Eleven certifications are available in the IBM Certified Developer pathway. Each certification validates skills related to intermediate solution development tasks associated with the specific product and environment. On the job skills are essential to completing the certification program, as each exam will ask questions that are taken directly from application and work-based scenarios.
Nine of the certifications can be earned with Cognos software, among them being TM1, Real-time Monitoring, and Financial Statement Reporting. Analytic Operations is available with Cognos 8. Control and four BI tracks are available with Cognos 10. Participants must pass one test to earn each one.
A passing score can easily earned by enlisting the help of IBM training resources. For each exam there is an instructor-led training course that can be taken, either online or in-class. Practice exams, study guides, and other reading materials are also available.