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: Intermediate XPage Design
Course duration: 3.0 days
Course number: D8L53
Abstract: This course is designed for experienced application developers who have developed basic IBM Lotus Domino XPage applications and who need to create advanced applications using XPages. Note that this course is based on release 8.5.2, whereas the exam is based on release 8.5.
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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Find system requirements, installation and configuration procedures, along with information about managing Lotus Domino servers and Notes clients.
This tutorial will demonstrate the power of XPages by illustrating how to update the Domino address book template with Web 2.0 functionality. Check out this Lotus Domino XPages tutorial now.
This tutorial will guide you through the update of an existing Lotus Domino Web application named Big Brother, which is designed to allow the creation of people NotesDocuments and child/response location NotesDocuments specifying the individual's current location. With XPages and Themes, you will create a functional dashboard for Big Brother complete with an OpenStreetMap-based Points of Interest map. This public Web service mashup with the Big Brother Lotus Domino Web application will show the capabilities of XPages and Themes while showcasing how your pre-existing user interface components and functionality can be added to these new Lotus Domino design elements.
This tutorial is intended for experienced Domino Web application developers who are new to XPages and what this latest enhancement to the Domino Web environment can do for your existing Domino applications. Although this tutorial covers several basic and fundamental XPage development topics, it refers to common Domino Web application development techniques.