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C9030-643 IBM z Systems Solutions Sales V8

Number of questions: 62
Number of questions to pass: 37
Time allowed: 120 mins
Status: Live

This exam consists of 9 sections described below.

Business Analytics 10%
Describe the unique benefits of running data intensive workloads on z Systems, including reliability, availability, security and scalability.
Position z Systems for cognitive workloads by exploiting systems of record data with real-time analytics, Apache Spark, and predictive analytics.
Identify key capabilities of the following IBM products and offerings that support big data and analytics implementations on z/OS: IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS and z/OS Platform for Apache Spark.
Identify key capabilities of the following products and offerings that support big data and analytics implementations with Linux on z Systems: open source NoSQL databases (e.g., MongoDB), Oracle, and DB2 LUW with BLU Acceleration.
Identify critical tasks, influencers, and milestones in closing a business analytics opportunity (leveraging team selling techniques, project management skills, and communicating value proposition to the customer).
Identify resources available to assist the z Systems analytics seller in creating a compelling financial justification, with an emphasis on financial benefits to the business. (e.g., ETL/ELT, ROI, TCO/TCA).

Business Resiliency 8%
Identify the elements of high availability that enable a z Systems environment to remain up and running without unscheduled outages (e.g., elements unique to single system environments, or to multiple system environments in a single location, or to multi-system-multi-location environments).
Identify business or external elements that make it critical to have a resilient IT infrastructure, such as governmental and industry regulations or standards [finance, transit, etc.], audit points, competition, and revenue impact.
Evaluate the customer’s current strategy relative to future business plans, including growth of IT assets, personnel, emerging technologies and applications, facilities, etc., with the goal of measuring gaps and opportunities to streamline.
Justify the business resilience solution financially.
Propose and justify a business impact analysis (RTO, RPO).

Cloud 8%
Position cloud solutions on z Systems that differentiate it from cloud solutions on other platforms. Consider elements that are unique to z Systems, such as cryptography, RAS, capacity on demand.
Position cloud solutions on z Systems that differentiate it from cloud solutions on other platforms. Consider elements that are unique to z Systems such as virtualization.
Position cloud solutions on z Systems that differentiate it from cloud solutions on other platforms. Consider benefits that are unique to the z Systems offerings portfolio, such as LinuxONE.
Given a scenario, identify a compelling reason for the customer to adopt a cloud solution.
Justify the cloud solution (e.g., proof of concepts (PoC) offerings, briefing centers, TCO study, etc.)

Competition 8%
Compare IBM z Systems competitive advantages (e.g., architecture, performance, balanced systems design, TCO, virtualization) to used equipment and other architectures (Oracle, HP, and other IBM systems).
Compare z/OS advantages to other operating systems, including, but not limited to, Solaris, Windows, HP-UX, and Linux.
Compare IBM z Systems terminology with competitive terms.

Develop Business Solution 15%
Identify resources needed to achieve predictable performance of the customer’s requirements.
Differentiate server performance using customer application data, proof of concepts (PoC) offerings, and IBM sizing resources and tools.
Recognize application sizing elements (e.g., transaction rates, database hits, transaction spikes, capacity on demand).
Differentiate IBM z Systems family members, including special models and Solution Editions, against competitive offerings.
Position z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, and Linux operating systems on z Systems.
Identify system management tools that efficiently manage system resources (e.g., IOAz with zAware, CMA).
Guide customers through pricing considerations (i.e., MSUs and technology dividends) for IBM z Systems operating systems, middleware, ISV solutions and other applications.
Compare IBM Storage options for z Systems.
Propose an appropriate system based on customer requirements (e,g,, z13, z13s, LinuxONE).

Gather Customer Requirements 16%
Qualify the customer by confirming their expectations, identifying their decision making process, and ascertaining their compelling reason(s) to act.
Determine financial justification for system acquisition (e.g., TCO, ROI, customer budget, business goals).
Determine customer’s growth requirements (e.g., current and future performance and capacity).
Identify and describe business requirements that can be met by z Systems capabilities and technologies.
Gather application performance, availability, and scalability requirements.
Evaluate the existing systems environment.

Linux 12%
Identify a Linux opportunity for z Systems (e.g., consolidation, footprint, etc.).
Discuss IBM z Systems direction in expanding the enterprise server business with contributions to the Linux community.
Identify the virtualization options for Linux on z Systems (i.e., KVM, z/VM).
Given a Linux discussion with a customer, identify LinuxONE solutions.
Explain how using Docker can be beneficial in a Linux mainframe environment (i.e., transparent and transportable).
Discuss options to implement Linux on z Systems (e.g., LinuxONE or IFLs, Linux within an LPAR).
Identify storage options for Linux (e.g., ability to attach, nontraditional mainframe disk, SAN-attached storage, flash, Storwize, FlashSystem V9000, DS8000, competitive storage alternatives).
Identify Linux distributions that are supported (e.g., Ubuntu, Red Hat, SUSE).

Other z Systems Solutions 8%
Identify those things in a z Systems environment that protect networks, data, and applications.
Identify common methods to reduce risk exposure in areas such as encryption and cryptology, policy and process improvements, or audit and regulatory compliance.
Discuss gaps in customer data security (e.g., encryption, data-at-rest, data-in-motion, permissions/access, etc).
Justify the security solution financially (e.g., proof of concept, briefing centers, TCO study, etc.).
Describe the characteristics of Blockchain.

Value Proposition 15%
Quantify the business value of new z Systems features and functions for a new or existing customer.
Describe z Systems architectural advantages to a customer: scalability, clustering, performance, RAS (reliability, availability, and serviceability), security, and investment protection.
Describe the business value of z Systems flexibility: z Systems operating systems, virtualization, and Solution Editions.
Describe the business value that cloud, analytics, mobile, and security solutions based on z Systems can bring to the customers.

 This exam has an Assessment Exam option: A9030-643 Assessment: IBM z Systems Solutions Sales V8

Assessment exams are web-based exams that provides you, at a cheaper costs, the ability to check your skills before taking the certification exam.
This assessment exam is available in: Japanese, English

Passing the exam does not award you a certification, and it is only used to help you assess if you are ready or not to take the certification exam.

