Three New Certifications from IBM
IBM has released a new certification, Certified Deployment Professional – Tivoli License Manager V2.1, and plans to release two more very soon, company officials announced. Certified Deployment Professional – IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center V1.2 is slated for release by the end of the month, and Certified Deployment Professional – Tivoli On Demand Automation Workflows V2.1 will come out in mid-November, said Ben Briggs, Tivoli Professional Certification program manager, IBM Tivoli Software.
The IBM Certified Deployment Professional – Tivoli License Manager V2.1 credential, which focuses on the role of the deployment professional, requires passage of exam #778, Tivoli License Manager v2.1 Implementation. “The product itself allows a company to manage software licenses,” Briggs said of the Tivoli License Manager V2.1. “In enterprises, you have to maintain and manage thousands of licenses for given products. It’s a complex problem. This software allows the administrators to make licenses available to people who either need or are authorized to use the software, as they need or as they’re authorized to use it. At the same time, it allows them to report back and show evidence to the vendors that they’re staying within the contractual agreements.”
The second certification, IBM Certified Deployment Professional – IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center V1.2, is awarded to those who successfully complete exam #871, IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center V1.2 Implementation. It requires knowledge of IBM’s Tivoli SAN Manager V1.3, Tivoli Storage Resource Manager V1.3 and TotalStorage Multiple Device Manager V1.1, as well as an understanding of how to apply storage management concepts to customer needs.
Finally, exam #794, IBM Tivoli On Demand Automation Workflows V2.1 is required for the IBM Certified Deployment Professional – Tivoli On Demand Automation Workflows V2.1, which helps candidates know how to provision hardware and software. “This exam is actually a little bit different from any we’ve done before,” Briggs said. “It’s not a pure deployment exam, like how to install, configure, troubleshoot. This exam is more of a development exam. It’s really testing a candidate’s ability to develop these workflows.”
The exams, which will be available at any Thomson Prometric or Pearson VUE testing center around the world, were developed by experts who have had extensive hands-on experience with these products and/or roles. There are no prerequisites, but Briggs recommended studying product manuals and any other relevant materials at length before taking the exams. “All of these are on cutting-edge products,” he said. “They’re very advanced. It is kind of a statement to our customers that a person who is certified in this product knows how to come to your site and deploy it effectively. For that reason, we set the bar pretty high.”
For more information, see http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/index.shtml.