My first recommendation would be to attend the LAEC course "Maintaining a Domino Server Infrastructure", that session will introduce you to basic Domino concepts, services, and database management. The advantage of attending the course is that the Courseware provided now includes a "Self-test-software" demonstration disk, as well as the full Administration document pack (yellow-books) on CD.
Downloading the certification guide for System Administration at:
will provide you with the examination names and competencies covered to achieve your CLP in system administration.
There is also quite a bit of information available for the "Maintaining a Domino Servers and Users" and "Implementing a Domino Server Infrastructure" at the Cramsession web-site:
Have a great journey...
This was first published in February 2002