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.
Deploying and Administering IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5.1
Course duration: 2.0 days
Course number: STL85
Abstract: This course is for Lotus Domino or Sametime administrators who want to deploy a Lotus Sametime server in an existing Lotus Domino environment. The course intent is to provide an environment analogous to the tasks students will perform back at their jobs. Note that the course is based on release 8.5.1. whereas the exam is based on Sametime 8.5.
IBM WebShere Application server Introduction for Lotus
Course duration: 1.0 hour
Abstract: This course demystifies IBM WebSphere Application Server and is appropriate for anyone who is not familiar with this product. This course has a high level focus with an emphasis on how WAS relates to several IBM Lotus products that run on it, including IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5
Find information about installing, administering, and using IBM® Lotus® Sametime. This information applies to the current version of Lotus Sametime.
Provides a comprehensive listing of product resources and technical documentations including a library, demos and deep dives into IBM Lotus Sametime capabilities.
Find and contribute content about Sametime Standard, Sametime Entry, Sametime Gateway, and Sametime Unified Telephony. The wiki contains deployment scenarios, troubleshooting, and configuration tips. The Media Gallery contains instructional videos and demos, and web seminars about using Sametime. You'll also find instructional and video resources for administrators and developers.