It’s official – I’m certified! How cool is that?! The certification exam was quite hard and the questions range from Websphere Application Server administration questions to administering the individual features to configuring security to deployment scenarios. There’s a huge deal of things you need to know and the infocenter was my friend throughout preparing for the exam. Don’t bother taking the exam if you haven’t worked with the product for a while and put in the hours preparing.
I must admit that this is my first ever Lotus certification as I’ve never had the need before. While studying for this exam my view on certification has changed a bit. Before taking this exam I heard all the stories about certification and how it was about know exact UI wording etc. This exam was nothing like that. The question was very valid and made you think quite a lot and base your answer in your knowledge of the product. An exam as it should be. Another benefit is that I’ve read about areas of the product I otherwise wouldn’t have and I’ve discovered quite some stuff that I need to implement or configure at customers. All very nice.