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Updated on 2006-04-17T17:21:17Z at 2006-04-17T17:21:17Z by SystemAdmin
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: HELP: Certified MQ experts out there!

    ‏2006-04-10T16:04:37Z  
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    8523 Posts

    Re: HELP: Certified MQ experts out there!

    ‏2006-04-10T16:04:38Z  
    I'm about to take 296, this week - :-(

    Q.1 Not sure about both of the MOST apprpriate - but FORMAT is one.
    Implement cutom format/s to identify the specific TYPEs of message (TYPE is
    the clue there). You may be able to do the same with MsgType. Personally,
    I'd also consider defining dedicated queue/s for the particular message
    types.

    Q2. It says "'protect the transfer". From this I Would say YES - use SSL. If
    the scope of encryption is link-level rather than application level, don't
    spend time and/or money either creating your own application-based
    encryption or buying in a vendor package.

    Security - I have the Redbooks "Websphere MQ Security V6.0", "Websphere MQ
    Security V6.0" and "Websphere MQ Security in an Enterprise Environment".

    NOTE: I also bought Websphere Redbooks Collection, on CD-ROM & it cost about
    $45-50 - a far better deal than buying each redbook individually (although
    downloading all the PDF's or the Infocenter is obviously cheapest).

    I'd reiterate Glenn's comments. I'm coming from an appl arch & design role
    (been on mainframes for 20 years), and this certification is about DESIGN.
    It's not a technical test of what can work. It's more about what's the best
    design.

    And finally - IMO it IS worth doing some training - even Web-Based. I spent
    $170USD on rudimentary MQ & Message Broker courses. Even though I knew most
    of the material, I didn't know all the IBM terminology & so the training
    helped that a great deal.

    I have a coffee table at home with a 2-foot pile of redbooks, manuals &
    printouts, that I'm dying to file away, once I pass this *(&^#%*W^%$ing test
    :-)
    "Glenn Baddeley" <glenn.baddeley@team.telstra.com> wrote in message
    news:cvjorf$5fh$1@mws-stat-syd.cdn.telstra.com.au...
    > Neo, Even though many answers may be right in various senses, there are
    > certain answers which properly fit the context of the question and are
    > the ones the examiners are looking for. They are trying to show that
    > you have deep knowledge of the philosophy behind the features in MQ.
    >
    > I haven't done this test, but here goes anyway:
    >
    >> Q1. An MQ solution requires 8 distinct types of messages which must be
    >> easily identifyable by receiving applications.The MOST appropriate
    >> method to satisfy this requirements is to use: (select 2)
    >> a. MsgType in MQMD
    >> b. CorrelID in MQMD
    >> c. GroupID in MQMD
    >> d. MsgID in MQMD
    >> e. Format field in MQMD
    >
    > I say a. and e. The others are IDs which are designed to uniquely
    > identify or group together
    > or create an affinity between messages of a similar type. If auto
    > message
    > conversion is required I'd actually avoid using Format, as MQ would
    > require
    > it to be set to MQFMT_STRING.
    > Message Type is good because there is a user range of values
    > #define MQMT_APPL_FIRST 65536
    > #define MQMT_APPL_LAST 999999999
    >
    >
    >> Q2. A company needs to reliable transfer data between local and remote
    >> applications.Some of the data is confidential and must be made
    >> available to the source and target application. Which is the MOST
    >> appropriate way to protect the transfer?
    >> a. encrypt the data inside the source and target applications
    >> b. use SSL on MQ channels
    >> c. provide channel exists to protect the data
    >> d. use application level security package to protect the data
    >
    > I say b. No code changes or extra s/w required.
    >
    > Am I right or am I wrong?
    >
    > Glenn.
    >
    > Neo wrote:
    >>
    >> I've taken IBM MQ Solution Designer (Test 296) three times and failed
    >> on all of them!
    >> After 4 years of work experience in EAI and MQ support and
    >> development, I still can't give the right answers to the exam
    >> questions. This is really depressing.
    >>
    >> On the other hand, the multiple-choice questions are vague and most
    >> of the time there are more than one right answers, yet I have to
    >> choose only one!
    >>
    >> I need help from experts in this newsgroup to give me hints on how to
    >> improve my knowledge.
    >>
    >> Below are some of the cases:
    >>
    >> Q1. An MQ solution requires 8 distinct types of messages which must be
    >> easily identifyable by receiving applications.The MOST appropriate
    >> method to satisfy this requirements is to use: (select 2)
    >>
    >> a. MsgType in MQMD
    >>
    >> b. CorrelID in MQMD
    >>
    >> c. GroupID in MQMD
    >>
    >> d. MsgID in MQMD
    >>
    >> e. Format field in MQMD
    >>
    >> My knowledge is that b,c,d are correct. But what are the 2 MOST
    >> common one? b and c?
    >>
    >> b and d?
    >>
    >> Q2. A company needs to reliable transfer data between local and remote
    >> applications.Some of the data is confidential and must be made
    >> available to the source and target application. Which is the MOST
    >> appropriate way to protect the transfer?
    >>
    >> a. encrypt the data inside the source and target applications
    >>
    >> b. use SSL on MQ channels
    >>
    >> c. provide channel exists to protect the data
    >>
    >> d. use application level security package to protect the data
    >>
    >> In this case all the answers are correct! We can use any of them to
    >> implement to solution. Then how do we know what is the MOST
    >> appropriate?
    >>
    >> Q3. A company wants to maintain data confidentiality, from the time
    >> it is place on one computer to then it is retrieved from another
    >> computer. Which is the BEST method for assuring point-to-point data
    >> security?
    >>
    >> a. SSL to encrypt the data
    >>
    >> b. channel exits to encrypt the data
    >>
    >> c. API exits to encrypt the data
    >>
    >> d. data encryption algorithms in both sending and receiving
    >> applications.
    >>
    >> Again all answers are correct!
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Is there any IBM manual or document which give hints on the MQ
    >> security and design standards?
    >>
    >> Or do I have to pay and attend the certification course in order to
    >> get hints on the exam questions?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Confused
    >