You can register for it at Pearson VUE and it will provide you a score report, showing you how you did in each section.
All IBM certification tests presume a certain amount of “on-the-job” experience which is not present in any classroom or Web presentation. The recommended courses and links will help you gain the skill and product knowledge represented in the test objectives. They do? not teach the answers to the test questions, and are not intended to do so. This information may not cover all subject areas in the certification test, or may contain more recent information than is present in the certification test. Taking these or any classes will not guarantee that you will achieve certification

IBM z Systems Solutions Sales V8 certification? preparation education can be found at the sites below.

IBMers IBM Systems Academy

Business Partners or Clients:? IBM PartnerWorld University

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C9020-667 IBM New Workloads Sales V1

Number of questions: 60
Number of questions to pass: 35
Time allowed: 90 mins
Status: Live

This exam consists of 6 sections described below.

Determine New Workload Solutions 15%
Identify potential solutions for the customer.

Gather Customer Requirements 26%
Describe a customer’s hardware and software environment.
Describe a customer operational constraints, including power, cooling, personnel, knowledge level, and service level requirements.
Describe a customer’s disaster recovery and high availability requirements.
Describe a customer’s performance requirements, including throughput and latency.
Describe a customer’s capacity and growth requirements.
Describe the process to qualify a customer’s expectations, including the decision making process and the business requirement(s).
Describe the financial justification for a system acquisition.
Describe a customer’s existing systems environment and new workloads.

IBM Spectrum Family Software 22%
Compare IBM management tools with competitive management tools and techniques to identify IBM strengths.
Describe integration with open software standards.
Describe cloud-enabled solutions.
Identify how IBM Storage software and products help clients solve data management issues through application efficiency.
Describe the use-case of IBM Spectrum family software.

IBM Storage Solutions 5%
Describe IBM Storage solution advantages.

Using Sales Tools and Resources in Support of Solutions 12%
Identify appropriate resources within IBM or through the business partner channel to develop and close business.
Identify the TDA and SAPR responsibilities.
Identify appropriate warranty and service levels and contracts.

Value Proposition 22%
Identify the benefits of IBM flash technologies.
Identify the difference in cost, performance, and reliability of IBM storage solutions.
Identify IBM’s competitive advantages.
Identify application and OS integration.
Given a scenario, explain investment protection and TCO of a solution.

Overview
PartnerWorld Code: 32002501
Replaces PW Code: Not Applicable

Status: Live
The New Workloads Sales Specialist identifies opportunities for business and generates and qualifies demand using a consultative approach. This specialist determines and effectively uses available tools and resources to determine and sell storage solutions that meet the customer’s needs and requirements. This specialist has a broad knowledge of the features, functions and benefits of IBM storage solutions, and a high-level understanding of competitive solutions from a business perspective. The successful candidate will apply knowledge of the IBM storage solutions portfolio to the customer’s environment to solve business problems.

The IBM storage technologies and solutions included in this exam are: IBM software defined storage concepts including IBM Spectrum Suite; IBM Flash Storage Family; IBM all flash concepts and application acceleration; IBM FlashSystem A9000 and grid scale cloud concepts; IBM XIV Storage System; new workload concepts; IBM Storwize family and virtualized storage concepts; IBM SAN Volume Controller; IBM Spectrum Control, IBM Spectrum Protect, IBM Spectrum Archive, IBM Spectrum Virtualize, IBM Spectrum Scale; and Cloud Object Storage; and storage cloud and hybrid cloud concepts. A basic understanding and general knowledge of IBM System Storage DS8000 family; IBM Real-time Compression; Deduplication; SAN technologies; tape solutions (TS7700, TS3500, TS4500); tape technologies (LTO/LTFS); IBM VersaStack and converged infrastructure is also recommended.

This specialist can perform the following tasks without assistance: determine basic product positioning across the full IBM storage solution portfolio; know where to look for IBM marketing and sales initiatives; gather customer requirements; identify and engage correct resources, including technical support, customer demonstration facilities and tools; possess a general knowledge of the competitive landscape for large scale storage products; understand TCO/ROI fundamentals; articulate features/benefits/fit of IBM storage solutions to solve customer problems; identify warranty, installation and support options; be aware of the Solutions Assurance/TDA process; know where to find training materials, sales support materials; and articulate hybrid cloud and analytics basics.

This specialist can perform the following tasks with assistance: drill down into solution specifics; articulate and present the solution to the customer; mitigate competitors; develop the solution; have an awareness of the purpose and general capabilities of tools; define IBM storage solutions relative to private and hybrid cloud implementations; and understand IBM storage solutions from a new workload perspective (e.g., disaster recovery solutions, cloud integration, etc.).

This specialist should be familiar with the following resources: eConfig; competitive sales tools such as COMP database and CompeteCenter; TCOnow!; IBM Executive Briefing Centers; IBM PartnerWorld; sales manuals; sales playbook; storage and SDI essentials; Techdocs; IBM Systems Consolidation Evaluation Tool hosted by Alinean; Arxview; System Storage Interoperability Center (SSIC); FindIT; IBM SmartSeller; Batch Magic, Disk Magic, Capacity Magic; VSI (third-party vendor IBM uses to run assessment on data storage); Butterfly; and Atlantis.
Recommended Prerequisite Skills

Minimum 12 months practical, storage-related experience selling in the large scale storage environment, and three months selling IBM storage solutions.

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C9020-662 IBM Virtualized Storage V1

Number of questions: 60
Number of questions to pass: 36
Time allowed: 90 mins
Status: Live

This exam consists of 4 sections described below.

Basic Implementation 20%
Given a scenario, perform basic configuration tasks associated with IBM Storwize or FlashSystem V9000.
Given a scenario, gather basic installation requirements.
Demonstrate knowledge of integration with other storage hardware and software products.
Demonstrate knowledge of pre-sales and post-sales tools and resources.

General Overview 25%
Differentiate among IBM’s virtualized products including Storwize and FlashSystem V9000.
Given a scenario, describe the benefits of a virtualized storage infrastructure that influences the decision-making process.
Given a scenario, describe the benefits of the different hardware architectures within IBM’s virtualized portfolio including IBM Storwize and FlashSystem V9000.
Explain how IBM Spectrum Control enhances IBM’s virtualized products including Storwize and FlashSystem V9000.
Explain how IBM Spectrum Protect enhances IBMs virtualized products including Storwize and FlashSystem V9000 solutions.

