IBM Collaboration Solutions again teams with WebSphere to release the new certification.
In order to be a true expert Portal administrator, it is essential to be not just familiar with - but experienced in - WebSphere Application Server; this is why Collaboration Solutions requires one of WebSphere's tests for this Advanced level certification.
To achieve this certification, an individual needs to obtain certification in Portal 8 System Administration and then take the applicable WebSphere test. Here is the complete path:
Certification Path to obtain IBM Certified Advanced System Administrator - WebSphere Portal 8.0
IBM Certified System Administrator - WebSphere Portal 8.0
- Pass 000-317: IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.0, Core Administration
Select the certification title above in order to locate more information on the applicable job role. In addition, by selecting the certification title "IBM Certified System Administrator - WebSphere Portal 8.0", more details on the requirements and tests involved in achieving the credential can be found. Select any test listed on the bottom of the page to find exam objectives, lists of preparation materials and assessment test information. Note that the Pick Two - Healthy Savings on Core Exams Promotion information can also be accessed off of the Portal 8 System Administration test pages.
For those individuals who have already achieved System Administration in Portal 8 AND have taken the IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.0 Core Administration test, the above certification is retroactive, i..e it will apply to any and all successful candidates, not just those who sit the tests going forward.