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This Competency Exam tests your mastery of the objectives for the courses that make up the TCP/IP in the IBM i Environment series:

  • TCP/IP Fundamentals
  • TCP/IP Applications
  • Configuring and Managing TCP/IP
  • Managing TCP/IP Using System i Navigator

The exam is divided into separate parts, one for each course in the series. Successfully completing all parts of the exam demonstrates your proficiency in the skills required to configure TCP/IP on an IBM i system and use common TCP/IP applications.

Approximate time to complete all parts of the exam: 90 minutes

Recommended Uses

This Competency Exam was designed as a mastery test for the TCP/IP in the IBM i Environment series. We recommend that you take the exam after you complete the series. Alternatively, you can take the corresponding portion of the exam when you complete each course.

Another use for the Competency Exam is as a pretest. Depending on your previous experience and training, you may feel that you already know the material covered by a given course. If this is the case, you should take the exam corresponding to that course. If you successfully complete the exam, you can skip the course, confident that you have already mastered the skills it teaches.


The exam automatically evaluates your performance and reports how you did. To "pass" the exam, you must successfully work at least 80% of the exercises corresponding to each topic. If you score less than 80%, you will be directed to the appropriate course for review.


The TCP/IP in the IBM i Environment series, including this exam, is intended for IBM i professionals who will be installing or using TCP/IP protocols, applications, or related products. You can skip the third and fourth courses and their corresponding exams unless you are responsible for configuring and managing TCP/IP on an IBM i system.


All courses in this series assume that you are familiar with the concepts and basic operations of IBM i systems. This prerequisite can be satisfied by successfully completing the Introduction to the IBM i Environment series. A basic knowledge of data communications is also required.