C2040-988 Administering IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5

Test information:
Number of questions: 66
Time allowed in minutes: 90
Required passing score: 75%
Test languages: English

IBM Certified System Administrator – IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5

Job Role Description / Target Audience
This intermediate level certification is intended for system administrators who perform the installation, configuration and day-to-day administration tasks associated with ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of an IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5 environment. This includes tasks associated with:

– Understanding the Architecture/Planning and Preparing the Environment
– Installing and Configuring
– Managing and Maintaining the Environment
– Managing Security
– Working with Policies

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.

To attain the IBM Certified System Administrator – IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5, candidates must possess the skills outlined under Recommended Prerequisite Skills below and pass1 test. To gain additional knowledge and skills, and prepare for the tests based on the job role and test objectives, take the link to the test below, and refer to the Test Preparation tab.

Recommended Prerequisite Skills
Knowledge and skills one needs to possess before beginning to prepare for this job role certification:

– Basic IBM Lotus Sametime administration skills
– Hands on experience with Lotus Sametime 8.5
– Troubleshooting and problem determination skills

Exam 988: Administering IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5

Covers Lotus Sametime 8.5 system administration material as it relates to these competency areas:
Install and Configure
Manage and Maintain
Managing Security
Working with Policies

Planning/preparing the environment
Clustering Sametime servers for high availability
Network planning considerations
Planning a Lotus Sametime community server install
Planning a Lotus Sametime Media Manager Install
Planning deployment topologies
Planning for an LDAP Directory
Ports used by Lotus Sametime components
Supporting IPv6 addressing in a Lotus Sametime deployment
Understanding database concepts-preparing the database environment
WebSphere Application Server considerations

Install and Configure
Configuring and managing the Sametime Connect Client
Configuring Sametime Connect Client SPNEGO- Authentication
Configuring Sametime Connect Client\Provisioning
Configuring Sametime Connect Client\Secure Site Provisioning
Configuring Sametime Connect Client\Silent Installer
Configuring Directory Services
Configuring Directory Services\Domino Directory
Configuring Directory Services\LDAP Directory
Configuring file transfers
Configuring Sametime 8.5 proxy server
Configuring Sametime clusters
Configuring Sametime connectivity
Configuring Sametime logging
Configuring Sametime Media Server
Configuring Sametime Mobile
Configuring the Lotus Notes embedded Client
Configuring the Sametime 8.5 meeting server
Configuring Sametime meeting server conversion services
Configuring the Sametime Community server
Configuring the Sametime Community services multiplexer (MUX)
Configuring the Sametime system console
Configuring Tunneling
Configuring usage limits
Deploying MS Office integration features
Deploying Sametime across multiple domains
Deploying Sametime Connect via network deployment
Deploying Sametime Plug-ins
Implementing Business Cards
Implementing Community Services Clustering
Implementing SSL
Installing/configuring DB2
Understanding the capabilities of the Sametime Gateway

Manage and Maintain
Administering a Lotus Sametime Community Server
Administering a Llotus Sametime Media Manager
Administering a Lotus Sametime Meeting Server
Administering a Lotus Sametime Proxy server
Administering a Lotus Sametime System Console
Managing Anonymous Users Naming
Managing Recorded Meetings
Modifying Audio/Video Services
Modifying Community Services Clustering
Monitoring the Sametime Servers
Troubleshooting a Lotus Sametime Community Server
Troubleshooting a Lotus Sametime Connect Client
Troubleshooting a Lotus Sametime Media Server
Troubleshooting a Lotus Sametime Meeting Server
Troubleshooting a Lotus Sametime System Console
Troubleshooting Online Meetings
Tuning a WebSphere proxy server
Tuning Lotus Sametime Media Manager
Tuning Lotus Sametime Community Server
Understanding Breakout Sessions
Understanding Location Awareness
Understanding Polling in Meetings
Understanding Telephony in Sametime – click to call
Upgrading Sametime Clients
Utilizing the Name Conversion Utility
Utilizing the Sametime Administration Tool

Managing Security
Configuring Single Sign-on
Controlling user Sametime server access
Managing administrator access and roles
Managing security associated with the community server
Managing security associated with the Media Manager
Managing security associated with the meeting server
Modifying Sametime security
Understanding user policies

Working with Policies
Configuring the Sametime Policy Service
Instant messaging policies
Managing users with policies
Assigning policies to users and groups
Changing a user’s policy’s weight
Creating new user policies
Finding policies associated with a user
Media manager policies
Meeting policies
Upgrading to 8.5 and policies

You are planning to upgrade your Sametime community server to version 8.5 but do not want to
use the Sametime System Console to upgrade your server. Which of the following is correct?

A. You can manually run a guided activity without the System Console.
B. The Sametime System Console is required for you to upgrade your Sametime Community
server to 8.5.
C. You can configure the Lotus Sametime Community Server to directly access the Lotus Domino
Directory if you do not plan to use the Lotus Sametime System Console.
D. If you are not previously using LDAP for Sametime authentication, it is a required you use
LDAP authentication to authenticate to a Sametime 8.5 Community server.

Answer: C


Carol is planning to deploy Sametime 8.5 in her company and is looking to create a vertical cluster
of the Sametime Meeting Server, the Sametime Media Manager and the Sametime Proxy Server.
How many nodes does she need to deploy?

A. 2 nodes
B. 3 nodes
C. 4 nodes
D. 6 nodes

Answer: B


In Sametime 8.5, which best describes where can you configure the Sametime Community
Clusters documents?

A. In the stconfig.nsf
B. In the sametime.ini
C. In the Sametime System Console
D. In the stconfig.nsf and Sametime System Console

Answer: A


Which of the following is NOT required in an LDAP directory used for Sametime?

A. the base entries do not overlap
B. SSL is enabled on the LDAP server
C. each entry has a uniquely defined DN
D. the LDAP directory contains the mail attribute

Answer: B


Which one of the following components is NOT part of the Sametime Media Manager

A. Packet Switcher
B. Conference Manager
C. Sametime Reflector
D. SIP Proxy/Registrar

Answer: C


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