Monday, May 22, 2017

C2090-180 IBM Cognos BI Professional

Test information:
Number of questions: 66
Time allowed in minutes: 90
Required passing score: 71%
Languages: English

The Cognos BI Professional exam covers key concepts, technologies, and functionality of the Cognos products. In preparation for an exam, we recommend a combination of training and hands-on experience.

Iterative Development and CSIM (9%)
Identify different approaches for implementing BI projects
Identify the value of using a methodology
Distinguish between an approach and a methodology
Describe the iterative development process

Dimensional Design and Key Metrics (14%)
Describe the relationship between dimensions, facts, and granularity
Identify the differences between SQL and MDX
Define the Key Performance Indicators and identify their business purpose
Map Cognos components to KPI process flow
Describe the functional and organizational scope of Corporate Performance Management

Identify the Right Tool for the Business Need (16%)
Identify the differences between reporting, querying, and analysis
Map the Cognos products to reflect relationship between interactivity and formatting
Identify the need for scorecarding
Identify the need for planning
Identify the need for data manager
Identify the need for event management
Identify the need for analysis, reporting and querying
Identify different roles and categories of users

Determine User Requirements (15%)
Describe the importance of and the activities in the Analyze phase
Identify the elements of conducting a successful interview
Identify the dimensional elements of how users think about their business
Identify the metric elements and KPI of the dimensional design
Identify the business area to prototype with the highest return on investment
Identify methods of enriching the dimension map

Common Data Stores (14%)
Describe the data normalization process
Identify the difference between relational and OLAP data structures
Compare data store designs
Identify variations on data warehouse designs
Compare operational vs. reporting database designs
Identify considerations for modeling dimensionally (DMR) in Framework Manager

Cognos BI Architecture (12%)
Identify components and services of the Cognos Services Oriented Architecture
Describe benefits of the Cognos Application Firewall (CAF)
Describe the installation process
Identify considerations for installing to environments that include separate instances of a security provider
Identify considerations for addressing high availability and failover
Identify a properly designed installation map

Cognos BI Request Flows and Queues (8%)
Identify the correct flow of the request between architectural components and services for a given request
Identify the differences between high affinity and low affinity report execution requests and associated connections
Identify the relationship between scheduled jobs and batch reporting

Design, Build, and Deploy Considerations (8%)
Understand the use of the V-model testing
Considerations for moving between environments
Identify the important considerations for monitoring and tuning for performance
Identify application design and system considerations for performance

Maintain the BI Application (4%)
Identify the importance of ongoing monitoring the performance of the application
Describe the tracking and planning for enhancement requests and subsequent development phases
Identify integrating the new solution into regular backups and maintenance programs

IBM Certified Solution Expert - Cognos BI

Job Role Description / Target Audience
The BI Solution Expert (Professional) is responsible to analyze, plan, design, deploy, and operate Cognos applications using an appropriate methodology and development approach.

To achieve the IBM Certified Solution Expert - Cognos BI certification, candidates must possess the skills identified under Recommended Prerequisite Skills, if any, and pass four (4) exams.

Click the test link below to see the overview, objectives, and test preparation recommendations.

Recommended Prerequisite Skills
Prior to your preparation for this professional-level certification, the following knowledge and skills are recommended and assumed:
Knowledge of the Cognos Solutions Implementation Methodology
Technical proficiency in features of the Cognos Managers and Studios


QUESTION 1
A multi-server installation of Cognos BI must be performed. Which of the following is a valid strategy for installing across multiple servers?

A. Separate the gateway component from other server components to restrict report request processing to the Web server tier.
B. Enable dedicated request processing, by installing a dispatcher in the Web server tier to act as a primary dispatcher for routing requests to other dispatchers.
C. Scale the system vertically by installing one instance of all Cognos 8 services on a larger computer capable of managing more concurrent request threads.
D. Enable load balancing of requests for content management services by installing multiple instances of Content Manager.

Answer: B


QUESTION 2
Which of the following is a critical component in delivering Corporate Performance Management throughout an enterprise?

A. Drill down from summary to detailed information within individual subject areas.
B. Drill across from one subject area to another through conformed dimensions.
C. Star schema data marts designed to facilitate analysis and reporting.
D. Event management designed to monitor the status of Key Performance Indicators.

Answer: B


QUESTION 3
A company has several operational data stores. They wish to compare data from the various data stores against one another. The data in the various stores must be manipulated to match. Eventual report performance is more important than development time. Which of the following Cognos 8 components would BEST address their requirements?

