IBM Certified Deployment Professional

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IBM Certified Deployment Professional

IBM Certified Deployment Professionals are responsible for planning, designing, installing, configuring, customizing, troubleshooting, skill transferring and supporting IBM products, including Tivoli and Rational products.

Job Description

IBM Certified Deployment Professionals are responsible for managing computer architecture and its components. They must establish an asset cycle management that includes inventory, contracts, purchasing, resources, work management, service requests, and security. They are responsible for system setup and administrative tasks.

These certified experts must identify and rectify any issues related to IBM Management Solutions. They must have proper knowledge of the IBM Security Framework and its relationship to other system components. Deployment Professionals are further responsible for building and managing IBM Security rules and reports and for resolving any other issue that may arise, and they must be able to install and configure IBM Security components.

Deployment Professionals should have a strong understanding of primary computer architecture systems. They must be able to deal with any issue related to security technologies, such as firewalls, encrypted keys, SSL, HTTPS, SSH, intrusion detection, routing switch ACLs, VLAN, Span Ports, and other technologies. It is also important that they have expertise in various TCP/IP Level 1 skills.

IBM Certified Deployment Professionals must be well-versed with LINUX operating system commands such as vi, iptables, ssh, cat, tail, grep and others. They must be capable of understanding both vulnerabilities and vulnerability scanners. They must also have basic proficiency in CVSS and other scoring systems and have knowledge of shell scripting.

Deployment Professionals are responsible for managing both operating systems and databases. They must have a good understanding of hardware systems and virtual machines, networking tools, and protocols. These certified experts must be able to fulfill all information security regulations. They must further have database administration experience and experience with web server components and Tivoli process automation engine application toolsets. Deployment Professionals must also be able to use single sign-on protocols and multi-factor authentication as well.

Educational Qualifications

Job candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Electronics or some related field. Employers usually prefer those who have prior work experience. Some organizations also prefer candidates who have a master’s degree or some specialization.


IBM Certified Deployment Professional

This certification verifies that an individual has sufficient knowledge of computer architecture and its components. It prepares the individual for installing and configuring computer equipment whenever and wherever required. It also certifies that an individual can train, tutor and mentor IBM customers.


According to Indeed, on average IBM Certified Deployment Professionals earn from $71,067 per year for Systems Administrators to $132,820 per year for Software Architects. As per Payscale, IBM Certified Deployment Professionals earn about $88,000 per year in the United States.

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