Number of questions: 64
Number of questions to pass: 47
Time allowed: 90 mins
This exam consists of 5 sections described below.
Section 1: Planning 17%
Understand system prerequisites.
Understand customer requirements.
Understand network requirements.
Understand security requirements.
Section 2: Installation 8%
Section 3: Configuration 11%
Configuring Monitoring Agents.
Configuring Performance Management Server.
Section 4: Administration 41%
Perform Advanced configuration.
Perform Agent configuration in the GUI.
Manage Role Based Access Control.
Manage Synthetic Scripts.
Manage Resource Groups.
Manage Application Dashboards.
Section 5: Troubleshooting 23%
Troubleshoot Synthetic Scripts.
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This exam has an Assessment Exam option: A9560-501 Assessment: IBM Application Performance Management v8.1.3 Solution Deployment
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All Course Formats
Course Title: IBM Monitoring 8.1.3 Implementation and Administration
Course Duration: 16 Hours
Course Number: TM673G
Course Abstract: This course teaches you how to install and use the IBM Monitoring v8.1.3 software to manage your environment. You install and configure the product, install various agents, create applications, manage users, detect problems and integrate with NetCool/OMNIbus, IBM Tivoli Monitoring, and Dashboard Application Services Hub.
Course Title: IBM Application Performance Management Advanced 8.1.3 Fundamentals
Course Duration: 8 hours
Course Number: TM672G
Course Abstract: This course covers the key features of IBM Application Performance Management and IBM Application Diagnostics, including resource monitoring, deep-dive diagnosis, and transaction diagnosis. Exercises will be carried out for a WebSphere Application Server. An optional unit for the Node.js agent is available as an appendix. All other domains will be covered using slides.
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IBM Application Performance Management Advanced 8.1.3 Fundamentals
This course covers the key features of IBM Application Performance Management and IBM Application Diagnostics, including resource monitoring, deep-dive diagnosis, and transaction diagnosis. Exercises will be carried out for a WebSphere Application Server. An optional unit for the Node.js agent is available as an appendix. All other domains will be covered using slides.
IBM Monitoring 8.1.3 – Implementation and Administration
This course teaches you how to install and use the IBM Monitoring v8.1.3 software to manage your environment. You install and configure the product, install various agents, create applications, manage users, detect problems and integrate with NetCool/OMNIbus, IBM Tivoli Monitoring, and Dashboard Application Services Hub.
PartnerWorld Code: 24015401
Replaces PW Code: Not Applicable
This intermediate level certification is intended for solution developers who have the knowledge and experience to use IBM Application Performance Management Advanced v8.1.3 to implement and support platform-independent application and infrastructure monitoring solutions.
These solution implementers must be able to use IBM Application Performance Management Advanced v8.1.3 to:
Assess a customer environment to identify any networking issues, including firewalls
Coordinate, where necessary, with (customer) administrators in performing installation and configuration operations
Install and configure the Performance Management Server
Determine which agents are needed to monitor the customer environment
Install and configure monitoring agents
Create Applications in the Performance Management console
Create and configure thresholds and resource groups to monitor the performance of monitored applications and systems
Configure the collection of diagnostic data where supported by the installed agents
Configure transaction tracking where supported by the installed agents
Record synthetic scripts using Selenium IDE
Schedule synthetic transactions to monitor any Point(s) of Presence created during the installation of the Synthetic Playback agent(s)
Install and configure the software required to meet customer needs for integration with other infrastructure, including but not limited to:
Hybrid Gateway for environments including IBM Tivoli Monitoring
Event forwarding to Netcool/OMNIbus
Troubleshoot any issues with:
Performance Management Server
Performance Management console
Recommended Prerequisite Skills
Working knowledge of:
Security, including firewalls
Basic UNIX, Linux and Windows Administration
Script creation using Selenium IDE
Basic knowledge of:
Agent domains supported by IBM Application Performance Management v8.1.3
For a complete list of domains supported by version 8.1.3 on Windows systems, see: http://www-03preprod.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSHLNR_8.1.3/com.ibm.pm.doc/install/install_win_agents_intro.htm
For a complete list of domains supported by version 8.1.3 on Linux systems, see: http://www-03preprod.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSHLNR_8.1.3/com.ibm.pm.doc/install/install_linux_agents_intro.htm
For a complete list of domains supported by version 8.1.3 on AIX systems, see: http://www-03preprod.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSHLNR_8.1.3/com.ibm.pm.doc/install/install_aix_agents_intro.htm
This certification requires 1 exam
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C9560-501 – IBM Application Performance Management v8.1.3 Solution Deployment