IBM 000-139 : AppScan Standard Edition Exam
The IBM 000-139 (AppScan Standard Edition) test is a 75-minute exam with 52 questions total. This exam is necessary for the IBM Certified Specialist - Rational AppScan Standard Edition and IBM Certified Advanced Solutions Expert - Security Software Solutions and Services V1 certifications. It is only available in the English language. The exam number for this test is 000-139.
Although no formal training is required for the completion of the IBM 000-139 exam, two online courses can be taken for further preparation: RT301 Essentials of Web Application Security and RT310 IBM Rational AppScan Standard Edition.While these courses may be beneficial, it is also necessary that a certain level of "on the job" experience is required for successful completion. The required passing score is 60%.
Topics found on the IBM 000-139 exam include Web Application Security Basics, AppScan Basics, AppScan Configuration, and AppScan Results. Candidates should know what web application security is, why web applications are vulnerable, the impact of attacks, a detailed overview of AppScan, Black-Box web application security testing, description of main user interface components, how to perform a security assessment, configuring a web application and service scan, troubleshooting, verifying and interpreting results, creating reports, and an overview of SDK and eXtensions framework. These are general guidelines for content and other related topics will also appear on the exam.