Test 000-274: IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances Firmware V5.0 Solution Implementation
The test consists of seven sections containing a total of approximately 75 multiple-choice questions. The percentages after each section title reflect the approximate distribution of the total question set across the sections.
Section 1 - Foundational Technologies (15%)
- Identify the characteristics of TCP/IP networking.
- Identify the characteristics of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).
- Describe how SSL transport encryption and endpoint authentication works.
- Identify the characteristics of an XML message, SOAP message and JSON Message.
- Identify the characteristics of XSLT, XPath expressions, XSD and WSDL.
- Identify basic message-level security concepts.
- Identify the characteristics of attachments in web services.
- Describe the characteristics of messaging systems such as WebSphere MQ and JMS.
- Identify the characteristics of Web 2.0 services.
Section 2 - Architecture and Basic Configuration Tasks (11%)
- Select the appropriate WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance based on specified use cases (including XML Security Gateway Appliance, Service Gateway Appliance, Integration Appliance, B2B Appliance, Virtual Edition).
- Select the appropriate usage scenarios for High Availability.
- Select the appropriate DataPower service type.
- Select the appropriate message type (e.g., SOAP, XML, JSON, Pass-Thru and Non-XML.
- Configure policies, request / response / error rules, and actions using the WebGUI.
- Identify integration capabilities between DataPower and WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (WSRR).
Section 3 - Administration and Operational Architecture (15%)
- Perform initial network setup and enablement of the administrative interfaces.
- Create and administer users and roles on the appliance.
- Implement configuration management.
- Implement High Availability, including Application Optimization, and disaster recovery solutions as they apply to WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances.
- Configure deployment policies.
- Interact with the administrative interfaces (CLI, WebGUI, XML Management).
- Use WebSphere Appliance Management Center (WAMC) to manage appliances and service configurations.
- Perform appliance firmware upgrades.
- Configure and manage secure backup and restore.
- Manage certificates and keys.
Section 4 - Security Scenarios (19%)
- Configure a service to secure a WSDL-described web service.
- Configure a service to enforce non-repudiation using digital signatures.
- Configure a service to enforce confidentiality using encryption.
- Configure a service to enforce authentication and authorization.
- Configure XML threat protection.
- Configure a service to use SSL.
- Configure a service to use OAuth.
- Configure the use of a security server such as Tivoli Access Manager (TAM), SAML and LDAP.
- Configure a service to use WS-Security.
Section 5 - Integration Scenarios (21%)
- Configure a service Front Side Protocol Handler.
- Configure a service Backend URL.
- Configure a service for mediation between protocols.
- Configure a service for integration with messaging systems such as WebSphere MQ, WebSphere JMS and TIBCO EMS.
- Configure a service to perform XML and Non-XML message transformation using the Transform actions.
- Configure a service for Web 2.0 scenarios.
- Configure a service for database integration.
- Configure a service to integrate with IMS Connect.
- Utilize the Interoperability Test Service during service development.
- Use extension functions as appropriate within a stylesheet.
- Configure services that support portability between environments.
Section 6 - SOA Governance Scenarios (7%)
- Configure Message Monitors and Service Level Monitoring (SLM) statements on a service to enforce granular service levels.
- Attach and enforce WS-Policy statements using a web service proxy service.
- Configure subscriptions to external service registries. .
- Attach and enforce WS-MediationPolicy statements within a web service proxy service.
Section 7 - Troubleshooting and Tuning (13%)
- Resolve network connectivity problems.
- Perform and analyze packet captures.
- Configure Log Targets for analysis and alerting.
- Configure event triggers.
- Analyze and interpret system logs.
- Debug message flows using the Probe.
- Configure a service for transaction logging.
- Configure the appliance to manage memory usage.
- Configure the appliance for network optimization.
- Utilize status providers and built-in capabilities to perform analysis and troubleshooting.
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