Passed IBM Exam 000-017: Foundations of Tivoli Process Automation Engine

Today, I took IBM Exam 017 (Tivoli Process Automation Engine). The exam focuses on how to configure IBM products based on Tivoli Process Automation Engine, particularly IBM Maximo EAM.

Mainly, I used IBM Red Book for preparation, it took about a week to go through it. Below are the quizzes, I prepared while going through the certification guide.

IBM Tivoli Process Automation Engine Questions, Part 10 – Reports Administration

Following questions are related to Reports Administration of Tivoli Process Automation Engine. They are prepared to assist in studying for certification test number 000-017 i.e. Foundations of Tivoli Process Automation Engine.

Choose one of the following options and leave your answers in a comment below:

  1. Reports can be previewed from Reports Administration application.
    • A – True
    • B – False
  2. Security settings for reports can be defined in:
    • A – Security Groups application
    • B – Security tab on Reports Administration application
  3. Before you import the report design file, you must import any associated library files. Which action from the Select Action menu should be used to perform this operation.
    • A – Import Library File
    • B – Import Supporting Files
    • C – Import Additional Files
  4. What should be done to prevent a report from fetching a huge number of records from database?
    • A – set the Max Record Limit parameter in Reports Administration
    • B – place the limit in the report code
    • C – set the Max Record Limit parameter in Organizations Application
  5. Is it possible to restrict a report to run as scheduled only?
    • A – Yes
    • B – No

IBM Tivoli Process Automation Engine Questions, Part 9 – Work Management

Following questions are related to Work Management Configuration of Tivoli Process Automation Engine. They are prepared to assist in studying for certification test number 000-017 i.e. Foundations of Tivoli Process Automation Engine.

Choose one of the following options and leave your answers in a comment below:

  1. A new work types can be added in which application.
    • A – Domains application
    • B – Organizations application
  2. Material Reservations are automatically cleared when Work Order status changes to:
    • A – Complete
    • B – Closed
    • C – Based on configuration in Organization application
  3. Report downtime dialog is not available in which application.
    • A – Tasks and Activities
    • B – Locations
    • C – Assets
    • D – Work Order
    • E – Quick Reporting
  4. Job Plans are defined at which level
    • A – System level but Organization and Site can also be specified
    • B – Organization level
    • C – Site level
  5. Which of the following is not a Job Plan status.
    • A – Active
    • B – Pending
    • C – Draft
    • D – Inactive
  6. Activities can be created in which application.
    • A – Incident and Problem
    • B – Work Order
    • C – Activities and Tasks application
  7. Assignment Manager can record the time spent by a labor on a task. This is done using actions:
    • A – Start, Interrupt, Finish
    • B – Start, Pause, Stop
    • C – Start, Complete
  8. Job Plans can be nested to create a hierarchy.
    • A – True
    • B – False

IBM Tivoli Process Automation Engine Questions, Part 8 – Start Center

Following questions are related to Start Center Configuration of Tivoli Process Automation Engine. They are prepared to assist in studying for certification test number 000-017 i.e. Foundations of Tivoli Process Automation Engine.

Choose one of the following options and leave your answers in a comment below:

  1. If more than one Start Centers are displayed to the user as tabs, how a Start Center can be made default.
    • A – Using settings in Security Groups application
    • B – By modifying Start Center template
    • C – Using Display Settings on Start Center
  2. To create a KPI, user must define:
    • A – Select statement, Caution Level, Alert Level
    • B – Select statement, Caution Level, Alert Level, Target
    • C – Caution Level, Alert Level, Target Level
  3. To keep the KPI data currect:
    • A – Out of the box Cron Task called KPICronTask must be scheduled
    • B – No additional configuration is required
  4. Create New Start Center Template option is available in:
    • A – Security Groups application
    • B – Layout and Configuration options in Start Center
    • C – Application Designer
    • D – Database Configuration
  5. Which of the following tabs is not available on Result Set setup.
    • A – Available Queries
    • B – Available Columns
    • C – Column Display
    • D – Display Options
    • E – Chart Options
  6. Color alert can be added to a Result Set portlet using which setup tab.
    • A – Available Queries
    • B – Available Columns
    • C – Column Display
    • D – Display Options
    • E – Chart Options

IBM Tivoli Process Automation Engine Questions, Part 7 – Migration Manager

Following questions are related to Migration Manager of Tivoli Process Automation Engine. They are prepared to assist in studying for certification test number 000-017 i.e. Foundations of Tivoli Process Automation Engine.

