Monthly Archives: May 2017

Is the HPE ASE – Hybrid Infrastructure and Cloud Architect V1 Certification Right for You?

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The HPE certifications are pretty prestigious among IT specialists. If you are interested in certifying your knowledge of the newest technologies, these certifications are the best ones in this matter.

Earning the HPE ASE – Hybrid Infrastructure and Cloud Architect V1 certification tells to potential employers that you can design, describe, differentiate and demonstrate hybrid data center solutions based on HPE Helion and HPE Helion CloudSystem solutions. Additionally, this certification validates you are able to lead Proof of Concept activities and demonstrations, identify HPE’s strengths over other vendor solutions and help lead the transformation of data centers from rigid architectures to adaptive, hybrid IT.

Earning the HPE ASE – Hybrid Infrastructure and Cloud Architect V1 certification shows that candidates (consultants, sales engineers and presales technical architects) understand fundamentals of HPE servers, storage, networking, IT operations, power and cooling, software, security and services.

So, is this certification right for you? If your answer is positive, we imperatively recommend you to learn the following steps to acquire the HPE ASE – Hybrid Infrastructure and Cloud Architect V1 certification.

But before you begin, you should acquire access to the Learning Center and get an HPE Learner ID. Then create a profile with Pearson VUE, the exam delivery vendor.

Step 1: Do you qualify for an upgrade path?

Step 2: Register for this certification.

Register for this certification in the Learning Center.

Step 3: Verify or complete prerequisites.

You must have HPE ATP – Server Solutions V3.

Step 4: Complete recommended training.

Step 5: Pass the required exams

  • Requirement 1 – Complete:

HPE0-D36 (Designing HPE Hybrid Infrastructure and Cloud Solutions)

  • Requirement 2 – Complete:

HPE0-S46 (Architecting HPE Server Solutions)

  • Requirement 3 – Complete 1 of these:

HPE2-T30 (HPE OneView)

HPE2-T22 (Delta – HPE OneView)

In order to prepare yourself to earn this HPE certification, you should consider visiting the ExamCollection website to help pass the certification exams. Additionally, ExamCollection offers an exam simulator to help you plunge into an actual exam atmosphere.

Earn the HPE ASE – Hybrid Infrastructure and Cloud Architect V1 certification to advance your career as a certified cloud professional and keep your expertise current.

New IBM C9060-110 Exam Is Coming Soon!

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Do you know IBM is one of the world’s top 15 largest companies in terms of number of employees? Do you know IBM comes in 38th worldwide in terms of market value? Do you know IBM will release new exam on 31 May, 2017?

The C9060-110: Foundations of IBM Spectrum Software Defined Infrastructure Solutions V5 exam is a new test which consists of 65 questions and lasts 90 minutes.

The main objectives (for detailed information, read Study Guide):

Section 1: Customer Requirements and Infrastructure

Section 2: IBM Spectrum Product Capabilities

Section 3: IBM Spectrum Product Value Propositions

Section 4: Benefits and Use Cases of IBM Spectrum Products

The C9060-110 exam is associated with the IBM Certified Solution Advisor – Spectrum Software Defined Infrastructure V5 certification.

An IBM Certified Solution Advisor – Spectrum Software Defined Infrastructure Solutions V5 is a person who identifies opportunities and influences direction for IBM Spectrum Software Defined Infrastructure storage solutions within the customer environment. This person develops high-level architectural solutions that are integrated with existing systems and aligned with business critical needs within a customer environment and is responsible for performing storage solutions analysis and communicating high-level design scenarios to the customer.

Prerequisite Knowledge to obtain the certification:

Knowledge of:

  • big data file systems (HADOOP, IBM Spectrum Scale);
  • object storage offerings (IBM Cloud Object Storage, IBM Bluemix, OpenStack Swift, Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Google, Microsoft Azure);
  • IT storage standards (government and civil), regulations, and certifications (SNIA etc.).

Familiarity with:

  • Rocket Device Adapter for IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot;
  • aspects of key IBM products (WebSphere, DB2, JazzSM and Tivoli Common Reporting);
  • IBM Spectrum storage education offerings.

