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Test C2180-277: IBM WebSphere Message Broker V8.0 System Administration


To prepare for Test C2180-277, it is first recommended that you are familiar with the job role description and the parameters this certification is based on, as well as have knowledge of the topics outlined in the test objectives/skills measured on the test.  Compare your own technical level to the test objectives and the recommended training resources, and then determine for yourself how much preparation you require. Note that these educational sources are recommended, but not required (*) before taking a certification test.

Before preparing for the certification test, it is recommended that you measure your current level of skill by taking the Sample Test (located from the "Sample/Assessment test" link above).. 

You can prepare for the test through the Tutor Approach (classroom, instructor led course, and other sources) or the Self-Study Approach.  Sources within each approach collectively cover the skills measured on the test.

To prepare via the Tutor Approach, take courses [WM644G or  ZM644G], and refer to the sources with an * in front of them. Note that per this formula, you are only required to take 1 course.

To prepare via the Self-Study Approach, omit the courses, and refer to all other sources with and without the * in front. 

(*) Notes:

  1. The recommended educational resources listed are not intended to be a substitute for, but should complement, relevant practical experience.
  2. Extensive product knowledge is required to pass the test. 
  3. Every effort has been made to make the recommended educational resources as complete and as accurate as possible, but no warranty of fitness is implied. The resources provided are on an as is basis. IBM shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damages arising from course or publication content.

Classroom Course


Course title: IBM WebSphere Message Broker V8.0 System Administration

Course duration: 4 Days

Course number: WM644G

Abstract: Please also see alternative option ZM644G (listed under "Online Courses")

This 4-day instructor-led workshop is designed to give administrators an intermediate-level overview of IBM WebSphere Message Broker V8. This course is also relevant for Message Broker developers who also work in an administrative capacity..

WebSphere Message Broker V8 delivers new features that enhance its ability to connect to a wide range of data sources and manage enterprise solution bus (ESB) deployments..

In this course, you learn how to administer WebSphere Message Broker V8 on distributed platforms, such as Windows and AIX, by using the WebSphere Message Broker administrative interfaces. These interfaces include the WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit, WebSphere Message Broker Explorer, the web interface, and the command-line interface.

The course begins with an overview of Message Broker and its role in the IBM WebSphere reference architecture. Subsequent topics covered in the course include initial product installation and maintenance, environment configuration, and administrative tasks, such as backing up and recovering the environment. You learn how to conduct in-depth content reviews, product requirements planning, problem determination and resolution, and performance monitoring and tuning. You also learn techniques for extending the capabilities of WebSphere Message Broker. The course also covers the publish/subscribe model, and it provides a review of the Java Message Service (JMS) transport protocol and web services.

In the course lab exercises, you get hands-on experience with Message Broker V8 administrative tasks, such as working with the publish/subscribe message topology, managing WebSphere Message Broker, using web services, and configuring security. You also investigate runtime problems and extend WebSphere Message Broker capabilities by implementing extensions and SupportPacs.

Note: This course fully covers test objectives 1B, 2A, 2D, 3E, 5B, 5C, 5D, 5E, 6B
This course partially covers test objectives 2B, 2C, 2F, 2H, 2I, 3A, 3B, 4B, 4D, 6A
This course does not cover test objectives 1A, 1C, 1D, 1E, 2E, 2G, 2J, 3C, 3D, 3F, 4A, 4C, 5A, 6C, 6D, 6E


Online course


Course title: IBM WebSphere Message Broker V8.0 System Administration (Self-paced)

Course duration: 4 Days

Course number: ZM644G

Abstract: Please see alternative option WM644G.


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