IBM Certified Deployment Professional - Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.6

Vendor: IBM

Certification Overview

This certification has been designed for the purpose of training different professionals regarding the use of Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.6. The increase in the usage of this product has led to an emergence of more professional people who undertake the task of the implementation of this system in a particular environment and transfer these skills to the customers for their benefit. This certification will help you stand out of the crowd and get furnished with the finest skills for this job. It is a highly specialized certification merely designed for this purpose.

Who can do this certification?

This certification is envisioned for professional implementers who will be involved in the task of installation and implementation of this product. These people are advised to do this certification to learn the entire procedure of implementation of this system so that they will be able to carry out the process efficiently and produce useful product documentation for the customer. This certification will also teach these people the skill to deal with the customers and understand their needs while developing the system.


With hundreds of companies making use of this product in the near future, this certification allows them to get the jobs for system analysts and implementers in there companies. This certification highlights their abilities and promotes their profile in the market. They will soon get entitled to jobs with annual salaries ranging from $40000 to $50000 annually after acquiring this certification.

Associated exam

The certification involves only one exam which needs to be completed to progress further on the path of this certification. The exam is called "IBM Certified Deployment Professional - Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.6". After the completion of the exam, the candidate has to submit a form to get the certification. This exam in basically based on questions with various choices from which the most appropriate one has to be selected. The level of difficulty is intermediate.


Before one opts for this certification, there are certain credentials which need to be met. The candidate should have basic knowledge regarding various topics which will be used in this certification. He should be familiar with the development of project plans. This would include the analysis of the system and designing of solutions. He should have knowledge regarding Linux and Windows systems. Furthermore, knowledge of TWS for applications and networking is also an essential requirement. If all the prerequisites have been met by the candidate, only then he is eligible for this certification.

Examination Overview

IBM Certified Deployment Professional - Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.6 Exam

This is the only exam required by this certification which will cover all the topics. Each topic will be assigned a different weightage. There will be an average of ten questions from each topic so that the performance of candidate in it can be assessed completely. The topics to be included in the exam are listed below.

  1. Scheduling objects
  2. Administration
  3. Problem determination and solving
  4. Monitoring the workload
  5. Structuring
  6. Planning and installing

The candidate should make use of all the resources available for this exam. It is good if he has some background knowledge as well. The test will assess him from different angle so he should prepare quite well. The structure of the exam is based on 67 questions from which minimum 50 need to be correct. The exam is conducted online for a time of one hour and forty five minutes. It should be made clear that the candidates have one chance to clear this exam only and if they fail they will have to start over the process of certification. One who masters the topics tested in this exam will be able to master the real skill of deployment.

Validity of Certification

This certification will remain valid as long as there is no announcement by IBM to withdraw it. The date of expiry will be given at least six months before so that the individuals do not end up acquiring the certification just before its expiry. It will be replaced by the latest certification in this case.

Expert Review

This certification is one of the most useful ones by IBM. It covers a comprehensive and unique curriculum which will help you stand out of the crowd. I would personally recommend this certification for people who wish to attain the real skills for the implementation of a system. There is no better way to utilize their potentials and promote their skills.

Chiang Xiu, United Therapeutics Corp


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