Cisco Updates Wireless Specialist Certifications

Plus other certification news from Check Point, IBM and Sun Microsystems.
Cisco Systems has completely updated its Cisco Wireless LAN Design Specialist and Cisco Wireless LAN Support Specialist certifications.

The new programs feature coverage of the 802.11g international WLAN standard, WLAN topologies for 802.11a/b/g WLAN networks, Cisco Wireless LAN Security Suite, and Cisco Structured Wireless-Aware Network (SWAN).

The Support Specialist title has the CCNA as a prerequisite, plus the Wireless LAN for Field Engineers exam (642-582). The Design Specialist requires CCDA as a prerequisite, plus the Wireless LAN for System Engineers (642-577) exam. You can get the exam blueprints on Cisco's Web site.

CheckPoint CCMSE Exam News

According to the Check Point Software Technologies Web site, the CCMSE NG with Application Intelligence exam is now available. Registration for the CCMSE FP-3 exam will end on May 7.

IBM Releases New DB2 for z/OS Certification

Computer professionals who work with IBM's DB2 Universal Database can now get certified as an IBM Certified Database Administrator -- DB2 Universal Database V8.1 for z/OS.

Candidates for this certification should be able to perform intermediate to advanced tasks related to database design and implementation, operation and recovery, security and auditing, performance, and installation and migration specific to the z/OS operating system. This is a one-exam certification.

Further details can be found on IBM's Web site.

New SCWD Exam Live

The exam for the Sun Certified Web Component Developer for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition 1.4 (CX-310-081), is now live.

This exam focuses on the J2EE 1.4 API and costs $150. Before you can earn SCWD certification, you must first earn or hold the Sun Certified Programmer for the Java platform (any edition). An upgrade exam, from SCWD 1.3, is also available, at a cost of $100.

For full details on the contents of these exams, see Sun's Web site.

That's all for this edition of Certification Watch. Please keep your certification news and tips coming to

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