Number of questions: 64
Number of questions to pass: 43
Time allowed: 90 mins
Exam 427: IBM Digital Experience 8.5 Fundamentals
Exam Type: Multiple Choice
Section 1: IBM WebSphere Portal 48%
Understand IBM WebSphere Portal offerings
Identify the prerequisites
Understand the unsupported/deprecated features
Understand IBM WebSphere Portal version coexistence
Discuss architecture concepts
Understand integration with other products
Understand Performance considerations
Install IBM Installation Manager
Install IBM WebSphere Application Server
Install IBM WebSphere Portal
Configure IBM WebSphere Portal for databases
Set up security
Understand the ability to troubleshoot simple issues
Understand responsive design
Discuss the usage of WebDAV within IBM WebSphere Portal
Understand the high-level migration paths
Enable Single Sign-On
Understand Web Application Bridge use case
Understand Unified Task List portlet
Understand the capabilities of Portal Search
Describe managed pages
Understand the Theme Analyzer
Deploy Portal profiles and communities
Understand Virtual Portal use cases and best practices
Understand the concepts of a cluster
Understand deployment strategies using ReleaseBuilder
Work with community pages
Understand integration with analytics tools
Understand IBM Worklight Integration with IBM WebSphere Portal
Section 2: IBM Web Content Manager 25%
Understand content creation
Create a new page
Edit current page
Understand the content template catalog
Understand Syndication basics
Understand WebDAV basics
Work with Digital Data Connector
Work with Web Content Viewer portlets
Enable multilingual sites with MLS
Understand troubleshooting options for content issues with the WCM Tools portlet
Section 3: IBM Web Experience Factory 14%
Understand the concept of builders
Understand visual designer
Understand model wizards
Import/Export IBM Web Experience Factory Archives
Understand how WEF can connect to a database
Debug a Web Experience Factory application
Understand manual and automated deployment
Understand creation of secure web apps with Web Experience Factory
Understand mobile enablement of an application
Section 4: IBM Forms 6%
Understand the concept of Extension points (IFX, API, Servlets, Portlets)
Understand Install Forms Server
Understand integration possibilities
Section 5: IBM Forms Experience Builder 6%
Understand FEB Design Functions
Understand Manage/Use Tab Function (duplicate/Deploy/History/View Response)
This exam has an Assessment Exam option: A9520-427 Assessment: IBM Digital Experience 8.5 Fundamentals
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This assessment exam is available in: English
Passing the exam does not award you a certification, and it is only used to help you assess if you are ready or not to take the certification exam.
You can register for it at Pearson VUE and it will provide you a score report, showing you how you did in each section.
IBM Collaboration Solutions highly recommends using a variety of resources to prepare for certification exams. During your preparation, it is important that you review the exam objectives periodically to make sure that all of the material in the exam objectives is covered in your choice of preparation methods. It should be noted that there is not a one-to-one correspondence between these preparation methods and the exam.
Review the exam objectives to see the complete listing of possible topics for the exam. Use this as your checklist to determine your strengths and those areas where you will need to focus more attention in your studies and preparation. This information also includes recommend prerequisite skills and knowledge.
Actual hands-on experience is a critical component in preparing for the exam. Direct application of the skills learned cannot be substituted by any one other resource listed here. You must spend time using the product and applying the skills learned. The exam is looking to measure how well you know how to perform tasks, not how well you memorize features and functions.
IBM Forms Documentation
This page provides an entry point to product information about IBM Forms. Use the links in the Table of Contents to find documentation for specific versions and editions of this product family. Generated links to developerWorks, Redbooks, and white papers are also provided when articles about the product are available. On this page, you can find entry points to sites that help you learn more about this product and other IBM products. There are also links to web sites that help you find support and stay current.
IBM Web Experience Factory 8.5 documentation
IBM Web Experience Factory creates applications with rich, interactive digital experiences for delivery on desktop browsers, smartphones, tablets, and IBM Worklight. This rapid application development tool enables developers to build custom web portlets, widgets, and applications for IBM WebSphere Portal, IBM Worklight, and IBM WebSphere Application Server environments.
