Just thought I’d outline my current thinking towards which tests I’m going to prepare to write at the WebSphere Services Technical Conference 2008:
- 284 – IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances Firmware V3.6.0
- 093 – IBM WebSphere Process Server V6.0, System Administration
- 252/253 – IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V6.0/V6.1 Core Administration
- 664 – SOA Fundamentals
- 807 – Web Services Development for IBM WebSphere Application Server V6.1
- 735 – Developing Applications with IBM Lotus Sametime 7.5
284: Top priority for me as I foresee a lot of opportunity in this space and a potential skill gap that I could fill.
093: Sweet revenge for failing this last year.
252/253: WAS 6.1 server is the latestet even though most of my experience is on WAS 6.0. So it will be a game time decision over which one I choose.
664: This is a prerequisite to becoming a “IBM Certified Administrator for SOA Solutions” (664, 093 & 252/253 prereq).
807: Leverage all the experience I have with WSDL and XSD into a certification.
735: Before I left IBM, I wrote a few fun utility plugins for SameTime 7.5. The first would just display the last message received into a text box. I used to be involved in group chats and didn’t want to give focus to the window but still wanted to read what was being said. The second (and far more fun) was the “Early Warning System”, a plug in that could detect when someone had opened a new chat window with you but hadn’t yet started typing. It could give you a chance to either surprise them with a “hi”, or for the more devious, jump off line and plead ignorance. Alas, I wrote them both at IBM so they’re IBM property. If you are an IBMer and interested in either I can direct you to someone internal who has them.