Skills with:

  • the aspects of network, storage, SAN hardware, SAN fundamentals and cloud;
  • networking environments, SAN environments, operating systems, and relational databases.

Sample Test, Assessment Test and Free IBM exam preparation materials are your best assistants in the successful passing of the exam.

Many employers will not even look at a person’s job application unless they have the IBM Certification. Even experience is not as important as the IBM Certification due to the way technology is changing every day. So don’t waste your time and quickly become certified specialist!

Pass New VMware VCP-6-NV Exam!

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Good news from VMware! If you are among those who eagerly awaited a new certification exam from this IT company, stay here with us till the end. Today, on the agenda is a new exam which successfully replaced the old 2V0-641 exam (its retirement – 30 April, 2017).

This certification exam is a proof of the holder’s ability and skill possession to install, configure and administer a VMware NSX for vSphere v6.2 environment.

Welcome new VMware Certified Professional 6 – Network Virtualization (NSX v6.2) exam! Its number is 2V0-642. This exam is available in two languages: English and Japanese. The 2V0-642 exam is a two-hour test with topics covered by 77 single and multiple choice queries.

These topics are presented in the list below:

Section 1: Understand VMware NSX Technology and Architecture

Section 2: Understand VMware NSX Physical Infrastructure Requirements

Section 3: Configure and Manage vSphere Networking

Section 4: Install and Upgrade VMware NSX

Section 5: Configure VMware NSX Virtual Networks

Section 6: Configure and Manage NSX Network Services

Section 7: Configure and Administer Network Security

Section 8: Perform Operations Tasks in a VMware NSX Environment

Section 9: Perform Operations Tasks in a VMware NSX Environment

Section 10: Troubleshoot a VMware Network Virtualization Implementation

The 2V0-642 exam is associated with the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Network Virtualization (VCP6-NV) certification.

VCP6-NV certification validates your ability to install, configure, and administer NSX virtual networking implementations, regardless of the underlying physical architecture.

Candidates for the VCP6-NV certification has approximately six months’ experience working with NSX implementations. They are typically infrastructure staff for networking, datacenter and cloud administrators, as well as virtualization specialists who are well versed in the relationship between physical and virtual network infrastructures and are able to install, configure, manage and troubleshoot VMware NSX problems.

Pay your attention to new candidate requirements to know exactly how to earn your VMware certification.

Path 1: Just starting with VMware Network Virtualization technology.

1: Gain experience with NSX technologies (minimum 6 months recommended).

2: Attend one of the required training courses.

3: Complete the vSphere 6 Foundations Exam or vSphere 6.5 Foundations Exam

4: Pass the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Network Virtualization (NSX v6.2) Exam or VMware Certified Professional 6 – Network Virtualization Exam (exam retired on April 30, 2017)

Path 2: Hold a qualifying Cisco Certification.

1: Submit proof that you hold one of the following certifications: CCNA Data Center, CCNA Routing & Switching, CCNP Data Center, CCNP Routing & Switching, CCIE Data Center, CCIE Routing & Switching

2: Complete the vSphere 6 Foundations Exam or vSphere 6.5 Foundations Exam

3: Pass the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Network Virtualization (NSX v6.2) Exam or VMware Certified Professional 6 – Network Virtualization Exam (exam retired on April 30, 2017)

If you are a lucky holder of VCP or VCP-NV certifications, you can find more information on how to obtain the VCP6-NV certification here.

Naturally, we cannot leave you without useful advice on how to prepare for the exam and become certified VMware specialist:

  1. Exam Guide
  2. Recommended Training
  3. Practice Exam
  4. Free VMware Preparation Materials

Earn your VCP6-NV certification and transform the economics of network and security operations for your company.

New and Promising C2150-627: IBM BigFix Compliance V9.5 Fundamental Administration

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IBM Professional Certification is crowned king certification level among all outstanding International IT & Business incorporations.

IBM Professional Certification has a large community fans: IBM is present in all countries throughout the world. Thus, the company constantly updates the list of its certifications and exams.

