Yet another certification bites the dust!


Tonight I took and passed the exam to become Salesforce Certified Sharing and Visibility Designer. This is one of the two missing certifications on my track to become a Salesforce Certified Application Architect. Very happy I passed and must say that it is among the hardest Salesforce certifications I’ve taken so far.

Not necessarily because of the topic but more because the questions asked are very long and very hard to decipher at times. Many questions seems to test your ability to read and understand English more than your ability to grasp sharing and visibility topics. Also for many of the questions you need to select 2 or 3 answers instead of the single radio-button answer of many other certifications.

New IBM Notes and Domino Certification Available – get 50% off until 25 June 2013

IBM has announced a nice new entry level certification for Notes and Domino and until 25 June 2013 you get 50% off the certification test so if it fits a suggest you go and get certified. The page I link to at the bottom has the promo code you need for the rebate.

“IBM Collaboration Solutions is pleased to announce a new associate level certification: IBM Certified Associate – Notes and Domino.
This credential requires successful completion of the test LOT-442: IBM Notes and Domino Fundamentals. This test covers IBM Notes and Domino material as it relates to competencies within the following areas:

  • Architecture
  • General Administration
  • Calendaring and Scheduling
  • Replication
  • Mail
  • Clientv
  • Security
  • XPages
  • Non-XPages Design
  • Troubleshooting

Read more: New IBM Notes and Domino Certification Available – IBM Certified Associate – Notes and Domino.

I’m a certified Lotus Connections 2.5 Administrator

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.