Exceptional Digital Experience: IBM WebSphere Portal and IBM Web Content Manager 8.5 Documentation
Welcome to the documentation for IBM’s Exceptional Digital Experience. Find information about how to install, maintain, and use: IBM Web Content Manager, IBM WebSphere Portal, and IBM WebSphere Portal Enable for z/OS.
IBM WebSphere Portal Express Documentation
This page provides an entry point to product information about WebSphere Portal Express. Use the links in the Table of Contents to find documentation for specific versions and editions of this product family. Generated links to developerWorks, Redbooks, and white papers are also provided when articles about the product are available. On this page, you can find entry points to sites that help you learn more about this product and other IBM products. There are also links to web sites that help you find support and stay current.
IBM Case Manager Documentation
This page provides an entry point to product information about Case Manager. Use the links in the Table of Contents to find documentation for specific versions and editions of this product family. Generated links to developerWorks, Redbooks, and white papers are also provided when articles about the product are available. On this page, you can find entry points to sites that help you learn more about this product and other IBM products. There are also links to web sites that help you find support and stay current.
WebSphere Application Server, Network Deployment, V8.5.5 documentation
View the latest WebSphere Application Server, Network Deployment documentation. This information applies to Version 8.5.5 and to all subsequent releases and modifications until otherwise indicated in new editions.
WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Concepts, Planning and Design Guide
IBM WebSphere Application Server is the leading software foundation for service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications and services for your enterprise. With IBM WebSphere Application Server, you can build business-critical enterprise applications and solutions, and combine them with innovative new functions. The WebSphere Application Server family includes and supports a range of products that helps you develop and serve your business applications. You can use these products to build, deploy, and manage dynamic websites and other more complex solutions productively and effectively.
PartnerWorld Code: 14012001
Replaces PW Code: Not Applicable
An IBM Certified Associate – Digital Experience 8.5 is an individual with entry-level knowledge and experience with IBM WebSphere Portal, IBM Web Content Manager, IBM Web Experience Factory, IBM Forms, and IBM Forms Experience Builder. This individual is knowledgeable about the fundamental concepts of these products through either hands-on experience or formal and informal education. The associate should have an in-depth knowledge of the basic to intermediate tasks required in day-to-day use of the following products:
IBM WebSphere Portal
IBM Web Content Manager
IBM Web Experience Factory
IBM Forms Experience Builder
Recommended Prerequisite Skills
It is recommended that candidates have the following knowledge before beginning to prepare for this certification:
Working knowledge of IBM WebSphere Application Server, IBM WebSphere Portal, Java Enterprise Edition technologies, web servers, and Eclipse
Working knowledge of client-side browser technologies
Working knowledge of OS, networking, and firewall concepts
Basic knowledge of security (SSL, data encryption)
Basic knowledge of supported database software
Basic knowledge of protocols including HTTP, LDAP
Basic knowledge of problem determination
What wp_profile_root/PortalServer/bin scripts generate WebSphere Portal version and history information?
A. WPVersion.Info.[sh/bat] and WPHistoryInfo.[sh/bat]
B. ReleaseBuilder.[sh/bat] and ConfigEngine.[sh/bat]
C. WPVersion.Info.[sh/bat] and ReleaseBuilder.[sh/bat]
D. genVersionReport[sh/bat] and ReleaseBuilder.[sh/bat]
Which statement is true about virtual portals?
A. They share a database.
B. They run in separate JVMs.
C. They must have separate user populations.
D. They must all have the same administrators.
Which option does a developer use to create an exceptional web experience that is optimized across multiple devices?
A. dynamic data control (DDC)
B. wired equivalent policy (WEP)
C. responsive web design (RWD)
D. work progress administration (WPA)
(responsive web design)
What is one operating system that IBM Forms Experience Builder is supported on?
A. IBM i
D. IBM AIX
Which is the first step in installing the multilingual extensions?
A. Run the deployment command ConfigEngine.sh deploy-wcm-mls.
B. Run the registration command ConfigEngine.sh register-wcm-mls.
C. Run the update member fixer command ConfigEngine.sh run-wcm-admin-task-member-fixer.
D. Ensure that the WasPassword and PortalAdminPwd paswords are set in the wkplc.properties file.