For example, recently IBM released a new C2150-627 exam associated with the IBM Certified Associate Administrator – BigFix Compliance V9.5 certification.

This entry level certification is designed for administrators who are familiar with IBM BigFix Compliance V9.5 functionality and security controls, and can demonstrate basic support and technical knowledge. They can include and manage a compliance component on an existing IBM BigFix Compliance V9.5 implementation.

To earn the IBM Certified Associate Administrator – BigFix Compliance V9.5 certification, candidates must pass 1 test – Test C2150-627 – IBM BigFix Compliance V9.5 Fundamental Administration.

Test information:

  • Number of questions: 60
  • Time allowed in minutes: 90
  • Required passing score: 63%
  • Languages: English

The test consists of 5 sections (the percentages after each section title reflect the approximate distribution of the total question assigned to the sections):

Section 1 – BigFix Platform Infrastructure and Components (17%)

Section 2 – BigFix Security Compliance Analytics (18%)

Section 3 – BigFix Security Compliance Fundamentals (18%)

Section 4 – BigFix Security Checklist (22%)

Section 5 – BigFix Non-compliance remediation (25%)

To prepare for the C2150-627 test, it is recommended to refer to the following prerequisite skills:

Basic knowledge of:

  • IBM BigFix console
  • Operating Systems
  • Networking
  • Malware and Anti-Virus (AV) products
  • the IBM BigFix client log files and troubleshooting

Basic understanding of:

  • Cyber Security

Every candidate wants to pass the exam on the first try, so we have prepared the TIPS for such an occasion:

  1. Training Resources
  2. Sample Test
  3. Assessment Test
  4. Free IBM Preparation Materials

It needs hard work to pass the IBM certification exam. But passing the test means that you are totally qualified to start this career and form a great add to it.

May 31, 2017 – Last Day for Oracle Certified Professional, Database Cloud Administrator

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Today, IT enterprises are more interested to hire individuals that have already certified their IT related skills with Oracle certifications. Oracle Database Cloud Administrator is one of such demanding certification exams nowadays. Oracle 1Z0-028 is a very well-known and promising exam which is in great demand among hundreds of IT enterprises. And this certification and related exam will retire on May 31, 2017.

Oracle 1Z0-028 Exam — a Step towards Database Cloud Administrator.

The 1Z0-028 exam contains 84 multiple choice questions with passing score – 60%. It lasts for around 120 minutes.

There are various topics involved in the 1Z0-028 Oracle Database Cloud Administration exam:

  • Introduction to Cloud Computing and Cloud Deployment Models
  • Cloud for Self-Service Users
  • Common Building Blocks
  • Implementing IaaS Cloud
  • Setting Up the IaaS Self Service Portal
  • PaaS Fundamentals
  • Implementing DBaaS
  • Setting Up the DBaaS Self Service Portal
  • Chargeback
  • Consolidation Planner

To increase your chance of passing the exam, take the Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c: Cloud Management Workshop course.

The 1Z0-028 exam has associated certifications such as the Oracle Certified Professional Database Cloud, Oracle Certified Master, Database Cloud Administrator.

Oracle’s new Database Cloud Certified Professional and Certified Master certifications are developed for experienced Database Administrators. As a DBA, you must demonstrate the basic knowledge and skills needed to implement and administer a Database Cloud in the enterprise.

To achieve these Oracle certifications, candidate must be able to:

  • Apply the self-service provisioning, service and attribute definitions.
  • Monitor resource utilization capabilities provided by Oracle’s DBA Cloud solutions.
  • Possess technical proficiency with the architectural components of the Oracle Database as a service offering; consisting of Grid Infrastructure, RAC, ASM, Exadata and Enterprise Manager.

As you see, the first step for receiving Oracle’s Database Cloud Certified Professional and Certified Master certifications is passing the exam. As for exam preparation, ExamCollection offers real exam practice test to enhance your chance of becoming certified Oracle specialist.

            But what else should you do for your future certification?

Step1 – Complete this prior certification.

Candidate must have one of the prior certifications below:

Step2 – Complete this prior certification.

