How to prepare for Informatica PowerCenter v9 Developer certification – Part2 (The Reading Material)

This post is in continuation to my previous post on how to prepare for Informatica PowerCenter v9 Developer certification,  in which I described the syllabus for the exam,

In this post I will describe how to get the reading material for the certification and which parts to study for an efficient and effective study.

Also, I would like to highlight that there is no substitute for hands on experience, and I would strongly encourage you to practice various transformations and concepts on the PowerCenter tools. You can install a copy of Informatica PowerCenter v9 for personal use by following my six part guide here.

With all the intro aside, lets dive straight into the topic at hand. Where to get the reading material and what to read.

Downloading the reading materials:- The product guides supplied with the product installation package is the main source of reading material. If you followed my guide on how to install informatica, you would have already received all the pdf guides supplied with the product.

or else you can also download the guides for v9.6..1 from the below link. You will have access to this site only if you have an email id of a corporation which is a partner of Informatica. If you belong to such a company you can register with your company email id.

If you do not have such access you can try searching for individual pdf files on google and downloading them from the links shown by google which will be mainly from Informatica community website. Any 9.x.x version guide will be good enough for our preparation.

We will need the following 7 guides for the preparation


Google them individually and download if you do not have access to myinformatica portal.

Which chapters to study?:-

Below is a breakup of each subtopic from the syllabus along with the chapters from the guides that we need to study.

Mapping Design Basics:- 45%

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Mapping Design Advanced:- 20%

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Others:- 35%

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This is the reading material and the chapters we need to study to prepare ourselves for the certification. Hope this is helpful to you.

Next Post(Part3) will be on Architecture and Administration overview and questions we can expect. You can write to me at or follow me on twitter @atalraghav


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  1. Hey!

    Thanks for this guide!!!

    Hey Raghav, I’ve been looking the pdf’s in Google without any luck, and all the links seems corrupted (or I don’t have access)


  2. Hi Raqhav!

    You wrote two awesome posts on achieving the Power Center v9 Developer Certification! Thank you for sharing this information. I was unable to find Post 3. Do you have any information regarding Architecture and Administration overview and questions? Your help is appreciated!

    Thank you!

  3. thanks for the info,
    sorter is not included in transformations list and I think it must be included. Please see transformation guide chapter 24

  4. This exam guide will be very useful for students training for the Informatica PowerCenter Developer Certification. The tips given here are quite useful and should be used when studying for the exam.

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