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IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances Firmware V6.0

Job Role Description / Target Audience

This intermediate level certification is intended for system administrators who are responsible for installing, configuring, troubleshooting and deploying solutions using IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances. This includes the WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway and the WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance, both physical and virtual.  These administrators manage IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances by maintaining firmware, securing implementations, integrating heterogeneous systems, enabling monitoring and service-level management for SOA governance, and gathering diagnostic data. 

These system administrators are also required to have skills on WebSphere Appliance Management Center.  They are required to have skills to integrate with supported monitoring standards such as SNMP and the WebSphere Services Management record, and a conceptual understanding of the WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance and WebSphere DataPower XC10 (caching) Appliance. 

These system administrators are generally self-sufficient and are able to perform most of the tasks involved in the role with limited assistance from peers, product documentation and vendor support services.

To attain the IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances Firmware V6.0 certification, candidates must pass 1 test. To gain additional knowledge and skills, and prepare for this test based on the job role and test objectives, take the link to the tests below, and refer to the Test preparation tab.

Recommended Prerequisite Skills

Knowledge and foundational skills one needs to possess before acquiring skills measured on the certification test. These foundational skills are NOT measured on the test. For skills measured on the test, see Test Objectives.)

  • Basic networking skills.
  • Understand DataPower appliances in order to select the appropriate appliance and service type. 


This certification requires 1 test(s).

Test(s) required:

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

  1. Test C9550-403 - IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances Firmware V6.0, System Administration

Each test:

  1. contains questions requiring single and multiple answers.  For multiple-answer questions, you need to choose all required options to get the answer correct. You will be advised how many options make up the correct answer.  
  2. is designed to provide diagnostic feedback on the Examination Score Report, correlating back to the test objectives, informing the test taker how he or she did on each section of the test. As a result, to maintain the integrity of each test, questions and answers are not distributed.


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