Sunday, March 1, 2009

Test 955 IBM WebSphere Portal 6.1 Deployment and Administration

Architecting a Portal Solution

1. Architect a content and Portal
2. Describe branding capabilities
3. Design a staging architecture
4. Design end-to-end portal architecture
5. Planning and implementation of security in a cluster
6. Planning multiple virtual portals
7. Planning security and authentication concepts
8. Planning Web Content Management implementation
9. Planning WebSphere Portal migration
10. Understand business process integration concepts
11. Understand cross-cell deployment scenarios
12. Understand development of Application Components and Composite Applications
13. Understand dynamic clustering
14. Understand horizontal and vertical clustering
15. Understand planning for multiple clusters and database considerations
16. Understanding standard portlet life cycle
17. Understand the differences and advantages between Client Side Aggregation (CSA) and Server Side Aggregation (SSA)
18. Understand Virtual Portals

Installation and Configuration

1. Adding node to cluster and dynamic cluster
2. Configure AJAX proxy
3. Configure WAS and Portal caching
4. Create a WebSphere Deployment dynamic cluster
5. Diagnose problems with development environment installation
6. Implement horizontal and vertical clustering
7. Implement portals using the portal site wizard
8. Install and setup a clustered production environment
9. Migrate WebSphere Portal and customized resources
10. Perform a silent installation from a response file
11. Planning your installation
12. Understand ConfigEngine commands
13. Understand installation components
14. Understand new portal coexistence (mixed versions) and install options
15. Understand Portal installation components
16. Understand Portal tuning concepts
17. Understand the use of the portal property files
18. Utilize command line tools
19. Utilize configuration templates
20. Utilize installation wizards for post config and portal cloning
21. Utilize multiple LDAP realms
22. Work with application templates to Assemble composite applications


1. Administer application roles
2. Administer page and portlet security
3. Administer Portal roles and authorization
4. Create a Look-aside user registry and add attributes
5. Deploying Portlets in a Secure Environment
6. Enable SSL between components
7. Establish and administer single sign-on realms
8. Establish LDAP and Federated authentication mode
9. Externalize Resource Security
10. Integrate external security managers
11. Manage Portal Search Security
12. Manage user registries
13. Modify default passwords for WebSphere Portal
14. Securing your WSRP producer

15. #Enable SSO with WebSphere and Domino Troubleshooting portal security
16. Understand LTPA and cookies
17. Understand multiple realms
18. Configure Login / Logout / Session Filter

Customization and Administration

1. Administer parallel portlet rendering
2. Administer virtual portals
3. Apply portlet wiring concepts
4. Apply template concepts
5. Configure and Administer Virtual Portals
6. Configure cooperative portlets
7. Configure page layouts
8. Configure the locking mechanism
9. Configure Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP)
10. Copy portlets and portlet applications
11. Create and configure Portal and Web Content search collections
12. Customize pages including use of portlet wiring
13. Customize Web 2.0 themes using the Theme Customizer
14. Demonstrate understanding of portal site management
15. Describe enhanced Portal WSRP 2.0 features
16. Implement custom unique names
17. Implement skins and themes (now ears)
18. Implement URL mapping Same (now friendly URL)
19. Manage and configure composite applications
20. Manage portal resources with policies
21. Manage portlets in a cluster
22. Manage replication in your cluster
23. Manage users and groups (access control)
24. Modify Portal URLs
25. Understand how to configure a remote search service for portal
26. Utilize collaborative portal components
27. Utilize the Manage Search Portlet to administer Portal Search
28. Utilize the Portal Site Management Portlet
29. Utilize the Portal Site Wizard

Maintain and Monitor

1. Create XMLAccess scripts copy individual portal resources development to integration environments
2. Create XMLAccess scripts for deploying, updating, deleting, and performing routine maintenance on portal resources
3. Debug errors in XMLAccess scripts when importing between environments
4. Demonstrate enabling Portlet PMI
5. Demonstrate knowledge of the Member Fixer tool
6. Demonstrate knowledge of the ReleaseBuilder process and command-line tool
7. Describe the purpose for log files created during installation, maintenance, and operation of the portal
8. Export and import page hierarchy using Administration Portlets
9. Identify the differences and advantages between the portal scripting interface and XMLAccess.
10. Identify the function of elements in the XMLAccess script XML Scheme
11. Identify the required ACL roles to delegate portal administration tasks to non-administrator portal users
12. Install and Update portlets using Administration Portlets
13. Synchronize Portal environments using Site Management

14. Understand how to identify orphan data in the portal and WCM, and what tools and process are required to clean up or repair the data

15. Understand how to start and stop portal server using command line tools and using the IBM Management Console in WebSphere Application Server
16. Understand the portal scripting interface and its relationship to the WebSphere Application Server scripting interface
17. Understand the purpose, functions, and requirements for the Site Management
18. Understand the release life-cycle for deploying changes between portals
19. Utilize the portal scripting interface to create pages, add portlets, set security, and manage portal resources
20. Understand how to identify the effective access a user or group has to portal resources
21. Understand how to utilize the WebSphere Application Server Performance Monitoring(PMI)

Portal Content

1. Customize Web Content authoring (Configure the authoring portlet)
2. Demonstrate knowledge of Personalization concepts
3. Demonstrate use and knowledge of Attribute based Administration
4. Demonstrate working with Web Content Libraries (Import/Export,creating,versioning)
5. Develop a Workflow strategy and versioning options
6. Establish syndication between environments (Demonstrate knowledge of syndication strategies)
7. Knowledge of extending Web Content Management
8. Maintain content and portal assets
9. Migrate a Web Content System using content migration tool
10. Personalize your content
11. Setup a Portal Web Content Management solution
12. Setup an Authoring Server
13. Understand and Administer the Publishing Personalization rules
14. Utilize Web Content management and maintenance tools (Reference checker, etc.)


1. Demonstrate knowledge of trace strings and trace enablers
2. Demonstrate the use of IBM Assistant to gather diagnostic data
3. Describe and use tools for troubleshooting and diagnostics
4. Describe how to enable logging and tracing for the following:
#Portal Search
#Virtual Member Manager
#Web Content Management

5. Enable Portal and WebSphere tracing to gather diagnostic data
6. Understand conditions for which Portal will use Server Side Aggregation
7. Understand troubleshooting of database connectivity
8. Understand troubleshooting of installation issues
9. Understand troubleshooting of Portal cluster issues
10. Utilize system event logging to troubleshoot portal and portal artifacts

Integrating Your Business

1. Configure collaboration features (Common Mail, Instant Messaging, etc)
2. Configure Portal for process integration
3. Configure Sametime presence awareness
4. Configure Single Sign On with Domino
5. Configure Virtual Portals for process integration
6. Configure WebSphere Process Server integration
7. Customizing Portal process integration
8. Integrate with Lotus Domino
9. Planning for collaborative servers and portlets
10. Understand options for backend application integration (Web Application Integrator, for example)

Other Concepts

1. Migrate core and custom portal resources
2. Migrate portal content
3. Search the Business Solutions catalog
4. Understand how to leverage feeds using WebSphere Portal
5. Understand portal and e-forms integration
6. Understand WebSphere Portal migration concepts