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.
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.
Exploring New Features in IBM Lotus Domino 8.5 Administration
Course duration: 1 day
Course number: D8730
Abstract: This course prepares Lotus Domino 7 or 8 system administrators to support a migration to a Lotus Domino and Lotus Notes 8.5 environment. This course will benefit you by providing them with the additional information and skills they need to perform their duties efficiently using Lotus Domino and Lotus Notes 8.5. It will build upon your existing administration expertise in the Lotus Domino 7 and 8 environments and prepare you to make effective use of both the new user enhancements and the administration improvements and advances that will be available to them in the Lotus Domino 8.5 environment.
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The course includes complete instructions on how to setup the course environment including a test Domino 8.5 server. TLCC's courses include many demonstrations and activities (no simulations!) you need to master Notes and Domino 8.5.
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.