The certification program LOT-847 mainly focuses on the lotus notes system administration fundamental. This certification is really helpful to those candidates whose career is based on lotus notes application. The exam is basically a multiple choice type. The topics would cover all key competency areas like installation and configuration of lotus notes, mail feature, platform support, security, db2 integration enhancement. Installing covers various topics like client provisioning, directory services, port configuration.
Mail topics would cover creating domino named network, mail topology, server command, planning of mail topology. Managing and maintaining would cover topics like defining directory terminology, monitoring server status, viewing server configuration documents etc. Platform support would cover topics like defining attributes. Another important topic is the security and this would involve controlling admin rights, encryption techniques etc. The total number of questions asked in the LOT-847 exam is around 62.The exam duration is around 90 minutes and it is at least required to get a score of 75% in order to pass the exam. There are a total of 62 scored items and 5 unscored items.
There are lots of resources that could be used in helping your test preparation process. It is necessary for you to check with the exam guide in order to determine the questions that would be covered in the actual exam. Hands-on-experience is also considered as a very important pre-requisite as it requires a good amount of practical knowledge to answer the questions in the main exam. A good guide is mandatory in order to prepare for the exam. It is also required to prepare synchronously with the exam material. Thus for a good exam preparation, both theoretical and practical knowledge is essential. Both are considered as critical components in LOT-847 test preparation. One could also download sample papers from lotus website to understand the questions that are asked in the exam in a better way.
Becoming a Systems Administrator
Given that you are a High School Senior or an unemployed person and considering this career path. This is a Primer about the career choice of becoming a Systems Administrator. This is an exciting career choice and offers wonderfully beneficial rewards both financially and professionally that you can attain in this field. Also, there is a something to consider. If you are a bit of a “Brain” and enjoy number crunching and complex equations and formulas, there is a massive amount of notoriety (or fame) that you can garner for yourself, Bill Gates on the Operating Systems and Software side of the house, Michael Dell and Steve Jobs on the Hardware side of the house.
In this year 2009 the term Systems Administrator has grown to encompass many types of Computer Systems Administrators (Sys Admin, Systems Admin, Systems Administrators, SA and CSA) these differing titles include many non-Systems Admin’s. Such as many types of Public Key Administrators, these Admins are actually Encryption Key Administrators who deal more with Operating Systems and Network Operating Systems (OS and NOS.) on the level of the Authentication of Identities within a Network.
There are three widely excepted ways to become a Systems Administrator:
1. On the job training.
2. Trade Schools and Accelerated Learning Centers.
3. Formal education.
On the job Training
This option for some students could be a viable option. But I advise against it. I in the beginning choose this option, in the long run it is a “Dead End.” A veritable Black Hole for your career to get off to a very poor start. As your humble advisor I suggest that you use the other two options and here is why.
After leaving the Army in 1993 I started at Morgan State University at the Administrative Computing Center. I excelled at the IT side of the job. I was told when Windows NT 3.51 (NT) Advanced Server first came out. Here is your Server and your Operating Systems, you have one week to learn it or you’re fired! Oh, this is not meant as a joke it was real. So within a week I had the NT Server up and running, much to the chagrin of my boss.