A. Report Studio and Query Studio
B. Analysis Studio and Report Studio
C. Data Manager and Analysis Studio
D. Planning, Data Manager, and Report Studio

Answer: C


QUESTION 4
Why should an application's performance be monitored on an ongoing basis after it goes into production?

A. Initial performance tests are usually too optimistic.
B. There is little value in performance tests before a system goes into production.
C. Usage patterns on applications tend to change over time.
D. New releases of system and application software usually degrade performance.

Answer: C


QUESTION 5
Which of the following describes common methods for enriching an initial dimension map?

A. Add exception and range band dimensions and include additional metrics and calculations.
B. Merge dimensions and include additional metrics and calculations.
C. Include additional metrics and calculations and core metrics and dimensions from related business areas.
D. Include additional metrics, calculations, and hierarchy levels, and dimensions from related subject areas.

Answer: A



Thursday, May 18, 2017

C2090-101 IBM Big Data Engineer

Test information:
Number of questions: 53
Time allowed in minutes: 75
Required passing score: 65%
Languages: English

This test consists of 5 sections containing a total of 53 multiple-choice questions. The percentages after each section title reflect the approximate distribution of the total question set across the sections.

Data Loading (34%)
Load unstructured data into InfoSphere BigInsights
Import streaming data into Hadoop using InfoSphere Streams
Create a BigSheets workbook
Import data into Hadoop and create Big SQL table definitions
Import data to HBase
Import data to Hive
Use Data Click to load from relational sources into InfoSphere BigInsights with a self-service process
Extract data from a relational source using Sqoop
Load log data into Hadoop using Flume
Insert data via IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) Posix file system API
Load data with Hadoop command line utility

Data Security (8%)
Keep data secure within PCI standards
Uses masking (e.g. Optim, Big SQL), and redaction to protect sensitive data

Architecture and Integration (17%)
Implement MapReduce
Evaluate use cases for selecting Hive, Big SQL, or HBase
Create and/or query a Solr index
Evaluate use cases for selecting potential file formats (e.g. JSON, CSV, Parquet, Sequence, etc�)
Utilize Apache Hue for search visualization

Performance and Scalability (15%)
Use Resilient Distributed Dataset (RDD) to improve MapReduce performance
Choose file formats to optimize performance of Big SQL, JAQL, etc.
Make specific performance tuning decisions for Hive and HBase
Analyze performance considerations when using Apache Spark

Data Preparation, Transformation, and Export (26%)
Use Jaql query methods to transform data in InfoSphere BigInsights
Capture and prep social data for analytics
Integrating SPSS model scoring in InfoSphere Streams
Implement entity resolution within a Big Data platform (e.g. Big Match)
Utilize Pig for data transformation and data manipulation
Use Big SQL to transform data in InfoSphere BigInsights
Export processing results out of Hadoop (e.g. DataClick, DataStage, etc.)
Utilize consistent regions in InfoSphere Streams to ensure at least once processing

IBM Certified Data Engineer - Big Data

Job Role Description / Target Audience

This certification is intended for IBM Big Data Engineers. The Big Data Engineer works directly with the Data Architect and hands-on Developers to convert the architect's Big Data vision and blueprint into a Big Data reality. The Data Engineer possesses a deep level of technical knowledge and experience across a wide array of products and technologies. A Data Engineer understands how to apply technologies to solve big data problems, and has the ability to build large-scale data processing systems for the enterprise. Data engineers develop, maintain, test and evaluate big data solutions within organizations. They provide input on the needed hardware and software to the architects.

Big Data Engineers focus on collecting, parsing, managing and analyzing large data sets, in order to provide the right data sets and visual tools for analysis to the data scientists. They understand the complexity of data and can handle different data variety (structured, semi-structured, unstructured), volume, velocity (including stream processing), and veracity. They also address the information governance and security challenges associated with the data. They have a good background in software engineering and extensive programming and scripting experience.

To attain the IBM Certified Big Data Engineer, candidates must pass one test. To gain additional knowledge and skills, and prepare for the test based on the job roles and test objectives, click on the link to the test below and refer to the Test Preparation tab.