  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    8523 Posts

    Re: HELP: Certified MQ experts out there!

    ‏2006-04-17T17:21:17Z  
    I'm about to take 296, this week - :-(

    Q.1 Not sure about both of the MOST apprpriate - but FORMAT is one.
    Implement cutom format/s to identify the specific TYPEs of message (TYPE is
    the clue there). You may be able to do the same with MsgType. Personally,
    I'd also consider defining dedicated queue/s for the particular message
    types.

    Q2. It says "'protect the transfer". From this I Would say YES - use SSL. If
    the scope of encryption is link-level rather than application level, don't
    spend time and/or money either creating your own application-based
    encryption or buying in a vendor package.

    Security - I have the Redbooks "Websphere MQ Security V6.0", "Websphere MQ
    Security V6.0" and "Websphere MQ Security in an Enterprise Environment".

    NOTE: I also bought Websphere Redbooks Collection, on CD-ROM & it cost about
    $45-50 - a far better deal than buying each redbook individually (although
    downloading all the PDF's or the Infocenter is obviously cheapest).

    I'd reiterate Glenn's comments. I'm coming from an appl arch & design role
    (been on mainframes for 20 years), and this certification is about DESIGN.
    It's not a technical test of what can work. It's more about what's the best
    design.

    And finally - IMO it IS worth doing some training - even Web-Based. I spent
    $170USD on rudimentary MQ & Message Broker courses. Even though I knew most
    of the material, I didn't know all the IBM terminology & so the training
    helped that a great deal.

