministratorAsked:
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dfkeCommented:
Hi,

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.

Cheers
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Tomas Helgi JohannssonCommented:
Hi,

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.

Regards,
    Tomas Helgi
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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!

Jim
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Tomas Helgi JohannssonCommented:
Hi,

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. :)

Regards,
    Tomas Helgi
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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.

Jim
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