Number of questions: 65
Time allowed in minutes: 90
Required passing score: 68%
Section 1: Install and update the environment (14%)
Apply maintenance to the product
Demonstrate an understanding of the IBM Installation Manager and IBM Packaging Utility and its role in installing, configuring, and maintaining IBM WebSphere Application Servers and components both locally and remotely.
Perform a silent installation for IBM WebSphere Application Server and fix pack installations.
Perform post-installation verification.
Troubleshoot installation problems.
Backup and restore the configuration including the use of checkpoints
Section 2: Create a high availability configuration (9%)
Create multi-node topology and appropriate high availability model.
Manage nodes in an IBM WebSphere Application Server topology.
Configure and manage the HTTP server and the web server plug-in for high availability.
Configure distributed session management for high availability and failover scenarios.
Section 3: Configure security (17%)
Configure user repositories.
Configure SSL for clients and servers.
Implement multiple security domains.
Apply administrative and application security roles.
Configure different authentication and authorization mechanisms.
Configure Java Enterprise, Web and Web Services Security.
Section 4: Monitor and tune the environment (9%)
Use performance tooling to monitor the IBM WebSphere Application Server runtime.
Tune parameters that affect IBM WebSphere Application Server performance.
Use the Performance Monitoring Infrastructure (PMI) metrics and poll MBeans for performance data.
Configure and monitor the WebSphere Application Server caching mechanisms.
Section 5: Troubleshoot post-installation problems (11%)
Enable High Performance Extensible Logging (HPEL) and view HPEL data.
Enable Cross Component Trace (XCT) and view trace data in XCT Log Viewer.
Use tools to trigger and analyze heap dumps, javacore dumps, system core dumps and verbose Garbage Collection (GC).
Use “mustgather” documentation and/or the IBM Support Assistant to collect and analyze diagnostic data or submit data to IBM Support.
Configure, review and analyze log files for the following: First Failure Data Capture (FFDC), system logs, native logs, and trace logs.
Section 6: Administer and configure the environment (20%)
Create and manage Full profiles.
Illustrate the usage of the Integrated Solutions Console.
Use the capabilities of the Job Manager tooling.
Configure or modify an IBM WebSphere Application Server environment by using properties files and/or the monitored directory feature.
Configure an external HTTP server for the environment.
Use the standard set of command line tools to perform administrative tasks.
Section 7: Configure Intelligent Management features (6%)
Use the dynamic cluster elasticity feature.
Create and configure On Demand Routers (ODR) and the ODR plug-in and associated service policies to enable the dynamic operations.
Use health policies and actions to monitor and react to changing performance in the environment.
Configure and maintain application editions.
Section 8: Demonstrate an understanding of a multi-tier environment (6%)
Identify the components and services in an IBM WebSphere Application Server configuration and describe how they are related or interact.
Demonstrate an understanding of how requests traverse various WebSphere Application Server ND topologies.
Section 9: Deploy and administer applications (8%)
Perform partial updates of enterprise applications, web applications, and business level applications.
Deploy applications to an IBM WebSphere Application Server environment.
IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V9.0
Job Role Description / Target Audience
This intermediate level certification is intended for system administrators (system integrators, infrastructure architects, application architects and solutions architects) who perform the installation, configuration and day-to-day tasks associated with ensuring the smooth, reliable, and efficient operation of an IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment environment.
This includes tasks related to:
2. Product Installation, Configuration, and Maintenance
3. Application Management (Deployment and Configuration)
4. Administrative Tools
5. Security Configuration
6. Clustering and Workload Management
7. Intelligent Management
8. Performance Monitoring and Tuning
9. Problem Determination
This system administrator is generally self-sufficient and can perform most of the tasks involved in the role with limited assistance from peers, product documentation, and vendor support services.
Recommended Prerequisite Skills
Knowledge and foundational skills one needs to possess before acquiring skills measured on the certification test. These foundational skills are NOT measured on the test. For skills measured on the test, see Test Objectives.
· basic Java Enterprise Edition knowledge
· basic web application architecture and deployments
· basic utilization of the command line interface and Jython/Jacl
· understanding of operating systems
· network and operating system security concepts
· networking problem determination skills
· operating system problem determination skills
Which two ways are valid ways to install applications to IBM WebSphere Application Server? (Select two.)
B. JMS messaging
C. IBM Installation Manager
D. IBM Tivoli Access Manager
E. Integrated Solutions Console
Deploy an application or module using the administrative console, wsadmin, programming, or deployment tools.
Which is true when an administrator properly updates a single file within an application?
A. The administrator can use apartial application update.
B. The administrator must redeploy the full application file.
C. The administrator can manually update the file on the file system.
D. The administrator must uninstall the application, and then, reinstall with the updated application file.
Which is true about software repositories for IBM Installation Manager?
A. Repositories must be local.
B. Repositories must be online.
C. Repositories can be either local or online.
D. Repositories are only in the media package.
IBM Installation Manager is a single installation program that can use remote or local software repositories to install,modify, or update certain IBM products. It determines and shows available packages, checks prerequisites and interdependencies, and installs or modifies the selected packages. You also use IBM Installation Manager to uninstall the packages that it installed.
Which of the following is true about creating multiple security domains?
A. A new security domain can be created only using the administrative console.
B. Global security must be enabled before creating new multiple security domains.
C. Only usersassigned to the security-admin role can create new multiple security domains.
D. If a unique name for the domain is not specified, the system will automatically create one.
Only users assigned to the administrator role can configure multiple security domains.