Number of questions: 56
Number of questions to pass: 34
Time allowed: 90 mins
The test consists of five sections containing a total of approximately 56 multiple-choice questions. The percentages after each section title reflect the approximate distribution of the total question set across the sections.
Section 1 – Planning, Installation and Migration 14%
Plan and design the implementation of IBM Integration Bus for a given business scenario.
Identify and assess hardware, software and capacity requirements for IBM Integration Bus.
Design the implementation of IBM Integration Bus for high availability to meet a given set of recovery objectives.
Design for co-existence with and migration to IBM Integration Bus from WebSphere Message Broker.
Prepare and migrate from previous versions to IBM Integration Bus.
Install and verify IBM Integration Bus.
Section 2 – Administration and Configuration 32%
Configure and administer IBM Integration Bus using the web user interface, the Integration Bus Explorer, command line interface and IBM Integration Java API (CMP) Exerciser.
Create, delete, modify, query, start and stop IBM Integration Bus nodes and servers.
Create, delete, modify, import and export configurable services.
Configure and deploy Applications, Libraries and other deployable resources.
Configure IBM Integration Bus to use global cache.
Configure IBM Integration Bus to connect and integrate with databases.
Configure IBM Integration Bus to use the Record and Replay feature.
Implement high availability for IBM Integration Bus.
Define and apply workload management policies to integration solutions.
Apply maintenance to IBM Integration Bus.
Perform backup and recovery.
Section 3 – Security 18%
Enable and configure administration security in IBM Integration Bus using the Object Authority Manager (OAM).
Control administrative access to resources through the web user interface security.
Design and implement runtime security for IBM Integration Bus including SSL/TLS and WS-Security.
Manage SSL/TLS personal and signer certificates in keystores and truststores.
Setup transport protocol security identities for IBM Integration Bus.
Setup and administer configurable services for security providers.
Configure security profiles and policy sets to interact with external security providers.
Section 4 – Performance Monitoring and Tuning 16%
Identify and configure the sizing requirements (e.g., JVM, Memory, etc.) for integration nodes and servers.
Configure IBM Integration Bus to produce statistics and accounting data.
Configure IBM Integration Bus to produce audit and monitoring events.
Configure IBM Integration Bus to produce resource monitoring data.
Use IBM Integration Bus statistical, audit and resource data to understand runtime behavior.
Adjust the IBM Integration Bus environment to optimize performance.
Section 5 – Problem Determination 20%
Find problem information using system logs, the IBM Integration Bus activity logs, and other files.
Generate and collect user and service level trace data for the IBM Integration Bus components.
Generate and collect other system trace data such as TCP/IP and ODBC.
Identify and analyze issues with message flow deployment.
Identify unresponsive message flows and take corrective action.
Use the IBM Integration Bus Knowledge Center and other resources to supplement product knowledge.
Execute IBM processes for Problem Management Reports (PMRs) including collection of “MustGather” data, usage of IBM Support Assistant Data Collector and application of interim fixes (iFixes).
The sample test is designed to give the candidate an idea of the content and format of the questions that will be on the certification exam. Performance on the sample test is NOT an indicator of performance on the certification exam. This should not be considered an assessment tool.
To prepare for this test, it is first recommended that you are familiar with the job role description and the parameters this certification is based on, as well as have knowledge of the topics outlined in the test objectives/skills measured on the test. Compare your own technical level to the test objectives and the recommended training resources, and then determine for yourself how much preparation you require. Note that these educational sources are recommended, but not required (*) before taking a certification test.
Before preparing for the certification test, it is recommended that you measure your current level of skill by taking the Sample Test (located from the “Sample/Assessment test” link above)..
You can prepare for the test through the Tutor Approach (classroom, instructor led course, and other sources) or the Self-Study Approach. Sources within each approach collectively cover the skills measured on the test.
To prepare via the Tutor Approach, take courses [ WM645G or ZM645G ], and refer to the sources with an * in front of them. Note that per this formula, you are required to take only 1 course.
To prepare via the Self-Study Approach, omit the courses, and refer to all other sources with and without the * in front.
The recommended educational resources listed are not intended to be a substitute for, but should complement, relevant practical experience.
