IBM Certified Advanced System Administrator - WebSphere Portal 7.0

Vendor: IBM


Certification Overview

The sole need of this certification has emerged due to the increasing need of experienced and certified system administrators for operating WebSphere Portal 7.0. This is a highly advanced and technical certification which is only meant for people with an experience of 10-15 years in the field of system administration. It intends to provide these people with a life lasting experience and qualification so that they can be the masters of their work.

Who can do this certification?

Highly professional and experienced system administrators are entitled to this certification. These people need to demonstrate their expertise in managing and administering various operations in the WebSphere Portal 7.0 environment. They should also have the tendency to identify problems on their own and solving them in a wise manner. In this regard, this certification is the platform where they will learn much more than knowledge and actually get to know the procedure of implementing their knowledge.

Benefits

This certification is the comprehensive guide to mastering the art of system administration. WebSphere portal 7.0 is a famous and notable platform which requires a lot of highly qualified and trained system administrators. This certification promises to make to capable enough for the top posts relating to system administration and management. It will surely double your income and provide you various other ways of earning money through the expertise you gain.

Associated exam

This certification makes use of only one advanced exam to assess the candidates. This exam will comprise of a large number of questions to assess different topics from various angles. The title of the exam is Test C2180-377 - IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V7.0, Core Administration. It will involve a number of topics including management, administration, networking, troubleshooting and development. It will be conducted online and will return you the results in little time.

Prerequisites

Before opting for this certification, the system administrator has to complete the IBM Certified System Administrator - WebSphere Portal 7.0 certification which is a basic form of this one. This primary certification will equip them with the basic skills required. The major skills required by the person include the installation of the product, deployment of Java applications, troubleshooting, back-up and recovery operations, management of security, customization and integration of business. These prerequisites are required to become qualified for this certification.

Examination Overview

Exam C2180-317 - IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.0, Core Administration

There are a number of topics which form the base of this exam. The topics have been assigned different weightages to make sure that the candidate gets a chance to perform in his areas of interest as well. Considering that this is a pretty much difficult exam, the candidates have been given a relaxation that allows that to pass this exam if they get only 33 out of 56 questions correct. Following topics have been included in the exam.

  1. Determination of the problem (13%)
  2. Architecture (13 %)
  3. Scalability (14%)
  4. Maintenance of performance (14 %)
  5. Server Security (16 %)
  6. Resource Allocation (21 %)
  7. Installing and maintaining (9 %)

Scoring a good score in this test is subject to having deep concepts and understanding regarding the topics. A very important part of system administration is the reasonable allocation of resources to each sector which enables the smooth progression of the whole system.

Validity of Certification

This certification is subject to expiry on 31st of August, 2014. After this date, this certification will be cancelled. People might have to ask IBM for recertification after this date if they have previously held this certification. All the others will have to directly do the latest certification after this date which will replace this one. The title of the latest certification is IBM Certified Advanced System Administrator - WebSphere Portal 8.0.

Expert Review

This certification is the apex for system administrators after which they will be the masters of their field. This highly recognized certification has been responsible for allowing many system administrators to grab the top positions in the job market. System administrators who have been certified by IBM are observed to perform much better than others. I personally believe that this great opportunity should not be missed as this could make your life and get you on the top.

Derek Simpson, National Fuel Gas

Melbourne, Australia


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