Candidate must have one of the prior certifications below:

So what are you waiting for? Take the opportunity now!

Meet New Version of the LPIC-2 Certification Exams!

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LPI strives to provide the IT community with exams of the highest quality, relevance, and accuracy. No wonder, they are so prestigious among IT specialists.

LPIC-2 is the second certification in LPI’s multi-level professional certification program. The LPIC-2 will validate the candidate’s ability to manage small to medium–sized mixed networks.

To become LPIC-2 certified, candidate must be able to:

  • perform advanced system administration, including common tasks regarding the Linux kernel, system startup and maintenance;
  • perform advanced Management of block storage and file systems as well as advanced networking and authentication and system security, including firewall and VPN;
  • install and configure fundamental network services, including DHCP, DNS, SSH, Web servers, file servers using FTP, NFS and Samba, email delivery.

Requirements for receiving the LPIC-2 certification: + an active LPIC-1 certification; +passed LPIC-2 201 and 202 exams.

It’s necessary to note that current version of the exam is 4.5 (201-450 and 202-450). The certification exams with the v4.0 objectives (201-400 and 202-400) will remain available until August 2017. But! You may write any version of the exams to receive your LPIC-2 certification.

A validity period of the certification exams is 5 years. They are available in 4 languages: English, German, Portuguese (Brazilian), Japanese.

The following table lists the LPIC-2 exam topics which will help you prepare for the exams.

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Follow the link to know more information about objective weights and exam topics.

Pass your LPIC-2 exams on the first try with free practice tests from ExamCollection! Here you can find exam questions and answers with the reliable and up-to-date template that will exactly match the actual exam and will definitely help you pass the exams.

We wish you good luck!

Aruba Certified Mobility Associate (ACMA) V8 Is Available Now!

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) is an American multinational enterprise information technology company. It offers worldwide IT, technology & enterprise products and solutions.

HPE certifications are rather popular among IT specialists. But candidates who are only going to set foot on the professional path, want to know everything about the certifications of this company.

Today we will answer the main question: Why Must Hewlett Packard Enterprise Certification Be in Your Portfolio?

New HPE certification will help us find an answer to our fundamental question.

Which certification recently released HPE?

Aruba Certified Mobility Associate (ACMA) V8 is a new certification of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company which checks candidates’ basic networking knowledge and skills required to design, set up and configure a basic Aruba Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) utilizing the V8 operating system architecture and features.

Additionally, this certification validates that candidate can:

  • Understand the Aruba Mobile First Platform based on the Aruba Mobility Master and Controller architecture.
  • Configure secure WLAN features and integrated firewalls.
  • Describe and configure Controller and AP communications.
  • Describe features of Dynamic RF management.
  • Implement secure and guest networking solutions.

Who is the typical candidate for the ACMA V8 certification?

Typical candidates for this certification are networking IT professionals who deploy small-to-medium scale enterprise network solutions based on Aruba products and technologies.

Why should you earn this certification?

Aruba Certified Mobility Associate (ACMA) V8 will give you an opportunity to position yourself as a trusted team member who can contribute to the design, deployment and management of the latest Aruba Mobile First Platform solutions. What is more, this certification will advance your career as a certified professional.

How can you get the ACMA V8 certification?

3 steps to acquire the certification:

Before you begin, acquire access to The Learning Center and get an HPE Learner ID. Then create a profile with Pearson VUE.

Step 1: Register or apply for this certification

Register for this certification in The Learning Center.

Step 2: Complete recommended training

01089598: Implementing Aruba WLAN (IAW) 8, Rev. 17.21 is the best training for this certification.

Step 3: Pass the required exams

The Implementing Aruba WLAN (IAW) 8  (HPE6-A42) exam tests your knowledge and skills to deploy AOS 8 single-site, on premise, geographically simple enterprise WLANs.

The HPE6-A42 exam is a test with 57 proctored questions. Exam duration is 1 hour 15 minutes.

