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Test C2180-178: IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition V7.2, BPM Development

Note: This test will be withdrawn on Nov 30 2015.
The replacement test is: (C2180-412) IBM Business Process Management Express or Standard Edition V8.5.5 BPM Application Development

To prepare for Test C2180-178, 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. 

Before preparing for the certification test, it is recommended that you measure your current level of skill by taking the Assessment Test (located from the "Sample/Assessment test" link above). After you have completed your test preparation/training, you can assess your improved level of skill and readiness for the certification test, by re-taking the Assessment Test. 

You can prepare for the test through the Tutor Approach (classroom, instructor led course) or the Self-Study Approach. Sources within each approach collectively cover the skills measured on the test. 

To prepare via the Tutor Approach, take course [  (WB003G or ZB003G) ] and refer to the sources with an * in front of them.  Note that per this formula, you are required to take only 1 course.

To prepare via the Self-Study Approach, omit the course, and refer to all other sources with and without the * in front.

(*) Notes: 

1.The recommended educational resources listed are not intended to be a substitute for, but should complement, relevant practical experience.

2.Extensive product knowledge is required to pass the test. 

3.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.

Classroom Course

Course title: IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition 7.1-7.2 Process Modeling and Implementation

Course duration: 5 Days

Course number: WB003G

Abstract: Please also see alternative option ZB003G (listed under "Online course").

This 5-day instructor-led course teaches core process modeling skills, project development methodology, delivery best practice patterns, and implementation practices that improve the speed and quality of process definition and implementation efforts.

In this course, students 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. Students 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 students 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. Students 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.

The course continues with implementation of the process model. Students learn about the architecture of WebSphere Lombardi Edition, which provides contextual information for the rest of the course. Students then learn how variables in Lombardi are scoped and used to exchange information between services and business processes. After learning about variables, students examine process flows to learn about routing and gateways, and then build user interfaces (Coaches) and use the integration capabilities that Lombardi provides. The focus of this course is on reuse, ease of maintenance, and utilizing best practices.

After completing the integration exercises, students implement message events. Finally, students learn about best practices regarding snapshots, toolkits, and organizing process assets.

This course uses an interactive learning environment, with hands-on demonstrations, class activities to reinforce concepts and check understanding, and labs embedded in each of the course units that enable hands-on experience with BPM tasks and skills. The course is designed to be collaborative, and students can work in teams to perform class activities.

For Test C2180-171: All test objectives are covered in full by this course.
For Test C2180-175: All test objectives are covered in full by this course.
For Test C2180-178:

  • This course (incl. student notebook and student exercises) partially covers test objectives 1A, 1B, 2A, 2C, 2D, 2G, 3B, 4B, 6A
  • This course (incl. student notebook and student exercises) fully covers test objectives 1C, 1D, 1E, 2I, 5A,

Online course

Course title: IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition 7.1-7.2 Process Modeling and Implementation

Course duration: 5 Days

Course number: ZB003G

Abstract: Please see alternative option WB003G.

Web Resource

For Test C2180-188:

  • This redbook partially covers test objectives 1A, 1B, 1D, 2A, 2B, 2C. 4B, 4D, 4E, 4F,
  • This redbook fully covers test objectives 3B, 4A, 4C, 5C, 5D, 6A, 6B, 6C, 6D


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