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IBM Certified System Administrator - WebSphere Portal 7.0

Job Role Description / Target Audience

Note: This certification will be withdrawn on 07/31/2014.   The most current certification is: IBM Certified System Administrator - WebSphere Portal 8.0

This intermediate level certification is intended for system administrators who perform the installation, configuration, and day-to-day tasks associated with ensuring a smooth and efficient operation of a WebSphere Portal 7.0 environment. This administrator  is generally self-sufficient and is able to perform most of the tasks involved in the role with limited assistance from peers, product documentation and/or support services.


The candidate must possess the requisite skills needed to perform the following administration task areas associated with WebSphere Portal 7.0 prior to attempting the certification exam(s):

  • Architecting a Portal Solution
  • Installing and Configuring
  • Managing Security
  • Customizing and Administering
  • Maintaining and Monitoring
  • Portal Content Management
  • Troubleshooting and Serviceability
  • Integrating Your Business
  • Migration and Other Concepts

Recommended Prerequisite Skills

The prerequisite knowledge and skills one needs before beginning to prepare for this job role certification include:

  1. Basic WebSphere Portal administration skills, including experience with a WebSphere Application Server and JVM environments, databases and security
  2. Basic understanding of operating systems
  3. Troubleshooting and problem determination skills


There are 2 paths for this certification. One path is the upgrade path from  IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM WebSphere Portal V6.1.

Test(s) required:

Click on the link(s) below to see test details, test objectives, suggested training and sample tests.

This upgrade path requires 1 certification and 1 test:

1 . Certification:  IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM WebSphere Portal V6.1

2.  Test C2040-910 IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0 Deployment and Administration Update

This path requires 2 tests:

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

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


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