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IBM Certified Solution Implementer - WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances Firmware V5.0

Mar 28, 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, March 28, 2013. By achieving this certification, intermediate level solution implementers have validated their knowledge and skills and can demonstrate their technical competence to others.

IBM Certified Solution Implementer - WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances Firmware V5.0
Test 000-274, IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances Firmware V5.0, Solution Implementation

This intermediate level certification is intended for solution implementers who are responsible for developing, configuring, troubleshooting and deploying solutions using IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances. This includes the WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway and the WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance, both physical and virtual.

These solution implementers are also required to have conceptual understanding of the WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance. They are not required to know WebSphere DataPower XC10 (caching) Appliance.

These solution implementers are able to configure IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances to:

To attain the IBM Certified Solution Implementer - WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances, Firmware V5.0 certification, candidates must possess the skills outlined under Recommended Prerequisites below and pass 1 test, Test 000-274.

Note: Approximately 35% of the test questions on Test 000-274 are the same as on Test 000-609: IBM WebSphere Datapower SOA Appliances Firmware V3.8.1, Solution Implementation

Test 000-274 is designed to measure skills in the areas of:

Order  Area  Percentage 
1. Foundational Technologies 15%
2. Architecture and Basic Configuration Tasks 11%
3. Administration and Operational Architecture 15%
4. Security Services 19%
5. Integration Scenarios 21%
6. SOA Governance Scenarios 7%
7. Troubleshooting and Tuning 13%

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

To help candidates prepare, the following information is provided and accessible via the IBM Certified Solution Implementer - WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances Firmware V5.0 page:

Test 000-274 is available worldwide via test delivery vendor Prometric (link resides outside of It is also available to IBM employees at a reduced rate via the internal IBM SWG Prime Test Centers.

Test 000-274 is a 150 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 Application Connectivity and Integration.

For any inquiries regarding this announcement, please contact

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