IBM Certified Deployment Professional - Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack V6.1.1

Vendor: IBM

Certification Overview

This certification centers its aim on augmenting the aptitudes of the candidates to efficiently develop a solution using the Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack V6.1.1. This product by IBM is used worldwide and requires highly advanced professionals for its administration and maintenance. This certification wishes to endow them with the skills of installing, configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting this product. Considering that the complete responsibility of the management of this product would lie with only one individual, companies are looking for very experienced and certified professional individuals who will be able to manage this product. This certification tends to bring out those bright people out in the world.

Who can do this certification?

This certification is a crucial necessity for those deployment professionals who wish to work with this product and develop various solutions using it. This certification requires the candidate to be experienced and equipped with some form of formal or informal knowledge. System analysts who have got a lot of experience can also enter this field with the help of this certification. It is a specialized form of certification for only those people who wish to work with the product for a long term.


This certification will improve the reputation of these deployment professionals who opt for it and will increase their worth in the market. These people are prone to getting more rewarding jobs in the job market as well. They can get various jobs relating to solution development with high salaries and increase their overall income. The mean salary for IBM certified deployment professionals range from $40000 to $55000 a year, which is extremely high.

Associated Exam

The basic requirement of this certification is the exam "000-534 - IBM Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack V6.1.1 Implementation". This exam is meant to be cleared for the completion of this certification. It will check the basic concepts of the candidate in various topics and assess him according to his performance. Candidates are supposed to be familiar with the basic concepts of system analysis and implementation. The detailed information relating to this particular exam can be found online.


The first and foremost requirement of this certification is having good experience in this field. However, he should also have very good written communication skills for communicating with the people he is working with. Furthermore, he should also have expert knowledge of some other technical features of computers and networks. He should be familiar with different protocols. He should have a good experience of using windows or Linux operating systems and should be able to operate applications on it. Most essentially, he should have a keen knowledge regarding storage devices and their management. There is a complete list of prerequisite skills on this certification's official website.

Examination Overview

000-534 - IBM Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack V6.1.1 Implementation Exam

Following are the main topics which comprise of several small topics within them.

  1. Preparation
  2. Installing
  3. Administering
  4. Customization
  5. Performance Tuning

This exam involves all the key areas of competency required by the certification. It requires the candidate to be able to evaluate the solution and design it according to the requirements of the customer. His skills to determine the problem and solve it using necessary steps would be assessed. The topics have been designed in a way to deal with all the aspects of this certification. However, the weightage of each topic is different depending on its requirement by the certification. The candidates should be ready to study the complex use and functioning of different computers and operating systems as they will be working with them a lot.

As far as the structure of the exam is concerned, it will consist of a total of 62 questions from which at least 36 questions should be correctly solved. This means that the candidate should get at least 58% marks to clear the exam. The candidate will take the exam for a total of 75 minutes.

Validity of Certification

This certification will remain valid for at least a year. However, there is no official date of expiry released for it. After this certification expires, it will be replaced by the latest one with some customized features.

Expert Review

The users of Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack have got a great chance in the form of this certification. They can learn various new things in this certification and can implement them in their daily tasks. The good thing about this certification is its credibility which is admired worldwide. You don't just get a chance to learn something, but ye get an assurance of your talents as well. This certification will mold you in such a way that you will become equipped with some lifetime skills and abilities which will increase your overall value.

Francesca Vale, United Natural Foods Inc

Lyon, France

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