IBM Lotus Domino 8 System Administration Operating Fundamentals

1 Day Course
Hands On
Official IBM Curriculum
Code L8ND750

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Examining the Lotus Domino and Lotus Notes Architecture, including: (6 topics)

  • Recognizing the role of the Domino system administrator
  • Understanding the key elements of a Domino environment
  • What are Lotus Domino and Lotus Notes?
  • What is a Domino database?
  • What is a composite application?
  • What is a directory?

Performing Basic Administration Tasks, including: (4 topics)

  • Starting the Lotus Domino Administrator client
  • Using on-line help
  • Navigating the Lotus Domino Administrator client
  • Setting administration preferences

Examining Lotus Domino Security Mechanisms, including: (15 topics)

  • Recognizing the elements used for Domino security
  • What is a domain?
  • What is a Domino Named Network?
  • What is a certifier ID?
  • What is a Notes ID?
  • What is a server ID?
  • What are certificates (Notes & X.509)
  • What is an organization?
  • What is an organizational unit?
  • Designing a hierarchical naming scheme
  • Deciding on an authentication mechanism and anonymous access
  • Defining groups
  • Securing a database using the Access Control List
  • Securing a server using the server access list
  • Securing a workstation using the Execution Control List

Examining Mail Routing in Lotus Domino, including: (6 topics)

  • Understanding how Lotus Domino routes mail
  • What are the components for mail routing?
  • What routing protocols does Lotus Domino support?
  • How does mail route within a Domino Named Network?
  • How does mail route between Domino Named Networks?
  • Designing a mail routing topology

Examining Lotus Domino Replication, including: (6 topics)

  • Understanding Lotus Domino replication
  • Replication terms
  • Replication logic -- source and target servers, and source and target documents
  • Replica databases
  • Initiating replication
  • Recognizing factors that affect replication

Extending Lotus Domino Environment, including: (5 topics)

  • Identifying what other functions a Domino server can perform
  • Recognizing how clusters increase server availability
  • Understanding how Domino partitions work
  • Identifying what Internet protocols Lotus Domino supports
  • Integrating other IBM products such as, IBM Lotus Sametime, IBM DB2, IBM WebSphere Application Server, and IBM WebSphere Portal


You should have previous experience as a network administrator or mail system administrator, and experience using the Lotus Notes 8 Client.