This exam validates that you can:

  • Describe and differentiate WLAN fundamentals and Aruba Architectures.
  • Identify and distinguish the functions, features, and capabilities of Aruba single-site on premise enterprise solutions.
  • Configure, validate, and troubleshoot Aruba WLAN secure employee and guest solutions.
  • Manage and monitor Aruba solutions.

How can you successfully pass the exam?

You can easily pass HPE6-A42, if you follow the advice:

  • Complete the training and review all course materials and documents.
  • Read the HPE Exam Preparation Guide and follow its recommendations.
  • Visit HPE Press for additional reference material, study guides, and HPE books.
  • View sample questions – a preview of what you can expect on the actual exam.
  • Check out ExamCollection database for FREE HPE braindumps containing real exams, which will serve as the best training materials for your preparation.

We hope that our advice will help you take the exam with guarantee and become certified HPE specialist. Good luck, Mr./Mrs. Future Professional!

 

Cloudera: Retirement and Replacement of Certifications

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Cloudera is a United States-based software company that provides Apache Hadoop-based software, support and services, and training to business customers.

When we speak about certifications, Cloudera certifications are not the first ones which come to mind. It’s a big mistake. Cloudera Certification is a dream for many Hadoop developers and Administrators, but it’s not too easy and too hard.

Why go for Cloudera Certifications?

According to the Tom’s IT pro website, Cloudera was listed as one of the top Big Data certification providers and Hadoop as one of the top four Big Data platforms in use today. One more important reason why you should go for Cloudera certifications is the fact Cloudera validates true specialists who have demonstrated their abilities to execute at the highest level on both traditional exams and hands-on challenges with live data sets.

And today we want to talk about some significant Cloudera certifications – Cloudera Certified Administrator for Apache Hadoop (CCAH) and CCA Administrator. It’s important to note that the CCAH certification has been replaced by CCA Administrator.

The Cloudera Certified Administrator for Apache Hadoop (CCAH) certification proves that you have demonstrated your technical knowledge, skills, and ability to configure, deploy, maintain, and secure an Apache Hadoop cluster.

The Cloudera Certified Administrator for Apache Hadoop (CCA-500) exam is associated with the CCAH certification. It is an hour and a half long exam with 60 question assessment. This exam is available in two languages: English and Japanese.

NOTE:

After April 30, 2017 – this exam will no longer be available for purchase.

May 31, 2017 – the last exam session.

May 15, 2017 – the last day to schedule the exam.

All candidates may use their CCA-500 voucher for CCA131.

Candidates who have already purchased this exam before April 30, 2017, can find some useful information for preparation here. If you want to check your knowledge, ExamCollection website offers you free practice test which is an exam simulator to an actual certification exam.

But let’s move to current certification which became a worthy replacement for CCAH.

Individuals who earn the CCA Administrator certification have demonstrated the core systems and cluster administrator skills sought by companies and organizations deploying Cloudera in the enterprise.

The CCA131 exam is associated with CCA Administrator certification.

CCA Administrator Exam (CCA131):

  • Number of Questions: 8–12 performance-based (hands-on) tasks on pre-configured Cloudera Enterprise cluster.

Each CCA question requires a solution of a particular scenario. Some tasks require making configuration and service changes via Cloudera Manager, while others demand knowledge of command line Hadoop utilities and basic competence with the Linux environment.

  • Time Limit: 120 minutes
  • Passing Score: 70%
  • Language: English

The peculiar features of evaluation, score reporting, and certificate you can find here.

Special attention should be paid to required skills. Here they are:

  1. Install – Demonstrate an understanding of the installation process for Cloudera Manager.
  2. Configure – Perform basic and advanced configuration needed to effectively administer a Hadoop cluster.
  3. Manage – Maintain and modify the cluster to support day-to-day operations in the enterprise.
  4. Secure – Allow relevant services and configure the cluster to meet goals defined by security policy.
  5. Test – Benchmark the cluster operational metrics, test system configuration for operation and efficiency.
  6. Troubleshoot – Demonstrate ability to find the root cause of a problem, optimize inefficient execution, and resolve resource contention scenarios.

We believe that you were convinced no one knows Apache Hadoop like Cloudera.

