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Test C2070-581: IBM FileNet Content Manager V5.1


It is highly recommended that you use a variety of resources to prepare for certification exams. 

It is first recommended that you are familiar with:

  1. the job role description and the parameters this certification is based on.
  2. the test objectives/skills measured on the test.  Use this as your checklist to determine your strengths, and identify those areas where you may need to focus more attention in your studies and preparation.

Next, use the recommended training resources on this page to further your knowledge.  These educational sources are recommended, but not required before taking a certification test.  Determine for yourself how much preparation you require. 

It is important to note that actual hands-on experience is a critical component in preparing for the exam. Direct application of the skills learned cannot be substituted by any resources listed here. You must spend time using the product and applying the skills learned. The exam is designed to measure hands-on experience, or how well you know how to perform job related tasks.


All Course Formats

This course provides the skills and knowledge required by everyone new to IBM FileNet P8. It enables you to understand and use FileNet P8 systems. It also ensures that you have a proper foundation for success in more advanced FileNet P8 technical subject areas. It is a prerequisite for higher-level courses.

This course is for those whose job responsibility is to maintain, monitor, and configure an operational IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager system. Maintenance tasks include starting and stopping FileNet P8 engines and other system components as required, configuring object stores and file systems for storing documents, and implementing system security and access control structures.

In addition, this course is for those whose job responsibility is to build or implement a business solution using the tools provided with an IBM FileNet P8 system. These tasks include creating content data structures (document classes), document properties, list structures, document indexes, and stored searches and queries. Related activities include exporting and importing documents and associated metadata from one object store to another.

You work with a fully functioning, IBM FileNet P8 system to practice the skills required for administering, configuring, and monitoring components of an IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager system, as well as building and modifying an IBM FileNet P8 business solution.

This intermediate course is for anyone who is currently, or soon will be, administering an IBM FileNet P8 system or building a business solution hosted on the IBM FileNet P8 platform.

This course is for those whose job duties include responsibility for the installation and support of IBM FileNet P8 software. You will install a fully functioning IBM FileNet P8 5.1 distributed system on Linux. The skills practiced during this course follow the documented requirements to interactively install the P8 software. Additionally, you will learn how to use the IBM FileNet documentation to plan supported software configurations such as Windows, MS SQL, Oracle, Active Directory, etc. On the final day of class, you will be required to perform a successful installation of the IBM FileNet P8 platform software, without instructor assistance. (Platform: Linux, DB2, Tivoli Directory Services, and WebSphere Application Server)


Redbook

Publication number: SG24-7547-01

IBM FileNet Content Manager provides full content life cycle and extensive document management capabilities for digital content. IBM FileNet Content Manager is tightly integrated with the family of IBM FileNet products and serves as the core content management, security management, and storage management engine for IBM FileNet family of products. This IBM Redbooks publication covers the implementation best practices and recommendations for P8 Content Manager solutions. It introduces the functions and features of P8 Content Manager, common use cases of the product, and a design methodology that provides implementation guidance from requirements analysis through deployment and administration planning. The book addresses various implementation topics including system architecture design, capacity planning, business continuity, repository design, security, and application design. Administrative topics covered include deployment, system administration and maintenance, and troubleshooting. We also discuss solution building blocks that you can specify and combine to build a solution. This book is intended to be used in conjunction with the product manual and online help to provide guidance to architects and designers about implementing P8 Content Manager solutions.

Publication number: SG24-7667-01

IBM® FileNet® Platform is a next-generation, unified enterprise foundation for the integrated IBM FileNet P8 products. It combines the enterprise content management with comprehensive business process management and compliance capabilities. IBM FileNet P8 addresses the most demanding compliance, content, and process management needs for your entire organization. It is a key element in creating an agile, adaptable enterprise content management (ECM) environment necessary to support a dynamic organization that must respond quickly to change. In this IBM Redbooks® publication, we provide an overview of IBM FileNet P8 and describe the core component architecture. We also introduce major expansion products that extend IBM FileNet P8 functionality in the areas of content ingestion, content accessing through connectors and federation, the application framework, and discovery and compliance. In this book, we discuss the anatomy of an ECM infrastructure, content event processing, content life cycle, and business processes. This book gives IT architects, IT specialists, and IT Technical Sales a solid understanding of IBM FileNet P8 Platform, its architecture, its functions and extensibility, and its unlimited capabilities..

