IBM Certified Solutions Expert - Collaborative Lifecycle Management

Vendor: IBM

Certification Overview

This is another Java based application program that targets all the professionals that have already acquired experience in CLM 2011.  The main centre of interest in this program is to create projects configurations with templates.  The professionals in this course will come across the experience of using RQM and RTC. The Java experts who already have experience in project administration are the main targeted audience in this program. In the entire development lifecycle, the RTC facilitates agile planning and configures a better way in which the work should be done.

Who can do this certification?

Anyone with the basic Java knowledge and skills is an ideal candidate for this program. The professionals who are already working in system administration should also consider joining this course as it will empower them with more skills in creating the lifecycle projects.  A candidate should have knowledge in dealing with Rational Design Manager v 3.0, the RRC and RTC. The general knowledge of working with the IBM solutions and products is required.


This is just among the several methods of validating skills for various individuals and organizations. The experts will come up with the ideal installation strategies and the latest upgrading that is related to CLM 2011. The IBM certified solution expert is an asset in any organization; he also earns an attractive package.  There will be no cases of surprises on the projects as everything will be tracked easily on time.  This is an ideal program that will enable the professional to bring out quality management on a seamless platform; this reduces the inconveniences of project delays and increases the levels of high quality results. A rational quality manager focuses on tasks such as improving and coordinating activities  and therefore the level of quality is improved, this professional is among the best paid under this sector.      

Associated Exam

The professional will require 1 test in order to get the certification. This test is known as C2140 -821.


A professional should be conversant with the latest IBM solutions in order to work well with the CLM 2011 version. It will also be an added advantage to know how to work with RQM and RRC, in this way the expert will gain a deeper insight and make the right decisions that aim at enhancing the predictability delivery. 

Examination Overview

The examination consists of 9 sections, which has a total of up to 75 questions that have multiple choices.

Here are some of the topics found under this examination:

  1. CLM 2011 basics
  2. CLM 2011 deployment
  3. CLM 2011 Integration
  4. CLM 2011 Administration
  5. Developer essentials
  6. Professional Essentials
  7. Analyst essentials
  8. Architect essentials
  9. New technology on CLM 2011

The professionals will acquire several skills on how to deal with selecting the ideal deployment structure. Under this certification, the professional will also get the skills on getting the best ways for CLM deployment. With the ever changing technology in the digital world, the professional will learn more on the newest versions of the CLM 2011 and this is done through the use of RRDI. The applicant will be introduced to the latest RQM manual testing and plan process. It is through this examination that a professional will learn how to analyze and work with diversified artifacts in many areas of operation.   The management of license and data collection is also done under this program. This examination will fully prepare an individual to come up with sound diagnostic procedures concerning several data management processes.  The pass mark is 64%.

Validity of certification

The validity of the certificate basically depends on the latest version. Every Java enthusiast should ensure that he or she possesses the right form of certificate that is valid for the specific time period.

Steps in certification

Here are some of the steps that need to be followed:

  1. The applicant should go for the training that will equip him or her with the prerequisite skills
  2. The professional will go ahead and register for the C 2140 – 821 test
  3. After passing the examination, the applicant will have to sign the submission forms that will later guarantee him of being awarded the certification. 

Expert Review

Any IBM expert who has the collaborative lifecycle Management certification will have the added advantage of producing quality results that will need lesser budget overruns and this will automatically reduce the delays that could arise from most projects. I therefore recommend this certification for all the IBM certified solution experts.

Collins Richard, Career Bliss Co

Alaska, USA

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