IBM announced two new certification exams to help J2EE developers to easily update their skills on WebSphere Portal v5. The new exams are designed to help developers become certified faster and at half the cost of competitive certification offerings.

In an effort to simplify the certification process and meet marketplace demand for current skills, IBM is offering new certification exams to help developers easily learn how to maximize the latest features of WebSphere Portal v5 to advance their careers and gain a faster return on their skills investments.

The new WebSphere Portal v5 certification exams include:

  • Certified System Administrator – WebSphere Portal V5.0: Test 347, IBM WebSphere Portal V5.0, Deployment and Administration
    The System Administrator certification targets intermediate level implementers, administrators or architects who design and/or implement WebSphere Portal. These individuals have a breadth of basic operational services skills in more than one environment and with both the Express and Multiplatforms offerings. They possess a full foundation in Enable Edition. The exam is designed to measure intermediate level skills in areas of installing and configuring, architecting a portal solution, implementing and administering portal security, customizing and administering pages, configuring and maintaining portlets, and maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • ?IBM Certified Solution Developer – WebSphere Portal V5.0: Test 348, IBM WebSphere Portal V5.0, Application Development
    The Solution Developer certification targets intermediate level J2EE developers, architects or consultants who design or develop portal solutions. These individuals have a breadth of basic operational services skills in more than one environment and with both the Express and Multiplatforms offerings. They possess a full foundation in Enable Edition. The exam is designed to measure intermediate level skills in areas of installation, set-up and configuring, architecting, implementation and design, writing a portlet, testing and debugging a portal solution, backend portlet services, and additional portlet concepts.

    These certification exams will be generally available worldwide March 1, 2004 and are accessible via www.ibm.com/certify, category IBM WebSphere. Information for developers is available now at that site.

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