It is the median level certification, which is promised for system administrator that achieve the configuration, daily associated tasks and installation by ensuring smooth and also efficient operation of Websphere process servers at runtime environment. It is most helpful and useful certification for the system administrators for SOA solutions.
Who can do this certification
The IBM certified administrator for SOA solutions - Websphere process server V7.0 is for the system administrators. The certified administrator for SOA solution candidates tunes the IBM Websphere process servers in the runtime environment.
It helps to attain a job in well reputed companies all over the world along with higher salary. At least the certified profession will gain salary from $ 99000 to $270000.
For this certification, the aspirants have to pass the below 3 tests to make eligible.
Test C2180-608: IBM Websphere process server V7.0, deployment
Test C2180-377: IBM Websphere application server network deployment V7.0, core administration
It consists of 2 tests, but the candidate passing any one of the below tests is enough in addition to test 1 and test 2.
- Test C2160-669: SOA fundamentals
- Test C2160-667: architectural design of SOA solutions
In the above test, candidates must follow the sequence to take tests which are recommended by the IBM. They can take Test 1 - Test 2 - only 1 tests in the Test 3 option. Else they can take Test 3 (anyone tests) - Test 1 - Test 2. Each test comprises of questions which need multiple or single answers. You need to select all the relevant options to bring correct answer to the multiple answer type questions.
Practical experience and in depth knowledge of some skills are essentials to ensure success on the test. It is important to complete the assigned and needed test which is provided and recommended by IBM and it is considered as a quality testing exam for the candidates. By taking these you can get a clear idea to face the administrator for SOA solutions certification test.
To achieve the system administrator certification that the candidate need skills which comes under the Test 000-377 are failover techniques, web application architecture concepts, basic of web application deployment concepts, server clustering, knowledge of JEE 5, security concepts of operating systems, network concepts knowledge, understanding basics of operating systems, problem determination capability, administration of operating system and network administration.
The required skills under test 000-667 or test 00-608 are familiar with SOA, basic knowledge of businesses requirements and understanding of messaging, web service including all other related technologies.
It includes basic troubleshooting, configuration, connection with the back end things, adapters, and deployments of business process and product installation. Along with the load balancing, scaling, utilizing and clustering as appropriate. The applicants have a good gain on the basic of SOA and are able to comprehensible business and SOA technical values, finding the barriers to opt service oriented architecture in their company, can also perform enforcing and crafting SOA governance together with Help Bridge the space between technical teams and business.
This certified system administrators are mostly self sufficient and can participate in most of the tasks related to their job role with precise assistance from the peers, vendor support service including product documentation.
The essential topics included in the certification are as follows:
- Configuration or installation of the Websphere application server
- Deployment or application assembly and resource allocation or cell configuration
- Security of Websphere application server
- Tuning, performance monitoring and maintenance
- Scalability, workload management and high availability failover
- Problem determination
This test is available in 2 different language options such as universal language English and Japanese language. They are allowed to attend this exam only those two options only. They need to answer 56 questions within 90 minutes allowed time. Thus the candidate required to secure 58% of marks in the test to attain this certification.
Validity of the Certification
It is a unique certification for the system administrators for SOA solutions, as of now, this certification is in hot peak and it may take some to consider about validity. The validity is unpredictable for this certification until it becomes unavailable or any new entry of replacement exam.
It can improve the specialized skills along with knowledge and assists to achieve significant identification in the reasonably competitive environments. This certification was really helpful to grasp SOA techniques and also provide confidence to participate the daily tasks in a perfect way with limited assistance. I personally admire this certification for the needed aspirant to enrich their knowledge and career.
Wendy, Barclays Africa Group,
Johannesburg, South Africa