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Test LOT-800: Administering IBM Lotus Sametime 8

Note: This test will be withdrawn on Nov 30 2013.
The replacement test is: (LOT-988) Administering IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5

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.

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.


No matter where you are IBM Lotus Sametime V7.5 can find you with its new location awareness feature. Learn about the server-side and client-side mechanisms for location awareness and get a peak at a plug-in that uses location data to bring you local attractions.

Classroom Course

Course title: Implementing an IBM Lotus Sametime 8.0 Infrastructure

Course duration: 1.0 days

Course number: ST850

Abstract: This course covers the administrative tasks necessary for administrators to deploy a Lotus Sametime server in an existing Lotus Domino environment. The course covers installing a Sametime server, setting up security, configuring ports and network connectivity, configuring Community Services and Meeting Services, configuring Recorded Meetings Broadcast Services, configuring Audio/Video Services, monitoring the Sametime server, and managing Sametime users. The course also introduces Sametime Advanced features and capabilities.

Product Documentation

IBM Lotus Sametime Advanced 8 Release Notes

Among other things, you can find information about installing, administering, and using IBM® Lotus® Sametime in the information center.

Web Resource

The purpose of this resource is to describe the upgrade process for the Sametime Gateway from release 7.5.1 CF1 to release 8.0.

IBM Lotus Sametime Gateway lets your users communicate with external instant messaging communities, including public instant messaging networks. You can get connected to some of those communities today with the IBM Lotus Sametime Provisioning Application. Find out more here.


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