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IBM Certified System Administrator – PureApplication System V1.1

August 16, 2013

IBM is pleased to announce the addition of the following job-role certification and applicable test to the Professional Certification Program from IBM. This certification is available worldwide today, August 16, 2013. By achieving this certification, intermediate level system administrators have validated their knowledge and skills and can demonstrate their technical competence to others.

IBM Certified System Admimistrator – PureApplication System V1.1
Test 000-800, IBM PureApplication System V1.1, System Administration

This intermediate level certification targets system administrators who configure, operate, secure, monitor, and maintain IBM PureApplication System V1.1.

These system administrators perform initial set-up and day-to-day administration of the system, such as setting up the network configuration, cloud environment, shared services, user administration and access control. These administrators also monitor system and workload resources; integrate with enterprise monitoring; perform maintenance, backup and restore; and configure disaster recovery.

These system administrators are expected to be generally self-sufficient and be able to perform the tasks involved in the role with limited assistance from peers, product documentation, or vendor support services.

To attain the IBM Certified System Administrator - PureApplication System V1.1 certification, candidates must possess the skills outlined under Recommended Prerequisites below and pass 1 test, Test 000-800.

Test 000-800 is designed to measure skills in the areas of:

Order  Area  Percentage 
1. Cloud configuration and management 29%
2. Access control management 16%
3. Business continuity 16%
4. Workload and system monitoring 16%
5. Catalog and workload management 12%
6. Command-line interface (CLI) scripts 12%

Practical experience and in-depth product knowledge are required to ensure success on the tests.

To help candidates prepare, the following information is provided and accessible via the IBM Certified System Admimistrator – PureApplication System V1.1 page:

It is also available to IBM employees at a reduced rate via the internal IBM SWG Prime Test Centers.

Test 000-800 is a 90 minute test. The test fee is set to the economy of a country as $200 USD each in developed countries and $100 USD each in emerging market countries. For the test fee per country, please refer to this url.

To access the certification roadmap, click here, and refer to the Roadmap for IBM PureApplication System.

For any inquiries regarding this announcement, please send a note to

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