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IBM Software Group

Lotus Workplace Certification and Program Updates

Barbara Bowen, Manager, WW Professional Certification Programs

Bill McCook, Manager, Exam Development


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What We'll Cover Today

  • Lotus Certification Programs Overview

  • Lotus Workplace

    • The products, the program, the exams, and getting ready

    • Education offerings - what's available and what's coming

  • Skills Roadmaps - moving beyond Domino

  • Notes and Domino certification updates

  • Overall Program Updates


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Lotus Certification Programs - an overview

  • 3 Distinct Programs

    • Lotus Notes and Domino

    • Collaborative Solutions

    • Lotus Workplace

  • 3 levels: associate, professional, advanced professional

  • Role based: administrator, developer, instructor

  • Part of the IBM Certified Professional program from the IBM Software Group

    • Same levels and brand appropriate roles found in DB2, WebSphere and Tivoli (coming soon - Rational)


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IBM Lotus Workplace - What is it? (KISB)

  • A family of integrated collaborative products that connect people with business processes.

  • IBM Lotus Workplace products can be combined as needed to meet business or industry-specific needs. A rich client experience is available, providing a choice that is suitable for advanced users and that can be extended based on their job roles.

    • E-mail

    • Calendaring and scheduling

    • Personal address book

    • Instant messaging and presence awareness

    • Customizable team spaces

    • Discussion forums

    • Document sharing

    • Web conferencing

    • Document & web content management

    • Collaborative learning

    • People finder


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Lotus Workplace Products

  • IBM Lotus Workplace Messaging 2.0

    • enabled by IBM Workplace Client Technology, flexible cost effective way to extend the reach of standards based messaging to a broad range of users.

  • IBM Lotus Workplace Web Content Management 2.0

    • helps resolve IT and webmaster bottlenecks by placing content creation and management in the hands of content experts for "author once, publish everywhere" control.

  • IBM Lotus Workplace Team Collaboration 2.0

    • helps individuals, teams, and entire organizations -- together with their customers, business partners, and suppliers -- increase business efficiency.

  • IBM Lotus Workplace Collaborative Learning 2.0

    • helps organizations manage their training programs more efficiently and deliver a variety of learning experiences to users.

  • IBM Lotus Workplace Documents 2.0

    • powered by IBM Workplace Client Technology, provides a low cost, secure-rich, standards-based document management solution for simple document handling, editing and organization.


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Lotus Workplace Certification Program

  • "The right skills at the right time"

  • Choice in products, choice in roles, choice in certification

    • Lotus Certification Advisory team to play a role - more on this later

  • Role based and product based

    • Exams developed through Job task analysis process

  • Initial exams to be released

    • 820 - Implementing and Administering IBM Lotus Workplace Messaging 2

      • IBM Certified Administrator - Lotus Workplace Messaging 2

    • 830 - Developing Websites Using IBM Lotus Workplace Web Content Management 2 with Java

      • IBM Certified Developer - Lotus Workplace Web Content Management 2 with Java

  • Release dates - August


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Exam Preparation - Workplace Messaging

  • General pre-reqs:

    • familiarity with WAS

    • basic WS Portal skills

    • familiarity with basic database concepts

    • general knowledge of LDAP directories

  • Projected skills needed

    • Knowledge of basic architecture

    • Installing Lotus Workplace Messaging

    • Configuring Lotus Workplace Messaging

    • Performing user maintenance

    • Performing system maintenance

    • Troubleshooting

  • Final Exam Guide to be available soon

  • Specific details of skill areas and recommended preparation materials available at http://www.lotus.com/certification


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Exam Preparation - Web Content Management

  • Projected skills needed

    • Performing Site Development

    • Creating workflow and implementing effective security

    • Applying information architecture principles and concepts

    • Content Publishing

  • Final Exam Guide to be available soon

  • Specific details of skill areas and recommended preparation materials available at http://www.lotus.com/certification


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Lotus Workplace Education Offerings

  • For the technical audience

    • Implementing IBM Lotus Workplace Messaging 2 (coming!)

    • Implementing IBM Lotus Workplace Team Collaboration 2 Basics

    • Developing Web Sites Using IBM Lotus Workplace Web Content Management 2 for Lotus Domino (ILT)

    • Developing Web Sites Using IBM Lotus Workplace Web Content Management 2 for Java

    • Administering IBM Lotus Workplace Web Content Management 2

    • Boot Camp for IBM Lotus Workplace 2 - System Administration (soon)

    • Creating an IBM Lotus Workplace Application from a Template

    • Using the IBM Lotus Domino Application Portlet

    • Developing IBM Lotus Workplace Applications Using Workplace Builder

  • For end users

    • Using IBM Lotus Workplace 2

    • Introducing IBM Lotus Workplace Messaging 2 (DL)

    • Publishing Web Content Using IBM Lotus Workplace Web Content Management 2 for Java

    • Publishing Web Content Using IBM Lotus Workplace Web Content Management 2 for Lotus Domino


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What's Next with Lotus Workplace Certification?

  • "Choice" allows us to add components and roles

  • Focus on other Lotus Workplace products or functions - e.g.,

    • evaluating IBM Lotus Team Collaboration

    • and IBM Lotus Workplace Documents

  • Why earn Lotus Workplace Certifications now?

    • Be one of the first!

    • Expand your skillset beyond traditional Domino/Notes


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Skills Roadmap - Getting you there


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Notes and Domino Release 5 Exams

  • Will be discontinued and no longer available November 30, 2004

    • LotusScript, Java and Javascript exams will remain available as advanced electives for Notes and Domino 6

  • The good news: special offers to get finished!

    • CertFX R5 practice tests 40% off

    • SmartCertify - steep discounts up to $1,000 off on CBT packages for R5

    • SelfTest Practice tests - 30% off

      • See special offers area of the Lotus Certification private website


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Notes and Domino 6/6.5

  • Notes and Domino 6 exams were reviewed and updated to 6/6.5

  • Titles for all IBM Certified Professionals were updated in our records to 6/6.5.

  • We did not mail new certification kits

  • Yes, you can request one.

    • On-line services area of the Lotus Certification private website

      • http://www.lotus.com/eduationzone

    • Send an email to [email protected]

      • Include your full name, testing id number, and current address


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Notes and Domino 7

  • Don't ask us the date

  • Early thoughts

    • We'll have an upgrade path from Notes and Domino 6


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A Few Good Men and Women

  • Announcing the Lotus Certification Advisory Board

    • Help us develop Lotus Certification Programs

      • Offerings

      • Benefits

      • Structure

    • Looking for variety

      • developers, administrators

      • geographically diverse

      • all products, all experience levels

      • 12 people

    • Virtual and in face meetings (Lotusphere)

    • Send your request to participate to [email protected]


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More Information

  • Skills roadmaps: http://www.lotus.com/training

  • Lotus Workplace Exam Information: http://www.lotus.com/certification

  • Lotus Certification private web area: http://www.lotus.com/educationzone

  • Customer service: [email protected]

  • Questions for me: [email protected]

  • Exam Development: [email protected]


Live q a

Live Q&A

You may submit your questions to Barbara Bowen at any time.


Thank you

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