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This Competency Exam tests your mastery of the objectives for the courses that make up the eBusiness for IBM i Programmers series:

  • eBusiness: From HTML to WebSphere
  • Coding HTML and XHTML: Basic Elements
  • Coding HTML and XHTML: Advanced Elements
  • Coding JavaScript
  • Using JavaScript to Enhance Web Pages
  • Writing a CGI Program in RPG
  • Developing Web Applications Using Net.Data
  • Ajax Programming

The exam is divided into separate parts. Each part corresponds to either one or two courses. Successfully completing all parts of the exam demonstrates your proficiency in the basic skills required to create an ebusiness application.

Approximate time to complete all parts of the exam: 90-150 minutes

Recommended Uses

This Competency Exam was designed as a mastery test for the eBusiness for IBM i Programmers 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 or pair of courses.

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(s) for review.


The eBusiness for IBM i Programmers series, including this exam, should be taken by the individuals responsible for implementing an organization's web site. The audience includes webmasters, content developers, application programmers, and system administrators.


This series assumes that you are familiar with the concepts and basic operations of both IBM i and personal computer systems.

Writing a CGI Program in RPG assumes that you have a working knowledge of RPG programming in the ILE environment. You can satisfy this prerequisite by successfully completing the Manta RPG Programming series.