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Test C2170-050: IBM i2 COPLINK Detect V4.x

It is highly recommended that you use a variety of resources to prepare for certification exams. 

It is first recommended that you are familiar with:

  1. the job role description and the parameters this certification is based on.
  2. the test objectives/skills measured on the test. Use this as your checklist to determine your strengths, and identify those areas where you may need to focus more attention in your studies and preparation.

Next, use the recommended training resources on this page to further your knowledge.  The recommended courses are: 9T211G and/or 9I11G.  The courses along with the other educational sources are recommended, but not required before taking a certification test.  Determine for yourself how much preparation you require. 

It is important to note that actual hands-on experience is a critical component in preparing for the exam. Direct application of the skills learned cannot be substituted by any resources listed here. You must spend time using the product and applying the skills learned. The exam is designed to measure hands-on experience, or how well you know how to perform job-related tasks.


  • COPLINK Tips and Tricks

If you subscribe to the COPLINK Tips and Tricks email blast, you are encouraged to review the articles, specifically:

  • Using the Timeline Feature in COPLINK Visualizer (Jun 13, 2011)
  • Using Find Path (Oct 17, 2011)
  • Detect Query Options (Jan 3, 2012)

  • Frequently Asked COPLINK Questions Handout

This handout is distributed to students who attend the 9T211 course; it is not available online.

Classroom Course

Course title: i2 COPLINK Detect

Course duration: 2.0 days

Course number: 9T211G

Abstract: This course is for those whose job includes responsibility for criminal investigation including field officers, detectives/investigators, analysis and supervisors.

You work with both a fully functioning COPLINK anonymoized data base to practice the skills required for using the Detect program and your client agency's live data to; search existing data bases, develop tactical lead generation for fighting crime, detect relationships among people, places and things and share information with other agencies.

Course title: IBM i2 COPLINK Detect Train the Trainer

Course duration: 3.0 days

Course number: 9I11G

Abstract: This 3-day instructor-led classroom course provides public safety instructors with the background information, instructional tools, learning activities and facilitation skills necessary to present the IBM i2 COPLINK Detect Course. Designed with the end-learner in mind, instructors who have completed this course are able to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to generate investigative leads using IBM i2 COPLINK Detect, as well as gain a working knowledge of how to participate in law enforcement information sharing, generate tactical leads, detect relationships among people, places, and things.

This training will assists future instructors in acquiring a working familiarity with IBM i2 COPLINK functions in relation to student duties. A high level of your participation is required. You will gain a working knowledge of how to develop teaching scenarios, utilize proper teaching methods, and work with available course resources. During training, you will develop scenarios and deliver presentations from their own data for use in IBM i2 COPLINK Detect training. You will work with both a fully functioning IBM i2 COPLINK Detect anonymized database and their client agency's live data.

Product Documentation

  • IBM i2 COPLINK - Product User Guide

You are encouraged to study the IBM i2 COPLINK product user guide and/or help files before taking this exam.


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