Recommended Prerequisite Skills
Understand the data layer and particular areas of potential challenge/risk in the data layer
Ability to translate functional requirements into technical specifications.
Ability to take overall solution/logical architecture and provide physical architecture.
Understand Cluster Management
Understand Network Requirements
Understand Important interfaces
Understand Data Modeling
Ability to identify/support non-functional requirements for the solution
Understand Latency
Understand Scalability
Understand High Availability
Understand Data Replication and Synchronization
Understand Disaster Recovery
Understand Overall performance (Query Performance, Workload Management, Database Tuning)
Propose recommended and/or best practices regarding the movement, manipulation, and storage of data in a big data solution (including, but not limited to:
Understand Data ingestion technical options
Understand Data storage options and ramifications (for example , understand the additional requirements and challenges introduced by data in the cloud)
Understand Data querying techniques & availability to support analytics
Understand Data lineage and data governance
Understand Data variety (social, machine data) and data volume
Understand/Implement and provide guidance around data security to support implementation, including but not limited to:
Understand LDAP Security
Understand User Roles/Security
Understand Data Monitoring
Understand Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Data Security considerations

Software areas of central focus:
BigInsights
BigSQL
Hadoop
Cloudant (NoSQL)

Software areas of peripheral focus:
Information Server
Integration with BigInsights, Balanced Optimization for Hadoop, JAQL Push down capability, etc
Data Governance
Security features of BigInsights
Information Server (MetaData Workbench for Lineage)
Optim Integration with BigInsights (archival)
DataClick for BigInsights (Future: DataClick for Cloudant - to pull operation data into Hadoop for Analytics - scripts available today)
BigMatch (trying to get to a single view)
Guardium (monitoring)
Analytic Tools (SPSS)
BigSheets
Support in Hadoop/BigInsights
Data Availability and Querying Support
Streams
Interface/Integration with BigInsights
Streaming Data Concepts
In memory analytics
Netezza
DB2 BLU
Graph Databases
Machine Learning (System ML)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

C2090-013 IBM SPSS Modeler Data Mining for Business Partners v2

Test information:
Number of questions: 25
Time allowed in minutes: 60
Required passing score: 64%
Languages: English, Japanese

Business Understanding (8%)
Review of the CRISP methodology

General Operations in Modeler (20%)
Building streams
Running streams
Reading different types of files into Modeler

Data Understanding (20%)
Extent of missing data
Outliers
Field distribution and summary statistics
Auto-checking for missing or out-of-bounds data
Looking at bivariate relationships between variables

Data Preparation (28%)
Automated data preparation
Creating new variables with the Derive Node
Creating new variables with the Reclassify Node
Combining data files
Restructuring data
Aggregating data
Removing duplicates
Sampling cases
Balancing data
Data caching
Partitioning data
Missing value replacement

Modeling (16%)
Auto classifier
Auto numeric

Deployment (8%)
Scoring new data with a deployed model

Exporting model results

IBM Certified Associate - SPSS Modeler Data Mining v2

Job Role Description / Target Audience
This certification is designed for Business Partners with a beginning knowledge of IBM IBM SPSS Modeler version 14 or higher working in government, academia, or business who use the IBM SPSS Modeler product to perform data mining activities including data preparation, data understanding, and modeling.

The IBM Certified Associate - SPSS Modeler Data Mining v2 may utilize the IBM SPSS Modeler product for applications such as fraud detection, customer management and churn, risk management, and so forth.
QUESTION 1
True or false: the optimal binning method in the Binning node uses a Supervisor field to determine the binning cut points.

A. True
B. False

Answer: A


QUESTION 2
How many phases are in the CRISP-DM Process Methodology?

A. Four
B. Five
C. Six
D. Seven

Answer: C


QUESTION 3
True or false: association models require all fields used to be defined with the role of both.

A. True
B. False

Answer: A


QUESTION 4
Which of the following types of nodes will have data flowing both in and out, when used in a stream?

A. Record Ops
B. Graphs
C. Export
D. Sources

Answer: A

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Exam 77-886 SharePoint 2010

Published: June 30, 2011
Languages: English
Audiences: Information workers
Technology: Microsoft Office 2010 suites
Credit toward certification: MOS: SharePoint 2010

Skills measured
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam. View video tutorials about the variety of question types on Microsoft exams.

Please note that the questions may test on, but will not be limited to, the topics described in the bulleted text.