    I have a coffee table at home with a 2-foot pile of redbooks, manuals &
    printouts, that I'm dying to file away, once I pass this *(&^#%*W^%$ing test
    :-)
    "Glenn Baddeley" <glenn.baddeley@team.telstra.com> wrote in message
    news:cvjorf$5fh$1@mws-stat-syd.cdn.telstra.com.au...
    > Neo, Even though many answers may be right in various senses, there are
    > certain answers which properly fit the context of the question and are
    > the ones the examiners are looking for. They are trying to show that
    > you have deep knowledge of the philosophy behind the features in MQ.
    >
    > I haven't done this test, but here goes anyway:
    >
    >> Q1. An MQ solution requires 8 distinct types of messages which must be
    >> easily identifyable by receiving applications.The MOST appropriate
    >> method to satisfy this requirements is to use: (select 2)
    >> a. MsgType in MQMD
    >> b. CorrelID in MQMD
    >> c. GroupID in MQMD
    >> d. MsgID in MQMD
    >> e. Format field in MQMD
    >
    > I say a. and e. The others are IDs which are designed to uniquely
    > identify or group together
    > or create an affinity between messages of a similar type. If auto
    > message
    > conversion is required I'd actually avoid using Format, as MQ would
    > require
    > it to be set to MQFMT_STRING.
    > Message Type is good because there is a user range of values
    > #define MQMT_APPL_FIRST 65536
    > #define MQMT_APPL_LAST 999999999
    >
    >
    >> Q2. A company needs to reliable transfer data between local and remote
    >> applications.Some of the data is confidential and must be made
    >> available to the source and target application. Which is the MOST
    >> appropriate way to protect the transfer?
    >> a. encrypt the data inside the source and target applications
    >> b. use SSL on MQ channels
    >> c. provide channel exists to protect the data
    >> d. use application level security package to protect the data
    >
    > I say b. No code changes or extra s/w required.
    >
    > Am I right or am I wrong?
    >
    > Glenn.
    >
    > Neo wrote:
    >>
    >> I've taken IBM MQ Solution Designer (Test 296) three times and failed
    >> on all of them!
    >> After 4 years of work experience in EAI and MQ support and
    >> development, I still can't give the right answers to the exam
    >> questions. This is really depressing.
    >>
    >> On the other hand, the multiple-choice questions are vague and most
    >> of the time there are more than one right answers, yet I have to
    >> choose only one!
    >>
    >> I need help from experts in this newsgroup to give me hints on how to
    >> improve my knowledge.
    >>
    >> Below are some of the cases:
    >>
    >> Q1. An MQ solution requires 8 distinct types of messages which must be
    >> easily identifyable by receiving applications.The MOST appropriate
    >> method to satisfy this requirements is to use: (select 2)
    >>
    >> a. MsgType in MQMD
    >>
    >> b. CorrelID in MQMD
    >>
    >> c. GroupID in MQMD
    >>
    >> d. MsgID in MQMD
    >>
    >> e. Format field in MQMD
    >>
    >> My knowledge is that b,c,d are correct. But what are the 2 MOST
    >> common one? b and c?
    >>
    >> b and d?
    >>
    >> Q2. A company needs to reliable transfer data between local and remote
    >> applications.Some of the data is confidential and must be made
    >> available to the source and target application. Which is the MOST
    >> appropriate way to protect the transfer?
    >>
    >> a. encrypt the data inside the source and target applications
    >>
    >> b. use SSL on MQ channels
    >>
    >> c. provide channel exists to protect the data
    >>
    >> d. use application level security package to protect the data
    >>
    >> In this case all the answers are correct! We can use any of them to
    >> implement to solution. Then how do we know what is the MOST
    >> appropriate?
    >>
    >> Q3. A company wants to maintain data confidentiality, from the time
    >> it is place on one computer to then it is retrieved from another
    >> computer. Which is the BEST method for assuring point-to-point data
    >> security?
    >>
    >> a. SSL to encrypt the data
    >>
    >> b. channel exits to encrypt the data
    >>
    >> c. API exits to encrypt the data
    >>
    >> d. data encryption algorithms in both sending and receiving
    >> applications.
    >>
    >> Again all answers are correct!
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Is there any IBM manual or document which give hints on the MQ
    >> security and design standards?
    >>
    >> Or do I have to pay and attend the certification course in order to
    >> get hints on the exam questions?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Confused
    >

    I know the original posts are way old - but I just thought I'm wrap up my
    comments about cert. 296 (solutions designer). Took it Friday & passed with
    82%. Without getting too cocky, I think this shows that the exam really is
    about DESIGN. I don't feel like I've done so much MQ (about 5-25% of my job,
    over the last couple of years). But I have spent 20 years designing
    mainframe apps. I feel like I can have an opinion about MQ design, despite
    lacking some in-depth tehcnical ability.

