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Additional IBM 340 pre-assessment questions

Americo Souza
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Joined: Nov 22, 2004
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Hi Ranchers

Tonight, I took the IBM 340 pre-assessment test in order to get the free voucher. Previously I searched for those questions at JavaRanch but surprisingly Prometric asked some brand new ones (20 - almost half of the required questions).

Fortunately I passed because I was studying this subject and I was able to answer some of these questions, Below, I listed all of them:

[ January 05, 2005: Message edited by: Americo Souza ]

AMERICO SOUZA<br />MSCS, BSCS and BSEE <br />ACHIEVEMENTS<br />CompTIA (A+), Cisco (CCNA), Oracle (OCA - PL/SQL), Sun (Java, J2EE and EJB).<br />Currently persuing Oracle's Forms Certification
Americo Souza
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1- After a servlet request is received by the IBM HTTP Server, which IBM WebSphere Application Server V5.0 component receives the request next?
A.Application server's embedded HTTP server
B.Web server plug-in
C.Application server
D.Servlet redirector

2 - Which of the following is NOT a benefit of implementing vertical scaling?
A.Efficient use of machine processing power
B.Increased Load Balancing
C.Creation of a topology which supports process failover
D.Elimination of hardware as a single point of failure

3 - Which of the following configuration files from IBM WebSphere Application Server V5.0 defines applications and endpoints for a node?

4 - Which of the following OS tasks MUST be performed when preparing to install IBM WebSphere Application Server V5.0?
(Select 2)
A.Check memory (at least the minimum required for the OS)
B.Check ODBC driver levels
C.Install a LDAP server
D.Create a user ID for starting services
E.Check disk space (at least the minimum required for the OS)

5 - At times, the administrator might need to instruct the WebSphere Application Server plug-in to regenerate its configuration. Considering this, which of the following statements are true?
(Select 2)
A.You do not have to regenerate the plug-in configuration after adding or removing servlets if they are set for automatic reload.
B.To use the Update Web Server Plug-in Configuration page in the administrative console, Click "Environment" > "Update Web Server Plugin" in the console navigation tree.
C.You do have to regenerate the plug-in configuration after installing or removing an enterprise application.
D.Manual configuration changes can be preserved prior to regenerating the plug-in configuration using the GenPluginCfg command with the -save option.

6 - An IP sprayer (load balancer) redirects HTTP requests from:
A.Web servers to a application servers
B.Web servers to a cluster members
C.Web clients to web servers
D.Web clients to application servers

7- To enable monitoring of individual enterprise bean methods with the Tivoli Performance Viewer, what must an administrator set?
A. In the Tivoli Performance Viewer console, select the Standard monitoring
B. In the Tivoli Performance Viewer console, select Custom monitoring
C. In the Tivoli Performance Viewer console, set the monitoring level to at least High
D. In the Tivoli Performance Viewer console, set the monitoring level to Max

8 - An AIX operating system administrator realizes that the machine, on which HTTP Server is installed, starts swapping in peak times. What should he do to avoid performance drop?
A.This is not a performance issue. Swapping is a normal operation for the operating system.
B.This is a performance issue, but swapping cannot be avoided.
C.Add more memory to the machine to avoid performance drop.
D.Add more CPU power to the machine to avoid performance drop.
E.Enlarge the swap space on the disks to speed up swapping process.

9 - What is the likely reason for decreasing the "Maximum size" parameter of the thread pool for a Web container?
A.To limit the size a thread can grow before refreshing
B.To limit the amount of threads to what the hardware can withstand
C.To lower the amount of unused threads
D.To limit the amount of time a thread exists before refreshing

10 - A new enterprise application is installed in WebSphere Application Server. What script will identify the new application to the web server?

11 - A machine is experiencing a bottleneck. Which of the following actions could an administrator take to improve database performance?
A.Change the CMPs to be BMPs
B.Lower the tcp-wait time from 4 minutes to 60 seconds
C.Set the number of DB connections less than the number of WebSphere Application Server threads
D.Lower the default session timeout to less than 30 minutes

12 - Multiple fixpacks are installed on the WebSphere Application Server V5 Base. At some point it is realized that WebSphere must be rolled back to a previous fixpack level. What should an administrator do to roll the application server back?
A.Reinstall WebSphere Application server then the appropriate fixpack
B.Uninstall any fixpacks installed after the desired level
C.Remove the latest fixpack jars
D.Reinstall the appropriate fixpack level

13 - The Admin Console status area toggles between two types of messages. These are:
(Select 2)
A.Version Info
B.Runtime Messages
C.Configuration Problems
D.Performance Metrics

14 - To execute the Collector Tool, which of the following prerequisites MUST be met?
(Select 3)
A.JDK 1.2.2 or higher must be installed.
B.The PATH environment variable should be set to include the <as-root>/bin directory.
C.The Collector Tool command must be executed from the <as-root>/bin directory.
D.The CLASSPATH environment variable should be set to include the <as-root>/bin diretory.
E.The user must be logged into the system as the Administrator or Root.

15 - To change the default size of the activity.log file, an administrator MUST:
A.edit the file
B.change the logging and tracing preferences from within the administrative console
C.edit the entry in the activity.log file
D.uncomment the dynamicLogSize=on line in the waslogbrsys.cfg file

16 - Which of the following statements about the First Failure Data Capture (FFDC) tool is correct?
A.Starting FFDC introduces significant performance impact on the application server.
B.It preserves the information generated from a processing failure and returns control to the affected engines.
C.It must be started and stopped manually thru the Administrator's Console or wsadmin.
D.The captured data is saved automatically in the <WAS_HOME>/config/cells folder.

17 - An administrator has just finished installing a new enterprise application on a running application server. However, when the administrator goes to test the app it does not work. Which of the following methods should the administrator do right away?
(Select 2)
A.Use Tivoli Performance Viewer to analyze the running application server.
B.Make sure to re-generate the web server plug-in.
C.Open the Application Assembly Tool and re-package the enterprise application with IBM bindings.
D.Check that the newly installed enterprise application has been started.

18 - Which of the following are valid ways to invoke the name space dump utility?
(Select 2)
A.Execute the "JNDIDumpNameSpace" command from the command prompt.
B.Invoke the utility from a Java program.
C.Execute the "dumpNameSpace" command from the command prompt.
D.Invoke the utility from a Java program.
E.The JNDIDumpNameSpace command can only be executed from the command line.

19 - When enabling tracing on an Application Server, which of the following options can be configured from the administrative console?
(Select 3)
A.Trace Output File Name
B.Trace Specification String
C.Show FATAL Messages
D.Show WARNING Messages
E.Trace Output Format

20 - Which log files should an administrator reference to find WebSphere Application Server startup errors?
(Select 2)

1 -B
2 -C
3 -A
4 -A E
5 -C
6 -A
7 -
8 -C
9 -B
10 -C
11 -C
12 -
13 -B C
14 -B D E
15 -
16 -B
17 -B D
18 -A D
19 -
20 -
Vicky Pandya
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Joined: Dec 16, 2004
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These are not new questions. Most of them were part of my pre-assessment test for 340.
Americo Souza
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Joined: Nov 22, 2004
Posts: 76
Probably I was unlucky, because I found two threads at JavaRanch about IBM 340 pre-assessment test but none of them with those questions
I agree. Here's the link:
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