IBM Certified Specialist - Rational Team Concert V3

Vendor: IBM

Certification Overview

The intermediate level experts who have the basic knowledge in configurations with the use of IBM rational team concert V3 are well placed in the world of Java applications.  With this certification, one will be able to manipulate the rational team concert projects by configuring and deploying them through the use of templates. The professional needs to have the prior skills irrespective of the exam that is taken in order to be awarded the certificate. Some of the common tasks will include;  the building of custom reports, choosing process templates, creating dashboards, customizing projects  and coming up with component hierarchies. A professional with this certification is competent and will be able to get familiar with all the diversified facets of any area that needs configuration. 

Who can do this certification? 

Prior to starting the program, there are basic skills and knowledge that one should posses. In the first case, the applicant should know how to handle, configure, manage and operate a Rational Team Concert V3.   The applicant should also be well informed on how to customize the workflows, and projects. Knowing how to process a number of configurations will also be a necessary requirement. All the Java system operators can have a chance to enroll for this test, because it will build extra skills and knowledge on their way up in some of the most complex IBM global technological solutions. Professionals who have extra skills in the handling of IBM networking strategies will find this certification useful. 


This certification is an all round program that will empower the Java expert with all the basics and applications in as far as the rational team concert v3 is concerned. Some of the jobs that arise from this certification include; a system analyst, java architect and other IT specialists. Such professionals earn good income of 50,000- 80,000 in a year.

Associated Exam

Under this program, only one test is done; the C2140-053-Rational Team concert V3. A professional should clearly mark the time and number of questions after which the required score should be attained in order to be awarded this certificate in good time.


The knowledge of Java applications and other design solutions is required. The applicant should be able to operate on a number of Java platforms and create projects with the most advanced way of designs and security codes. Familiarization with various patterns and other software tools will also be an added advantage. Much information on the requirements can be found on the website, where there is a full listing in details. 

Examination Overview

An applicant will have to sit for the C2140- 053 certified master exam.   It covers 8 sections as indicated below:
The introduction to Rational team concert concepts

  • The management of work items
  • Management of Jazz source control
  • Customizing of build environment
  • Planning on project strategies
  • Reports and dashboards
  • Configuration of projects

Through this examination, the professional will benefit from the acquired skills including the creating and customizing of templates. The professional will also learn how to operate in a Jazz source unit. The configuration of projects on diversified templates will also be taught through this certification.  The professional will be equipped with the latest solutions that will fit well in any Java based domain.

This examination lasts for 75 minutes. It comprises of up to 60 questions which have been simplified into the multiple choices for the applicant to select on the ultimate choice. This stage should be handled carefully by the applicant because there is a certain target mark of 60% that will permit or impede the certificate.   

Validity of the certification

There is usually a series of versions of this examination on the run; the professional should therefore register for the latest version in order to be certified. Some of the examinations have their fixed date of expiration, and this means they can no longer be useful especially after that time.

Expert Review

To be a real Java architect demands thorough skills from the rational Team concert V3. This certification will place a distinction from the rest because the skills acquired will enable the professional to work comfortably with the IBM systems, through this course, you can easily grow into an IBM infrastructure architect because it will expose you to the most advanced areas like dealing with dashboards and management of various projects.  I highly recommend it for any Java expert who has not yet mastered all the skills that are valued in IBM product solutions

Carlos Maurice, Best Solutions Co.

Alaska, USA

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