Assess your standing
certification you would like to pursue and review the certification description. You may already be prepared to take the required test(s), based on previous education, experience, or your current job skills. However, to make the most of your expertise, you may want to take advantage of the resources described below.First, select the
Test objectives describe the topics covered on the test and can be viewed from both the Test information page, as well as the certification description page for the associated certification.
Sample Tests simply acquaint you with the format of a test and the type of questions that may be presented. Answer keys are provided. A Sample Test should not be used to determine whether or not you are ready to take a test -- this should be done through an Assessment Test. Sample tests can be viewed from both the Test information page, as well as the certification description page for the associated certification.
Assessment tests simulate the actual certification exam, and help you determine whether or not you would benefit from further study prior to sitting for the certification exam. If an assessment test is provided for a particular certification exam, a link to it is provided from the certification description page for which that exam is a requirement.
Note: Like the actual test, an assessment test:
Recommended training resources
The recommended training resources for a test can be viewed from both the Test information page, as well as the certification description page for the associated certification. The following types of education may be offered for a test:
Other reference materials may also be available to help you prepare for certification. This information may be in the form of IBM reference manuals, product manuals, independently published books, or other materials.
The Training search in the right column of some pages may be used to search IBM Training for learning opportunities (courses, publications, lectures etc.).