Extensive product knowledge is required to pass the test.
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Course Title: IBM Integration Bus V9.0 System Administration
Course Duration: 4 Days
Course Number: WM645G
Please also see alternative option ZM645G (listed under “Online Courses”).
In this 4-day course, you learn how to administer IBM Integration Bus on distributed operating systems, such as Windows and AIX, by using the IBM Integration Bus administrative interfaces. These interfaces include IBM Integration Explorer, the IBM Integration web console, and the IBM Integration Bus command interface.
Note: This course fully covers test objectives 2B, 2C, 2E, 2G, 2I, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 5E
This course partially covers test objectives 1F, 2D, 2F, 2K, 3C, 3G, 4F, 5A, 5B
This course does not cover test objectives 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 2A, 2H, 2J, 3A, 3B, 3D, 3E, 3F, 4A, 5C, 5D, 5F, 5G
* Operation modes
Deciding how to configure monitoring events for message flows
* Updating ODBC definitions
Unresponsive message flows
* Setting the JVM heap size
* Message flow security overview
Analyzing resource performance
* Backing up and restoring a multi-instance broker
Using workload management, service discovery, and the Integration Registry in IBM Integration Bus V9
Viewing Administration log information
Administration Log view
mqsireportflowmonitoring command – Windows, Linux and UNIX systems
Steps for enabling LDAP authorization
* Optimizing message flow throughput
Switching from a broker-wide listener to embedded listeners
Using the IBM Integration Explorer to work with configurable services
* Broker-wide HTTP listener parameters
* Mergers and acquisitions scenario
Resolving implementation problems when developing message flows
* mqsisetdbparms command
* Database facilities
* Collecting data in console mode with IBM Support Assistant Data Collector
* Creating the multi-instance queue manager
* Debugging with user trace
* Verifying your installation by using the IBM Integration Toolkit
* Creating the shared directories
Setting up a JDBC provider for type 4 connections
Setting the maximum rate for a message flow
Configure a workload management policy within Integration Registry
Configuring the global cache for multi-instance brokers
* Configuring role-based security with the IBM Integration Bus V9 web user interface
* Setting the start mode of flows and applications at run time
* Narrowing search results by selecting products
* Writing Code for .NET Compute node
* Migrating the Version 6.1 WebSphere Message Broker component
Manually force a message flow to stop
* Authorizing users for administration
* Setting up SSL configuration in WebSphere Message Broker
Adding additional instances at message flow level
* Authorization queues for broker administration security
* Are there any error messages or return codes that explain the problem?
* ODBC trace
Configuring workload management policies by using a command console
* Optimizing message flow response times/the use of persistent and transactional messages
* Resolving problems that occur during deployment of message flows
* Commands and authorizations for broker administration security
* Function level on mqsichangebroker command
PartnerWorld Code: 15004109
Replaces PW Code: 15004108
This intermediate level certification is intended for system administrators who have the knowledge and experience to administer the IBM Integration Bus by using the IBM Integration Bus administrative interfaces including the IBM Integration Explorer, the IBM Integration Bus web user interface, the command-line interface, and the IBM Integration Toolkit.
These system administrators can perform all necessary tasks pertaining to:
Planning, Installation and Migration
Administration and Configuration
Performance Monitoring and Tuning
Certified system administrators are generally self-sufficient and able to perform the majority of tasks involved in the role with limited assistance from peers and vendor support services. They are also expected to be able to efficiently use available product documentation to augment their knowledge as required.
To attain the IBM Certified System Administrator – Integration Bus V9.0 certification, candidates must pass 1 test. To gain additional knowledge and skills, and prepare for this test based on the job role and test objectives, take the link to the tests below, and refer to the Test preparation tab.
Recommended Prerequisite Skills
(Knowledge and foundational skills one needs to possess before acquiring skills measured on the certification test. These foundational skills are NOT measured on the test. For skills measured on the test, see Test Objectives.)
Good working knowledge of:
IBM MQ administration
applications and libraries
This certification requires 1 exam
Click on the link below to see exam details, exam objectives, suggested training and sample tests.
C9530-405 – IBM Integration Bus V9.0 System Administration
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