Certification Study Guide Series: Foundations of Tivoli Process Automation Engine

Book description

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a study guide for Test 000-017: Foundations of Tivoli Process Automation Engine and is aimed at individuals who want to get an IBM Professional Certification on Tivoli Process Automation Engine.
The Foundations of Tivoli Process Automation Engine Professional Certification, offered through the Professional Certification Program from IBM, is designed to validate the skills required of technical professionals who work in the implementation of the Tivoli Process Automation Engine. Note that this test is a prerequisite for several other certifications, such as IBM Tivoli Maximo Asset Management for IT V7.1 Implementation
This book provides a combination of theory and practical experience needed for a general understanding of the subject matter. It also provides sample questions that will help in the evaluation of personal progress and provide familiarity with the types of questions that you will encounter in the exam.
This publication does not replace practical experience, nor is it designed to be a stand-alone guide for any subject. Instead, it is an effective tool that, when combined with educational activities and experience, can be an extremely useful preparation guide for the exam.
For your convenience, we structure the chapters based on the sections of the Test 000-017: Foundations of Tivoli Process Automation Engine, such as Prerequisites and Installation, Platform Configuration and so on, so studying each chapter will help you prepare for one section of the exam.

Table of contents

  1. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  2. Preface
    1. The team that wrote this book
    2. Become a published author
    3. Comments welcome
  3. Chapter 1: Certification overview
    1. IBM Professional Certification Program
      1. Benefits of certification
      2. Tivoli Software Professional Certification
    2. Test 017: Foundations of Tivoli process automation engine
      1. Receive a 15% discount when taking the test
    3. Recommended resources for study
      1. Courses
  4. Chapter 2: Prerequisites and installation
    1. Tivoli process automation engine overview
    2. Prerequisites
    3. Typical deployment environments
      1. Simple
      2. Custom
    4. Installation example
      1. Before you begin
      2. Middleware installation
      3. Solution description and assumptions
      4. Middleware installation
      5. Tivoli Asset Management for IT 7.1 installation (1/2)
      6. Tivoli Asset Management for IT 7.1 installation (2/2)
  5. Chapter 3: Platform configuration
    1. Working with domains
      1. SYNONYM domains
      2. ALN domains
      3. NUMERIC domains
      4. NUMERIC RANGE domains
      5. TABLE domains
      6. CROSSOVER domains
    2. Configure the database
      1. Creating or modifying an object
    3. Organizations and sites
      1. Working with organizations
      2. Delete an organization
      3. Working with sites
    4. Working with locations
    5. Working with the Calendars application
    6. Working with Classifications application
    7. Working with E-Mail Listener
    8. Working with Cron tasks
    9. Working with communication templates
    10. Working with escalations
      1. Maintaining the Escalation application
      2. Escalation components
      3. Working with escalation points
    11. Working with Workflow Designer
      1. Creating workflows
    12. Workflow Administration application
      1. Conditional Expression Manager
      2. Conditional Expression Manager Builder
    13. Platform Configuration summary
  6. Chapter 4: Financial configuration
    1. Introduction to Financial configuration
    2. Currency codes
    3. Exchange rates
    4. Chart of accounts
      1. General Ledger Account (GL Account)
      2. Financial Periods
    5. Cost management
  7. Chapter 5: Security configuration
    1. Security profiles
      1. Security Groups application
      2. Adding security groups (1/3)
      3. Adding security groups (2/3)
      4. Adding security groups (3/3)
      5. The Users application
      6. Start Centers
      7. Security group types
    2. Setting up security users
      1. Default insert site
      2. User statuses
      3. Managing users (1/3)
      4. Managing users (2/3)
      5. Managing users (3/3)
    3. Setting up authentication
      1. LDAP authentication
      2. Native authentication
      3. Application server authentication
    4. Conditional security overview
      1. Conditional Expression Manager (1/2)
      2. Conditional Expression Manager (2/2)
  8. Chapter 6: Migration configuration
    1. Integration Framework
    2. Basic integration configuration
      1. Object structures
      2. Publish channels
      3. Invocation channels
      4. Enterprise services
      5. External systems
      6. Endpoints
      7. Importing data
      8. Integration Framework summary
    3. Migration Manager
      1. Overview
      2. Migration Manager concepts and components
      3. Migration objects and migration groups
      4. Compiled sources
      5. Migration Manager applications
      6. Migration planning
      7. Migration flow
      8. Migration Manager summary
  9. Chapter 7: Start Center configuration
    1. Start Center templates
      1. Start Center permissions
      2. Creating a new Start Center template
      3. Modifying a portlet
      4. Modifying an existing Start Center template
      5. Associating a Start Center template to a security group
    2. Key Performance Indicators
      1. Creating a Key Performance Indicator
      2. KPI Crontask
  10. Chapter 8: Work management configuration and administration
    1. Work order settings
      1. Organizations application
      2. Start Center setup for work management
    2. Setting up job plan templates
      1. Job plan concepts
    3. Work Order module
      1. Work Order applications
      2. Creating work orders
    4. Work management capabilities
      1. Nested job plans
      2. Job plan template
      3. Work management status flow control
  11. Chapter 9: Reporting configuration
    1. Report administration
      1. Generating the Request pages
      2. Importing a report
      3. Adding a report
    2. Report configuration
    3. Running reports
      1. To schedule a report and send with e-mail
      2. To view and edit scheduled reports
  12. Appendix A: Sample certification test questions
    1. Questions
    2. Answers
  13. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. Online resources
    3. How to get Redbooks
    4. Help from IBM
  14. Index (1/3)
  15. Index (2/3)
  16. Index (3/3)
  17. Back cover

Product information

  • Title: Certification Study Guide Series: Foundations of Tivoli Process Automation Engine
  • Author(s): Vasfi Gucer, Anantaram Kandukuri, Caio Elias Saad, Dario Sierra, Jonathan Baffa, Julio Madeira, Maamar Ferkoun, Marcel Laurenz
  • Release date: July 2009
  • Publisher(s): IBM Redbooks
  • ISBN: None