More information on these certifications can be found on the private site for Lotus Certified Professionals. And, as always, once they have been released articles will be posted in the News and Announcements section of the IBM Lotus Certification public site. From there, links will be provided to the exam overview, objectives and preparation pages.
951: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8.5 Application Development Update
956: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8.5 System Administration Update
952: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8.5 Application Development Foundation Skills
980: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8.5 System Administration Operating Fundamentals
981: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8.5 Building the Infrastructure — tentative
Lotus Certification announces the retirement of both IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 7 Update Exams. The following exams will no longer be available until April 30th, 2009:
Test 701: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 7 Application Development Update Test 702: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 7 System Administration Update
Consequently, the corresponding certifications will also be retired on that date. If you are working toward your Lotus Notes Domino 7 certification, be sure to schedule the tests while they are still available.
Update (thanks Fabrice C. for the link):
Due to a continued demand and high-volume, Lotus Certification is postponing the retirement of both IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 7 Update Exams until April 30th, 2009. The previous date of December 31st, 2008 is no longer valid. Consequently, the corresponding certifications will also be available until April 30th, 2009.
See: http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/news/20080627.shtml for more informations.
Lotus Notes Diagnostic (LND) is an unsupported utility that you can download and use to automatically perform repetitive tasks associated with analyzing files from a Lotus Domino server crash, hang, or performance issues.
The tool Help contains more information about the tool features and usage.