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Test C2040-920: IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0 Deployment and Administration

Note: This test will be withdrawn on Jul 31 2014.
The replacement test is: (C2040-923) IBM WebSphere Portal 8.0 Deployment and Administration

Exam 920: IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0 Deployment and Administration

Exam Competencies 

Exam Type: Multiple Choice

Description: Covers Portal 7.0 material as it relates to these competency areas: 

  • Architecting a portal solution
  • Customization and Administration
  • Installation and Configuration
  • Security

Architecting a portal solution

  1. Architect a content and portal solution

  2. Describe branding capabilities

  3. Design a staging architecture

  4. Design end-to-end portal architecture

  5. Plan and implement security in a cluster

  6. Plan multiple virtual portals

  7. Plan security and authentication concepts

    1. Including when to use, the benefits of using step-up authentication and remember me cookie

  8. Plan Web Content Management implementation

  9. Planning WebSphere Portal migration

  10. Understand business process integration concepts

  11. Understand cross-cell deployment scenarios

  12. Understand dynamic clustering

  13. Understand horizontal and vertical clustering

  14. Understand management implications of setting up wikis and blogs

  15. Understand management implications of tagging and rating

  16. Understand new installation and topology options

    1. Multiple profiles

    2. Portal farms

    3. Portal in the cloud environment

    4. VMware support

  17. Understand planning for multiple clusters and database considerations

  18. Understand the differences between and advantages of client-side aggregation (CSA) and server-side aggregation (SSA)

  19. Understand virtual portals

  20. Understanding the standard portlet life cycle

Customization and Administration

  1. Administer parallel portlet rendering

  2. Administer tagging and rating

  3. Administer virtual portals

  4. Apply portlet wiring concepts

  5. Configure and administer virtual portals

  6. Configure cooperative portlets

  7. Configure page layouts

  8. Configure the locking mechanism

  9. Configure web services for remote portlets (WSRP)

  10. Copy portlets and portlet applications

  11. Create and configure portal and web content search collections

  12. Customize pages and the use of portlet wiring

  13. Customize Web 2.0 themes using the theme customizer

  14. Implement custom unique names

  15. Implement skins and themes

  16. Implement URL mapping

  17. Manage and configure composite applications

    1. Apply template concepts

  18. Manage portal resources with policies

  19. Manage portlets in a cluster

  20. Manage replication in a cluster

  21. Manage the access control of users and groups

  22. Modify portal URLs

  23. Understand how to configure a remote search service for portals

  24. Understand portal site management

  25. Using portal search

  26. Utilize collaborative portal components

  27. Utilize the Manage Search portlet to administer portal search

  28. Utilize the Portal Site Management portlet

  29. Utilize the Portal Site wizard

  30. Working with WebDAV clients

Installation and Configuration

  1. Add nodes to a cluster and dynamic clusters

  2. Configure an Ajax proxy

  3. Configure WebSphere Application Server and portal caching

  4. Create a WebSphere Network Deployment dynamic cluster

  5. Implement horizontal and vertical clustering

  6. Implement portals using the portal site wizard

  7. Install and set up a clustered production environment

  8. Migrate WebSphere Portal and customized resources

  9. Perform a silent installation from a response file

  10. Plan for the personalization server

  11. Plan your installation

  12. Set up and configure options for wikis and blogs

  13. Set up portal farms

  14. Understand ConfigEngine commands

  15. Understand improvements to the installation wizard and when to use the wizard instead of commands

  16. Understand installation components

  17. Understand portal coexistence (mixed versions) and installation options

  18. Understand portal installation components

  19. Understand portal tuning concepts

  20. Understand the use of the portal property files

  21. Understand when and how to configure Websphere Portal light mode

  22. Understand where theme files are located after installation

  23. Utilize command-line tools

  24. Utilize configuration templates

  25. Utilize installation wizards for post configuration

  26. Utilize multiple LDAP realms

  27. Work with application templates to assemble composite applications


  1. Administer application roles

  2. Administer portal roles and authorization

    1. Administer page and portlet security

  3. Configure login, logout, and session filters

  4. Create a look-aside user registry and add attributes

  5. Deploying portlets in a secure environment

  6. Enable impersonation

  7. Enable SSL between components

  8. Enable SSO with WebSphere Portal and Lotus Domino

  9. Establish and administer single sign-on realms

  10. Establish LDAP and federated authentication mode

  11. Externalize resource security

  12. Integrate external security managers

  13. Manage portal search security

  14. Manage user registries

  15. Modify default passwords for WebSphere Portal

  16. Secure your WSRP producer

  17. Troubleshoot portal security

  18. Understand LTPA and cookies

  19. Understand multiple realms

  20. Use the configuration wizard


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