IBM CognosBI Professional v3.0

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When considering the differences between Analysis, Reporting, and Querying, which of thefollowing is NOT a user who needs Analysis?

  • A. A user who takes answers from one question as a starting point for other questions
  • B. A user who needs to understand multiple factors influencing performance
  • C. A user who needs to identify and understand trends from multiple perspectives
  • D. A user who views detailed data, which is optionally totaled and subtotaled


Answer : D

Which statement is true about the BI Bus?

  • A. It is the name of the report process that is spawned and viewed in Windows Task Managerwhen a report execution request is processed.
  • B. It monitors all http traffic flowing through the gateways and dispatchers.
  • C. It is a set of protocols that govern communications amongCognos BIservices.
  • D. It uses a JDBC driver to connect to Content Stores in Sybase, SQLServer, Oracle and DB2.


Answer : C

Which of the following describes the benefits of Cognos Application Firewall (CAF)?

  • A. It protects the application by monitoring all HTTP requests sent through the Web server toensure the gateway is receiving valid requests.
  • B. It allowsCognos BIto run over the Internet.
  • C. It monitors and validates all input requests to prevent parameter manipulation, SQL injection,and buffer overflow.
  • D. It encrypts all input requests for validation before they are sent to the dispatcher.


Answer : C

Which of the following BEST describes the relationship or differences between Iterative
Approachand Cognos SIM?

  • A. The Iterative Approach is a specific technique used to iterate through the Design phase.
  • B. The Iterative Approach is a series of steps defined in the Analysis and Development phases ofCognos SIM.
  • C. The Iterative Approach is a philosophy of development while Cognos SIM is a collection oftasks, documents, and techniques to guide development.
  • D. Cognos SIM is the current Cognos development standard and is intended to replace theIterative Approach for development of BI applications.


Answer : C

Using the diagram below to install and configureCognos BI, which of the following componentswill NOT address automatic failover?

  • A. Cognos BIContent Manager (Active)
  • B. Cognos BIContent Manager (Passive)
  • C. Cognos BIReport Server
  • D. Cognos BIGateway


Answer : D

Which of the following is a valid strategy for addressing failover for the content store?

  • A. Install active and passive instances of the content store.
  • B. Install active and passive instances of the Content Manager service.
  • C. Take advantage of failover protection in the Applications tier by installing the content store ona server that hosts multiple instances of the report service.
  • D. Take advantage of database backup and failover strategies and policies already in place in theenvironment.


Answer : D

When deploying an application from a development environment to a production environment,which of the following is correct when each environment uses a separate
LDAP instance?

  • A. There are no issues because the Access Control List (ACL) references the same usernames.
  • B. Use theCognos BIsecurity objects.
  • C. Do not useCognos BIsecurity unless you are deploying your application using Series 7Cognos Access Manager for authentication.
  • D. There are no issues because LDAP objects are always replicated between the environments.


Answer : B

A multi-server installation ofCognos BImust be performed. Which of the following is a validstrategy for installing across multiple servers?

  • A. Separate the gateway component from other server components to restrict report requestprocessing to the Web server tier.
  • B. Enable dedicated request processing, by installing a dispatcher in the Web server tier to act asa primary dispatcher for routing requests to other dispatchers.
  • C. Scale the system vertically by installing one instance of all Cognos 8 services on a largercomputer capable of managing more concurrent request threads.
  • D. Enable load balancing of requests for content management services by installing multipleinstances of Content Manager.


Answer : B

WhichCognos BIarchitectural component is written in C++?

  • A. Batch report service
  • B. Job service
  • C. Monitoring service
  • D. Presentation service


Answer : A

Which of the following requires additional configuration for installingCognos BIin adevelopment and production environment?

  • A. The application in the development environment and in the production environment will use the Tomcat servlet container as the application server.
  • B. The development environment will include workstations hosting Framework Manager andCognos 8 OLAP Modeling, while the production environment will not.
  • C. The environment contains customized port and firewall settings for the default http andapplication server port.
  • D. The development and production environment will use data sources that are in Unicode.


Answer : C

WhileCognos BIwill support any data warehouse design, which of the following designs doesCognos recommend for new warehouse development?

  • A. Operational Data Store
  • B. Dimensionally Modeled Relational
  • C. Normalized Enterprise
  • D. Dimensional Bus


Answer : D

Companies often create a collection of summary tables as their first attempt at a data warehouse.While there are several drawbacks to this approach, there are also some advantages. Which ofthe following is an advantage of this approach over reporting from an operational database?

  • A. It is easier to understand because there are fewer summary tables.
  • B. Specific reports for which the summary tables were created will run faster.
  • C. It is easy to leverage many new reports from the summary tables.
  • D. Over time summary tables often naturally group into business subject areas.


Answer : B

Which of the following describes a disadvantage of using the dimensionally modeled relational(DMR) technique to access a normalized data structure?

  • A. does not allow access to all relational items in Query and Report Studio
  • B. may increase the time needed to fetch required data
  • C. does not allow access to member functions
  • D. may bypass aggregate aware tables


Answer : B

All of the following describe design intent of an operational database EXCEPT:

  • A. record the day to day operations of the company
  • B. maximize the speed of inserts and updates to the database
  • C. enhance reporting through foreign keys and indexes
  • D. facilitate performing specific functional tasks


Answer : C

Which of the following MOST clearly states the value of using a methodology?

  • A. It provides a philosophy of development that maximizes return on investment.
  • B. It helps consultants progress in a systematic way to insure all critical steps are addressed.
  • C. It helps project managers estimate the cost and effort in developing a solution.
  • D. It ensures that early mistakes are avoided in developing a solution.


Answer : B

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