This Competency Exam tests your mastery of the objectives for the courses that make up the Work Management for System Administrators series:
- Work Management Concepts
- Working with System Values
- Managing Subsystems
- Subsystem Workflow and Job Control
- Streamlining IBM i Operations
- Job Accounting
- Performance Tuning
The exam is divided into separate parts, one for each course in the series. Successfully completing all parts of the exam demonstrates your proficiency in the skills required to manage system activity on an IBM i system.
Approximate time to complete all parts of the exam: 2 hours
This Competency Exam was designed as a mastery test for the Work Management for System Administrators series. We recommend that you take the exam after you complete the series. Alternatively, you can take the corresponding portion of the exam when you complete each course.
Another use for the Competency Exam is as a pretest. Depending on your previous experience and training, you may feel that you already know the material covered by a given course. If this is the case, you should take the exam corresponding to that course. If you successfully complete the exam, you can skip the course, confident that you have already mastered the skills it teaches.
The exam automatically evaluates your performance and reports how you did. To "pass" the exam, you must successfully work at least 80% of the exercises corresponding to each topic. If you score less than 80%, you will be directed to the appropriate course for review.
The Work Management for System Administrators series, including this exam, is intended for anyone responsible for managing the system activity of an IBM i system. System administrators, system programmers, and system operators would be personnel operating in this job capacity.
All courses in this series assume that you have a basic knowledge of IBM i facilities. You can satisfy this prerequisite by successfully completing the courses in the Introduction to the IBM i Environment series.