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Can anyone shed any light as to when the V4.0 Certification exams will be available? I have been working towards certification as a Certified Enterprise Developer and expect to begin taking the exams next week. However, I had a chance to play with V4.0 last week and, since it is significantly different, I am giving thought to waiting until the V4.0 exam equivalent to Exam 498 becomes available. However, the WebSphere certification website does not appear to address this even though V4.0 Pre-assessment tests have started appearing on the ICE pre-test site. Any information would be appreciated.
IBM is going to introduce certification very soon. see the following. Announcement: V 4.0 Product Specific Certification for IBM VisualAge for Java, IBM WebSphere Studio and IBM WebSphere Application Server available Oct. 31, 2001 IBM is pleased to announce the addition of the following certification tests to the Professional Certification Program from IBM, effective Oct. 31, 2001: Test 283, IBM VisualAge for Java, Professional Edition, V4.0 Test 487, IBM WebSphere Studio, Professional or Advanced Edition, V4.0 Test 488, IBM WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Single Server Edition for Multiplatforms, V4.0 Test 489, Administration for IBM WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition, V4.0 From Nov. 1, 2001 to Dec. 14, 2001, candidates can qualify to take any of these tests, under these specific test numbers, free-of-charge. The first 400 candidates who achieve 75% or higher on any of their aligning free-of-charge pre-assessment/sample tests, earn a voucher that can be used as payment when registering to take the actual certification test. Vouchers are not transferable, and candidates must register and take the actual test by Dec. 31, 2001. * These tests, along with others that are already available, apply to the certification roles, appended, by product, below. A description of the job role (or target audience) to which the certification was built is also provided. Additional information on these V4.0 product specific certification offerings and applicable tests (i.e., required prerequisite knowledge and skills, test objectives and recommended educational resources to be used to prepare for a test based on the test objectives) will be available Oct. 31, 2001 and accessible via www.ibm.com/certify The pre-assessment/sample tests will be available on Oct. 19, 2001 and accessible via certify.torolab.ibm.com Each of these certification roles are part of the IBM Certified e-business - Solution Technologist role accessible via www-1.ibm.com/certify/certs/ebcpstec.shml The Solution Developer and Enterprise Developer are also part of the jCert Initiative Inc. accessible via www.jcert.org The jCert Initiative Inc. is a non-profit organization sponsored by leading software, training and certification companies (i.e., IBM, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, BEA Systems, Bluestone/HP, Sybase, ProsoftTraining.com, and Wave Thomson Learning) to establish and promote standards for certification of Enterprise Developers using Java. Please forward inquiries regarding this announcement to firstname.lastname@example.org
IBM VisualAge for Java IBM Certified Specialist - IBM VisualAge for Java, Professional Edition, V4.0 Test 283, IBM VisualAge for Java, Professional Edition, V4.0 This specialist works with others to give technical sales support regarding application development services related to design, implementation, and deployment of Java-based Solutions. IBM Certified Solution Developer - IBM VisualAge for Java, Professional Edition, V4.0 Test 155 (or 310-025, 310-500, 1Z0-501, or 1H0-714), Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform Test 486, (or 1Z0-513, 1H-713, or 1D0-438), Object-Oriented Analysis with UML Test 283, IBM VisualAge for Java, Professional Edition, V4.0 This solution developer provides application development services related to design, implementation, and deployment of Java-based solutions. These Java-based solutions include applications, applets, servlets and JavaServer Pages (JSPs) and typically make use of the JavaBeans component model and Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) technology. This solution developer is expected to apply sound object-oriented analysis and design Techniques based on the Unified Modeling Language (UML), make proper use of IBM VisualAge for Java, and exhibit proficiency in the use of the Java language itself.
IBM WebSphere Studio IBM Certified Solutions Expert - IBM WebSphere Studio, Professional or Advanced Edition, V4.0 Test 487, IBM WebSphere Studio, Professional or Advanced Edition, V4.0 This solutions expert designs and creates the front-end portion of the Internet/Intranet application. This expert uses visual programming tools to build JavaBeans, uses IBM WebSphere Studio wizards to generate servlets and JavaServer Pages, and tests and deploys the web application. This expert also creates applets and JavaBeans using the Applet Designer tool, develops graphics using the Web Art Designer tool, assembles web elements using the Page Designer tool, and publishes, tests and maintains the site using the Studio Workbench. This solutions expert may work in a collaborative development environment where there is an architect present or on a smaller scale project where there is no lead architect but, instead, direct customer input.
IBM WebSphere Application Server IBM Certified Specialist - IBM WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Single Server Edition for Multiplatforms, V4.0 Test 488 (or 156), IBM WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Single Server Edition for Multiplatforms, V4.0 Note: Test 488 is being made available also under Test 156 for a developerWorks promotional offer. Test 156 does not apply to the voucher offer. This specialist works with others to give technical sales support on designing, creating and Maintaining Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) components which include Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs) and JavaServer Pages (JSPs), deploying and configuring these Components, and supporting the development of application clients that access them. IBM Certified Enterprise Developer - IBM WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Single Server Edition for Multiplatforms, V4.0 Solution Developer - IBM VisualAge for Java, Professional Edition, V3 or V4.0 or Solution Developer - IBM WebSphere Application Server, Standard Edition, V3 or V3.5 or Solution Developer - from any jCert company and the following 2 tests: Test 483, Enterprise Connectivity with J2EE Test 488 (or 156), IBM WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Single Server Edition for Multiplatforms, V4.0 Note: Test 488 is being made available also under Test 156 for a developerWorks Promotional offer. Test 156 does not apply to the voucher offer. This enterprise developer designs, creates and maintains Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) components which include Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs), and JavaServer Pages (JSPs), deploys and configures these components, and supports the development of application clients that access them. This enterprise developer works with business analysts, application architects, application assemblers, and administrators to develop distributed enterprise software components that model an organization's practices, processes, and concepts. This enterprise developer understand application assembly of EJBs as well as other specific enterprise software components within the business domain across a multi-tier architecture. This enterprise developer has the system administrative skills required to tune the application to meet performance requirements. IBM Certified Systems Expert - Administration for IBM WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition, V4.0 Test 489, Administration for IBM WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition, V4.0 This systems expert installs, configures, and sets up the environment for WebSphere to work With multiple platforms (including Windows NT/200, AIX Solaris, HP-UX, OS400, Linux or z/OS) inside and outside the firewalls. This systems expert works in a system administration environment and performs a variety of tasks such as product installation, configuring and deploying applications, establishing and enforcing security, troubleshooting, and performance tuning. * - The sample test may be retaken to qualify for the actual test voucher number. - Candidates may qualify for vouchers for all four tests. - Only one voucher will be issued to a qualified candidate per test. - Vouchers will be sent electronically. - This voucher offer does not apply to the Toronto Lab employees. Refer to the Oct. LogOn for more information. - IBM may withdraw this offer at any time.
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Hi, Do you know whether IBM is going to make available a Solution Developer Cerfification for WAS 4.0? Thanks.
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"sugatri" Thanks a lot for the information. A lot of people including myself were waiting for this from a long long time. HOWEVER WE HAVE A PROBLEM : The Java Ranch has thousands of visitors every week, many with surprisingly similar names. To avoid confusion we have a naming convention, described at http://www.javaranch.com/name.jsp . We require names to have at least two words, separated by a space, and strongly recommend that you use your full real name. Please log in with a new name which meets the requirements. Thanks. ------------------ Mahindrakar IBM Application Server Forum Moderator Consultant - Zensar Technologies ,Pune India. SCJP2, SCJD2 & SCJEA (Part I)