Publication number: SG24-7700-00

Many organizations require almost continuous availability of their mission-critical, IBM® FileNet® P8 systems. Loss of system resources and services can translate directly into lost revenue and lost customers. The goal, therefore, is to design and implement IBM FileNet P8 systems that are highly available by compensating for both planned and unplanned system outages and eliminating single points of failure. IBM FileNet P8 Platform provides availability features that are built-in to the core components. With these features, high availability of an IBM FileNet P8 system can be achieved through redundancy: redundant components, redundant systems, and redundant data. Hardware and software components might fail. With redundancy, the failure can be eliminated or minimized. This IBM Redbooks® publication describes strategies and options for core IBM FileNet P8 system components. In addition, the book provides detailed, step-by-step procedures that we used to implement high availability for our case study IBM FileNet P8 system. This book serves as a practical reference when you design and implement highly available IBM FileNet P8 systems. This book is intended for IT architects, IT specialists, project managers, and decision makers identifying the best high availability strategies and integrating them into the IBM FileNet P8 system design process.

Publication number: SG24-7743-00

This IBM® Redbooks® publication can help you develop content and process management applications with IBM FileNet® APIs. The IBM FileNet P8 suite of products contains a set of robust APIs that range from core platform APIs to supporting application APIs. This book focuses specifically on Content Engine and Process Engine APIs. Content Engine API topics that we discuss include creating, retrieving, updating, and deleting objects; querying and viewing documents; and batching and batch execution. We also explore more complex topics, including permissions and authorization, versioning, relationships, annotations, workflow subscriptions and event actions, metadata discovery, and dynamic security inheritance. Process Engine API topics that we discuss include launching a workflow, searching for and processing work items, and working with process status. The more complex topics we cover include, Component Integrator application space, role, workbasket, resource navigation in Process Engine REST API, ECM Widgets, and building a custom Get Next In-basket widget. To help you better understand programming with IBM FileNet APIs, we provide a sample application implemented for a fictional company. We include the data model, security model, workflows, and various applications developed for the sample. You can download them for your reference.

Publication number: SG24-7744-00

Many organizations require continuous operation of their mission-critical, IBM® FileNet P8® systems after a failure has occurred. Loss of system resources and services as a result of any failure can translate directly into lost customers and lost revenue. The goal, therefore, is to design and implement a FileNet P8 system that ensures continuous operation even after a failure happens. This IBM Redbooks® publication focuses on FileNet P8 Version 4.5.1 systems disaster recovery. The book covers strategies, preparation levels, site sizing, data replication, testing, and what to do during a disaster. Backup and restore planning is a critical aspect of a disaster recovery strategy. We discuss backup types and strategies. We also discuss alternative strategies such as rolling storage policies and IBM FlashCopy® capability. With the help of use cases and our lab testing environment, the book provides guidelines for setting up a FileNet P8 production environment and a standby FileNet P8 disaster recovery system. This book is intended for IT architects, IT specialists, project managers, and decision makers, who must identify the best disaster recovery strategies and integrate them into the FileNet P8 system design process.


Web Resource

This document provides links to the information resources that are available for IBM® FileNet® Content Manager Version 5.0. The resources are organized according to the progression of key customer tasks. Some documents linked from this information roadmap were created for prior releases of the products. Although these documents do not contain information about 5.0 functions, they have been included here because the information might be useful for Version 5.0

With the information center, you can view, browse, and search online information about one or more products. The information center is built on open source software developed by the Eclipse Project (http://www.eclipse.org). The information center uses an embedded Web application server to handle content requests. It then displays the information in your default Web browser. You can create your own documentation plug-ins and integrate them in the information center. To learn about creating and packaging documentation plug-ins, see the Eclipse Project's Web site: http://www.eclipse.org.

How to enable and collect trace logs for the Content Engine server. Trace logging can be controlled using FileNet Enterprise Manager at the server instance, the virtual server, the site, or the domain levels. Although trace logging is most commonly enabled at the Domain level (especially in clustered configurations), the server adheres to the following order of precedence when determining what subsystems are enabled for tracing.

Fix Central allows you to search, select, order, and download fixes to your system with a choice of delivery options. Fixes provide changes to your software, Licensed Internal Code, or machine code that fix known problems, add new function, and keep your system or Hardware Management Console operating efficiently. With Fix Central, you can also use the customized ordering options to receive only those fixes that your system currently needs.

This page provides detailed hardware and software requirements for IBM FileNet P8 Versions 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 4.5.1, 5.0, and 5.1. Download or view the FileNet P8 Hardware and Software Requirements document. This page describes the minimum product levels to install before opening a problem report with the IBM FileNet Content Manager support team.



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