The test consists of seven sections containing a total of 56 multiple-choice questions. The percentages after each section title reflect the approximate distribution of the total question set across the sections.
Section 1 - Architecture (9%)
- Identify components of IBM WebSphere Commerce and how IBM WebSphere Commerce integrates with other products.
- Describe supported system topologies and available IBM WebSphere Commerce Editions.
- Describe IBM WebSphere Commerce component architecture (e.g., data load, payment, etc.)
Section 2 - Installation, Configuration and Migration (14%)
- Describe hardware and software requirements for IBM WebSphere Commerce V7.0.
- Install development, staging, authoring and runtime environments in both single and multi-tier environments.
- Create and configure IBM WebSphere Commerce instances using IBM WebSphere Commerce Configuration $Manager and command line tools.
- Perform migration to IBM WebSphere Commerce V7.0 using the migration tools.
- Verify and troubleshoot the installation, configuration and migration tasks.
- Demonstrate how WebSphere Commerce supports globalization.
Section 3 - Set up and Administer IBM WebSphere Commerce Stores (30%)
- Compare and contrast the steps necessary to publish a store using the Publish Wizard versus the publishstore utility.
- Apply the concepts of store archives and store assets, and describe which store models are available.
- Publish a store to support a business model and verify its functionality.
- Manage organizations, groups, users and roles.
- Configure store features such as store flow, store style, email activity, marketing and promotions.
- Configure scheduler jobs to support store features.
- Create and configure message types and transport methods.
- Build, package, deploy and verify custom assets.
- Use WebSphere Commerce staging and data load utilities.
- Describe the different catalog management tools and their uses.
- Demonstrate knowledge of workspaces.
- Enable and configure Social Commerce, Mobile Commerce, and Gift Registry.
- Configure payment plug-ins and payment rules.
Section 4 - Maintain and Monitor IBM WebSphere Commerce (11%)
- Install fixes, fix packs and feature packs.
- Describe the logging services and identify the logs available in WebSphere Commerce.
- Use of database cleanup utility.
- Configure scheduler jobs for site-level activities.
- Backup resources for disaster recovery.
Section 5 - Security and Auditing (11%)
- Describe WebSphere Commerce security and authentication model.
- Demonstrate how to enable different levels of WebSphere Application Server Security.
- Configure and manage access control.
- Configure WebSphere Commerce security using LDAP, SSL and Single Sign-On (SSO).
- Apply business auditing features.
- Configure WebSphere Commerce implementation to address PCI-DSS (PCI Data Security Standard).
Section 6 - Performance Tuning (11%)
- Apply recommended JVM settings for WebSphere Commerce sites.
- Configure Dynamic caching and use the Cache Monitor tool to administer it.
- Monitor performance using WebSphere Commerce Performance Monitoring Infrastructure (PMI) module.
- Illustrate database performance tuning options.
- Apply WebSphere Application Server optimization techniques.
- Perform clustering for high availability and load-balancing.
Section 7 - Support and Troubleshooting (14%)
- Perform troubleshooting of WebSphere Commerce and its software components.
- Use logs and traces for problem determination.
- Use data in WebSphere Commerce database tables for troubleshooting.
- Troubleshoot payment processing issues.
- Use of IBM self-help tooling for support and troubleshooting.
- Demonstrate understanding of IBM Software Support.