IBM 000-253 : IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V6.1, Core Administration Exam
Available in English and Japanese, the IBM 000-253 (IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V6.1, Core Administration) test is a closed-book, multiple choice exam that features 54 questions. Ninety-minutes are allotted for the completion of the exam and a 53% score is required for a passing status. Each question may require a single or multiple options for a correct answer. Exam instructions indicate the number of options required for each question.
The 000-253 Exam contains 7 sections. Correct answer percentages in each section are combined for overall test score. Exam sections include: Architecture (17%), Installation/Configuration of Application Server (13%), Application Assembly and Deployment (17%), WebSphere Security (11%), Workload Management, Scalability, Failover (11%), Maintenance and Performance Tuning (18%), and Problem Determination (13%). Additional exam question details and topic focus can be found in the Exam Topics section below.
Exam question focus for the 000-253 test includes the following. Other topics may also appear on the exam.
1. WebSphere Security
1.1 Administrative security roles
1.2 SSL and plug-in usage
1.3 VMM usage
2. Maintenance and Performance Tuning
2.1 Application configuration
2.2 Tasks, including backup and restore
2.3 Plug-in file management
3. Installation/Configuration of Application Server
3.1 Options and appropriate configuration determinations
3.2 WebSphere Application Server IVT
3.3 Profile creation
4. Workload Management, Scalability, and Failover
4.1 Custom profiling and standard nodes
4.2 Member clusters
4.3 Failover options