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Create and format content (25–30%)
Navigate the SharePoint hierarchy
Use Quick Launch, All Site Content, and breadcrumb trails; add content to Quick Launch; and use content and structure for navigation
Manage lists and libraries
Create lists or libraries, edit properties for new items, enable email notifications on a library or list, provide a shortcut to a mobile site URL, manage document templates, manage list views, create an alert on a list or library, enable rating, add a column, add content validation, manage column properties for various column types, and manage workflows
Manage list items
Create a new item, edit content, delete a list item or a document, version items, publish assets, manage workflows, and upload documents
Manage document sets
Create a document set, and add a document to a document set

Preparation resources
Site navigation overview (SharePoint Server 2010)
Manage lists and libraries with many items
Create and manage Document Sets

Manage SharePoint sites (15–20%)
Manage pages
Create, edit, and delete pages
Administer a site
Create a new site, configure the site structure, configure the Content Organizer, display a list of all user alerts, modify the look and feel of a site, and recover a list, library, document, or list item
Manage Web Parts on a page
Add a Web Part, configure a Web Part, hide or remove a Web Part, and export or import a Web Part
Manage content types
Associate a content type to a list, and extend the columns of a content type
Manage users and groups
Manage user access, groups, and group permissions
Create SharePoint workspace sites
Use document and meeting workspaces
Analyze site activity
View site web analytics, and view detailed reports

Preparation resources
Connect data in Web Parts
Manage membership of SharePoint groups

Participate in user communities (15–20%)
Configure My Site
Add keywords, add colleagues, select a theme, configure the Colleague Tracker Web Part, configure RSS feeds, and configure profiles
Collaborate through My Site
Update profile status, share pictures in My Site, manage personal documents, share documents in My Site, browse the organization hierarchy, and add Web Parts to My Site
Tag and note content
Add notes on the Note Board for a list or a library, add tags for a list or a library, rate an item, use tag clouds, and review tags on My Site

Preparation resources
Build a My Site profile to help people find you
Collaboration site planning (SharePoint Server 2010)
Social tagging overview (SharePoint Server 2010)

Configure and consume site search results (20–25%)
Administer search at the site level
Configure searchable columns, configure list search, and configure site search visibility
Search SharePoint for content
Perform search by using Windows Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer, Office Word 2010 Research Pane, or SharePoint Workspace 2010
View search results
Browse search results, use best bet results, use the refinement panel, use alerts and RSS feeds, and view document previews
Perform advanced searches
Use Boolean operators in searches, use wild cards in searches, run property searches, and run phonetic searches
Search for people
Use People Search, refine people searches, and use advanced searches

Preparation resources
Search for content
Quickly find the resources you need to get your job done
Customize the Search Center site

Integrate SharePoint 2010 services and Microsoft Office 2010 applications (15–20%)
Configure SharePoint 2010 services
Use Form Services, Excel Services, Access Services, and Visio Services
Run Microsoft Office 2010 applications with SharePoint 2010 services
Integrate with Microsoft Outlook, access content with SharePoint Workspace 2010, and integrate with Office Web Apps
Create dashboards
Create a dashboard page; add and configure the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Web Part, KPI Details Web Part, Chart Web Part, Current User Filter Web Part, and Excel Web Access Web Part; display business data actions; and create KPI lists

Preparation resources
Getting started with Excel Services and Excel Web Access
Synchronize SharePoint 2010 content with Outlook 2010
Creating dashboards by using PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer

QUESTION 1
You need to perform a search for only PowerPoint files that contain the keyword ski.
Which method should you use?

A. Search for ski,and then select PowerPoint in the refinement panel.
B. Search for FileType:pptx, and then select ski In the refinement panel.
C. Click PowerPoint Presentations in the View All Site Content page, and then search for ski.
D. Perform an advanced search for PowerPoint, and then select skifrom the result type drop-down.

Answer: A
Explanation
The refinement options found on the left side of the results page provide drill-down capability filtered on the refinement and the general search results.

QUESTION 02
You need to display a list of all Microsoft Word documents in the site collection that contain the keyword ski. Which steps should you take?

A. 1. Navigate to the home page for the site.
    2. In the Document web part apply filters to the Type and Name columns.

B. 1. From Site Content and Structure, navigate to Documents tor the site.
    2. Apply filters to the Type and Name columns.

C. 1. Navigate to the home page for the site.
    2. Search using the search term ski.
    3. Refine the search to display Word documents.

D. 1. Navigate to the search page and perform an advanced search
    2. Specify ski as the Result
    3. Add a property restriction for the type Word.

Answer: C

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Exam MB6-705 Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8 Installation and Configuration

Published: January 22, 2015
Languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), Japanese
Audiences: IT professionals
Technology: Microsoft Dynamics AX
Credit toward certification: MCP

Skills measured
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam. View video tutorials about the variety of question types on Microsoft exams.

Please note that the questions may test on, but will not be limited to, the topics described in the bulleted text.

Do you have feedback about the relevance of the skills measured on this exam? Please send Microsoft your comments. All feedback will be reviewed and incorporated as appropriate while still maintaining the validity and reliability of the certification process. Note that Microsoft will not respond directly to your feedback. We appreciate your input in ensuring the quality of the Microsoft Certification program.

