webMethods, Inc., a leading business integration and optimization software company,  introduced the webMethods Fabric 6.5 Certification Program. Enterprises can employ this program to enhance and validate core competencies surrounding the webMethods' product suite and service-oriented architecture (SOA) so that new projects can be implemented faster, more cost-effectively and with less risk. These evaluated skill sets can also be used as the benchmark for creating internal centers of excellence that foster and maintain best-in-class operational performance.

Certification also offers webMethods customers an objective means for evaluating the capabilities of prospective employees and third-party consultants. Likewise, webMethods partners can improve their competitive positioning with certification with this additional training helping to speed project deployment and enhance subsequent performance.

"What's long separated webMethods from the pack is our ability to deliver the complete solution encompassing industry-leading technologies and best-practice implementation methodologies," said Conor Keane, senior vice president, Global Services, webMethods, Inc. "The webMethods Fabric 6.5 Certification Program extends our implementation expertise even further into the enterprise, empowering our customers and partners with the knowledgebase and specialized training needed for realizing maximum performance from webMethods Fabric 6.5 while lowering their total cost of ownership."

Global 2000 enterprises and leading government agencies achieve measurable business process improvements with webMethods Fabric. Leveraging an enterprise-class SOA, webMethods' flagship product suite allows these organizations to communicate more effectively with their partners and customers, optimize core business processes for increased efficiency and performance, and realize greater visibility and predictability over their operations.

Recognizing the wide variety of users leveraging webMethods Fabric to deploy enterprise applications and improve end-to-end business processes, the new program offers certification in a number of disciplines:

  • webMethods Fabric 6.5 Certified B2B Developer - Experienced developers who implement webMethods technologies to support business-to-business applications and trading partner networks.
  • webMethods Fabric 6.5 Certified EAI Developer - EAI developers with responsibility for integrating systems using flow services or Java, and in using development tools to optimize and configure services for performance, security, and error handling.
  • webMethods Fabric 6.5 Certified BPM Developer - Business analysts that combine their business insight with the ability to model, code, run and monitor processes to design and implement complex business systems using steps, groups, and transitions.
  • webMethods Fabric 6.5 Certified Operations Specialist - Targeting experienced system administrators and infrastructure support personnel, this certification measures their ability to effectively monitor system performance, manage upgrade processes, deploy new systems, and troubleshoot common problems.
  • webMethods Fabric 6.5 Certified Architect - A higher level certification designed to assess an enterprise architect's strategic ability to perform technology due diligence and trade-off analysis, designate key design and implementation guidelines, oversee project implementation and define success criteria (prerequisite - webMethods Fabric 6.5 Certified B2B or EAI or BPM Developer certification).

Coursework leading up to each certification is available in either a classroom or online setting, and is led by webMethods certified instructors who typically boast more than 10 years of industry experience, including five years of hands-on training.

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