    Going on to look at Message Boker next, I think :-)

    (But I'll be curious to see what IBM's SOA architect certificatin looks
    like, when it comes out in June).
    "Dave Cawdell" <dcawdell@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:e1dvp1$2lg4o$1@news.boulder.ibm.com...
    > I'm about to take 296, this week - :-(
    >
    > Q.1 Not sure about both of the MOST apprpriate - but FORMAT is one.
    > Implement cutom format/s to identify the specific TYPEs of message (TYPE
    > is the clue there). You may be able to do the same with MsgType.
    > Personally, I'd also consider defining dedicated queue/s for the
    > particular message types.
    >
    > Q2. It says "'protect the transfer". From this I Would say YES - use SSL.
    > If the scope of encryption is link-level rather than application level,
    > don't spend time and/or money either creating your own application-based
    > encryption or buying in a vendor package.
    >
    > Security - I have the Redbooks "Websphere MQ Security V6.0", "Websphere MQ
    > Security V6.0" and "Websphere MQ Security in an Enterprise Environment".
    >
    > NOTE: I also bought Websphere Redbooks Collection, on CD-ROM & it cost
    > about $45-50 - a far better deal than buying each redbook individually
    > (although downloading all the PDF's or the Infocenter is obviously
    > cheapest).
    >
    > I'd reiterate Glenn's comments. I'm coming from an appl arch & design role
    > (been on mainframes for 20 years), and this certification is about DESIGN.
    > It's not a technical test of what can work. It's more about what's the
    > best design.
    >
    > And finally - IMO it IS worth doing some training - even Web-Based. I
    > spent $170USD on rudimentary MQ & Message Broker courses. Even though I
    > knew most of the material, I didn't know all the IBM terminology & so the
    > training helped that a great deal.
    >
    > I have a coffee table at home with a 2-foot pile of redbooks, manuals &
    > printouts, that I'm dying to file away, once I pass this *(&^#%*W^%$ing
    > test :-)
    >
    >
    > "Glenn Baddeley" <glenn.baddeley@team.telstra.com> wrote in message
    > news:cvjorf$5fh$1@mws-stat-syd.cdn.telstra.com.au...
    >> Neo, Even though many answers may be right in various senses, there are
    >> certain answers which properly fit the context of the question and are
    >> the ones the examiners are looking for. They are trying to show that
    >> you have deep knowledge of the philosophy behind the features in MQ.
    >>
    >> I haven't done this test, but here goes anyway:
    >>
    >>> Q1. An MQ solution requires 8 distinct types of messages which must be
    >>> easily identifyable by receiving applications.The MOST appropriate
    >>> method to satisfy this requirements is to use: (select 2)
    >>> a. MsgType in MQMD
    >>> b. CorrelID in MQMD
    >>> c. GroupID in MQMD
    >>> d. MsgID in MQMD
    >>> e. Format field in MQMD
    >>
    >> I say a. and e. The others are IDs which are designed to uniquely
    >> identify or group together
    >> or create an affinity between messages of a similar type. If auto
    >> message
    >> conversion is required I'd actually avoid using Format, as MQ would
    >> require
    >> it to be set to MQFMT_STRING.
    >> Message Type is good because there is a user range of values
    >> #define MQMT_APPL_FIRST 65536
    >> #define MQMT_APPL_LAST 999999999
    >>
    >>
    >>> Q2. A company needs to reliable transfer data between local and remote
    >>> applications.Some of the data is confidential and must be made
    >>> available to the source and target application. Which is the MOST
    >>> appropriate way to protect the transfer?
    >>> a. encrypt the data inside the source and target applications
    >>> b. use SSL on MQ channels
    >>> c. provide channel exists to protect the data
    >>> d. use application level security package to protect the data
    >>