If you have concerns about specific questions on this exam, please submit an exam challenge.

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Plan a Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 installation (15–20%)
Manage organizational hierarchies
Identify legal entities, operating units, and organizational hierarchies; define hierarchy purposes; create organizations and hierarchies; add organizations to a hierarchy
Plan a deployment
Identify Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8 architectural components, compare minimum versus complete server setup, identify other servers in the environment, identify necessary service accounts for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8, identify necessary service accounts for SQL Server services
Manage pre-installation tasks
Pre-installation checklists, plan system topology, identify current hardware and software

Install, configure, and update Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8 (15–20%)
Install and configure Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8
Use the Setup Wizard and automatic update installer, validate that prerequisite software is installed, install an environment, troubleshoot installation issues, identify considerations for cloud-hosted environments, configure the Application Object Server (AOS), use the Server Configuration Utility, perform post-installation configuration steps
Configure and initialize the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8 environment
Configure clusters, load balancing, and batch servers; specify help system parameters; identify and configure client performance options; specify system service accounts; view and configure licenses; configure system parameters; prepare initialization; synchronize the database; initialize the system
Deploy Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8 clients
Install a client, create a Group Policy logon script, deploy multiple clients, create a shared configuration file, create a batch file to install clients, understand considerations for installing multiple instances on one computer, identify and describe Microsoft Office add-ins, configure Office add-ins, import data from Microsoft Excel, edit data in Excel, use Office templates and documents
Update Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8
Describe Lifecycle Services, identify tools for updating the environment, understand and implement slipstream installations

Manage users and security (15–20%)
Understand security concepts and components
Understand the pluggable authentication architecture; identify features that support compliance, auditing, and reporting; implement custom authentication; integrate security with the organizational model; determine proper placement of system components to secure the environment
Manage authentication, users, and Active Directory user groups
Create Active Directory users and groups; describe claims-based authentication; import users from Active Directory; identify role-based security features including process cycles, duties, privileges and permissions; align application security with business needs; assign roles to users roles, duties, and process cycles; add a role; modify a role; override permissions for a role; add duties to a role; remove duties from a role; edit a duty
Manage the extensible data security framework
Control access to past, present, and future records; develop data security policies; identify data security filters; implement record-level security
Secure OLAP data and reports
Identify default Analysis Services roles, assign users to database roles, specify user access to cubes, restrict access to specific members of a dimension, identify report security considerations, control access to data and assemblies, implement role-based security to reports and resources, mitigate injection attacks

Implement services and manage workflows (10–15%)
Describe workflow architecture
Identify workflow types, identify workflow features, identify uses and limitations of workflow types
Implement support for workflows
Specify the workflow execution account; run the Workflow infrastructure configuration wizard; create email notification templates; specify workflow templates; set up work item queue groups, queues, and queue assignments
Create, configure, and monitor workflows
Create a workflow with the graphical workflow editor, configure workflow approval elements, configure workflow decisions, create performance analysis reports, view workflow history

Manage reporting and analytics (10–15%)
Understand reporting components
Identify the reporting architecture, identify services that are used in reporting, identify SQL Server Reporting Services features, describe .rdl files, understand report generation from end-user requests through report rendering
Understand analytics components
Differentiate between online analytical processing (OLAP) and online transaction processing (OLTP) databases; describe cubes; define facts, dimensions, and measures; identify types of cubes; identify default cubes; work with date dimensions; configure the Gregorian calendar
Deploy and configure cubes
Deploy default cubes, connect SQL Server Analysis Server to the Application Object Server (AOS), automate cube processing, configure access to cubes, configure default cubes and analysis servers
Install and configure report servers
Identify reporting components, install prerequisite software, configure report servers, validate settings, set up reports as batches, use Windows PowerShell to deploy reports

Manage the Enterprise Portal (10–15%)
Describe Enterprise Portals
Identify Enterprise Portal components and features including Role Centers, sites, and pages; describe enterprise search architecture; describe the Enterprise Portal security process flow; describe perimeter networks
Install and deploy Enterprise Portals
Identify installation tasks, understand search components, describe relationships between search components, install Enterprise Portal and Role Centers, deploy objects from the Application Object Tree (AOT), deploy changes to the Enterprise Portal, use the AdUpdatePortal utility, manage remote Enterprise Portal deployments
Configure and administer Enterprise Portals
Identify and configure Enterprise Portal parameters, publish images, manage Enterprise Portal websites, configure collaboration workspace settings, configure search, update the search crawler role

