Date: 21.10.2007


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Test 994: IBM WebSphere MQ V6.0 System Administration 


The test consists of six sections containing a total of approximately 52 multiple-choice questions. 
The percentages after each section reflect the approximate distribution of the total question set across the sections. 

Section 1 - PLANNING (13%) 

A. Identify the features and benefits of IBM WebSphere MQ 
B. Identify the migration considerations (e.g., 64 bit, SSL migration, IPv6 support) 
C. Identify the functionalities of IBM WebSphere MQ across platforms 
D. Describe the necessary pre-requisites for implementing an IBM WebSphere MQ configuration 
E. Select appropriate logging options for a recovery strategy 


A. Create a working queue manager 
B. Create the necessary IBM WebSphere MQ objects to support an application 
C. Identify differences between persistent and non-persistent messages, including features that are new for IBM WebSphere MQ V6.0 
D. Identify features of Eclipse MQ Explorer, MQSC scripting, PCF commands, ISPF panels (Interactive Systems Productivity Facility), and Command Language (CL) 
E. Create/modify IBM WebSphere MQ objects necessary for a triggered application 
F. Configure IBM WebSphere MQ objects for Web Services 
G. Configure IBM WebSphere MQ objects for JMS 


A. Select the appropriate IBM WebSphere MQ configuration. (e.g., hub and spoke, star, clustering) 
B. Create the appropriate IBM WebSphere MQ objects to satisfy a WebSphere MQ network design 
C. Install a IBM WebSphere MQ client and connect the client to a queue manager server 
D. Choose the appropriate methods of starting and stopping channels 
E. Create and manage the objects required to enable clustering Identify IBM WebSphere MQ clustering workload management capabilities 
G. Describe different message channel compression options for IBM WebSphere V6.0 
H. Predict the final destination of a message given a scenario containing alias or remote definitions 

Section 4 - OPERATIONS (13%) 

A. Start and stop queue managers and appropriate queue manager services 
B. Design procedures to recover messages and queues in the event of failure
C. Optimize IBM WebSphere MQ performance for application throughput
D. Monitor and change IBM WebSphere MQ objects using the administrative facilities


A. Locate sources of information (e.g., IBM WebSphere MQ error logs, operating system logs, FFST files) to help identify problem 
B. Determine cause of problem 
C. Recover from problem 
D. Follow the message path 

Section 6 - SECURITY (13%) 

A. Determine the need for and install various channel exits 
B. Control access to IBM WebSphere MQ objects 
C. Determine when and why to use the REFRESH SECURITY command 
D. Identify the SSL functions provided in IBM WebSphere MQ 
E. Configure IBM WebSphere MQ channels with SSL