VMware Hot News: New VCP6.5-DCV Certification with 3 New Exams

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As a leader in the virtualization space, VMware certifications are a must-have for many IT professionals.

VMware certifications are based on a version of the associated technology, which means these certifications change in response to technology changes. Thus, new certifications and exams appear as fast as they are withdrawn.

Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you a new certification: VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6.5-DCV).

This industry-recognized certification claims that candidates are aware of how to implement, manage, and troubleshoot a vSphere V6.5 infrastructure, using best practices granting a powerful and secure foundation for business agility.

This new certification provides you an opportunity to prove your expertise in the latest version of the industry-leading virtualization platform.

For those who already have the VCP certification, this new VCP provides a new path and recertification opportunity.

New Candidate Requirements:

If you are new to VMware Data Center Virtualization technology:

  1. Gain experience with vSphere 6.5 (minimum 6 months recommended).
  2. Attend one of the required training courses.
  3. Pass the vSphere 6 Foundations Exam or vSphere 6.5 Foundations Exam
  4. Pass the VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization Exam.

If you have had previous vSphere 5.x training, but are not VCP certified:

  1. Attend the VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 to V6.5] training course.
  2. Complete the vSphere 6 Foundations Exam or vSphere 6.5 Foundations Exam.
  3. Pass the VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization Exam.

More details on the Existing Candidate Requirements can be found here.

There are three exams associated with the VCP6.5-DCV certification:

  1. vSphere 6.5 Foundations (exam # 2V0-602)

This exam validates that a candidate has the basic knowledge and skills necessary to understand and begin developing VMware vSphere 6.5 environments.

The vSphere 6.5 Foundations exam consists of 70 single and multiple choice, non-proctored questions and lasts 105 minutes. Recommended training is VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5].

  1. 5-DCV elective exam (exam # 2V0-622)

This exam claims that a candidate has the fundamental skills required to successfully install, deploy, scale and manage VMware vSphere 6.5 environments.

The VCP6.5-DCV elective exam is a practice test with 70 question assignments. Duration of the exam is 105 minutes, it’s pretty enough to answer all single and multiple choice, proctored questions. VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.5] is the best training for this certification exam.

  1. 5-DCV delta exam (exam # 2V0-622D)

This exam validates that a candidate has main knowledge and skills required to successfully install, deploy, scale, and manage VMware vSphere 6.5 environments.

The VCP6.5-DCV delta exam consists of 70 single and multiple choice, proctored questions with passing score – 300. It lasts 105 minutes. Recommended training is VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 to V6.5].

As for exams preparation, one of the most useful 2V0-602, 2V0-622 and 2V0-622D preparation options will be real exam practice tests from ExamCollection website, which can be downloaded for FREE and are checked by the former exam takers including certified professionals.

Improve your credibility and increase value to your organization by becoming VCP6.5-DCV certified.

Retirement of IBM Certified Application Developer – WebSphere Transformation Extender V8.4

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When old certification exams are retiring, other new exams are next in turn. It means that the end is a new beginning. Being the world’s most trusted IT company, IBM constantly retires its certifications and exams to be a leader in the market.

April 30 became not only the end of the second spring month but also the last day for the IBM Certified Application Developer – WebSphere Transformation Extender V8.4 certification.

This intermediate level certification was intended for application developers that analyze, design, develop, test, and deploy IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender V8.4 data transformation.

If you have already earned the IBM Certified Application Developer – WebSphere Transformation Extender V8.4 certification, you are undoubtedly proficient in:

  • WebSphere Transformation Extender product architecture
  • Creating and using type trees
  • Creating complex transformations
  • Testing and deploying maps
  • Identifying and remediating errors
  • Optimizing maps and type trees for performance
  • Using WebSphere Transformation Extender with adapters

Our congratulations to those candidates, who have already become a certified IBM specialist and earned a retired certification. But if you aren’t among them, IBM offers a huge variety of other certification exams which will help you to be a professional.

For more information about other IBM exams click here. To get free practice tests, visit the following website.

It’s never too late to become an IBM specialist!