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IBM Certified Advanced Application Developer - Notes and Domino 9.0

Job Role Description / Target Audience

This certification is for IBM Notes and Domino application developers who will be using Domino Designer 9.0.  The individual seeking certification will need a deep understanding of Notes and Domino architectural concepts and the use of complex functions and features, including XPages, CSS, XML and JavaScript.

Key areas of focus:

  • Application Architecture
  • Application Debugging
  • Application Design Elements
  • Application Performance
  • Extension Library
  • IBM Domino Designer and Eclipse
  • Integrating External Data
  • Programming
  • Security Features
  • User Management
  • XPages

Additional areas of focus for candidates pursuing advanced level certification in Application Development with no experience in System Administration:

  • Mobile Design Fundamentals and Data Handling
  • Mobile Core Controls
  • Local Device Interaction and Development Environment
  • Responsive Web Design Techniques
  • Mobile Navigation
  • Dojo Mobile

Note that candidates should assume a -mobile application- means an application built with XPages mobile controls.

Recommended Prerequisite Skills

  • build and modify single and multi-database applications 
  • build IBM Domino 9.0 applications that are Web-enabled  
  • employ advanced formula techniques 
  • employ methods for accessing data sources (Domino and non-Domino) 
  • employ workflow functionality used to route documents
  • employ XPages functionality
  • implement security requirements 

In addition to the above Application Development skills, individuals who have proven their proficiency in IBM Notes and Domino 9.0 System Administration by passing either of the core System Administration tests or achieving certification in System Administration will qualify for this Advanced level Application Developer certification.


This certification requires 1 certification(s) + 1 test(s).

Certification(s) required:

  1. IBM Certified Application Developer - Notes and Domino 9.0

Test(s) required:

Click on the link(s) below to see test details, test objectives, suggested training and sample tests.

  1. Any 1 of the following tests:

    1. Test C2040-405 - IBM Notes and Domino 9.0 Social Edition System Administration Update

    2. Test C2040-411 - XPages Mobile Advanced Topics

    3. Test C2040-406 - IBM Notes and Domino 9.0 Social Edition System Administration A

    4. Test C2040-407 - IBM Notes and Domino 9.0 Social Edition System Administration B


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