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WebSphere MQ Solution Designer certification exam 996 prep, Part 1: Introduction and overview


Level: Intermediate

Willy Farrell (, Senior Software Engineer, IBM

19 Sep 2006

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Prepare for the IBM® Certification Test 996, WebSphere® MQ V6.0, Solution Design. This tutorial introduces WebSphere MQ and provides an overview of its uses, capabilities, and features. It is the first tutorial in a series of five tutorials on WebSphere MQ Solution Designer.


This tutorial is written for developers and architects with intermediate experience in application and solution design and implementation. It assumes intermediate knowledge and skills in:

  • Transaction management and database products
  • Systems management
  • Basic programming concepts
  • Data communications and networking
  • Information technology security concepts

System requirements

The examples in this tutorial were developed with WebSphere MQ V6.0 for Windows® and Rational® Application Developer V6.0 for Windows.

For the system requirements for the products used in the tutorial, go to:


Less than one hour


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