The IBM WebSphere Application Server Administration course is a great way to prepare yourself for the admin duties required for this leading Java app server. But if you don't have a Java/Java EE background, the course may not be as instructive for you as it could be. Take it from course instructor Tareq Shaheen, an architect and senior consultant with broad IT and enterprise Java experience.
In his education.internet.com article 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your IBM WebSphere Application Server Administration Course he provides those students without Java/Java EE experience five tips for getting the most out of the WebSphere course. He writes:
I found that most of my students were not as lucky as I was, since they dont have a Java/JEE background. Instead, they are usually assigned WebSphere Application Server administration on top of their other tasks such database administration or system administration.