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IBM C4040-129

IBM i 7.1 Administration Exam

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Operating System Upgrades (4%)

  • Explain critical factors when planning an upgrade to IBM i 7 (from 6.1or 5.4), including using various planning resources such as Memo to Users, and Pre-Upgrade Verification Tool.
  • Explain various upgrade methods, including using image catalogs, distribution media, and network-based installations.
  • Demonstrate an ability to solve problems which commonly occur during or shortly after an IBM i upgrade.

PTF Management (5%)

  • Use and install different types of PTFs, including demonstrating and understanding temp/perm status, superseding PTFs, pre/co-req relationships, removing PTFs, and test PTFs.
  • Explain the concepts of HIPER, Group, Cumulative and Recommended PTFs.

Problem Determination (5%)

  • Given a situation, explain why a problem is occurring.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of various tools to diagnose a problem, including SST/DST, WRKPRB, PAL, ASMI, and various message queues.

Backup Tasks (10%)

  • Solve typical problems encountered during various save operations.
  • Explain how the relationships of various object types (hierarchy) affects save operations.
  • Explain which type of save is appropriate to a given situation, including saves to virtual tape, save while active, full system, individual object, save security, etc.
  • Save IFS objects.
  • Explain the purpose of various save commands.
  • Explain how different types of saves affect the restore process

Recovery Tasks (10%)

  • Restore various objects, including different libraries, object ownership changes, journal relationships, LF/PF relationships, and new "position" parameter for fast tape restore.
  • Solve typical problems encountered during various restore operations.
  • Recover the system using LIC media, including slipping LIC and D-mode IPL, alternate IPL devices, and alternate Install devices.
  • Restore IFS objects.
  • Explain how to resume a failed restore operation.
  • Define system values that are critical to restore process, especially when performing a full system restore.
  • Restore security and private authorities

Work Management (11%)

  • Create and manage subsystems, including classes, routing entries, job queues and job queue entries.
  • Create and manage job descriptions, including assigning priorities, job queues, classes, library lists.
  • Manage jobs, including scheduled jobs, prestart jobs, changing the characteristics of running jobs, and ending jobs.
  • Use the native Job Scheduler to automate tasks.
  • Use the output presented by the Work with Active Jobs, Work with System Activity, and Work with System Status functions to perform daily performance tuning tasks.

User Administration (7%)

  • Manage individual and group user profiles in IBM i.
  • Given a scenario, define the characteristics and appropriate uses of various profiles.
  • Manage SST/DST profiles and permissions.
  • Explain the appropriate use of special authorities and user classes.

Networking (9%)

  • Create and manage a simple IP network .
  • Given a scenario, determine the cause of a typical networking problem.
  • Manage host tables and DNS entries.
  • Manage common servers and services (for example, FTP, SNTP, SMTP, HTTP, Telnet).
  • Manage remote data.
  • Configure and manage Electronic Customer Support.

HMC Management (5%)

  • Back up the HMC (regular, and pre-update).
  • Upgrade the HMC and apply firmware updates, including demonstrating an understanding of dependent relationships.
  • Access the HMC remotely.
  • Access the 5250 console remotely.

System Firmware (FSP) (4%)

  • Install system firmware on single-image systems and HMC-managed systems.
  • Explain the impact of disruptive and concurrent firmware updates.
  • Explain the relationship between system firmware and PTFs.

Performance Management and Tuning (6%)

  • Use tools, including performance collection, performance agent, Systems Director Navigator Console, and monitors, to investigate and tune system performance.
  • Solve common performance problems.
  • Explain the use of SSDs in an environment, including adding, migrating data to/from, and determining if SSDs are practical in the environment.
  • Manage system performance using Work with Shared Pools functions such as expert cache.

Write and Debug Simple CL Programs & Queries in Support of Administrative Tasks (5%)

  • Given a situation, explain why a query or a CL program is appropriate
  • Create, modify and debug CL programs, including message handling within a program
  • Use queries and output files to create tools
  • Create customized commands, and change command defaults

Security & Compliance (9%)

  • Explain the purpose of various security related system values.
  • Given a situation, solve various problems related to object or system authority.
  • Use the Audit Journal.
  • Define appropriate situations for, and risks related to using, adopted authority.
  • Use Security Tools to produce reports and take appropriate actions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the effect of security checking in IBM i.

Journaling & Database Management (6%)

  • Explain the benefits of journaling, including remote journaling.
  • Given a situation, use journaling to recover database.
  • Explain the "Reorganize Physical File" function, including what types of reorganization are possible, considerations when using this function, and when it is appropriate to reorganize.
  • Create and manage journaled environments, including using remote journaling.
  • Create and manage access paths and indices.

IBM i Access Management & Systems Director Navigator for IBM i (6%)

  • Install, configure and manage IBM i Access for end-users, including supporting interoperability between OS and Access releases.
  • Install, configure and manage Operations Console.
  • Solve problems typically encountered by IBM i Access users.
  • Use Management Central tools (fix distribution, inventory management, monitors, etc.).
  • Use i Access database tools (visual explain, index advisor, etc.).

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