Manage Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8 installations (15–20%)
Manage models
Identify model store components; understand model store uses; identify files related to the model store including .aod, .axmodel, and .xpo files; understand the difference between the current model store architecture and earlier versions of the model store
Manage batch processes
Understand task processing order, create a batch group, create batch jobs, add tasks to a batch job, run batch tasks, view batch job history
Set up and manage email messages and alerts
Integrate Microsoft Dynamics AX with Microsoft Outlook, identify forms that support sending email messages, send email messages to distribution groups, define alert parameters, create alert rules and alerts, use rule templates, process alerts, connect templates with alerts
Monitor Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8
Describe system monitoring tools including Management Pack, Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer, and Performance Monitor; identify Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8-specific Performance Monitor counters
Manage infrastructure and deployment components
Install and configure web services on Internet Information Services (IIS), create service groups, configure integration ports and adapters, migrate configuration settings between environments, describe and configure inbound and outbound ports, understand the differences between basic and enhanced ports
Troubleshoot and manage services
Start and stop batch services, debug services, understand Queue Manager message status values, view and manage queued messages, view information about Application Integration Framework (AIF) exceptions
QUESTION 1
You need to create a new service group in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3. What should you do?

A. Publish all services in the service group to multiple web services description language (WSDL) files.
B. Configure the service group by the using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Server Configuration utility.
C. Associate the service group with an enhanced integration port.
D. Use the Application Object Tree (AOT) to create the service group.

Answer: D


QUESTION 2
Which statement about Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 security authentication is true?

A. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 can use authentication providers other than Active Directory.
B. You can configure Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to apply data security before authenticating users.
C. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 can only use Active Directory authentication
D. You can configure Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to apply security role authorization before authenticating users

Answer: A


QUESTION 3
A batch job is not processing and remains in the waiting status. You need to identify why the batch job is not processing What is the cause?

A. The batch job does not have a batch group assigned.
B. The user that created the batch job does not have permissions to the Batch processing form
C. The batch tasks do not have a batch group assigned.
D. The Application Object Server (AOS) assigned to the batch group is not enabled as a batch server.

Answer: A


QUESTION 4
You need to configure the data sources for Microsoft Office add ins.
What should you do?

A. Specify the data source module and type in the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 client.
B. Specify the data source connection string and type in the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 client.
C. Specify the data source connection string and type in the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Configuration utility.
D. Specify the data source module and type in the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Configuration utility.

Answer: D

Monday, April 24, 2017

C2070-589 IBM Enterprise Records V5.1 Deployment Professional

Test information:
Number of questions: 59
Time allowed in minutes: 120
Required passing score: 66%
Test languages: English
The test contains six sections, totaling 59 multiple-choice questions. The percentages after each section title reflect the approximate distribution of the total question set across the sections.
Section 1 – Planning, Preparation, and Security (15%)
Identify sizing and architecture requirements for an IBM Enterprise Records (IER) deployment
Demonstrate knowledge of database requirements for an IBM FileNet P8 object store
Demonstrate knowledge of defining LDAP user/group roles for use in IER
Demonstrate application server configuration knowledge (IBM WebSphere, Oracle WebLogic)
Demonstrate a knowledge of IBM FileNet P8 product dependencies
Section 2 – Installation and Upgrade (19%)
Demonstrate knowledge of IBM FileNet P8 CE and PE Client installation
Demonstrate knowledge of object store configuration for an IER deployment (e.g. data models, ROS vs FPOS)
Demonstrate knowledge of High Availability configuration (e.g. shared location for bootstrap properties)
Demonstrate knowledge of IBM FileNet P8 PE configuration (e.g. connection point, isolated regions, workflow configuration, component manager)
Demonstrate knowledge and pre-requisites on running the IER Configuration Manager tool
Demonstrate knowledge of upgrade dependencies
Section 3 – Configuration and Validation (22%)
Demonstrate knowledge on configuring IER tools (e.g. Disposition Sweep, Hold Sweep, File Plan Tool, etc)
Demonstrate ability to complete a validation procedure (e.g. declare a record, complete destroy workflow)
Demonstrate ability to test in High Availability environment
Demonstrate knowledge of integrating IER and Workplace XT
Show understanding of optional configuration tasks (e.g. auditing, PRM Workflow subscription)
Section 4 – Implementation (17%)
Demonstrate knowledge of customizing security (e.g. partial proxy vs full proxy)
Demonstrate knowledge of automation options (e.g. record entry templates, workflow declaration, RMAutoDeclare)
Demonstrate a basic understanding of how record retention principles relate to IER file plan design
Demonstrate knowledge of important routine system maintenance and operations (e.g. backups, restores, file pruning, sweeps)
Section 5 – Performance Tuning (10%)
Demonstrate knowledge of database tuning for IBM FileNet P8 platform and IER (e.g. creating appropriate database indexes)
Show understanding of the Disposition Sweep and Hold Sweep utility configuration options
Demonstrate an understanding of the impact on performance due to auditing configuration
Section 6 – Troubleshooting (17%)
Show an understanding of IER problems and troubleshooting resolution steps
Demonstrate a working knowledge of record searches and database queries (Note to SME: finding certain records, CBR component
Demonstrate knowledge of IBM FileNet P8 CE trace (e.g. EJB, database)
Demonstrate knowledge of log4j logging
Demonstrate knowledge of BPM (e.g. Workflow functionality, component manager)
IBM Certified Deployment Professional – Enterprise Records V5.1
Job Role Description / Target Audience
This intermediate level certification is intended for deployment professionals that perform planning, installation, upgrade, configuration/security, customization, performance tuning and troubleshooting on IBM Enterprise Records V5.1 systems.
To attain the IBM Certified Solution Designer – Enterprise Records V5.1 certification, candidates must pass 1 test. To gain additional knowledge and skills, and prepare for the tests based on the job roles and test objectives, click on the link for Test 000-589 below.
Recommended Prerequisite Skills
Before preparing for this certification, basic understanding of the following is recommended and assumed:
Knowledge of IBM FileNet P8 installation, administration and security
Knowledge of IBM FileNet BPM/IBM Case Foundation
Basic knowledge of records retention principles and file plan design.
Knowledge of operating systems: Microsoft Windows, UNIX, Linux.
Knowledge of databases.
Knowledge of application servers.
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) servers: Tivoli, Active Directory.
High Availability (HA): load balancing, farming, and clustering technologies.
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Friday, August 19, 2016

