Then your well prepared for the V7 version!

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 9/20/2012 12:24 PM, rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
Bummer it just got updated to V7.:-( I was on 7 for quite some time
when I took the test.

Rob Berendt
-- IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept 1600 Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive Garrett, IN 46738 Ship to: Dock 108 6928N 400E Kendallville, IN 46755 From: Jim Oberholtzer <midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Date: 09/20/2012 01:22 PM Subject: Re: Required Certifications Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 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:
> Jim,
> 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.
> Bill
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