DB2 11 Certification for z/OS Developers

This certification is intended for the IBM DB2 for z/OS application developers. This is a highly skilled individual responsible for the development of applications that utilize the DB2 product on the z/OS operating system.

This individual has significant experience as a designer and developer and has extensive knowledge of DB2 application development constructs, including new features and functionality related to version 11.

This person is capable of performing intermediate to advanced tasks related to application design and implementation, SQL programming, multi-platform deployment (local and/or multi-tiered applications), performance, testing, troubleshooting, and programming specific to DB2 for z/OS.


The IBM Certified DB2 for z/OS Application Developer should also, at a minimum, be aware of, and have some experience with, best practices for interfacing with DB2.

To attain the IBM DB2 for z/OS Application Developer certification, candidates must pass one test. To gain additional knowledge and skills, and prepare for the tests based on the job roles and test objective.

Pre-requiste for DB2 certification

z/OS, TSO/ISPF, CICS, Application Server (e.g. WebSphere, etc.), IBM Data Studio, Visual Explain, Eclipse, RDz, z/OS Management Framework, SPUFI, DB2I, WLM, Performance Tuning, DB2 Objects. Proficient with:  DB2 for z/OS, IBM Data Server Client, SQL & SQLPL, Stored Procedures.

How the DB2  test will be

Each test:

1.   contains questions requiring single and multiple answers. For multiple-answer questions, you need to choose all required options to get the answer correct. You will be advised how many options make up the correct answer.

2.   is designed to provide diagnostic feedback on the Examination Score Report, correlating back to the test objectives, informing the test taker how he or she did on each section of the test. As a result, to maintain the integrity of each test, questions and answers are not distributed

Author: Srini

Experienced software developer. Skills in Development, Coding, Testing and Debugging. Good Data analytic skills (Data Warehousing and BI). Also skills in Mainframe.