IBM Collaboration Solutions highly recommends using a variety of resources to prepare for certification exams.
It is first recommended that you are familiar with:
1. The job role description (link to job role description) and the parameters this certification is based on
2. The test objectives/skills measured on the test. Use this as your checklist to determine your strengths and identify those areas where you may need to focus more attention in your studies and preparation.
Note that this certification exam requires the successful completion of the SmartCloud Notes Hybrid Configuration & Onboarding Data Transfer education course. Enrollment in this course which is delivered via an engagement with ISSC is managed through a Statement of Work (SOW). This SOW also depends upon a General Services Agreement in place.
Please join the IBM SmartCloud Notes Onboarding Certification Community to learn more about the class. Use the recommended training resources below to further your knowledge.
It is important to note that actual hands-on experience is a critical component in preparing for the exam. The required education course incorporates a hands-on lab. Direct application of the skills learned cannot be substituted by other resources listed here. You should spend time using the product and applying the skills learned. The exam is designed to measure hands-on experience, or how well you know how to perform job-related tasks
IBM SmartCloud Notes in a Hybrid Environment
Abstract: Self-paced course where you will learn how to configure and administer SmartCloud Notes in a hybrid environment.
Instructor-Led Online Course
This instructor-led course teaches techniques utilizing tools and recommended practices for transitioning customers to a SmartCloud Notes hybrid configuration. The course includes a combination of lecture and hands-on lab exercises. The course demonstrates the capabilities of the SmartCloud Notes service, the SmartCloud Notes architecture, how to implement SmartCloud Notes in a hybrid configuration and how to prepare for user onboarding with data transfer. In the lab, participants will perform the onboarding of users with data transferred from an on-premises Notes/Domino environment to SmartCloud Notes. Participants perform the same steps they would with a customer once they have attained certification as an IBM Certified Solution Implementer - SmartCloud Notes Hybrid Configuration and Onboarding Data Transfer. Participants attend the class virtually through the use of an audio and web conference. Enrollment in this course which is delivered via an engagement with ISSC is managed through a Statement of Work (SOW). This SOW also depends upon a General Services Agreement in place. Select the course title above and join the IBM SmartCloud Notes Onboarding Certification Community to learn more about the class.
Information to help you learn about and use SmartCloud Notes clients.
Information describing features, planning, migration, installation, administration, integration, and troubleshooting.
List of minimum system requirements for SmartCloud for Social Business.
Business class, enterprise grade email and robust calendaring and time management.
Reduce IT cost and complexity with full-featured business email from the IBM cloud.
Flexible deployment options for Lotus Domino applications in the cloud.
Version requirements for on-premises Lotus Domino servers.
IBM has integrated the essential tools for social business in the cloud: enterprise-grade file sharing, communities, instant messaging, web meetings, user profiles, mail, and calendar. Our solution is designed to let you work seamlessly with people inside and outside of your organization. You can meet online, share files, chat, manage projects, network with potential clients, schedule meetings, and send and receive mail anywhere, anytime. Whether you work remotely, manage remote teams, or need one place to bring colleagues, partners, and vendors together, our offerings help you transform your business into a social business.
From the contents of this whitepaper, the reader can see firsthand that the multi-tenant nature of the IBM SmartCloud Notes cloud-based service takes the scalable architecture of the on-premises Lotus Domino product line to even greater heights. With "Cloud" becoming an increasingly viable delivery mechanism for providing robust services around mail, calendaring and contacts, organizations of all sizes can now move some or all end-users to the cloud at a comfortable rate and pace. IBM recognizes that any decision to move to the cloud requires balancing cost, effort, time-to-deploy, and user impact. to that end, IBM has gone to great lengths to provide choice in seamless deployment scenarios, robust migration and transitional tooling, and flexibility in client platforms combined with security-rich data centers around the globe. So, whether choosing to deploy IBM SmartCloud Notes in the service-only configuration to a freshly provisioned set of users, or, choosing to leverage the "hybrid" configuration to seamlessly integrate with an existing on-premises Lotus Domino environment, IBM SmartCloud Notes is the cloud service that has been designed from the ground up for optimal performance in organizations of virtually any size, now and into the future.
At IBM we strive to implement security and privacy best practices. The SmartCloud Notes security controls provide a range of protection of e-mail while enabling business operations. SmartCloud Notes helps to protect our customers' information through governance, tools, technology, techniques, and personnel, each of which is discussed in this whitepaper.