Number of questions: 60
Number of questions to pass: 36
Time allowed: 120 mins
This multiple-choice test contains questions requiring single and multiple answers. For multiple-answer questions, you need to choose all required options to get the answer correct. You will be advised how many options make up the correct answer.
This test is designed to provide diagnostic feedback on the Examination Score Report, correlating back to the test objectives, informing the test taker how he or she did on each section of the test. As a result, to maintain the integrity of each test, questions and answers are not distributed.
The test contains five sections totalling 60 multiple-choice questions. The percentages after each section title reflect the approximate distribution of the total question set across the sections.
Approximately 40% of the test questions are either platform-agnostics, or applicable to both UNIX and Windows platforms. This exam does contain questions that are platform-specific. To help you prepare, please note the following:
(1)Questions in this objective cover some z/OS content
(2)Questions in this objective cover only UNIX content
(3)Questions in this objective cover only Windows content
Section 1 – Architecture and Planning 17%
Understand the product functionalities and benefits of using Sterling Connect:Direct.
Describe basic architecture of Sterling Connect:Direct and its components.(1)
Identify environment components that interact with Connect:Direct (e.g. load balancers, firewalls, database for Connect:Direct on Microsoft Windows).(2)
Identify system requirements using worksheets.(3)
Explain the different methods used by Sterling Connect:Direct to store configurations on each platform.
Apply TCP/IP concepts.(1)
Solve a situation that has high availability requirements.
Section 2 – Installation and Configuration 25%
Apply installation procedure.(2)
Configure initialization parameters.
Modify configuration files (e.g. API, functional authorities, translation tables).(2)
Configure remote nodes in the Network Map.
Configure local and remote user and proxy authentication.(2)
Deploy patches for maintenance.(2)
Identify Sterling Connect:Direct File Agent usage.
Perform silent installs and mass rollouts.(3)
Explain the use of checkpointing.
Explain the use of cyclic redundancy check (CRC).
Implement clustering or high availability.
Section 3 – Deployment Operations (Process Language Scripting) 17%
Describe different methodologies to write processes (e.g. requestor, browser, text editor).(1)
Explain Process Language statements and logic flow.(2)
Solve a situation using code pages.
List different ways to submit processes.
Understand the structure of SYSOPTS on different platforms.(1)
Use binary and text transfers.(1)
Solve a situation of moving data between disparate platforms.(1)
Explain the use of Sterling Connect:Direct File Agent for automation.(1)
Section 4 – Administration (Monitoring, Maintenance and Tuning) 21%
Use Connect:Direct Requestor.(3)
Use Command Line Interface (CLI).
Use ISPF interface (IUI). (for z/OS)(1)
Determine the process completion.
Utilize and maintain statistics files or databases.(2)
Understand Sterling Connect:Direct utilities.(1)
Determine trace options.
Manage and control Sterling Connect:Direct process queues.(2)
Identify tuning requirements.
Identify and apply the appropriate software patches.(3)
Section 5 – Security 20%
Explain local authentication and user roles (e.g. admin versus general user).
Explain the different methods of remote user authentication (e.g. password, RACF, local versus proxy, snodeid, security exit).(1)
Understand the process to create, request and validate x.509 certificates.
Implement the Sterling Connect:Direct Secure STS protocol.
Use different methods for maintaining security on Sterling Connect:Direct Secure (e.g. spadmin, SPCLI, Sterling Control Center).(2)
Troubleshoot x.509 certificate issues (e.g. Sterling Connect:Direct traces).
Implement Sterling External Authentication Server for Connect:Direct.(3)
Implement FIPS option.
PartnerWorld Code: 15003801
Replaces PW Code: Not Applicable
This intermediate level certification is intended for administrators and implementers who are responsible for configuring, troubleshooting and deploying IBM Sterling Connect:Direct with focus on the Microsoft Windows 4.6 and UNIX 4.1 platforms. Some basic understanding of the z/OS 5.1 platform is required.
These technical professionals are also required to have conceptual understanding of the Microsoft Windows, UNIX, z/OS Operating Systems.
An administrator or implementer who passes this exam is able to install and configure IBM Sterling Connect:Direct, and provide:
knowledge of the Sterling Connect:Direct components that interact with the user interface that allows submission, execution and monitoring of Sterling Connect:Direct.
a comprehensive set of managed file transfer capabilities to facilitate data growth, use of automation, reduce security risk, and improve IT and business efficiency.
an understanding of secure connections between trading partners with customers, suppliers and business partners.
visibility and tracking of business data with customers, suppliers and business partners.
visibility for status of sent and received business transactions.
Recommended Prerequisite Skills
Before preparing for this certification, the following knowledge and skills are recommended and assumed:
conceptual understanding of operating systems
basic understanding of firewalls, load balancers and high availability (clustering)
basic understanding of network connectivity
basic understanding security, certificates and encryption
In preparing for this certification, the following IBM course(s) are recommended to further improve your skills:
6C02G: IBM Sterling Connect Direct for Unix V4.2.0
6C03G: IBM Sterling Connect Direct for Windows V4.7 Fundamentals
This certification requires 1 exam
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C8060-220 – IBM Sterling Connect Direct Administration
An administrator notices that the ntp group subsystem is not starting up at boot time. What will cause this issue?
A. The /etc/ntp.conf file has the following line commented out broadcastserver
B. The following line is commented outinthe/etc/inetd.conf file: ntp 123/tcp # Network Time Protocol
C. The following line is commented out of the /etc/inittab file: xntpd: 23456789:respawn:/usr/sbin/xntpd > /dev/console 2>&1 #Start ntp daemon
D. The /etc/rc.tcpip file has the following line commented out: start /usr/sbin/xntpd “$src_running”
What is a requirement for Live Partition Mobility?
A. The network and disk must be virtual.
B. The disk must be virtual and a Logical Host Ethernet Adapter (LHEA) for network.
C. The client partition must be connected to a SAN.
D. The client partition must be set up asa ‘Mover Service Partition’.
What are key considerations when planning for Live Application Mobility?
A. The WPAR is an Application WPAR and both global environments are at the same AIX level
B. That theWPAR is checkpointable and both global environments are on the same subnet
C. The NFS services are running and applications are stopped
D. The NFS services are running and there is an HMC attached to both managed systems
After performing a NIM rte install, the administrator noticed that not all filesets are at the correct Technology Level (TL). What action will help the administrator determine why the inconsistent fileset levels were installed?
A. On the NIM server, run an Ippchk to identify if the Software Vital Product Data is valid.
B. On the NIM client, run oslevel command against the TL to identifymissing prerequisites.
C. Run instfix command on NIM client to determine what filesets are inconsistent.
D. On the NIM server run the NIM IsIpp command to indentify downlevel filesets contained in the lpp_source.
An administrator wants to create a filesystem with a specific logical volume name, disk location, and disk placement. Which pair of commandswill allow these attributes to be set during filesystem creation?
A. crfs followed by chvg
B. crlv followed by mkfs
C. mkfs followed by chfs
D. mklv followed by crfs