To prepare for Test 000-172, it is first recommended that you are familiar with the job role description and the parameters this certification is based on, as well as have knowledge of the topics outlined in the test objectives/skills measured on the test. Compare your own technical level to the test objectives and the recommended training resources, and then determine for yourself how much preparation you require. Note that these educational sources are recommended, but not required (*) before taking a certification test.
You can prepare for the test through the Tutor Approach (classroom, instructor led course). To do so, take courses [(WB001 or VB001 or ZB001) + (WB004 or VB004 or ZB004) + ZB029]. Note that per this formula, you are required to take 2 courses.
- The recommended educational resources listed are not intended to be a substitute for, but should complement, relevant practical experience.
- Extensive product knowledge is required to pass the test.
- Every effort has been made to make the recommended educational resources as complete and as accurate as possible, but no warranty of fitness is implied. The resources provided are on an as is basis. IBM shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damages arising from course or publication content.
IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition 7.1-7.2 Process Modeling
Course duration: 2.0 days
Course number: WB001
Alternative Option - Instructor-Led Online Course: VB001: IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition V7.1 Process Modeling (Remote Classroom)
Abstract: Please also see alternative option ZB001 (listed under "Online course").
This 2-day, instructor-led course teaches core process modeling skills, project development methodology, best practice patterns, and implementation practices that improve the speed and quality of process definition efforts.
In this course, you will use IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition to create a Business Process Definition (BPD) from business requirements that are identified during process analysis. The course begins with an overview of BPM and process modeling. You will learn how to make team collaboration more efficient by enabling all team members to use standard process model elements and notation, which makes expressing and interpreting business requirements consistent throughout the BPM life cycle. The course also teaches you how to build an agile and flexible shared process model that can be understood by key business stakeholders, implemented by developers, and adjusted to accommodate process changes. You will learn how to work within the parameters of the BPM life cycle methodology in ways that maximize the functionality of WebSphere Lombardi Edition and project development best practices, such as meeting the target playback goal.
This course utilizes an interactive learning environment, with hands-on demonstrations, class activities to reinforce concepts and check understanding, and lab exercises that enable hands-on experience with BPM tasks and skills. This course is designed to be collaborative, and you can work in teams to perform class activities.
For Test 000-188:
- This course (incl. student notebook and student exercises) partially covers test objectives 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 2C, 4B, 4D
- This course (incl. student notebook and student exercises) fully covers test objective 1C
Lombardi BPM Program Management
Course duration: 2.0 days
Course number: WB004
Alternative Option - Instructor-Led Online Course: VB004: Lombardi BPM Program Management (Remote Classroom)
Abstract: This 2-day, instructor-led course teaches best practices for Business Process Management (BPM) project leadership and answers common questions about managing BPM projects. Students learn how to:
- Use Lombardi's process playback method to achieve faster alignment between business need and the implemented solution, reducing delivery risk and increasing user acceptance
- Deliver projects faster, with greater predictability, using the Lombardi platform to define, implement, operate, and measure a process without the rework and handoffs inherent in traditional technology implementations
- Recognize the most frequently encountered obstacles for BPM projects and how to mitigate the associated risks
This course utilizes a collaborative learning environment, with hands-on demonstrations, exercises to reinforce concepts and check understanding, and labs embedded in each of the course units.
This is a very interactive course, where students work in teams to perform lab exercises.
For Test 000-188:
- This course (incl. student notebook and student exercises) partially covers test objectives 1D, 2A, 2B, 4A, 4C, 4D, 4E, 4F, 5C, 5D, 6A, 6B, 6D
- This course (incl. student notebook and student exercises) fully covers test objectives 3A, 3C,
IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition V7.1 Process Modeling (Self-paced)
Course duration: varies
Course number: ZB001
Abstract: Please see alternative options WB001 or VB001.
Process Discovery and Modeling in IBM Blueworks Live (Self Paced)
Course duration: 0.6 days
Course number: ZB029
In this introductory self-paced course, you learn how to do process discovery, create process models, and capture process documentation with IBM Blueworks Live. Blueworks Live provides simple-to-understand product features that facilitate collaborative process discovery and modeling.
This course is designed for novice Blueworks Live business users, and it focuses on two main topics. First, you learn the core modeling skills and methods that improve the speed and quality of defining processes with BPMN. Second, you learn the core product skills and methods that are needed to model processes with IBM Blueworks Live.
The lab exercises are designed to reinforce the concepts that you learn throughout the course, and allow you to practice the use of Blueworks Live. The exercises cover skills such as capturing process details in a Blueworks Live discovery map, conducting playbacks, and creating a process diagram.