IBM Certified System Administrator - WebSphere Portal 7.0

Vendor: IBM


Certification Overview

This certification targets system administrators who have a good deal of experience with WebSphere Portal 7.0. Its focus remains on training these administrators to carry out various chores efficiently using this product. This certification will provide them an edge in the market and will enable them to outperform others. System administrators are endowed with the technical knowledge to operate, manage, install, implement, manipulate and troubleshoot various systems in an effective manner.

Who can do this certification?

This certification is targetted at experience professionals in the field of system administration using WebSphere Portal and related IBM products. There are certain basic programming and networking skills which must be acquired before going for this certification. This certification will build upon the previous knowledge of these people and add new concepts and techniques in it. All the people out there who wish to be successful system administrators must obtain this certification.

Benefits

If you are willing to promote your reputation as a system administrators and get highly rewarding jobs then you must do this certification. It is a source of credibility of your skills and capabilities. People who have done this certification have increased their chances of getting better jobs to a great extent.

This certification can be acquired through 2 paths. The first path has got only one exam whereas the second path has got two exams. People generally follow the first path where they upgrade from the certification "IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM WebSphere Portal V6.1" and take the test C2040-910 IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0 Deployment and Administration Update. This exam is specially designed for this certification to upgrade you certification from the previous one to this one. It is a lengthy exam as it is supposed to cover all aspects of the product under consideration.

Prerequisites

The candidate is expected to possess a basic understanding of certain products and methods to become authorized to this certification. The administrator should be well equipped with basic administration and management skills regard the product he is working with. He should also have experience with Websphere application server and JVM environments. Furthermore, he should also be able to identify the problems and be able to troubleshoot them on his own without any assistance from product documentation or another person.

Examination Overview

C2040-910 - IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0 Deployment and Administration

The topics tested in this exam are advanced and are meant for experienced professionals. The candidates will be tested from different aspects. The weightage assigned to each topic is different. However, the average number of questions from each topic will be around 3.

  1. Customization
  2. Troubleshooting
  3. Portal Content
  4. Configuration
  5. Monitor the work
  6. Integration of Business
  7. Finding Portal Solution
  8. Security
  9. Serviceability

The exam would comprise of 32 questions from which the candidate has to score a minimum of 26 to pass this exam. This high percentage required for passing is what makes it quite difficult. This exam will get expired by the end of August in 2014. It will be replaced by (C2040-929) IBM WebSphere Portal 8.0 Deployment and Administration Update.

Steps Involved in the Certification

This certification can be approached from two different paths. The first path will allow the candidates to upgrade from a previously acquired certification by just appearing in one exam. However, the candidates might also acquire this primary certification on purpose and appear in the required test to get this certification. The second path basically comprises of two different tests which must be cleared with the required score.

First Path:

1. Obtain the Certification IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM WebSphere Portal V6.1.

2. Clear the test C2040-910 IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0 Deployment and Administration Update.

Second Path:

1. Test C2040-920 IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0 Deployment and Administration

2. Test C2040-921 IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0 Migration and Support

Either the first path or the second path needs to be taken.

Validity of Certification

The certification will expire by the end of August 2014. After that the most current version of this certification would be IBM Certified System Administrator - WebSphere Portal 8.0. Those people whose certification will expire at that time will either have to apply for recertification or will have to acquire this latest certification provided by IBM.

Expert Review

This certification brings a colossal number of trainings along with it. People have the opportunity to learn various new things regarding system administration and management. This will enable them to have a better control over their work and perform much more efficiently.

Rhoma Gutawa, OGE Energy Corp

Jakarta, Indonesia


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