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IBM Certified Solution Developer - InfoSphere DataStage v8.5

Job Role Description / Target Audience

Note: This certification will be withdrawn on 12/31/2015.   The most current certification is: IBM Certified Solution Developer - InfoSphere DataStage v9.1

The IBM Certified Solution Developer - InfoSphere DataStage v8.5 will certify that the successful candidate has important knowledge and skills necessary to professionally design and develop an efficient and scalable DataStage solution to a complex enterprise level business problem; configure a scalable parallel environment including clustered and distributed configurations; collect, report on, and resolve issues identified through key application performance indicators; be proficient in extending the capabilities of the parallel framework using the provided APIs (build-ops and wrappers).

Recommended Prerequisite Skills

  • Can design and develop a scalable complex solution using an optimum number of stages.
  • Able to select the optimal data partitioning methodology.  
  • Should be able to configure a distributed or non-symmetric environment.  
  • Should be proficient with BuildOps and wrappers.  
  • Should understand how to tune a parallel application to determine where bottlenecks exist and how to eliminate them.  
  • Should understand basic configuration issues for all relational databases and be highly proficient in at least one.
  • Able to improve job design by implementing new product features in DataStage v8.5.


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 C2090-421 - InfoSphere DataStage v8.5


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