Number of questions: 57
Time allowed in minutes: 90
Required passing score: 71%
IBM Certified Infrastructure Deployment Professional – Maximo Asset Management V7.5
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Below are the high level objectives for this exam. We recommend reviewing the Study Guide for more detailed information on the test objectives to provide a better idea of the content which will be covered on the exam.
Section 1: Planning
Given a customers need to deploy IBM Maximo Asset Management (Maximo), evaluate the environment, user requirements, security considerations, language support and organizational processes so that an implementable, quantifiable, and scalable build plan for the installation of Maximo has been developed.
Given that a customer will have Maximo installed on a supported J2EE platform, explain the J2EE configuration concepts so that the customer understands how J2EE can be configured to meet their needs.
Given that a customer is planning for a Maximo Asset Management installation, explain JVM Performance and Optimization Settings and Concepts so that the tools to optimize the system have been explained.
Given that Maximo functionality is to be separated onto different JVMs for performance reasons, explain the JVM roles for Maximo so that an individual understands why roles should be separated onto different JVM and the benefits for doing so.
Given that Maximo is to be installed, define the installation system requirements so that the environment is ready for Maximo to be installed.
Given that Maximo security implementation decisions need to be made, explain the different options so that the correct planning decisions can be made.
Given that Maximo is to be installed, configure the security requirements needed to install Maximo so that pre-installation Security Configuration has been completed.
Given that Maximo is to be installed, review the Maximo search types with the customer and explain the impact that they can have on system performance so that search types and their implications have been reviewed with the customer.
Given a customers need to deploy Maximo, assess the proposed infrastructure so that the installation of Maximo can be implemented on the proposed infrastructure.
Section 2: Installation
Given that IBM Maximo Asset Management (Maximo ) middleware has been defined and Maximo is to be installed explain the Maximo installation options so that the Maximo installation options are defined.
Given that Maximo is to be installed, explain the Maximo installation flow so that the Maximo, fix packs, add-ons and industry solutions installation flow is understood.
Given that Maximo is to be installed, explain the database script installation process so that process to update the Maximo database is understood.
Given that Maximo is to be installed, explain the different Maximo installation components so that the components and how they are used are understood.
Given that Maximo is to be installed, describe the use of the autonomic deployment engine so that the Maximo installation use of the deployment engine is understood.
Given that Maximo has been installed describe the use of the Maximo tools so that the Maximo tools usage is understood.
Given that an Maximo product is to be installed, perform the tasks to manually install Maximo so that Maximo is installed with the current fix pack.
Given that the middleware has been installed, validate core technology configurations so that users can connect to the installed Maximo system via the middleware.
Given that the Maximo product is in the process of installation or has been installed, describe the installation and tool log files so that the appropriate course of action can be taken.
Given that the Maximo product is installed, verify that the Maximo database has been installed correctly so that the Maximo system is ready to be configured.
Given that Maximo is to be upgraded, explain the Maximo upgrade process from 7.1 to 7.5 so that the customer understands the upgrade process.
Given that the IBM product is installed, verify which version of Maximo has been installed so that Maximo is installed to the targeted level.
Section 3: Configuration
Given IBM Maximo Asset Management (Maximo) is already installed, enable Application Server Security within Maximo configuration and J2EE server so that users can connect to Maximo by using LDAP authentication.
Given Maximo is already installed and is ready to integrate with other systems, validate the Maximo Integration Framework (MIF) configuration is correct and functional so that Maximo can send and receive transactions to and from external systems.
Given Maximo is already installed,know, explain and utilize the maximo.properties file so that the Maximo system can be configured to use alternate middleware and database connection points.
Given that Maximo is already installed, manually build a Maximo EAR file and deploy it so that the Maximo application has been updated on J2EE server.
Section 4: PerformanceTuningandProblemDetermination
Given that IBM Maximo Asset Management (Maximo) is installed,review and explain the Maximo performance log settings so that the Maximo system is running at optimal performance level.
Given that Maximo is installed, utilize basic database functionality to analyze installation/performance issues so that the database is normalized and tuned to top performance levels.
Given that the Maximo product is installed, determine if queries are efficient so that Maximo components queries are optimized.
Given that Maximo is installed, review the Start Center portlets so that users achieve a balance between system performance and key data accessibility.
Given that the application server instance requires performance analysis, assess the application server performance so that application server performance is analyzed and corrective actions can be taken.
Given that Thread Dumps and Heap Dumps are to be analyzed,perform the tasks to manually install Maximo so that the Heap Dumps are analyzed and Garbage Collection is tuned in the middleware.
LDAPSYNC is an IBM Maximo Asset Management V7.5 cron task that can be used forwhat purpose?
A. To synchronize users from a LDAP capable server, using the J2EE server security repository
B. To synchronize users from a LDAP capable server, bypassing the J2EE server security repository
C. To synchronize users from a LDAP capable server, using the application server security configuration
D. To synchronize users from a LDAP capable server, bypassing the J2EE bind repository authentication
Which statement describes how garbage collection is used?
A. Garbagecollection frees memory by removing dead objects from the heap.
B. Garbage collection compresses the heap space through data compression.
C. Garbage collection forces the freeing of memory in the heap by dumping the objects in the order of least used to most used.
D. Garbage collection uses a properly tuned garbage collection agent to gather unused data in the heap and purge it from the system.
When reviewing customer requirements for an IBM Maximo Asset Management environment, the customer explains that they have no plans for a development or a user acceptance testing environment. What is a reason that should be given to the customer as to why they should have a development environment?
A. Development environments always differfrom production environments in the number of JVMs.
B. Development environments typically utilize the same database server and J2EE servers
as in the production environments.
C. Development environments allow for the creation, configuration, and development of test code without compromising the integrity of the production system.
D. Development environments must utilize the IBM Maximo Integration Framework components to export and import code and configuration changes into the production environments.
How can IBM Maximo Asset Management user login performance be improved?
A. set the default Start Center to one with minimal portlets
B. minimize the number of Start Centers presented as tabs to a user at login
C. ensure users have their own database user account used by reporting processes
D. increase the number of roles per user to maximize the number of Start Center tabs presented at login
When should IBM Maximo Asset Management load testing beperformed?
A. during the implementation phase to expose performance problems
B. during the design phase to ensure hardware is correctly sized for procurement
C. during the go live phase to ensure the system is running per client requirements
D. during thepost-implementation phase to ensure satisfactory system performance level with active users