    >> I say b. No code changes or extra s/w required.
    >>
    >> Am I right or am I wrong?
    >>
    >> Glenn.
    >>
    >> Neo wrote:
    >>>
    >>> I've taken IBM MQ Solution Designer (Test 296) three times and failed
    >>> on all of them!
    >>> After 4 years of work experience in EAI and MQ support and
    >>> development, I still can't give the right answers to the exam
    >>> questions. This is really depressing.
    >>>
    >>> On the other hand, the multiple-choice questions are vague and most
    >>> of the time there are more than one right answers, yet I have to
    >>> choose only one!
    >>>
    >>> I need help from experts in this newsgroup to give me hints on how to
    >>> improve my knowledge.
    >>>
    >>> Below are some of the cases:
    >>>
    >>> Q1. An MQ solution requires 8 distinct types of messages which must be
    >>> easily identifyable by receiving applications.The MOST appropriate
    >>> method to satisfy this requirements is to use: (select 2)
    >>>
    >>> a. MsgType in MQMD
    >>>
    >>> b. CorrelID in MQMD
    >>>
    >>> c. GroupID in MQMD
    >>>
    >>> d. MsgID in MQMD
    >>>
    >>> e. Format field in MQMD
    >>>
    >>> My knowledge is that b,c,d are correct. But what are the 2 MOST
    >>> common one? b and c?
    >>>
    >>> b and d?
    >>>
    >>> Q2. A company needs to reliable transfer data between local and remote
    >>> applications.Some of the data is confidential and must be made
    >>> available to the source and target application. Which is the MOST
    >>> appropriate way to protect the transfer?
    >>>
    >>> a. encrypt the data inside the source and target applications
    >>>
    >>> b. use SSL on MQ channels
    >>>
    >>> c. provide channel exists to protect the data
    >>>
    >>> d. use application level security package to protect the data
    >>>
    >>> In this case all the answers are correct! We can use any of them to
    >>> implement to solution. Then how do we know what is the MOST
    >>> appropriate?
    >>>
    >>> Q3. A company wants to maintain data confidentiality, from the time
    >>> it is place on one computer to then it is retrieved from another
    >>> computer. Which is the BEST method for assuring point-to-point data
    >>> security?
    >>>
    >>> a. SSL to encrypt the data
    >>>
    >>> b. channel exits to encrypt the data
    >>>
    >>> c. API exits to encrypt the data
    >>>
    >>> d. data encryption algorithms in both sending and receiving
    >>> applications.
    >>>
    >>> Again all answers are correct!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Is there any IBM manual or document which give hints on the MQ
    >>> security and design standards?
    >>>
    >>> Or do I have to pay and attend the certification course in order to
    >>> get hints on the exam questions?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Confused
    >>
    >
    >

  • Ikgopoleng
    Ikgopoleng
    1 Post

    Re: HELP: Certified MQ experts out there!

    ‏2017-06-07T14:49:08Z  

    Hi All

     

    I am new on this site, particularly MQ and i need assistance with something.

     

    We currently running MQ 7.0.1.3 on the old server and we have built a new server where we installed v8.0.0.0. My challenge is that i want to take the same configuration on the old version especially Queue Manager Clusters to the new server. I am struggling to get a site which shows how to do this. How do i go about configuring the Queue Manager Clusters the same as the old version, do i create them with same names on the new version or what do i do. Please help

     

    Regards

    Updated on 2017-06-07T14:50:38Z at 2017-06-07T14:50:38Z by Ikgopoleng
  • fjb_saper
    fjb_saper
    240 Posts

    Re: HELP: Certified MQ experts out there!

    ‏2017-06-12T14:28:50Z  

    Whatever you plan on doing, remember it is a very very bad idea to have two queue managers with the same name be part of a cluster...