Solution Design 28%
Given a scenario, create an IBM Storwize or FlashSystem V9000 system layout to meet customer requirements.
Given a scenario, evaluate drive types and RAID configurations to meet customer and solution requirements.
Given a scenario, identify networking protocols required to meet customer requirements.
Given a scenario, describe advanced usage of IBM Spectrum Control with IBM Storwize or FlashSystem V9000.
Demonstrate knowledge of pre-sales tools and resources.

System and Advanced Functions Knowledge 27%
Identify ways the IBM Storwize family and FlashSystem V9000 enable security.
Given a scenario, describe IBM Storwize family and FlashSystem V9000 advanced functions.
Given a scenario, explain components and functions included in a standard software license and what is optional and/or chargeable.
Given a scenario, compare and contrast the difference between converged and non-converged systems.
Given a scenario, describe advanced usage of IBM Spectrum Control with IBM Storwize products and FlashSystem V9000.

This exam has an Assessment Exam option: A9020-662 Assessment: IBM Virtualized Storage V1
Assessment exams are web-based exams that provides you, at a cheaper costs, the ability to check your skills before taking the certification exam.

This assessment exam is available in: English
Passing the exam does not award you a certification, and it is only used to help you assess if you are ready or not to take the certification exam.

You can register for it at Pearson VUE and it will provide you a score report, showing you how you did in each section.

All IBM certification tests presume a certain amount of “on-the-job” experience which is not present in any classroom or Web presentation. The recommended courses and links will help you gain the skill and product knowledge represented in the test objectives. They do not teach the answers to the test questions, and are not intended to do so. This information may not cover all subject areas in the certification test, or may contain more recent information than is present in the certification test. Taking these or any classes will not guarantee that you will achieve certification

IBM Virtualized Storage V1 certification preparation education can be found at the sites below.
IBM employees: IBM Systems Academy
Business Partners: IBM PartnerWorld University

PartnerWorld Code: 23003605
Replaces PW Code: 23003604

Status: Live
The IBM Virtualized Storage Technical Specialist provides pre-sales technical assistance during the sales cycle and understands the workload characteristics that differentiate members of the IBM Storwize family, IBM FlashSystem V9000, IBM Spectrum Virtualize, and VersaStack solutions. This specialist can utilize all available IBM tools to design a solution based on the most appropriate IBM solutions and technologies that meet customer requirements. The specialist can support the implementation of these solutions.

IBM products included on this certification exam include the IBM Storwize family, specifically IBM Storwize V7000, IBM Storwize V5010, IBM Storwize V5020, IBM Storwize V5030F and IBM Storwize V7000F; IBM Spectrum Virtualize; IBM Virtualized Storage concepts; SAN Volume Controller with IBM Spectrum Virtualize software; converged infrastructure; IBM FlashSystem V9000; VersaStack, SAN; IBM Spectrum Control, IBM Spectrum Control for Storwize, IBM Spectrum Protect, hybrid cloud concepts and software-defined storage concepts.

This specialist can perform the following tasks without assistance: identify access protocols required for authentication, including LDAP, Active Directory, NTP, etc.; identify networking protocols required to meet customer requirements (FCoE, iSCSI, FC, TCP/IP, CIFS, NFS, etc.); position the IBM Storwize family and IBM FlashSystem V9000 within the IBM portfolio and with competitive offerings; understand the customer’s current environment and how a specific IBM Storwize family member will fit; design a complete IBM Storwize family/IBM FlashSystem V9000 solution that incorporates connectivity and storage software (IBM Spectrum Control and IBM Spectrum Protect); understand disk technology as it relates to supporting applications; understand configuration of storage pools as it relates to proper system design (e.g., Easy Tier, RAID level, drive type, etc.); understand the differences between advanced functionality for object, block, file data access; understand the functionality of the IBM Storwize family/IBM FlashSystem V9000 (per IBM data sheet); provide pre-sales technical assistance for the IBM Storwize family/IBM FlashSystem V9000; understand the different management techniques (e.g., CLI, GUI, IBM Spectrum Control); identify components and functions included in a standard software license, what is optional and/or chargeable, and what is included with IBM Spectrum Control; compare and contrast the IBM Storwize family and IBM FlashSystem V9000 models; discuss and perform initial set-up for the IBM Storwize family and IBM FlashSystem V9000; discuss the processes for maintenance, updates and upgrades for the IBM Storwize family and IBM FlashSystem V9000; and use eConfig to create a valid technical configuration.

This specialist can perform the following tasks with assistance: describe the difference between crash consistency vs. application consistency and how to create each; determine the optimal replication configuration for different IBM Storwize family models and IBM FlashSystem V9000; perform advanced user authentication for the IBM Storwize family and IBM FlashSystem V9000; perform data migration; perform pre-sale/pre-install Technical Delivery Assessment (TDA); perform implementation and upgrades; understand licensing of related products and undertake detailed performance sizing.

This specialist uses the following tools and resources: Techline Compete Center/Digital Techline Center (DTC); Knowledge Center, FindIT; IBM Real-Time Compression (RtC) Scan Tool; Storage Tier Advisor Tool (STAT); IBM Sales Manuals; Technical Delivery Assessment (TDA); eConfig; TCOnow!; IBM PartnerWorld; sizing tools such as Disk Magic, Capacity Magic, and Batch Magic; IBM Comprestimator Utility; System Storage Interoperability Center (SSIC) and IBM Redbooks.

Recommended Prerequisite Skills

Two years general storage experience, six or more months IBM Storwize family or FlashSystem V9000 experience; and experience with SAN storage concepts and deployment.

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C9010-262 IBM Power Systems with POWER8 Enterprise Technical Sales Skills V2

Number of questions: 60
Number of questions to pass: 38
Time allowed: 120 mins
Status: Live

This exam consists of 4 sections described below.

Competition 10%
Identify the advantages of POWER8 processor technology vs x86.
Compare and contrast the value proposition of Power Systems solutions (e.g., SAP HANA) with competitive solutions (e.g., x86, Dell, HP, Oracle, etc.).
Position the advantages of PowerVM virtualization solutions relative to competition (e.g., Oracle, HP, Hyper-V, VMware).