Choose one of the following options and leave your answers in a comment below:

  1. The batch size of a package is the number of records that are retrieved at one time from each object in a migration group. The default value is:
    • A – 100
    • B – 1000
    • C – 5000
  2. A Package consists of following
    • A – Package Manifest, Configuration content, Compiled sources
    • B – Package Manifest, Structural Configuration content, Non-structural Configuration content, Compiled sources
    • C – Package Manifest, Structural Configuration content, Non-structural Configuration content, Compiled sources, History Data
    • D – Package Manifest, Package Metadata, Structural Configuration content, Non-structural Configuration content, Compiled sources, History Data
  3. Packages types are:
    • A – Snapshot, History
    • B – Snapshot, Change
    • C – Definition, Change
  4. Migration Manager identifies each environment unique with the help of three parameters which are:
    • A – Database connection string, host name and schema name
    • B – Database host name, database identifier and port number
    • C – Database host name, database identifier and schema name
  5. Content is migrated from source to target in stages which are:
    • A – Create, Approve, Deploy
    • B – Define, Create, Distribute
    • C – Define, Create, Deploy
    • D – Define, Create, Distribute and Deploy
  6. How many packages can be deployed at a time.
    • A – 1
    • B – 2
    • C – 10
    • D – There is no limit

IBM Tivoli Process Automation Engine Questions, Part 6 – Integration Framework

Following questions are related to Integration Framework of Tivoli Process Automation Engine. They are prepared to assist in studying for certification test number 000-017 i.e. Foundations of Tivoli Process Automation Engine.

Choose one of the following options and leave your answers in a comment below:

  1. The building block of Integration Framework is:
    • A – Publish Channels
    • B – Invocation Channels
    • C – Enterprise Services
    • D – End Points
    • E – Object Structures
  2. An Integration Object can include any or all of the following fields:
    • A – Persistent, Non-persistent
    • B – Persistent, Non-persistent and User-defined
    • C – Persistent and User-defined
  3. Which of following is asynchronous channel
    • A – Publish
    • B – Invocation
    • C – Both
  4. Which of the following events doesn’t initiate Publish Channel processing:
    • A – Object events (insert, update and delete)
    • B – Application initiated calls
    • C – Data Import
    • D – Data Export
  5. Publish Channels cannot use which of the following to map XML to external system XML.
    • A – User Exits Class
    • B – Processing Class
    • C – XSL Map
    • D – JMS Queue
  6. Processing rules can be used to filter records from Object Structure
    • A – True
    • B – False
  7. Which of the following can initiate Invocation Channel processing:
    • A – Object events (insert, update and delete)
    • B – Application initiated calls
    • C – Custom Java Action Class
    • D – Data Export
  8. Enterprise services are triggered by which of the following:
    • A – Scheduled Cron Tasks
    • B – Scheduled Cron Tasks, User initiated queries, Data Import
    • C – Scheduled Cron Tasks, Data Import
  9. End Points are required by transactions which are:
    • A – Inbound
    • B – Outbound

IBM Tivoli Process Automation Engine Questions, Part 5 – Security Configuration

Following questions are related to Security Configuration of Tivoli Process Automation Engine. They are prepared to assist in studying for certification test number 000-017 i.e. Foundations of Tivoli Process Automation Engine.

Choose one of the following options and leave your answers in a comment below:

