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Peter Sin
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Test 397 & 399 are available but there are no free test announcement except for IBMers. Is it good or bad news ?




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IBM WebSphere Portal V5.1 Certifications

April 1, 2005

IBM is pleased to announce the addition of the following job-role certifications and applicable tests to the Professional Certification Program from IBM (www.ibm.com/certify). These certifications are available worldwide effective April 4, 2005. By achieving these certifications, administrators and developers can validate their knowledge and skills and demonstrate their technical competence to others.

IBM Certified System Administrator - WebSphere Portal V5.1
Test 397, IBM WebSphere Portal V5.1, Deployment and Administration

IBM Certified Solution Developer - WebSphere Portal V5.1
Test 399, IBM WebSphere Portal V5.1, Application Development


The IBM Certified System Administrator is for intermediate level implementers, administrators or architects who design and/or implement WebSphere Portal V5.1. To achieve this certification, candidates need to pass Test 397, which is designed to measure skills in the areas of:

Installing and configuring WebSphere Portal V5 (15%)
Architecting a portal solution (14%)
Implementing and administering portal security (18%)
Customizing and administering pages (16%)
Configuring and maintaining portlets (12%)
Maintenance and troubleshooting (20%)
Content management and integration (5%)

Note: The percentage of each area reflects its actual weighting on the test.

The IBM Certified Solution Developer certification is for intermediate level J2EE developers, architects or consultants who design or develop portal solutions. To achieve this certificate, candidates need to pass Test 399, which is designed to measure skills in the areas of:


Installing, setting up and configuring the development environment (8%)
Architecting a portal solution (12%)
Writing a portlet (43%)
Testing and debugging a portal solution (12%)
Backend portlet services (17%)
Additional portlet services (8%)

Note: The percentage of each area reflects its actual weighting on the test.

Test 397 and Test 399 are available via test delivery vendors Prometric Thompson (APTC) and Pearson VUE, April 4, 2005, and will be available with Prime on April 10, 2005.

Practical experience and in-depth product knowledge are required to ensure success on the tests. To help candidates prepare, the following information is provided for each certification and applicable test, and accessible today via the certifications by product view -> IBM WebSphere.

job role description/target audience to which the test is built
recommended prerequisite knowledge and skills one needs to possess before preparing for this job role certification
test objectives or detailed skills measured on the test
recommended educational resources to be used to prepare for the test based on the test objectives
pre-assessment/sample test to gauge ones readiness for the actual test

To register for a test, refer to the url of the desired certification role, and contact the test delivery vendor. The test fee is set to the economy of a country as outlined within the WebSphere certification test fees announcement. Test 397 is a 120 minute test, and Test 399 is a 75 minute test. The test delivery vendor can verify the specific test fee within your country.

IBMers have the opportunity to take the actual tests free-of-charge. To any WebSphere or XML certification test, contact:
Boeblingen Lab: Harry Staebler
Beijing Lab: Min M Lui
Hursley Lab: Peter Missen
Lenexa Lab: Judith Camp
Silicon Valley Lab: Lynne Kelsey
Sydney Lab: Michael Wasmund
Toronto area: Sanaa Siddiqi


Please forward any inquiries regarding this announcement to certify@us.ibm.com.
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Nicholas Cheung
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That's fine. We cannot always expect exams are free of charge.

Looking forward to take the test by the end of April.

Nick
 
Peter Sin
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
That's fine. We cannot always expect exams are free of charge.

Looking forward to take the test by the end of April.

Nick


Nick, May I wish you success for the test. We are waiting for your valuable after-test advice.
 
Dheeraj Thakkar
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
That's fine. We cannot always expect exams are free of charge.

Looking forward to take the test by the end of April.

Nick


All the best guys for this But can anyone tell me what is the best resources/books to clear Test 397 for IBM portal admin ?
 
Nicholas Cheung
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All the best guys for this But can anyone tell me what is the best resources/books to clear Test 397 for IBM portal admin ?

I believe the redbook is the best resource. Check it out from IBM's site.

I dont have much info as I wont take server administration exams.

Nick
 
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