Design Solution to Customer Requirements 35%
Given customer requirements, design an appropriate HMC solution, including Enterprise Pools, remote restart, performance and capacity management, virtualization management/co-management, redundant FSPs, multiple HMCs, and secure networking.
Incorporate appropriate existing hardware in a new configuration (e.g., disk drive migration, etc.).
Discuss the options that are available for attaching SAS storage to Power Systems enterprise servers.
Given a customer’s requirements, describe the benefits of Integrated Facility for Linux.
Recognize that enterprise servers can be designated for CBU.
Describe the role of the Technical and Delivery Assessment (TDA) and how it is used to meet customer requirements.
Identify terms and conditions when implementing CoD (Capacity on Demand) offerings (e.g., CUoD, Utility, Elastic, Mobile Activations, Trial).
Identify key IBM cloud management offerings available for Power Systems (e.g. PowerVM NovaLink, PowerVC, IBM Cloud Orchestrator) and the benefits that are associated with having a cloud infrastructure based on Power enterprise servers (e.g. configuration flexibility, Dynamic Resource Optimization, Capacity on Demand).
Utilize knowledge of key IBM cloud management offerings to address Power Systems customers’ business imperatives for private and/or hybrid cloud.
Position key IBM analytics solutions on enterprise Power Systems (e.g., DB2 BLU, Cognos, SPSS) relative to scalability over scale-out models.
Identify IBM’s heterogeneous computing solution offerings (e.g., solutions utilizing CAPI, GPUs, FPGAs).
Identify technical advantages that POWER8 enterprise servers provide for Linux workloads in terms of performance, price/performance, and workload consolidation.
Identify the processes that are possible to install and maintain hardware and software (e.g., firmware, FLRT, etc.).
Identify the benefits of PowerCare for enterprise servers.
Given a client’s availability requirements (RTO/RPO), design an appropriate solution for business continuity and/or disaster recovery (e.g., PowerHA, backup/restore).

Power Systems Architecture and Product Family 37%
Position why enterprise models may be preferred to Scale-out models in order to satisfy customer needs.
Describe the Power Systems enterprise servers’ features and functionality.
Recognize POWER8 compatibility with prior generations of Power Systems when planning to upgrade or migrate a customer’s installed hardware and/or software.
Describe reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features of the Power Systems product family, especially those features that are exclusive to enterprise-class models.
Identify Capacity on Demand features and benefits and describe when each is appropriate, including CUoD, Elastic, Utility and Trial.
Describe Enterprise Pools prerequisites, capabilities and benefits.
Design solutions with expansion drawers, adapter cards, traditional disk, Solid State Drives (SSDs), and attached SAN and tape into a POWER8 solution.
Describe the benefits of POWER8 processor architecture, including SMT, L4 cache, balanced performance, clock speed, EnergyScale, memory bandwidth, I/O bandwidth (PCIe Gen3), CAPI, etc. relative to prior Power Systems and competition.
Identify rack best practices for enterprise servers (e.g., I/O drawer placement, spacing, and cabling implications, “deracking”, horizontal PDUs, IBM manufacturing options, etc.).

Virtualization and Cloud 18%
Recognize when to configure physical I/O, virtual I/O or a combination of both.
Match hardware connectivity (Fibre Channel, SAS, iSCSI) with the types of virtualization (NPIV, vSCSI, SR-IOV, SEA).
Determine when shared storage pools are appropriate for an enterprise scenario.
Given a scenario, apply the capabilities of Live Partition Mobility.
Given a scenario, apply the resource sharing capabilities of Power Systems, including processors, memory, and I/O.
Given a business need and workload, design an appropriate virtualization solution (including how to virtualize).
Design an appropriate virtualization system management solution (consider: HMC, PowerVC, PowerVM NovaLink).

This exam has an Assessment Exam option: A9010-262 Assessment: IBM Power Systems with POWER8 Enterprise Technical Sales Skills V2

Assessment exams are web-based exams that provides you, at a cheaper costs, the ability to check your skills before taking the certification exam.
This assessment exam is available in: Korean, Japanese, English

Passing the exam does not award you a certification, and it is only used to help you assess if you are ready or not to take the certification exam.

You can register for it at Pearson VUE and it will provide you a score report, showing you how you did in each section.

All IBM certification tests presume a certain amount of “on-the-job” experience which is not present in any classroom, Web presentation or reference material. The recommended course and reference materials will help you gain the skill and product knowledge outlined in the test objectives. They do not teach the answers to the test questions, and are not intended to. This information may not cover all subject areas in the certification test, or may contain more recent information than is present in the certification test. Reviewing/studying the course and reference materials will not guarantee that you will achieve certification.

IBM POWER8 certification preparation education can be found at the sites below:

IBMers: IBM Systems Academy
Business Partners or Clients: IBM PartnerWorld University
PartnerWorld Code: 03006802
Replaces PW Code: 03006801

Status: Live
The following guidelines reflect the minimum experience and skills one should possess to achieve the credential of IBM Certified Technical Sales Specialist – Power Systems with POWER8 Enterprise V2.

Recommended Experience:
Candidates must have experience in IBM Power Systems sales and/or sales support roles. The successful candidate structures solutions for customers based on their business requirements, has detailed product knowledge of the Power Systems portfolio, and has 12-18 months of experience assessing customer needs, especially with regard to the mission critical workload demands and advanced infrastructure capabilities that are often required of Enterprise Power Systems.

The Certified Technical Sales Specialist assumes a technical leadership role in developing solution proposals.
Recommended Prerequisite Skills

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following specific skills when proposing solutions to customers, regardless of whether AIX, Linux, or IBM i is the primary operating environment:

Detailed knowledge of the Power Systems family of POWER8 servers.
An ability to articulate the unique capabilities and benefits of the Power Systems architecture.
An ability to work with Power Systems, storage, software, and services experts in order to develop a customer-focused IBM solution based on the customer’s business needs and constraints.
An understanding of the unique characteristics that AIX, Linux, and IBM i operating systems provide and require on Power Systems.
An understanding of the benefits that can be achieved with IBM Power Systems software products such as PowerVM, PowerVC, PowerHA, PowerSC, PowerVP, etc.
An understanding of IBM product and services offerings for big data, analytics, cloud, mobile, social, and security solutions on POWER8 servers.
An ability to successfully position Power Systems products against competitive products and solutions, such as those from Oracle, HP, Cisco, x86 server vendors, and competitive storage vendors.
An awareness of tools and resources available to complete a proposal.
An ability to effectively assess customer requirements in order to identify and propose an appropriate solution.
An ability to support sales and account teams by providing pre-sales technical assistance and responding to customer objections.
An ability to lead and/or participate in the Solution Assurance process.


QUESTION 1 – (Topic 1)
A customer is designing a highly scalable cloud management and deployment solution using PowerVM NovaLink.
What does it mean when the HMC uses co-management mode?

