The test consists of seven sections containing a total of approximately 54 multiple-choice questions. The percentages after each section title reflect the approximate distribution of the total question set across the sections.
Section 1 - Architecture (17%)
- Discuss the relationships between IBM WebSphere Application Server, V6.1 and the application components (e.g., browser, HTTP server, plug-in, firewall, database servers, WebSphere MQ, load balancing, and ip spraying.)
- Evaluate the design considerations of IBM WebSphere Application Server, V6.1 packaging and installation in an enterprise environment (e.g., LDAP, database servers, Service Integration Bus Technology (SIB), etc.)
- Articulate the various components of IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment, V6.1 runtime architecture.
- Describe workload management and failover strategies using IBM WebSphere Application Server, V6.1.
- Articulate the usage of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) in WebSphere.
- Articulate support for portlet containers.
- Describe WebSphere dynamic caching features.
Section 2 - Installation/Configuration of Application Server (13%)
- Identify installation options and determine the desired configuration (e.g., silent install, required/desired plug-ins etc.)
- Install WebSphere Application Server and verify the installation (e.g., IVT, verification using sample (snoop and/or hitcount.))
- Create profiles.
- Utilize installation factory to create custom install packages.
- Troubleshoot the installation (e.g., identify and analyze log files.)
Section 3 - Application Assembly and Deployment (17%)
- Describe the name service management of WebSphere Application Server (JNDI).
- Package J2EE applications, including Enhanced Ear Files using the Application Server Toolkit (AST).
- Define and map security roles (e.g., J2EE security).
- Define JDBC providers and data sources (e.g., resource scoping).
- Configure J2C resource adapters, connection factories (resource scoping) and Message Driven Bean Activation Spec.
- Configure WebSphere JMS providers.
- Automate deployment tasks with scripting.
Section 4 - WebSphere Security (11%)
- Implement security policies (e.g., authentication and authorization (using different security registries), etc.)
- Protect WebSphere resources.
- Define and implement WebSphere administrative security roles.
- Configure WebSphere plug-in to use SSL.
- Describe Federated Repositories using Virtual Member Manager (VMM).
- Implement federated repositories.
Section 5 - Workload Management, Scalability, Failover (11%)
- Federate nodes (including custom profiles).
- Create clusters and cluster members.
- Evaluate session state failover options (memory-to-memory, database persistence).
- Create and configure Data Replication Service (DRS) replication domains.
- Manage Web Servers in a managed and unmanaged node.
Section 6 - Maintenance and Performance Tuning (18%)
- Manage application configurations (e.g., application bindings, tune HTTP session configuration parameters such as timeout value, persistence, etc.).
- Perform WebSphere backup, restore and configuration tasks.
- Monitor size of log files and backup/purge as needed.
- Manage the plug-in configuration file (e.g., regenerate, edit, propagate, etc.).
- Tune performance of WebSphere Application Server (e.g., configure caching, queuing and thread pooling parameters, tune JVM heap size, etc.).
- Use Integrated Tivoli Performance Viewer/Runtime Advisor to gather information about resources and analyze results.
- Tune data source configuration (e.g., connection pooling, timeouts, etc.).
- Configure class loader parameters.
Section 7 - Problem Determination (13%)
- Configure, review and analyze logs (e.g., Web server, IBM WebSphere Application Server).
- Use Log Analyzer from the Application Server Toolkit to analyze logs.
- Use trace facility (e.g., enabling, selecting components, and log configuration).
- Use First Failure Data Capture (FFDC) Tool.
- Use the JNDI dumpNameSpace utility.
- Perform JVM troubleshooting tasks (e.g., thread dump, JVM core dump, and heap dump).
- Use IBM Support Assistant.