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How much does it cost to take a certification exam for DB2?
Aug 12 '07 #1
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"Tony Scarbrough" <to******@comcast.netwrote in message
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How much does it cost to take a certification exam for DB2?
About $150 per exam. So that would be $300 to become a certified DBA. The
exams are administered by 3rd party companies that specialize in that sort
of thing. At many IBM conferences dealing with DB2, they offer the exams for
free if you a paid attendee.
Aug 12 '07 #2
Tony Scarbrough wrote:
How much does it cost to take a certification exam for DB2?
It depends. If you are at a university (in EMEA), you can take an exam for
$30.

--
Knut Stolze
DB2 z/OS Utilities Development
IBM Germany
Aug 13 '07 #3
"Knut Stolze" <st****@de.ibm.comwrote in message
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It depends. If you are at a university (in EMEA), you can take an exam for
$30.

--
Knut Stolze
DB2 z/OS Utilities Development
IBM Germany
I am not sure that everyone knows that EMEA is the Europe-Middle East-Africa
marketing division of IBM. Since the OP email domain was comcast.net, it is
likely that he lives in the US.
Aug 13 '07 #4
Thanks for the information. That was helpful.

"Mark A" <no****@nowhere.comwrote in message
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"Tony Scarbrough" <to******@comcast.netwrote in message
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How much does it cost to take a certification exam for DB2?

About $150 per exam. So that would be $300 to become a certified DBA. The
exams are administered by 3rd party companies that specialize in that sort
of thing. At many IBM conferences dealing with DB2, they offer the exams
for
free if you a paid attendee.


Aug 13 '07 #5
On Aug 13, 10:34 am, "Mark A" <nob...@nowhere.comwrote:
"Knut Stolze" <sto...@de.ibm.comwrote in message

news:5i*************@mid.individual.net...
It depends. If you are at a university (in EMEA), you can take an exam for
$30.
--
Knut Stolze
DB2 z/OS Utilities Development
IBM Germany

I am not sure that everyone knows that EMEA is the Europe-Middle East-Africa
marketing division of IBM. Since the OP email domain was comcast.net, it is
likely that he lives in the US.
Dear IBM,

DB2 9 DBA exam costs $ 150 in US (thats roughly Rs 6000 (Rs - Indian
Rupee). However if I take the same exam in India it would cost me just
Rs 1500 ( ~= $ 38 ). So I prefer to take this exam when I go to India
on vacation because of less $$.

Any reason for this cheap cost in India ?

Thanks,
Sam.

Aug 13 '07 #6
"Sam Durai" <re***********@gmail.comwrote in message
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Dear IBM,

DB2 9 DBA exam costs $ 150 in US (thats roughly Rs 6000 (Rs - Indian
Rupee). However if I take the same exam in India it would cost me just
Rs 1500 ( ~= $ 38 ). So I prefer to take this exam when I go to India
on vacation because of less $$.

Any reason for this cheap cost in India ?

Thanks,
Sam.
IBM does not charge for the exam. The 3rd party administrator charges for
it. Obviously, their expenses are lower in India, as is the amount that
people in India are willing to pay.
Aug 14 '07 #7
Sam Durai wrote:
DB2 9 DBA exam costs $ 150 in US (thats roughly Rs 6000 (Rs - Indian
Rupee). However if I take the same exam in India it would cost me just
Rs 1500 ( ~= $ 38 ). So I prefer to take this exam when I go to India
on vacation because of less $$.

Any reason for this cheap cost in India ?
I guess that's just the market: demand and offerings.

--
Knut Stolze
DB2 z/OS Utilities Development
IBM Germany
Aug 15 '07 #8

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