IBM Certified Deployment Professional - Tivoli Provisioning Manager V7.2.0.2

Vendor: IBM


Certification overview

IBM Certified Deployment Professional - Tivoli Provisioning Manager V7.2.0.2 is a technical certification from IBM which is made for people who are responsible for managing end to end deployment including making plans, managing installation, configuration, administration and identification as well as resolution of problems in the process. The professional must be able to manage all these tasks single handed.

Who can do this certification

People with high level of working knowledge on the implementation of Tivoli Provisioning Manager can appear for this certification. Professionals who are skilled at such implementations and wants to exhibit their expertise can work to obtain this certificate.

Benefits

There are many benefits of this certification which such as better prospects in career due to the professional identity given by IBM and access to multiple resources to better prepare oneself to manage the deployment related tasks at work.

Associated Exam

Test No. 000-567 on  IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager V7.2.0.2 Implementation. It has 57 objective questions and the test duration is 3 hours. The candidate is required to score 64% to pass this test. This exam has already been withdrawn on 30th November 2013 but the updated version of the program has not been declared yet and is expected to be launched soon.

The certification website of IBM contains one study guide intended to prepare candidate on this exam but the experience on the product is still expected to carry more value in terms of preparation as the test presents real work situations in front of the test taker. There are some web based courses available for the preparation of this exam that can be obtained from IBM but as the test has already withdrawn, the information of these courses is not available on the website at present.

Pre-requisites

This examination needs some prerequisites that a necessary and IBM also recommends some for the candidate to better prepare for the exam, Mandatory prerequisites includes knowledge of:

  • Working on Cywin, XML, Windows, AIX< Solaris, Linux, networking, relational databases, LDAP, shell scripts, installation methods, Eclipse, and configuration management
  • It requires a very deep knowledge of components of IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager 7.2.0.2 
  • Basic understanding of IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment is also required.

Prerequisites recommended by IBM includes experience of working on ITIL, virtual servers, boot concepts, telnet, SMB, SNMP, SSH, SOAP, FTP, Jython, LPAR, NAS, SAN, Websphere, Xpath, SQL, OpenSSL, SSL, GS Kit, TCP/IP, load balancing, and SOA.

Examination Overview

These are some key competencies that are tested in this exam which includes understanding of:

  • Architecture of Tivoli Provisioning Manager V7.2.0.2
  • Components of Tivoli Provisioning Manager V7.2.0.2
  • Designing of Tivoli Provisioning Manager V7.2.0.2
  • Installation as well as configuration of Tivoli Provisioning Manager V7.2.0.2
  • Workflow knowledge
  • Managing administrative tasks related to Tivoli Provisioning Manager V7.2.0.2
  • Ability to set-up the system and then administer tasks required for installing the Tivoli engine.
  • Integration of Tivoli Provisioning Manager V7.2.0.2 with third party software or hardware.
  • Identification of issues in installation or configuration of Tivoli Provisioning Manager V7.2.0.2

The examination requires one to install the provision manager as per a customer's requirements related to language, backup, or name space. The candidate must also know how to make the implemented system secure in given scenarios. Moreover, a candidate may be asked to create groups of users performing similar functions so that all similar tasks could be managed simultaneously. The candidate must also be capable of identifying and resolving system issues through the Tivoli Provisioning Manager.

Validity of the Certification

This test is not valid anymore and replacement test is expected to be launched by IBM soon. The requirements to pass the new exam would remain same with some additions to the topics and thus, the information given on this certification can be used to prepare oneself in advance for the new exam that would be updated soon.

Steps involved in the certification:

There are some basic steps that have to be followed to get this certification and these include:

1. Registration of examination online on the IBM website through payment of required fee.

2. Candidates get a confirmation mail with allotted dates as well as time for the examination.

3. Candidates are required to reach the venue before 15 minutes of exam and show the details to test centre to appear for the exam.

4. An online exam would be taken for 3 hours and the score will be discovered after completion

5. Candidate has to wait for 5 days to receive the first certificate of test from IBM on the registered email ID.

6. A premium certificate may be obtained from IBM by registering the scores on their certification website.

Expert Review

IBM Certified Deployment Professional - Tivoli Provisioning Manager V7.2.0.2 is for professionals with in depth and working knowledge of Tivoli Provisioning Manager V7.2.0.2 right from planning to managing administrative tasks. Thus, it is recommended for those with at least 5 years of experience on Tivoli Provisioning Manager V7.2.0.2 to appear for the examination.

Kaustav Anand, Martin Marietta Materials

Ontario, Canada


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