IBM Tivoli Cert Program: Looking For a Few Good SMEs

The IBM Tivoli certification program has issued a request to any interested IT professionals with expertise around that software for their participation in four upcoming certification development workshops. The events will help formulate content for the Tivoli Federated Identity Manager v6.0 Implementation exam (#875).

“We’re looking for people who have deployment or implementation experience,” Susan Farago, manager of the Tivoli professional certification program. “That can be anybody, from a business partner deploying Tivoli products to a customer who has to deploy Tivoli products within their own environment. It could be IBMers who work in a services organization and are going out and working with customers. It could be a support professional who has to support the deployment of a particular product.

IBM is looking for between five and eight SMEs for four workshops in March to address (in order) job-task analysis (JTA), item writing, technical review and scoring. All participants will be reimbursed for any travel and lodging expenses, and will receive certain benefits for their services. “The subject-matter experts get a chance to talk to other SMEs, so they can network and really collaborate on this project,” Farago said. “That’s the biggest benefit. The second benefit is that they get grandfathered into the certification for their participation in the workshop.” She added that attendees also get a T-shirt and an exam voucher.

Only one of the conferences, the JTA workshop, will require the physical presence of the SMEs, Farago said. “The JTA is essentially four…



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