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IBM Certified Administrator - Sterling Connect:Direct

Job Role Description / Target Audience

This intermediate level certification is intended for administrators and implementers who are responsible for configuring, troubleshooting and deploying IBM Sterling Connect:Direct with focus on the Microsoft Windows 4.6 and UNIX 4.1 platforms.  Some basic understanding of the z/OS 5.1 platform is required.

These technical professionals are also required to have conceptual understanding of the Microsoft Windows, UNIX, z/OS Operating Systems.

An administrator or implementer who passes this exam is able to install and configure IBM Sterling Connect:Direct, and provide:

  • knowledge of the Sterling Connect:Direct components that interact with the user interface that allows submission, execution and monitoring of Sterling Connect:Direct.
  • a comprehensive set of managed file transfer capabilities to facilitate data growth, use of automation, reduce security risk, and improve IT and business efficiency.
  • an understanding of secure connections between trading partners with customers, suppliers and business partners.
  • visibility and tracking of business data with customers, suppliers and business partners.
  • visibility for status of sent and received business transactions.

Recommended Prerequisite Skills

Before preparing for this certification, the following knowledge and skills are recommended and assumed: 

  • conceptual understanding of operating systems 
  • basic understanding of firewalls, load balancers and high availability (clustering)
  • basic understanding of network connectivity
  • basic understanding security, certificates and encryption


In preparing for this certification, the following IBM course(s) are recommended to further improve your skills:

  • 6C02G: IBM Sterling Connect Direct for Unix V4.2.0
  • 6C03G: IBM Sterling Connect Direct for Windows V4.7 Fundamentals


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 C8060-220 - IBM Sterling Connect:Direct, Administration


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