A. Both the HMC and NovaLink can manage the system
B. Dual HMCs will be required to manage the system.
C. Novalink requires two connections to each PowerVM instance
D. Both FSPs must be connected to the HMC

Answer: B


QUESTION 2 – (Topic 1)
A client is planning to develop a NoSQL solution on Power Systems. Which CAP! Interface will be leveraged as part of the solubor

A. CAPI Interface to GPU
B. CAPI Interface to NVLink
C. CAPI Interface to FCoE
D. CAPI Interface to FPGA

Answer: D


QUESTION 3 – (Topic 1)
How many PCIe Gen3 expansion slots are there in 3 PCIe Gen3 I/O Expansion drawer with two fan – out modules?

A. 6
B. 8
C. 16
D. 12

Answer: B


QUESTION 4 – (Topic 1)
Which POWERS feature can provide increased system performance?

A. Thermal Power Management Device (TPMD)
B. Active Memory Mirroring
C. CAPI-enabled FPGAs
D. POWER7+ mode

Answer: B


QUESTION 5 – (Topic 1)
A customer wants to use Live Partition Mobility (LPM) to migrate an AIX 7.1 LPAR from their F870 to some older Power servers in their existing environment.
Assuming their processor mode is set correctly. they can use LPM to move from POWERS I

A. POWER6, POWER7, or POWER8
B. POWER5, POWER6, POWER7. or POWER8
C. POWER8 only
D. POWER7 or POWER8

Answer: B

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C9010-251 Power Systems with POWER8 Scale-out Technical Sales Skills V1

Number of questions: 63
Number of questions to pass: 40
Time allowed: 120 mins
Status: Live

This exam consists of 4 sections described below.

Section 1 – Power Systems Architecture and Product Family 29%
Identify and differentiate models and features within the Power Systems Scale-out product family, including I/O, memory, and processor.
Compare POWER7/7 plus to POWER8 for migration purposes.
Articulate Scale-out server Reliability, Availability and Serviceability (RAS) capabilities.
Given a customer’s networking and storage requirements, identify and configure the appropriate I/O and storage features.
Describe the benefits of POWER processor architecture, including SMT, cache, balanced performance, clock speed, EnergyScale, CAPI, etc.
Differentiate between memory optimization technologies for Power Systems (for example: Active Memory Expansion (AME), Active Memory Sharing (AMS)), identifying the configuration requirements of each on the systems which support them.
Given a scenario, describe why Power Systems is the preferred platform for a CAMS (Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Social) solution, including optimization for DB2, Cognos, SPSS, etc.
Determine processor requirements for micropartitioning, shared processor pools, dedicated and shared dedicated processors, etc.
Position POWER8 Scale-out servers with regards to price performance, workload consolidation, virtualization without limits, design for function, etc. (Compare and contrast with other POWER as well as x86 servers).
Identify features/function/capability of SR-IOV.

Section 2 – Virtualization 27%
Given a scenario, recognize when to configure physical I/O, virtual I/O or a combination of both.
Describe storage hardware connectivity (Fibre Channel or SAS) options and types of virtualization (NPIV, vSCSI).
Describe the value of shared storage pools (SSP).
Identify the configuration requirements for Live Partition Mobility.
Given a scenario, describe Power Systems’ ability to share resources including processors, I/O and memory.
Describe the business advantages of virtualization from a technical perspective.
Differentiate capabilities of Power Hypervisor offerings (e.g., PowerVM, PowerKVM).
Position Power Hypervisor offerings (PowerVM, PowerKVM) compared to competitive offerings (VMWare, Hyper-V, Xen Server, KVM on x86).
Design an appropriate virtualization system management solution (consider: HMC, IVM, PowerVC, Cloud Manager with OpenStack).
Design an appropriate console solution (consider migration options, operating systems and virtualization, and high availability: HMC, ASMI, Putty, LAN Console).
Compare and contrast PowerVC features with VMware.
Discuss the offerings available for OS virtualization (e.g., WPAR).

Section 3 – Design Solution to Customer Requirements 29%
Given a set of customer requirements, differentiate the POWER8 Scale-out server capabilities for each of the scale-out servers, and make a recommendation that best meets their need(s).
Given a set of business requirements, create an optimal technology solution.
Incorporate appropriate existing hardware in a new configuration.
Evaluate storage requirements, disk protection options (RAID-5,6,10, mirroring), storage tiering, and placement (e.g., internal disk, SAN, Flash), appropriate to OS environments.
Given customer requirements, design a single or dual VIO server solution (including using NPIV and vSCSI to host storage). Consider requisites, corequisites and limitations which may impact future requirements.
Given customer requirements such as RTO (Recovery Time Objective) and RPO (Recovery Point Objective), design an HA or DR environment at a high level (e.g., synchronous vs. asynchronous, Copy Services offering, Global Mirror vs. Metro Mirror), including selecting the appropriate PowerHA Edition and capabilities.
Given a scenario, identify the correct planning tools and information resources such as eConfig, System Planning Tool (SPT), Workload Estimator (WLE) and Sizing Guide, Energy Estimator, and System Performance Reports to confirm that the requirements of the solution have been met.
Evaluate networking requirements needed to manage redundancy, vLAN, security, bandwidth (CPU requirements, network settings) and sharing, including determining the correct adapter type(s) and quantity.
Discuss a customer’s requirements with regards to TCA and TCO (e.g., software licensing relative to cores).
Identify strategic activities and technologies (e.g. CAPI, OpenPOWER Foundation) that allow Power Systems to be positioned in open initiatives (Google, TYAN, Mellanox, Samsung, NVIDIA).
Identify solution editions (CAMS: IBM Solution for Hadoop – Power Systems Edition, IBM Solution for Analytics – Power Systems Edition, BLU Acceleration- Power Systems Edition, IBM SmartCloud Entry on Power Systems, IBM Power Systems Solution Edition for Scale-out Cloud).
Identify environment considerations (e.g., power, UPS, space, racks, etc.).
Defend the solution against competitive technical claims (e.g., cost per VM, price per watt, etc.)

