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.
IBM Lotus Domino 8.5 System Administration Fundamentals
Course duration: 1 day
Course number: D8L75
Abstract: This course introduces you to basic concepts that provide the foundation for IBM Lotus Domino 8.5 and IBM Lotus Notes 8.5, and it is the point of entry to the entire core system administration curriculum. This course covers the foundational knowledge needed to perform basic administrative tasks in a Lotus Domino 8.5 infrastructure. This course does not cover how to install, configure, maintain, or troubleshoot a Lotus Domino 8.5 infrastructure.
Managing IBM Lotus Domino 8.5 Servers and Users
Course duration: 3 days
Course number: D8L77
Abstract: This course covers managing the servers and users in an existing IBM Lotus Domino 8.5 and IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 infrastructure. In this course, you will perform standard server maintenance and troubleshooting tasks as well as register and maintain Lotus Notes and non-Lotus Notes users.
Online courses - other vendors
The Learning Continuum Company (TLCC) offers distance learning courses for 8.5 that will prepare you for this certification exam. Take the course using your local Notes client at your own pace and place. An expert TLCC instructor is a click away if you need help.
Find system requirements, installation and configuration procedures, along with information about managing Lotus Domino servers and Notes clients.
A one stop shop for server, client and application development options. This page features links to the Lotus Notes and Domino Library, downloads and demos
Find information about installing, administering and using IBM® Lotus® Notes and Domino; as well as deployment scenarios and technical content resources.