2 Certification Study Guide: IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business 6.0
1.1 IBM Professional Certification Program
Having the right skills for the job is critical in the growing global marketplace. IBM
Professional Certification, designed to validate skill and proficiency in the latest
IBM solution and product technology, can help provide that competitive edge.
The Professional Certification Program from IBM offers a business solution for
skilled technical professionals seeking to demonstrate their expertise to the
The program is designed to validate your skills and demonstrate your proficiency
in the latest IBM technology and solutions. In addition, professional certification
can help you excel at your job by giving you and your employer confidence that
your skills have been tested. You may be able to deliver higher levels of service
and technical expertise than non-certified employees and move on a faster
career track. Professional certification puts your career in your control.
The certification requirements are tough, but not impossible. Certification is a
rigorous process that differentiates you from everyone else. The mission of IBM
Professional Certification is to:
򐂰 Provide a reliable, valid, and fair method of assessing skills and knowledge
򐂰 Provide IBM with a method of building and validating the skills of individuals
and organizations
򐂰 Develop a loyal community of highly skilled certified professionals who
recommend, sell, service, support, and use IBM products and solutions
The Professional Certification Program from IBM has developed certification role
names to guide you in your professional development. The certification role
names include IBM Certified Specialist, IBM Certified Solutions/Systems Expert,
and IBM Certified Advanced Technical Expert for technical professionals who
sell, service, and support IBM solutions.
For technical professionals in application development, the certification roles
include IBM Certified Developer Associate and IBM Certified Developer. IBM
Certified Instructor certifies the professional instructor.
The Professional Certification Program from IBM provides you with a structured
program leading to an internationally recognized qualification. The program is
designed for flexibility by enabling you to select your role, prepare for and take
tests at your own pace, and, in some cases, select from a choice of elective tests
best suited to your abilities and needs. Some roles also offer a shortcut by giving
credit for a certification obtained in other industry certification programs.
You might be a network administrator, systems integrator, network integrator,
solution architect, solution developer, value-added reseller, technical coordinator,

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