Date: 2012-05-29


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Test 000-374: IBM WebSphere MQ V7.0 System Administration


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 - Planning (11%)

  1. Describe the features and benefits of IBM WebSphere MQ
  2. Understand migration considerations (e.g., 64 bit)
  3. Describe platform-specific functionalities of WebSphere MQ.
  4. Describe the necessary pre-requisites for implementing an IBM WebSphere MQ configuration
  5. Demonstrate appropriate logging options for a recovery strategy

Section 2 - Installation and Configuration (16%)

  1. Create a working queue manager
  2. Create the necessary IBM WebSphere MQ objects to support an application
  3. Demonstrate differences between persistent and non-persistent messages
  4. Apply features of IBM WebSphere MQ Explorer, MQSC scripting, PCF commands, ISPF panels (Interactive Systems Productivity Facility), and Command Language (CL)
  5. Create or modify IBM WebSphere MQ objects necessary for a triggered application
  6. Configure IBM WebSphere MQ objects for Web Services and HTTP
  7. Configure IBM WebSphere MQ objects for JMS

Section 3 - Basic Administration (14%)

  1. Operating queue managers and appropriate queue manager services
  2. Prepare procedures to recover messages and queues in the event of failure
  3. Analyze IBM WebSphere MQ performance for application throughput
  4. Monitor and change IBM WebSphere MQ objects using the administrative facilities
  5. Configure IBM WebSphere MQ Explorer for remote administration

Section 4 - Distributed Queuing and Clustered Queue Management (21%)

  1. Analyze and select the appropriate IBM WebSphere MQ configuration. (e.g., hub and spoke, star, clustering)
  2. Create the appropriate IBM WebSphere MQ objects to satisfy a WebSphere MQ network design
  3. Install an IBM WebSphere MQ client and connect the client to a queue manager
  4. Use appropriate methods of operating channels
  5. Create and manage the objects required to enable clustering
  6. Implement IBM WebSphere MQ clustering workload management capabilities
  7. Describe different message channel compression options for IBM WebSphere MQ
  8. Predict the final destination of a message given a scenario containing alias or remote definitions

Section 5 - Publish and Subscribe (11%)

  1. Create a basic broker topology
  2. Migrate publish/subscribe applications from IBM WebSphere MQ V6.0 to V7.0
  3. Select the appropriate publish/subscribe topology
  4. Manage topics and subscriptions
  5. Set up security for IBM WebSphere MQ publish/subscribe

Section 6 - Problem Determination (16%)

  1. Locate problem information (e.g., IBM WebSphere MQ error logs, operating system logs, FFST files)
  2. Investigate and determine the cause of a problem
  3. Produce an IBM WebSphere MQ trace
  4. Monitor messages (e.g., event monitoring, accounting/statistical gathering)
  5. Recover from a problem

Section 7 - Security (11%)

  1. Describe the security features provided in IBM WebSphere MQ
  2. Control access to IBM WebSphere MQ objects
  3. Configure IBM WebSphere MQ channels with SSL
  4. Demonstrate the need for and install various channel exits