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IBM Certified Solution Developer - WebSphere Message Broker V8.0

This intermediate level certification is intended for solution developers who have the knowledge and experience to utilize the connectivity, transformation, and mediation capabilities of IBM WebSphere Message Broker V8.0. They are able to analyze, design, and deploy message models using the IBM WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit.  In addition, these developers can design, develop, test, debug, and deploy message flows via the IBM WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit by using ESQL and other languages, graphical mapping tools, and pattern features. 

These technical professionals integrate existing applications, web services, databases, and business process management systems in order to build advanced Enterprise Service Bus solutions.  They also use concepts related to scalability, high availability, security and the general use of adapters in the IBM WebSphere Message Broker environment.


  • Basic understanding of Java, JMS and JDBC
  • Basic understanding of XML and Xpath
  • Basic understanding of SOAP and WSDL
  • Basic understanding of industry standards for security
  • Basic understanding of databases and SQL
  • Experience with WebSphere MQ
  • Experience with the solution development life cycle
  • Experience with Eclipse

Recommended Training and Required Exam(s)

 Required Exam Recommended Training 
000-272: IBM WebSphere Message Broker V8.0 Solution Development

IBM WebSphere Message Broker V8 Application Development I (WM664G)

Skills acquired during recommended training

Architecture and Connectivity

  • Explain the architecture, components and supported operating environments of WebSphere Message Broker 8.0.
  • Identify appropriate messaging patterns to be used for a given business scenario.
  • Use supported transport protocols (e.g., MQ, SOAP, MQTT, SCA, HTTP).
  • Demonstrate integration with Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) adapters and/or connectivity packs.
  • Explain how to use WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (WSRR) to exploit governance principles.

Message Model Development

  • Design message models based on different business requirements and industry message standards.
  • Demonstrate understanding of different message domains.
  • Create message definitions and/or import existing data models.
  • Develop and test a Data Format Description Language (DFDL) model.

Message Flow Development

  • Implement message flow using built in nodes and compute nodes.
  • Implement message broker transaction functionality.
  • Implement appropriate error/exception handling techniques.
  • Perform message transformation.
  • Apply web service standards in WebSphere Message Broker V8.0.
  • Use the Record & Replay feature.
  • Use built-in and user defined patterns to create message flows.
  • Differentiate methods of subflow usage.

Packaging and Deployment

  • Use Configurable Services.
  • Demonstrate packaging and deployment of Projects, Applications and Libraries.
  • Build and deploy BAR files using multiple methods.
  • Use version and source control tools and technologies.

Troubleshooting and Problem Resolution

  • Apply trace facilities.
  • Use the logs produced by WebSphere Message Broker V8.0.
  • Use the debugger and additional tools, and facilities to prevent and resolve runtime errors.

Installation, Configuration and Administration

  • Install and configure WebSphere Message Broker V8.0.
  • Plan and implement security.
  • Perform basic administrative tasks (e.g., start and stop, deploy, enable/disable trace).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of scalability for WebSphere Message Broker V8.0.
  • Gather performance data and monitoring statistics for analysis.