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IBM Certified System Administrator - WebSphere Message Broker V8.0

July 10, 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, July 10, 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 - WebSphere Message Broker V8.0
Test 000-277, IBM WebSphere Message Broker V8.0, System Administration

This intermediate level certification is intended for system administrators, consultants, technical specialists and architects with extensive product knowledge of IBM WebSphere MQ V7.0 or later and IBM WebSphere Message Broker V8.0.

These system administrators plan, install, and configure IBM WebSphere MQ V7.0 or later, implement applications, set up distributed queuing, enable appropriate security, administer and operate a queue manager network, enforce organizational and operational standards, perform basic problem determination and implement clustering and publish/subscribe topologies.

These system administrators also:

These system administrator 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 and vendor support services.

To attain the IBM Certified System Administrator - WebSphere Message Broker V8.0 certification, candidates must possess the skills outlined under Recommended Prerequisites below and pass 2 tests, Test 000-277 and Test 000-374.

Test 000-277 is designed to measure skills in the areas of:

Order  Area  Percentage 
1. Planning, Designing, Installation and Migration 11%
2. Administration and Configuration 31%
3. Security 20%
4. High Availability 13%
5. Performance, Tuning and Monitoring 13%
6. Troubleshooting and Problem Determination 13%

Test 000-374 is designed to measure skills in the areas of:

Order  Area  Percentage 
1. Planning 11%
2. Installation and Configuration 16%
3. Basic Administration 14%
4. Distributed Queuing and Clustered Queue Management 21%
5. Publish and Subscribe 11%
6. Problem Determination 16%
7. Security 11%

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 - WebSphere Message Broker V8.0 page:

Test 000-277 and Test 000-374 are available worldwide via test delivery vendor Prometric (link resides outside of ibm.com). It is also available to IBM employees at a reduced rate via the internal IBM SWG Prime Test Centers.

Test 000-277 is a 90 minute test. Test 000-374 is a 105 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 certify@us.ibm.com.

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