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Test C2040-951: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8.5 Application Development Update

Lotus highly recommends using a variety of resources to prepare for certification exams. In all cases, you must start with the exam guide to determine which tasks will be covered on the exams. Equally as important, actual hands-on experience is required. From there, we recommend that you choose from the following preparation options.

During your preparation, it is important that you review the exam guide periodically to make sure that all of the material in the exam guide is covered in your choice of preparation methods. It should be noted that there is not a one-to-one correspondence between these preparation methods and the exam.

Exam Guide (Required)

Review the exam competency listing to see the complete listing of possible topics for the exam. Use this as your checklist to determine your weaknesses and areas to which you will want to focus more attention in your studies and preparation. This information also includes recommend prerequisite skills and knowledge. Link to exam competency list..

Experience (Required)

Actual hands-on experience is a critical component in preparing for the exam. Direct application of the skills learned cannot be substituted by any one other resource listed here. You must spend time using the product and applying the skills learned. The exam is looking to measure how well you know how to perform tasks, not how well you memorize features and functions.


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Online courses - other vendors

Note: This course is not reimbursable through IBM PartnerWorld's "You Pass, We Pay" program.

Learn about all the new features in Domino Designer 8.5 including XPages. TLCC's new Notes-based update course will give you hands-on experience using the all new Domino Designer 8.5. TLCC's courses include many demonstrations and activities (no simulations!) you need to master Domino Designer 8.5

Web Resource

This wiki is for you to learn about Domino application development, contribute to its knowledge base, and collaborate with others. It includes articles on using IBM Domino Designer, XPages, DXL, programming with Java, JavaScript, and LotusScript, and other topics related to building world class solutions with Domino applications. In addition, this wiki will help you create and deploy Domino applications and contains application design guidelines and best practices for developing both Notes Client and Web applications.

This site showcases resources that will help you create and deploy composite applications, whether you are a novice or an expert, using Lotus Domino Designer, Lotus Expeditor, Eclipse, or WebSphere Portal. Here you can find and contribute information about basic concepts, the best ways to use the tools, instructions for common development and application deployment scenarios, samples, techniques, and troubleshooting information.

Access to downloads, libraries and solutions on this one-stop page for all Lotus Notes and Domino related information


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