If I understand it correctly COMMON now manages the RPG exams, so they are alive and well.

The IBM Administration test was just updated to V7

A new IBM Administrator test was created that is for graduates or very recent graduates to show they learned what was needed in school to step into a shop and be productive. Many of the tech schools in the upper Midwest are using it already.

I don't think there is enough distinction between and operator and a junior administrator to actually have a operations test anymore. If there is a need for an Operations test, COMMON now has the infrastructure and SME talent pool to create it.

The new Virtualization Technical Support for IBM i (000-121) test is advanced enough that if you pass it, you know your stuff on IBM i (same for AIX for those that take that version)

None of those are aimed at business partners, although truthfully you should strongly consider if you want to let a partner mess with your box that did not have those certs...

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 9/20/2012 11:59 AM, William A. Hansen wrote:

It's interesting that IBM updated the admin test, but dumped RPG. What's happening with operations? It looked like they were getting out of the certification business entirely, except for business partners.

William A. Hansen
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