  1. Which of the following statement is true about user self registration.
    • A – Initial self registered user status is NEW and workflow process for self registered user is SELFREG
    • B – Initial self registered user status is NEWREG and workflow process for self registered user is WFSELFREG
    • C – Initial self registered user status is INACTIVE and workflow process for self registered user is WFSELFREG
  2. The default security group which allows the user to change his password is
    • A – DEFLTREG
    • B – EVERYONE
  3. Start Center Template for a user can be set in which of the following application.
    • A – Users
    • B – Security Groups
    • C – Start Center Configuration
  4. The three types of Global Data Restrictions that can be applied to security groups are:
    • A – Hidden and Read Only
    • B – Hidden, Masked and Read Only
    • C – Hidden, Qualified and Read Only
    • D – Hidden, Qualified, Masked and Read Only
  5. In Data Restrictions tab in Security Groups application, select the Reevaluate? check box if you want the system to reevaluate the restriction condition when the user moves to another field by pressing the Tab key. If you do not select this check box, the restriction conditions are evaluated after you save the changes to a field
    • A – True
    • B – False
  6. To add a user to a group, you must be authorized to reassign users to that group. You do this using the Authorize Group Reassignment action in the Select Action menu.
    • A – True
    • B – False
  7. For which of the following, default GL account can be specified in Users application.
    • A – PR
    • B – PO
    • C – MR
  8. Which of the following is a valid user status.
    • A – WAPPR
    • B – PENDING
    • C – DELETED
  9. Access rights for independent security groups are merged together.
    • A – True
    • B – False
  10. If  application server is integrated with LDAP for authentication, then following operations can not be performed in the system.
    • A – Modifying Security Group assignment
    • B – Modifying Security privileges of user
    • C – Changing user password
  11. Database Configuration takes precedence over Application Designer and Data Restrictions. The order of precedence is:
    • A – Database Configuration, Application Designer and Data Restrictions
    • B – Database Configuration, Data Restrictions and Application Designer
  12. Following are the types of Conditional Expression:
    • A – Expression, Class, Action
    • B – Expression, Class, Function
    • C – Expression, Class

IBM Tivoli Process Automation Engine Questions, Part 4 – Financial Configuration

Following questions are related to Financial Configuration of Tivoli Process Automation Engine. They are prepared to assist in studying for certification test number 000-017 i.e. Foundations of Tivoli Process Automation Engine.

Choose one of the following options and leave your answers in a comment below:

  1. Which one of the following is true.
    • A – Currencies and Exchange Rates are defined at System level
    • B – Currencies and Exchange Rates are defined at Organization level
    • C – Currencies are defined at System level while Exchange Rates are defined at Organization level
  2. It is good practice to create another organization when you need to specify different sets of GL Accounts, for example, for each site or location.
    • A – True
    • B – False
  3. GL Component configuration is done at which level.
    • A – System
    • B – Organization
    • C – Site
  4. Financial Periods are defined in which application.
    • A – Chart of Accounts application
    • B – Financial Application
    • C – Financial Periods application
    • D – Cost Management application
  5. GL Component configuration is done at in which application
    • A – Chart of Accounts application
    • B – Database Configuration application
    • C – Financial application

IBM Tivoli Process Automation Engine Questions, Part 3 – Workflow and Escalation

Following questions are related to Designing Workflow and Escalations in Tivoli Process Automation Engine. They are prepared to assist in studying for certification test number 000-017 i.e. Foundations of Tivoli Process Automation Engine.

Choose one of the following options and leave your answers in a comment below:

  1. Communication Templates can handle attachments.
    • A – True
    • B – False
  2. Escalations are created at
    • A – Site level
    • B – Organization level
    • C – System level
    • D – All of the above
  3. When creating Escalation point, for a event in future, like days left in contract expiry, the time elapsed field should be a negative value.
    • A – True
    • B – False
  4. What the two types of notifications for an escalation point.
    • A – Free-form and Template-based
    • B – Email Notification and Workflow notification
  5. In workflow designer, which of the following node is not included in tool pallete.
    • A – Start
    • B – Stop
    • C – Interaction Node
    • D – Wait Node
  6. A wait node cannot precede a node which requires
    • A – task Assignment
    • B – user interaction
    • C – a decision
  7. A interaction node may lead to an application which is not related to the object specified on workflow process.
    • A – True
    • B – False
    • C – Only if a Task node follows the interaction node
    • D – Only if a Stop node follows the interaction node
  8. A workflow connection line may cause:
    • A – an action to be triggered
    • B – a notification to be sent
    • C – Both of the above
  9. Which of the following actions can be used to block and unblock status change on an object.
    • A – DENYSTATUS and ALLOWSTATUS
    • B – NOSTATUS and ALLOWSTATUS
    • C – NOSTATUS and OKSTATUS
  10. In Conditional Expression Manager Builder, colon (:) is used to define:
    • A – a variable
    • B – a constant
    • C – a function
    • D – a relationship