Section 4 – Software and Operating System Considerations 15%
Given a customer’s requirements, identify which operating system (or mix of operating systems) is appropriate and defend the choice (AIX, IBM i, or Linux).
Describe Power Systems licensing considerations with regard to transfers, sub-capacity licensing, etc. (operating systems, PowerVM, etc.).
Recognize the basic security strengths in AIX, Linux, IBM i, and PowerVM and discuss PowerSC offerings.
Given a customer’s requirements, describe which Power Systems Software product, and Edition, is appropriate, including PowerHA, PowerVM, and PowerVC.
Given a customer’s requirements, identify which IBM Software Group product category is appropriate, including Rational, Tivoli, WebSphere, DB2, Cognos/SPSS, etc.
Identify supported Linux distributions (RedHat, Ubuntu, SUSE) and their features (including Endian / portability considerations).

Question 1

What is the main function of the P0WER8 CAPI feature?

A. It improves memory bandwidth.
B. It improves cache coherency.
C. It increases the clock frequency speed.
D. It connects auxiliary processors such as GPUs.

Answer: D


Question 2
A customer with POWERS processor-based systems needs an application server that
supports environment from single server and medium-sized configurations to large
deployments requiring web tier clustering over multiple application server instances.
Which IBM product family will satisfy the customer’s requirements?

A. Web Sphere
B. Information Management
C. Cognos
D. Rational

Answer: A


Question 3

Which server is a Linux-only POWER8 single socket rack system?

A. S824
B. S822L
C. S812L
D. S814

Answer: C


Question 4

A customer wants to virtualize their network adapter and use the least amount of CPU
cycles and memory overhead in their VIO Server.
Which technology should they implement?

A. SR-IOV
B. NPIV
C. Shared Ethernet Adapter
D. EtherChannel

Answer: C

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1Z0-976 Oracle CPQ Cloud Service 2017 Implementation Essentials

Exam Number: 1Z0-976
Exam Title: Oracle CPQ Cloud Service 2017 Implementation Essentials
Duration: 120
Number of Questions:  70
Passing Score: 70%
Format: Multiple Choice

General Administration Functionality
Define Company and User set up
Use the Migration Management Center
Explain Homepage Flows, Punch-Ins, and Page Templates
Perform Bulk Uploads and Downloads
Set up users and groups with access rights
Set up Partner Organizations
Create Usage reports and Site statistics
Perform the functions of File Manager
Access various system Log files
Perform various functions on Parts
Set up Invocation Rules

Configuration
Design the Product Structure (Product Family Hierarchy)
Set up Configurable Attributes
Design and Build an Array-Based Configuration
Design Configuration Rules
Describe UI / UX Heuristics
Describe the Order of Operations

Commerce Process
Design Commerce Pricing
Design Commerce Workflow
Design Approval Workflow and Notifications
Design Commerce UI and Access Rights
Design Commerce Rules
Invoke a commerce process
Describe the Order of Operations
Use Formula Management
Describe Customer-Specific Pricing

Document Designer
Create Document Designer (Layout, Elements, Conditions, Loops etc.)
Describe Language Translations
Design custom XSL Snippets
Describe Email Designer

Integration – CRM/ERP/REST APIs
Design and implement a Parts Integration (FTP / SOAP)
Design out-of-box integrations with CRM Systems
Design and configure webServices (SOAP and REST)
Design and integrate CPQ Cloud with ERP or other backend systems
Install and configure a CPQ Cloud Managed Package
Develop Environment and Testing strategies
Describe the CPQ Cloud ICS adapter
Design and implement an FTP Data Import

BigMachines Language (BML)
Explain and use BML
Explain BMQL and its use cases
Write and design BML scripts
Design Integrations using BML
Use BML functions
Explain BML Library functions

Subscription Ordering and BOM Mapping

Explain BOM Mapping
Implement BOM Mapping
Configure Subscription Ordering

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QUESTION 1
Consider the following requirements for integration with Salesforce:
Quote information needs to be pushed back to Salesforce and synchronized.
You must be able to synchronize a Quote with up to 1000 lines back to Opportunity Product object in Salesforce.
Based on these requirements, which three XSLs would you use to provide the integration?

A. SFDC Opportunity – Import
B. SFDC Quote – Upsert
C. SFDC Products – Upsert All (200, 400, 600, 800, 1000)
D. SFDC Quote – Process Updates
E. SFDC Opportunity – Upload

Answer: C,D,E


QUESTION 2
Which is a recommended option for using Oracle CPQ Cloud SPQ Cloud BigMachines WebServices?

A. Hard code URLs into BML when making GET and POST calls.
B. Store XML templates in file manager and use them from within BML.
C. Make WebServices calls directly from the rules.
D. Save and reuse session IDs regularly.

Answer: B


QUESTION 3
What is the correct order of execution of Configuration rules for an attribute that has both Recommendation and Constraint rule written on it?

A. Hiding, Constraint, Recommendation, Recommended Item
B. Recommendation, Recommended Item, Hiding, Constraint
C. Recommendation, Constraint, Recommendation, Hiding, Recommended Item
D. Constraint, Hiding, Recommendation, Recommended Item

Answer: A


QUESTION 4
How can action buttons be hidden in Commerce?

A. by using Commerce hiding rules
B. by using Configuration hiding rules
C. by using profiles and steps in Commerce
D. by putting the action button bar on a hidden tab in Commerce

Answer: B


QUESTION 5
The following BML code in Config encountered an HTTP 404 error from someurl.com.
urldatabypost (http://someurl.com, “a1=v1&a2=v2”, “call failed”)
Which two statements are true?

A. The call will return “HTTP 404 Not Found”.
B. The call will return “call failed”.
C. An HTTP error will be displayed in red text with the message “HTTP 404 Not Found” at the top of the configuration screen.
D. The HTTP error will be captured in the BigMachines Error Logs: bm.log.
E. An unhandled exception will be displayed in red text at the top of configuration screen.

Answer: B,E

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JN0-647 Enterprise Routing and Switching Exam

JN0-647 Enterprise Routing and Switching Exam

This list provides a general view of the skill set required to successfully complete the specified certification exam. Topics listed are subject to change.

