Sams Teach Yourself DB2 Universal Database in 21 DaysSams Teach Yourself DB2 Universal Database in 21 Days About the Author Susan Visser has worked on the DB2 product for more than 12 years. First as a technical writer creating product documentation, then as a service consultant answering customer questions on the phone, and finally as the leader of the DB2 certification program creating certification exams to validate DB2 product skills. Five years ago, Susan wrote and published the first edition of Teach Yourself DB2 Universal Database in 21 Days. Since then she has helped other authors write and publish their books. In many cases, she has reviewed their books and provided guidance as to the style and topics to cover. As part of her job as certification lead, Susan speaks to many people who are trying to learn DB2 either for the first time or for a new release. She has gathered ideas from them to learn how people like to learn and the books they like to learn from. She also helps people get the skills they need to pass the certification exams and understand what is necessary both in terms of content and the different styles of learning. Bill Wong has spent the last 18 years working in various positions within IBM. Bill has worked with the DB2 product since its inception, working as a systems programmer, DBA, product planner, and as a technical sales specialist. Bill has also spent time teaching courses on database technology, strategic I/T planning, systems analysis and design, and decision theory. He is the author of many articles on DB2 technology and speaks frequently at technical conferences and customer sites around the world. Bill is currently the Program Director for Information Grid Solutions, and is responsible for helping customers understand IBM's latest directions in Grid computing, and how DB2 might fit into that environment. ) Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.