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IBM Certified Advanced System Administrator - Sametime 9.0

Job Role Description / Target Audience

This advanced level certification is intended for system administrators  (and system integrators, infrastructure architects, application architects and solutions architects) who perform the installation, configuration and day-to-day administration tasks associated with ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of an IBM Sametime 9.0 and a WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment and Liberty Profile environment. 

This includes Sametime tasks related to:

  • IBM Sametime Architecture
  • Deployment
  • Audio/Video
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Performance Monitoring and Tuning

This includes WAS tasks related to:

  • Architecture 
  • Product Installation, Configuration and Maintenance
  • Application Management (Assembly, Deployment and Configuration)
  • Administrative Tools
  • Security configuration and Maintenance
  • Clustering and Workload Management
  • Intelligent Management and Resiliency    
  • Performance Monitoring and Tuning 
  • Problem Determination 

This system 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 vendor support services.

Recommended Prerequisite Skills

Knowledge and skills one needs to possess before beginning to prepare for this job role certification: 

  • Basic IBM Sametime administration skills 
  • Hands-on experience with IBM Sametime 9.0
  • basic Java Enterprise Edition 6 knowledge
  • basic web application architecture and deployments
  • basic utilization of the command line interface and Jython/Jacl
  • understanding of operating systems
  • network and operating system security concepts
  • network or operating system administration and problem determination skills


This certification requires 2 test(s).

Test(s) required:

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

  1. Test C2040-413 - IBM Sametime 9.0 Administration

  2. Test C9510-401 - IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.5.5 and Liberty Profile, System Administration


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