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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
    • 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
    • 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)
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 certification@lotus.com
          • Include your full name, testing id number, and current address
    • 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 certification@lotus.com
    • 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: certification@lotus.com
      • Questions for me: Barbara_Bowen@us.ibm.com
      • Exam Development: [email_address]
    • Live Q&A
      • You may submit your questions to Barbara Bowen at any time.
    • Thank you!
      • Thank you for your participation! Did you like this webcast?
      • Send us your feedback on this event and ideas for other event topics at [email_address] .