Test information:
Number of questions: 53
Time allowed in minutes: 90
Required passing score: 72%
Languages: English

Related certifications:
IBM Certified System Administrator – Connections 5.0

Exam 426: IBM Connections 5.0 Administration

Exam Type: Multiple Choice
Section 1: Planning an IBM Connections Deployment (14%)

Configure a basic HA environment (IBM WebSphere Application Server and Connections (Business Application Layer), HTTP (Presentation Layer))

Describe pre-installation tasks

Describe Migration tasks and tools

Understand features (activities, blogs, wikis, and etc.)

Understand performance considerations

Understand the concepts of disaster recovery

Understand a complete IBM Connections 5.0 architecture

Understand where the IBM Connections data is stored

Section 2: Installing IBM Connections (14%)

Configure security (federated repositories)

Install Connections (include silent install tasks) and fixes

Install IBM Cognos

Install IBM Connections Content Manager

Install IBM WebSphere Application Server and fixpacks

Perform migration from IBM Connections 4.5

Use wizards (dbwizard and population wizard)

Section 3: Configuring IBM Connections (16%)

Configure Ajax Proxy

Configure IBM Cognos

Configure IBM Connections Content Manager

Customize profiles and themes and understand customization guidelines

Configure search

Enable/modify features such as moderation and notifications

Install and configure the IBM HTTP Server

Understand and configure External communities

Section 4: Security (14%)

Configure SSL

Enable external user access

Understand and configure basic IBM security options

Understand and enable SSO

Understand Mobile security configuration and options

Work with application security

Section 5: Troubleshooting and Maintenance (14%)

Manage and upgrade databases

Perform system maintenance

Troubleshoot IBM Cognos

Troubleshoot IBM Connections Content Manager

Understand the login process

Understand the IBM WebSphere Application Server logs

Section 6: Administration (18%)

Administer IBM Connections services, activities, blogs etc

Backup and restore IBM Connections

Manage Community trash

Manage users

Move Communities with the “reparenting” command

Understand Search Index

Understand user synchronization

Work with the wsadmin command

Work with key IBM Connections configuration files

Section 7: Extended Features and Integration (9%)

Enable IBM Connections Mail

Understand administration of Metrics reports in IBM Connections

Understand and Enable IBM Sametime integration

Understand how to deploy IBM Forms Experience Builder within IBM Connections for surveys and polls

IBM Certified System Administrator – Connections 5.0
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 5.0 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.

Recommended Prerequisite Skills
The prerequisite knowledge and skills one needs before beginning to prepare for this job role certification include:

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 5.0, WebSphere Application Server, IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator, and LDAP.
A working knowledge of database software and architecture.
A basic understanding of how Connections 5.0 may integrate with other products (e.g., IBM Sametime, IBM Notes, IBM Domino, IBM WebSphere Portal).
A working knowledge of security protocols, including but not limited to securing web applications with SSL.

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