The IBM Certified Solution Advisor certification can be earned in six different tracks available exclusively from IBM. Each one includes similar necessities of expertise, including the ability to use customer business requirements in choosing suitable solutions. As an advisor, individuals will assess and analyze IT processes, business requirements and the overall IT environment to determine a solution design that will coincide with the product used and the opportunities available
The certification tracks that participants can take include Maximo Enterprise Asset Management Solutions V2, Cloud Computing Architecture V2, and four Tivoli products: Service Availability and Performance Management Solutions V3, Service Delivery and Process Automation Solutions V3, Storage Solutions V3, and Security and Compliance Management Solutions V3. Each one requires just one exam. Candidates should have experience working with the product of their choosing, and should understand the solution processes as they relate to the product.
For additional preparation, classroom and online courses can be taken to support each exam. These, along with other resources like books, web content, study guides and practice exams, can greatly improve your chances of earning a Solution Advisor certification.