Exam 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

Published: September 1, 2014
Languages: English, Japanese
Audiences: Developers
Technology: Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Azure
Credit toward certification: MCP, Microsoft Azure Developer Specialist

Skills measured
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Design and implement Web Apps (15‒20%)
Deploy Web Apps
Define deployment slots; roll back deployments; implement pre and post deployment actions; create, configure and deploy a package; create App Service plans; migrate Web Apps between App Service plans; create a Web App within an App Service plan
Configure Web Apps
Define and use app settings, connection strings, handlers, and virtual directories; configure certificates and custom domains; configure SSL bindings and runtime configurations; manage Web Apps by using the API, Azure PowerShell, and Xplat-CLI
Configure diagnostics, monitoring, and analytics
Retrieve diagnostics data, view streaming logs, configure endpoint monitoring, configure alerts, configure diagnostics, use remote debugging, monitor Web App resources
Implement web jobs
Write web jobs using the SDK, package and deploy web jobs, schedule web jobs
Configure Web Apps for scale and resilience
Configure auto-scale using built-in and custom schedules, configure by metric, change the size of an instance, configure Traffic Manager
Design and implement applications for scale and resilience
Select a pattern, implement transient fault handling for services, respond to throttling, disable Application Request Routing (ARR) affinity

Preparation resources
How to Deploy an Azure Web Site
Getting Started with the Azure WebJobs SDK
Cloud Design Patterns: Prescriptive Architecture Guidance for Cloud Applications

Create and manage virtual machines (20‒25%)
Deploy workloads on Azure Virtual Machines (VMs)
Identify workloads that can and cannot be deployed, run workloads including Microsoft and Linux, create VMs
Create and manage a VM image or virtual hard disk
Create specialized and reusable images, prepare images using SysPrep and Windows Agent (Linux), copy images between storage accounts and subscriptions, upload VMs
Perform configuration management
Automate configuration management by using PowerShell Desired State Configuration and VM Agent (custom script extensions); configure VMs using a configuration management tool, such as Puppet or Chef; enable remote debugging
Configure VM networking
Configure reserved IP addresses, Network Security Groups (NSG), DNS at the virtual network level, load balancing endpoints, HTTP and TCP health probes, public IPs, firewall rules, direct server return, and keep-alive
Scale VMs
Scale up and scale down VM sizes, configure auto-scale and availability sets
Design and implement VM storage
Configure disk caching, plan for storage capacity, configure shared storage using Azure File service, configure geo-replication
Monitor VMs
Configure endpoint monitoring, configure alerts, configure diagnostic and monitoring storage location

Preparation resources
Copy Blob
Load Balancing for Azure Infrastructure Services
How to Monitor Cloud Services

