Topic: Common IBM i certification testing.

Overview presentation followed by testing.

Date:Tuesday, June 19th
Time:5:30-6:30 Webinar presentation; 7:00-9:00 Certification Testing
Location: IBM-Southfield
18000 West Nine Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075 (map)
Speaker:Randy Dufault
Notes:Presentation Powerpoint, Info Document.
Certification brochure from COMMON (PDF)).
Link to start or join the online meeting
Meeting Number: 926 742 716
Meeting Password: Cert1234
Conference Call Number: 888-426-6840
Passcode: 7425897
Backup Call-In Information:
Toll Free: 888-233-4650
Participant Code: 534833#

The meeting will begin with a webinar format presentation by Randy Dufault. Members will be able to join in on-site or remotely. Randy will provide details on the exams provided through COMMON including CBCA – COMMON Business Computing Associate, CCBCP – COMMON Certified Business Computing Professional and CCAD – COMMON Certified Application Developer – ILE RPG. The presentation will also include information on why certification is important and how to prepare for the exams.

The overview will be followed by certification testing. The tests will be administered by a COMMON certified proctor. LUG members will be offered the discounted price of $125 (regular pricing ranges from $250 to $350). If you would like to take the exam you will need to pre-register and pre-pay using the following link:

Please contact Laura Ubelhor at or Manzoor Siddiqui at Test takers will need to bring their own laptop with Internet Explorer or Firefox pre-loaded. The exam proctor will release the exam to each test taker on that person’s laptop, at which time they will have 2 hours to complete the exam. The exams will also be offered at the COMMON fall conference which will be held September 24 through September 26, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio.

COMMON Certified Application Developer - ILE RPG

The newest credential offered through the COMMON Certification Program, the exam for COMMON Certified Application Developer – ILE RPG on IBM i on Power debuts in Anaheim at the 2012 Annual Meeting and Exposition – available for the first time anywhere. This is your first opportunity to take the exam and gain this credential before leaving Anaheim and have your RPG expertise validated - become one of the first COMMON Certified Application Developers!

Recommended prerequisites include:

The ILE RPG on IBM i on Power Exam covers the following:

  1. Core RPG, Subfiles, and Externally Described Files
  2. Advanced RPG & Problem Determination / Resolution
  3. RPG Data Handling
  4. ILE

Learn more about this credential, including details on what is covered on the exam at

Don't miss your opportunity to gain this new credential.

About the Speaker:

Randy Dufault

Randy Dufault is the Director of Solution Development for Genus Technologies in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In that role he is responsible for the architecture and design of software solutions for clients across the country and around the world. Those solutions center on IBM Software technologies and often concentrate on unstructured data management. He is a long-time COMMON member and volunteer, with experience across the organization. He currently serves as Chairman of COMMON’s Certification Steering Committee.