In today's difficult economic climate it can be difficult to get the training you need to ensure optimal job performance. Training budgets are notoriously the first thing that gets slashed when earnings and margins dip. And even if you have a training budget it can be difficult to get time out of the office.
But as DB2 DBAs, programmers, analysts, and other data professionals, we all need to keep out skills sharp. With that in mind, make sure that you keep up with IBM's developerWorks web site. This site contains a vast arsenal of information and training opportunities to keep you up-to-date on what is going on with IBM's offerings.
For the DB2 professional, keep an eye on the Information Management tutorials offered. IBM's tutorials provide a step-by-step guide written by experts to help you grow your skills on new technologies and IBM products. The site offers over 1,500 tutorials and they have added at least 300 new tutorials each year. If you click on the link above in this paragraph there are over 450 tutorials related to IBM's information management offerings (DB2, Informix, etc.)
So maybe you cannot get off-site for additional training, but there is really no excuse for not getting some training this year. Especially when IBM's developerWorks puts it all at your fingertips, just a couple of clicks away...