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IBM Certified Solution Developer - WebSphere Message Broker V7.0

This intermediate level certification is intended for developers, architects and consultants with the knowledge and experience to utilize the connectivity, transformation, and mediation capabilities of the WebSphere Message Broker V7.0.  They are able to analyze, design, and deploy message models using the WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit.  In addition, these developers can design, develop, test, debug, and deploy message flows via the WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit by using ESQL, Java, graphical mapping tools, and pattern features. 

These technical professionals understand how to integrate legacy applications, web services, databases, Java applications and business process management services in order to build advanced Enterprise Service Bus solutions.  They also understand concepts related to scalability, high availability, security, the general use of adapters, and workload balancing in the 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 
000-183: IBM WebSphere Mesage Broker V7.0, Solution Development

IBM WebSphere Message Broker V7.0 Developer Workshop (WM663G)

Skills acquired during recommended training

Architecture, Connectivity and Integration

  • Explain the concept and the principal functionality of an Enterprise Service Bus.
  • Use appropriate transport protocols such as MQ, JMS, HTTP, HTTPS, SOAP for specific scenarios.
  • Select appropriate messaging patterns for business scenarios such as pub/sub, request/response, synchronous/asynchronous.
  • Implement, configure and use the EIS Adapters.
  • Use the components of web services and industry standards such as WSDL, SOAP, WS-Security.

Message Modeling

  • Identify the appropriate message domain for a message modeling scenario.
  • Create message models and related assets based on various business requirements and industry message standards.
  • Import/export assets to/from message sets.

Message Flow Development

  • Demonstrate the use of built-in patterns.
  • Implement message flows using built-in processing nodes.
  • Perform message transformations using the various provided technologies.
  • Build custom error handlers to extend message broker's default behavior.
  • Apply web service standards and technologies in WebSphere Message Broker.
  • Understand and use the message assembly in message flows.
  • Handle message sequencing and affinity requirements in message flow design.
  • Configure and use transactionality for message flows.
  • Explain use of and need for Impact Analysis provided by the Message Broker Toolkit.

Packaging and Deployment

  • Configure and deploy BAR files based on different technical and/or business requirements.
  • Use version and source control tools and technologies.
  • Create configurable services.

Testing, Debugging and Troubleshooting

  • Use the Integrated Test Client.
  • Demonstrate debugging techniques using the debugger.
  • Use trace facilities such as trace nodes and user trace.
  • Understand where to find and how to interpret error logs.
  • Apply the built-in version comparison and rollback capabilities of the Message Broker Toolkit.

Operational Considerations

  • Optimize message flow throughput and response times.
  • Configure a flow to emit monitoring events.
  • Demonstrate statistics gathering and performance monitoring.
  • Build and configure a unit test environment for a developer workstation.
  • Explain how to install a user defined node.