Design and implement cloud services (20‒25%)
Design and develop a cloud service
Install SDKs, install emulators, develop a web role or worker role, design and implement resiliency including transient fault handling, develop startup tasks
Configure cloud services and roles
Configure HTTPS endpoint and upload an SSL certificate, and instance count and size; configure network access rules, local storage, multiple Web Apps, custom domains, and dedicated and co-located caching; scale up and scale down role sizes; configure auto-scale
Deploy a cloud service
Upgrade an automatic, manual, or simultaneous deployment; VIP swap a deployment; package a deployment; implement continuous deployment from Visual Studio Online (VSO); implement runtime configuration changes using the portal; configure regions and affinity groups
Monitor and debug a cloud service
Configure diagnostics using the SDK or configuration file, profile resource consumption, enable remote debugging, establish a connection using Remote Desktop CmdLets in Azure PowerShell, debug using IntelliTrace or the emulator

Preparation resources
Continuous delivery to Azure using Visual Studio Online
Configuring SSL for an application in Azure
Windows Azure SDK for .NET - 2.2

Design and implement a storage strategy (20‒25%)
Implement Azure Storage blobs and Azure files
Read data, change data, set metadata on a container, store data using block and page blobs, stream data using blobs, access blobs securely, implement async blob copy, configure Content Delivery Network (CDN), design blob hierarchies, configure custom domains, scale blob storage, implement Azure Premium storage
Implement Azure storage tables
Implement CRUD with and without transactions, design and manage partitions, query using OData; scale tables and partitions
Implement Azure storage queues
Add and process messages, retrieve a batch of messages, scale queues
Manage access
Generate shared access signatures, including client renewal and data validation; create stored access policies; regenerate storage account keys; configure and use Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS)
Monitor storage
Set retention policies and logging levels, analyze logs
Implement SQL databases
Choose the appropriate database tier and performance level, configure and perform point in time recovery, enable geo-replication, import and export data and schema, scale SQL databases

Preparation resources
Azure Cloud Service Tutorial: ASP.NET MVC Web Role, Worker Role, and Azure Storage Tables, Queues, and Blobs - 1 of 5
Shared Access Signatures, Part 1: Understanding the SAS Model
How to Monitor a Storage Account

Manage application and network services (15‒20%)
Integrate an app with Azure Active Directory
Develop apps that use WS-federation, OAuth, and SAML-P endpoints; query the directory using graph API
Configure a virtual network
Deploy a VM into a virtual network, deploy a cloud service into a virtual network
Modify network configuration
Modify a subnet, import and export network configuration
Design and implement a communication strategy
Develop messaging solutions using service bus queues, topics, relays, and notification hubs; create service bus namespaces and choose a tier; scale service bus
Monitor communication
Monitor service bus queues, topics, relays, and notification hubs
Implement caching
Implement Redis caching, migrate solutions from Azure Cache Service to use Redis caching

Preparation resources

Azure AD Graph API
Notification Hubs Monitoring and Telemetry


QUESTION 1
You are deploying the web-based solution in the West Europe region.
You need to copy the repository of existing works that the plagiarism detection service uses. You must achieve this goal by using the least amount of time.
What should you do?

A. Copy the files from the source file share to a local hard disk. Ship the hard disk to the West Europe data center by using the Azure Import/Export service.
B. Create an Azure virtual network to connect to the West Europe region. Then use Robocopy to copy the files from the current region to the West Europe region.
C. Provide access to the blobs by using the Microsoft Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN). Modify the plagiarism detection service so that the files from the repository are loaded from the CDN.
D. Use the Asynchronous Blob Copy API to copy the blobs from the source storage account to a storage account in the West Europe region.

Answer: D

Explanation:
Ref: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazurestorage/archive/2012/06/12/introducing-asynchronous-cross-account-copy-blob.aspx

QUESTION 2
You update the portion of the website that contains biographical information about students.
You need to provide data for testing the updates to the website.
Which approach should you use?

A. Use SQL Server data synchronization.
B. Use the Active Geo-Replication feature of Azure SQL Database.
C. Use SQL Replication.
D. Use the Geo-Replication feature of Azure Storage.

Answer: A


QUESTION 3
The website does not receive alerts quickly enough.
You need to resolve the issue.
What should you do?

A. Enable automatic scaling for the website.
B. Manually Increase the instance count for the worker role.
C. Increase the amount of swap memory for the VM instance.
D. Set the monitoring level to Verbose for the worker role.
E. Enable automatic scaling for the worker role.

Answer: B