Interior Gateway Protocols (IGPs)
BGP
IP Multicast
Ethernet Switching and Spanning Tree
Layer 2 Authentication and Access Control
IP Telephony Features
Class of Service (CoS)

Interior Gateway Protocols (IGPs)

Describe the concepts, operation or functionality of IGPs
IS-IS
RIP
OSPFv2 and OSPFv3
Routing Policy
Given a scenario, demonstrate knowledge of how to configure, troubleshoot, or monitor IGPs

BGP

Describe the concepts, operation or functionality of BGP
BGP route selection process
Next hop resolution
BGP attributes – concept and operation
BGP communities
Regular expressions
Load balancing – multipath, multihop, forwarding table
NLRI families — inet, inet6
Advanced BGP options
Given a scenario, demonstrate knowledge of how to configure, troubleshoot, or monitor BGP
Implement BGP routing policy

IP Multicast

Describe the concepts, operation or functionality of IP multicast
Components of IP multicast, including multicast addressing
IP multicast traffic flow
Any-Source Multicast (ASM) vs. Source-Specific Multicast (SSM)
RPF – concept and operation
IGMP, IGMP snooping
PIM dense-mode and sparse-mode
Rendezvous point (RP) – concept, operation, discovery, election
SSM – requirements, benefits, address ranges
Anycast RP
MSDP
Routing policy and scoping
Given a scenario, demonstrate knowledge of how to configure, troubleshoot, or monitor IP multicast
IGMP, PIM-DM, or PIM-SM (including SSM)
Implement IP multicast routing policy

Ethernet Switching and Spanning Tree

Describe the concepts, operation or functionality of advanced Ethernet switching
Filter-based VLANs
Private VLANs
Dynamic VLAN registration using MVRP
Tunnel Layer 2 traffic through Ethernet networks
Junos Fusion Enterprise
Layer 2 tunneling using Q-in-Q and L2PT
Given a scenario, demonstrate knowledge of how to configure, troubleshoot, or monitor advanced Ethernet switching
Filter-based VLANs
Private VLANs
Dynamic VLAN registration using MVRP
Tunnel Layer 2 traffic through Ethernet networks
Junos Fusion Enterprise
Layer 2 tunneling using Q-in-Q and L2PT
Describe the concepts, operation or functionality of advanced spanning tree protocols, including MSTP or VSTP
Given a scenario, demonstrate knowledge of how to configure, troubleshoot, or monitor MSTP or VSTP

Layer 2 Authentication and Access Control

Describe the operation of various Layer 2 authentication or access control features
Authentication process flow
802.1x – concepts and functionality
MAC RADIUS
Captive portal
Server fail fallback
Guest VLAN
Considerations when using multiple authentication/access control methods
Given a scenario, demonstrate how to configure, troubleshoot, or monitor Layer 2 authentication or access control

IP Telephony Features

Describe the concepts, operation or functionality of features that facilitate IP telephony deployments
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
LLDP and LLDP-MED
Voice VLAN
Given a scenario, demonstrate how to configure, troubleshoot, or monitor features used to support IP telephony deployments

Class of Service (CoS)

Describe the concepts, operation or functionality of Junos CoS for Layer 2/3 networks
CoS processing on Junos devices
CoS header fields
Forwarding classes
Classification
Packet loss priority
Policers
Schedulers
Drop profiles
Shaping
Rewrite rules
Given a scenario, demonstrate knowledge of how to configure, troubleshoot, or monitor CoS for Layer 2/3 networks


QUESTION 1
You are configuring a scheduler map on an EX9200 Series device. You want to ensure that traffic is dropped in a policing action once traffic exceeds the configured transit rate.
Which configuration parameter will meet this requirement?

A. exact
B. rate-limit
C. remainder
D. percent

Answer: B


QUESTION 2
Which two statements are true about PIM source-specific multicast (SSM)? (Choose two.)

A. The receiver DR builds a source-base tree to the RP.
B. S, G is always used.
C. A Different group address must be used by each source.
D. IGMPv3 is required.

Answer: B,D


QUESTION 3
Which statement is correct about CoS policers on Junos devices?

A. Traffic that exceeds a policer’s traffic profile can be dropped or assigned to aspecific drop profile.
B. A policer can assign in-profile traffic to a specific forwarding class.
C. A policer does not alter in-profile traffic.
D. Policers can be configured to buffer traffic that exceeds the policer’s traffic profile.

Answer: C


QUESTION 4
Which statement is correct about MSTP?

A. MSTP enables mapping multiple independent spanning-tree instances onto one physical topology.
B. MSTP enables dynamic discovery of Layer 2 neighbors.
C. MSTP dynamically manages VLAN registration in a LAN.
D. MSTP uses stacked VLAN tags to extend a Layer 2 Ethernet connection between multiple sites.

Answer: A


QUESTION 5
Which type of BGP is used to peer with a different autonomous system?

A. external
B. classless
C. dynamic
D. static

Answer: A

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HPE6-A43 Implementing Aruba Location Services

Exam ID:  HPE6-A43
Exam type: Proctored
Exam duration:  1 hour 30 minutes
Exam length: 70 questions
Passing score:  73%
Delivery languages: English
Related certifications : Aruba Certified Engagement and Analytics Professional (ACEAP) V1

Exam description
This exam tests your knowledge and skills with the Meridian product line and Aruba Location Services with Aruba Beacons. This includes Meridian AppMaker and SDK, maps and app content creation, how to troubleshoot deployment and Aruba Location Services Beacon configurations, and the ability to configure Aruba BLE Beacons. This exam also tests your integration knowledge and skills with the Analytics and Location Engine (ALE) and ClearPass.

Ideal candidate for this exam
Typical candidates for this exam are networking IT professionals or technical marketing professionals who know how to design and deploy Meridian location solutions with location and proximity beacons, and how to use the Meridian platform to develop a mobile application.

Exam contents
This exam has 70 questions.
Advice to help you take this exam

Complete the training and review all course materials and documents before you take the exam.
Exam items are based on expected knowledge acquired from job experience, an expected level of industry standard knowledge, or other prerequisites (events, supplemental materials, etc.).
Successful completion of the course alone does not ensure you will pass the exam.
Read this HPE Exam Preparation Guide and follow its recommendations.

Read the entire question and consider all options before you answer. If the question includes an exhibit, study the exhibit and read the question again. Select the answer that fully responds to the question. If the question asks for more than one answer, select all correct answers. There is no partial credit.

Objectives
This exam validates that you can:
Sections/Objectives 31%
Build Meridian Apps 33%
Deploy and Install Beacons 15%
Operate, Manage, and Maintain Beacons 7%
Troubleshoot Aruba Location Services 8%
Integrate ALE and Analytics 6%
Integrate ClearPass


QUESTION 1
Where can an app developer configure and reset campaigns?

