Lotus highly recommends using a variety of resources to prepare for certification exams. In all cases, you must start with the exam competencies 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 competencies periodically to make sure that all of the material in the exam competencies 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 Objectives (Required)
Review the exam competencies to see the complete listing of possible topics for the exam. Use this as your checklist to determine your strengths and those areas where you will need to focus more attention in your studies and preparation. This information also includes recommend prerequisite skills and knowledge.
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.
Developing IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.2 Applications: Advanced XPage Design
Course duration: 2.0 days
Course number: D8L54
Abstract: This advanced course builds upon the skills obtained in the Developing IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.2 Applications: Intermediate XPages through informative lectures and discussions and hands-on labs. In the first half of the course, you will create an XPage and implement advanced controls. The second half of the course covers best practices and how to optimize your XPages. Building Domino XPage applications will not be taught in this course. The target audience for this in-depth advanced course is the experienced Domino Designer application developers as well as the experienced XPage application developers. This course is also beneficial for the Lotus Domino application developer, administrator, analyst, power user, and others.
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Developing XPages using Domino Designer 8.5 is a complete and comprehensive course. Students will gain a complete understanding of XPages and how this exciting technology can be used to enhance new and existing Domino applications.
Take your XPage development skills to the next level with the XPages Development 2 course. This course picks up where TLCC's Developing XPages for Domino Designer course leaves off: concentrating on the skills needed to move traditional Notes/Domino applications to XPages and enhancing applications using the latest Web 2.0 tools.
Find system requirements, installation and configuration procedures, along with information about managing Lotus Domino servers and Notes clients.
Published by IBM Press in January 2011, this is a complete, practical guide to XPages development from members of the XPages development team. Martin Donnelly, Mark Wallace, and Tony McGuckin have written the definitive programmer's guide to utilizing this breakthrough technology. Packed with tips, tricks, and best practices from IBM's own XPages developers, Mastering XPages brings together all the information developers need to become experts - whether you're experienced with Notes/Domino development or not.
Find information about installing, administering and using IBM® Lotus® Notes and Domino; as well as deployment scenarios and technical content resources.
These technotes are a small slice of the hundreds of ND8.5 technotes currently available. All technotes can be accessed off of the Notes from Lotus Support page above. For the purposes of preparation for this exam, however, please review the Domino Designer section.