Test information:
Number of questions: 69
Time allowed in minutes: 90
Required passing score: 69%
Test languages: English

Related certifications:
IBM Certified System Administrator – Connections 4.0

Exam 402: Administering IBM Connections 4.0

Exam Competencies

Description: Covers IBM Connections material as it relates to these competency areas:
Installation and Migration
General Administration
Core IBM Connections Configuration
Additional Configuration

Understand database environment
Understand security paradigm
Understand IBM Connections architecture

Installation and Migration
Installing IBM WebSphere Application Server
Setting up federated repositories
Creating databases
Populating the Profiles database
Install as a non-root user
How to do GUI, silent and console mode install
Understand post-install activities
Plan and install IBM Connections mail
IBM Cognos Install
Install IBM Cognos
Configure IBM Cognos
Understand IBM Cognos Admin Tasks
Understand Migration Options
Migrate Content Store

Configure and understand administrative user for applications
Install and configure SSL certificates
Enable single sign-on
Configure the AJAX Proxy

General Administration

Run wsadmin tasks
Manage trash and disk space
Manage the Content Store
Backup and recovery
Configure IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator scripts
Setup and run sync all assembly lines
Install of fix packs v. cumulative release v. ifix
Rebuild a search index
Monitor performance, tuning
Understand the Default Scheduler
Understand SaND administration

Core IBM Connections Configuration
Changing IBM WebSphere environment variables
Customize HTTPD.conf
Configure ATOM feeds, user ID, and profile extensions in profilesconfig.xml
Configure LotusConnections-config.xml
Edit config files
Configure profile extensions
Configure Communities Catalog
Administer the News application
Disable modules
Configure moderation and notification
Configure the home page
Configure Search
Prevent the display of email addresses
Configure mobile devices

Additional Configuration
Define a reverse caching proxy
Configure IBM Connections Mail
Understand Profile events

Customize Profiles UI in profiles-config.xml
Use the Customization directory
Customize headers, footers, CSS and themes (Communities, Blogs)
Install new widgets

Business Cards
Integrate with other products

Collect data for Support via ISA Lite or manually
Enable tracing via ISA Lite or manually
Troubleshoot User Lifecycle
Verify that Profiles worker is running correctly
Troubleshoot user access issues
Troubleshoot IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator
Troubleshoot inter-server communication
Troubleshoot single sign-on
Troubleshoot IBM Connections databases
Troubleshoot an IBM Connections database with database client
Troubleshoot JDBC connections
Troubleshoot customizations
Troubleshoot search
Troubleshoot plugins
Troubleshoot notifications
Troubleshoot mobile devices

IBM Certified System Administrator – Connections 4.0
Job Role Description / Target Audience
This intermediate level certification is intended for system administrators who plan for and perform the installation, configuration and day-to-day tasks associated with ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of an IBM Connections 4.0 environment. This includes tasks associated with:

Installation and Migration
General Administration
Configuration and Customization

This administrator is generally self-sufficient and is able to perform most of the tasks involved in the role with limited assistance from peers, product documentation and vendor support services.

Prerequisite skills required:
A working knowledge of IBM WebSphere Application Server, including but not limited to: the Integrated Solutions Console and WSAdmin commands.
An understanding of the relationships between IBM Connections 4.0, WebSphere Application Server, IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator, and LDAP.
A working knowledge of database software and architecture.
A basic understanding of how Connections 4.0 may integrate with other products (e.g., IBM Lotus Sametime, IBM Lotus Notes, IBM Lotus Domino, IBM WebSphere Portal).

A working knowledge of security protocols, including but not limited to securing web applications with SSL.

This certification requires 1 test(s).
Test C2040-402 – Administering IBM Connections 4.0


Bill must perform on-line backups. Of the following, which should be the first step?

A. He must backup the database before the file system.
B. He must tell the wiki IBM WebSphere Application Server to quit.
C. He must stop the IBM HTTP Server.
D. He should open the WebSphere Application Server administration client and select on-line
backup modeling.

Answer: A


What is the default Connections DB2 username used to access Connections DB2 tables?

A. wsadmin
B. lcuser
C. lcadmin
D. dbadmin

Answer: B


What is the purpose of the dsx-admin role?

A. It is used by all applications to control which user IDs can query for seedlist information.
B. It is used by all applications that make widgets available within Communities.
C. It is used by Profiles and Communities to retrieve user or community data.
D. It is used as a system-level user for application-to-application communications.

Answer: C


Which of the following statements describes the role of IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator in an IBM
Connections 4.0 environment?

A. It provides a mechanism for the underlying IBM WebSphere Application Server to authenticate
against an LDAP directory.
B. It provides a mechanism to populate the Profiles database with LDAP user information and to
keep the same synchronized.
C. It provides Connectors that allow IBM WebSphere Portal server to access various file-system
directories on different systems.
D. It provides a ready-made solution to keep multiple,supported LDAP directories synchronized.

Answer: B


Kevin, the IBM Connections administrator, wants to enable IBM WebSphere Application Server
administrative security. Which of the following statements about federated repositories is true?

A. Connections 4.0 supports federated repositories,however the default file-based user registry
must be deleted.
B. Connections 4.0 supports federated repositories,and the default file based registry can coexist
with as many additional LDAP user registriesas required.
C. Connections 4.0 does not require a federated repository configuration as it supports a
standalone LDAP repository.
D. Connections 4.0 support for federated repositories provides the flexibility of allowing multiple
users with the same user ID and distinguishedname (DN).

Answer: B


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