A. Campaigns can be configured and reset in the Meridian Editor
B. Campaigns can be configured and reset in the Meridian Editor and configured in the Beacons App
C. Campaigns can be configured in the Meridian Editior and reset in the Beacons App
D. Campaigns can be configured and reset in the Beacons App

Answer: B


QUESTION 2
A retail customer does not have an Aruba location services deployment out has an existing Aruba Wi-Fi network with an Aruba 7210 controller with AP-205. The customer has identified six locations around its retail store where they would like to implement campaign push notifications. The customer also requires beacon management.
Which product mix is most suitable for this customer to achieve the goals of proximity push notifications as well as beacon management?

A. six AP-215s and six battery-powered beacons
B. six AP-325S
C. six AP-275S and six USB management beacons
D. six battery-powered beacons

Answer: B


QUESTION 3
Which analytics tool uses Wi-Fi connections to gather information about clients, such as associations and unassociated clients?

A. Aruba Beacons app
B. ALE
C. Airwave
D. Aruba Sensor

Answer: D


QUESTION 4
An app developer wants to change the layout of pages in a Meridian powered app. Which setting in AppMaker should the app developer modify to change the page layout?

A. Page format
B. Page style
C. Page layout
D. Page type

Answer: C


QUESTION 5
What is the main use of ALE?

A. to create a mobile device app
B. to provide location analytics from Wi-Fi information
C. to interact with AirWave to provide RF heatmaps
D. to gather location analytics from beacons

Answer: D

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SY0-501 CompTIA Security+ (501)

Exam Details
Exam Codes SY0-401 SY0-501
Launch Date May 1, 2014 October ​4, 2017

Exam Description The CompTIA Security+ exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations. The successful candidate will perform these tasks to support the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

Number of Questions Maximum of 90 questions
Type of Questions Multiple choice and performance-based
Length of Test 90 minutes
​Passing Score 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus
Languages English, Japanese, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese. English (Japanese, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese estimated Q2 2018)

Retirement
English retirement: July 31, 2018;
Japanese, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese: December 15, 2018
Usually three years after launch

CompTIA Security+ is the certification globally trusted to validate foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. As a benchmark for best practices in IT security, this certification covers the essential principles for network security and risk management – making it an important stepping stone of an IT security career.

Jobs that use Security+
Security Specialist/Administrator
Security ​Consultant
Security or ​Systems ​Administrator
Network ​Administrator

Companies that use CompTIA Security+ include:
Apple
Dell
HP
IBM
Intel
U.S. Department of Defense

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Overview
IT security is paramount to organizations as cloud computing and mobile devices have changed the way we do business. With the massive amounts of data transmitted and stored on networks throughout the world, it’s essential to have effective security practices in place. That’s where CompTIA Security+ comes in. Get the Security+ certification to show that you have the skills to secure a network and deter hackers and you’re ready for the job.

Security+ is government approved
CompTIA Security+ meets the ISO 17024 standard and is approved by U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. It is compliant with government regulations under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

Security+ is globally recognized
CompTIA Security+ is a globally recognized credential with certified professionals working in over 147 countries throughout the world.

Security+ provides substantial earnings potential
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Security Specialists, Administrators and Managers earn over $86,000 per year.

Security+ is industry supported
Security+ is developed and maintained by leading IT experts. Content for the exams stems from a combination of industry-wide survey feedback and contributions from our team of subject matter experts. Learn more about the people behind the CompTIA Security+ Advisory Committee.

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Training Materials
There’s a wealth of training materials available that match your learning needs and learning style. Whether you are studying on your own, or in a classroom environment, we recommend CompTIA Authorized Quality Curriculum (CAQC) training materials that will help you get ready for your certification exam and pass the test.

For all training options, visit our training overview.

Instructor-Led Training
Instructor-led training provides a comfortable teaching environment with instructors that are familiar with the certification process and can help you master your certification exam. Find your instructor now.

Ready for the Test?
When you’ve completed your training and you know you can take your certification exam with confidence, head over to the CompTIA Marketplace and purchase your exam voucher that you will need to sign up for the test.

Once you’ve purchased your voucher, you can find a testing location and schedule your test.

Renewal
Keep your certification up to date with CompTIA’s Continuing Education (CE) program. It’s designed to be a continued validation of your expertise and a tool to expand your skillset. It’s also the ace up your sleeve when you’re ready to take the next step in your career.

Get the most out of your certification
Information technology is an incredibly dynamic field, creating new opportunities and challenges every day. Participating in our Continuing Education program will enable you to stay current with new and evolving technologies and remain a sought-after IT and security expert.

The CompTIA Continuing Education program
Your CompTIA Security+ certification is good for three years from the day of your exam. The CE program allows you to extend your certification in three-year intervals through activities and training that relate to the content of your certification. Like Security+ itself, CompTIA Security+ ce also carries globally-recognized ISO/ANSI accreditation status.

It’s easy to renew
You can participate in a number of activities and training programs, including higher certifications, to renew your CompTIA Security+ certification. Collect at least 50 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in three years, upload them to your certification account, and Security+ will automatically renew.


QUESTION 1
A security analyst wishes to increase the security of an FTP server. Currently, all trails to the FTP server is unencrypted. Users connecting to the FTP server use a variety of modem FTP client software. The security analyst wants to keep the same port and protocol, while also still allowing unencrypted connections. Which of the following would BEST accomplish these goals?

A. Require the SFTP protocol to connect to the file server.
B. Use implicit TLS on the FTP server.
C. Use explicit FTPS for the connections.
D. Use SSH tunneling to encrypt the FTP traffic.

Answer: B


QUESTION 2
A company has three divisions, each with its own networks and services. The company decides to make its secure web portal accessible to all employees utilizing their existing usernames and passwords, The security administrator has elected to use SAML to support authentication. In this scenario, which of the following will occur when users try to authenticate to the portal? (Select TWO)

A. B. The portal will function as an identity provider and issue an authentication assertion
B. C. The portal will request an authentication ticket from each network that is transitively trusted
C. D. The back-end networks will function as an identity provider and issue an authentication assertion
D. The back-end networks will request authentication tickets from the portal, which will act as the third-party service provider authentication store
E. F. The back-end networks will verify the assertion token issued by the portal functioning as the identity provider

Answer: C


QUESTION 3
Which of the following would a security specialist be able to determine upon examination of a server’s certificate?

A. CA public key
B. Server private key
C. CSR
D. OID

Answer: B

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