From now on I would like to be known as...

Certified Lotus ProfessionalIt used to be easy. I used to be a Principal CLP. Now I am an IBM Certified Advanced Application Developer - Lotus Notes and Domino 6. Hmmm. I like the clout that comes from having IBM in there but it's a bit of a mouthful. Like the LDD is still Notes.net I will be a pCLP for all intents and purposes. Until it comes to CV time that is, of course.

Upgrade exam, test results

Yep, as you probably guessed, I just passed. You knew I would though didn't you ;o) Wasn't so sure myself. Although I've been playing with Domino 6 for a bit now it wasn't until Yesterday that I realised there was a lot I didn't know about. Mainly because I don't need to in my role as a web developer but still they are all things you have to know if you want to upgrade your qualifications. So, as promised, I will pass on what I think you need to know.

Instead of trying to go over it all in one blog I will write an article instead. That way I can go in to my thoughts and opinions on some of the new features. Boy, have I got some opinions!

The obvious thing is that you need to learn what's new in Release 6. The easy way to this, and the way I did it, is to simply read the "What's New in Domino Designer 6?" page from the help file. Read it all and pay particular attention to the 48 new @Functions. Learn and play with each of the new features. Some of which I had never heard of until this time Yesterday. For example: Embedded Editors, Extended ACLs, Tools Menu, Row Colour Formulas, Design Locking, Rich Text Lite fields. etc.

The final, and most important, step is to get your hands on some self-test exams. When it comes to these exams there's nothing as important as knowing what to expect of the questions. Some of the worded so ambiguously you want to pull your hair out...


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    • Lynnoire
    • Fri 27 Jun 2003 12:26

    I'll be the first to say Congratulations !

    . . and when our sys admins finally install our dev server I'll be the first to start playing in prep for the exam

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    • Miarde
    • Fri 27 Jun 2003 12:26


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    • Ben D
    • Fri 27 Jun 2003 12:27

    Congrats, mate.

    I'm waiting for my credit card to get a bit lower and I'll be updating my pCLP as well. I'm not on the freelance market anymore, but an updated ceritication is always nice to have when the evaluation time comes.

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    • Raghu
    • Fri 27 Jun 2003 12:27


    One more ICAAD....

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    • Jake
    • Fri 27 Jun 2003 12:29

    Oh, the irony. On the day I prove my abilities I go and make a big cock up and lose all comments posted ;o)

    Anyway, I go them back by recreating them. Hence the times are so close.

    Thanks to you all anyway...

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    • Jaap
    • Fri 27 Jun 2003 14:43

    Jake congrats, party time, cheers, proost, zum wohl, beer, bier bitte

  1. Congrats Jake!

    Makes me want to get out there and re-cert. I haven't had that "hold your breath and hit the DONE button" feeling in a while now ;-)

    I like the new comments addition BTW. Curious though on how you're protecting the email address from the spambots though... so please feel free to share! :-D

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    • Ian B
    • Fri 27 Jun 2003 17:20

    Looks to me like

    JavaScript:mailto('ctoohey', 'dominoguru.com')

    combines the two with an @ and turns it into a link? Did I get it? Do I win a spanky prize?

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    • Jake
    • Sat 28 Jun 2003 05:45

    Ian gets it. No prize though, it wasn't that hard really...

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    • Edwin
    • Mon 30 Jun 2003 05:05

    Congratulations from the low countries.

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    • liz
    • Mon 30 Jun 2003 06:06

    Congrats! I hope to be an ICAAD LN&D6 on friday, hopefully it IS as simple as they all say....

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    • Dan Soares
    • Mon 30 Jun 2003 14:46

    Cheers mate. Like you said, we knew you'd pass with flying colors. :)

    Looking fwd to that article.

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    • xianghui ren
    • Mon 14 Jul 2003 20:13


  2. Hi Jake,

    Just FYI : do you know that your website comes first in the "ressource list" for a Lotus test using CertFX, well done ! that's a hit !

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