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Axon Data Governance, Specialist Certification

Certification Exam | Data Governance | Self-Paced | Version 5

Axon Data Governance, Specialist Certification

Certification Overview

This test measures your ability to utilize Informatica products in support of data governance. Measure your skills in ensuring high levels of data quality, integrity, availability, trustworthiness, and data security. Test your knowledge and ability to leverage the Informatica Platform for execution and maintenance of Enterprise Data Governance.

When you are ready to test and become an Informatica Certified Specialist (ICS), please follow these steps :

  1. Click Enroll and log in to your Informatica account.
  2. Click Add to Cart and complete your registration/purchase.
  3. Once you have registered go to My Training and View Your Transcript.
  4. Now you can simply Launch and take your test Anytime/Anywhere prior to your test’s expiry date.
The below can be used as a guide to preparing before taking the test. Included is an outline of the technical topics and subject areas that are covered in the test, test domain weighting, test objectives and topical content.

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Test takers will be measured on:

Axon for Business Users:

  • Introduction to Data Governance and Informatica Axon
  • Navigating Informatica Axon
  • Populating Axon
  • Axon Glossary
  • Interface & Lineage
  • Insight and Local Maps
  • Policy, Process
  • Workflows and Change Requests
  • Projects
  • Data Quality


Axon Installation and Configuration:

  • Axon Architecture
  • Axon Integration Overview
  • Axon PreValidation and Installation
  • Axon Integration with Data Quality
  • Axon Integration with EIC
  • Axon Integration with [email protected]
  • Maintain Axon
  • Advanced End User Training
  • Axon Admin Panel
  • Backup and Restore Axons PostgreSQL Database

Test Domains

The test domains and the extent to which they are represented as an estimated percentage of the test follows:

Title
% of Test
Axon for Business Users  
Introduction to Data Governance and Informatica Axon 3%
Navigating Informatica Axon 7%
Populating Axon 4%
Axon Glossary 3%
Interface & Lineage 7%
Insight and Local Maps 4%
Policy 3%
Process 4%
Workflows and Change Requests 4%
Projects 4%
Data Quality 6%
Axon Installation and Configuration  
Axon Architecture 7%
Axon Integration Overview 6%
Axon PreValidation and Installation 4%
Axon Integration with Data Quality 6%
Axon Integration with EIC 3%
Axon Integration with [email protected] 3%
Maintain Axon 4%
Advanced End User Training 6%
Axon Admin Panel 9%
Backup and Restore Axons PostgreSQL Database 3%

 

Question Format

You may select from one or more response offerings to answer a question.

You will score the question correctly if your response accurately completes the statement or answers the question. Incorrect distractors are given as possible correct answers so that those without the required skills and experience may wrongly select that choice.

A passing grade of 70% is needed to achieve recognition as an Informatica Certified Specialist (ICS) in MDM 10.3: Developer.

You are given 90 minutes to complete the test. Formats used in this test are:

  • Multiple Choice:  Select one option that best answers the question or completes the statement
  • Multiple Response: Select all that apply to best answer the question or complete the statement
  • True/False: After reading the statement or questions select the best answer

Test Policy

  • You are eligible for one attempt and re-take, if needed, per test registration.
  • If you do not pass on your first attempt:
    • The purchase of the test will include one second-attempt if a student does not pass a test.
    • You must wait two weeks after a failed test to take the test again.
    • Any additional retakes are charged the current fee at the time of purchase.
    • Promotions are excluded and cannot be combined.

Test Topics

The test will contain 70 questions comprised of topics that span across the sections listed below.  In order to ensure that you are prepared for the test, review the subtopics with each section.

Axon for Business Users
Introduction to Data Governance and Informatica Axon

  • Data Governance Overview
  • Data governance regulations
  • Introduction to Informatica Axon
  • Company data governance initiatives

Navigating Informatica Axon

  • Anonymous Search
  • Quick and Unison searches
  • Inventories
  • Search, Maps, Dashboard, My Items, Create, Quick Search, Notifications, User Information and Help menus
  • Axon grid

Populating Axon

  • User Permissions and effects
  • Object order definition
  • Manual creation of objects
  • Bulk upload templates
  • Hierarchical lists 
  • Object editing (description/ stakeholders/impact)

Axon Glossary

  • Glossary definition best practices 
  • Manual creation of glossary items
  • Bulk upload creation of glossary items

Interface & Lineage

  • Scorecard and Pre-built rules 
  • System and Data Lineage
  • System Interfaces
  • Manual definition of system interfaces
  • Attribute linking
  • Manually linking attributes
  • Bulk upload for attribute lineage
  • Unison Search
  • Object association

Insight and Local Maps

  • Axon maps
  • Insight and Local Maps
  • Map Scoping
  • Map palette
  • Map Overlays
 

Policy

  • Manual creation of policies
  • Bulk upload of policies
  • Creating child/sub policies
  • Policy Search

Process

  • Process Overview
  • Manual creation of processes
  • Bulk upload of processes
  • Process components functionality
  • Process maps
  • Process Search

Workflows and Change Requests

  • Custom and default workflows
  • Workflow creation
  • Change requests
  • Active workflows and workflow notifications

Projects

  • Recording projects
  • Project connections
  • Relating projects and project dependencies
  • Lineage view assessments
  • Assess project impact

Data Quality

  • Local and Standard Data Quality rules
  • Sourcing DQ information
  • Manual local DQ rule creation
  • Bulk upload of local rules
  • Enriching DQ rules
  • Dashboards, Maps and Unison Search
     

Axon Installation and Configuration

Axon Architecture

  • Axon Components
  • Axon Core
  • Notification Service
  • Document Upload Service
  • Change Request Service
  • Bulk Upload Architecture and Service

Axon Integration Overview

  • Axon Integration with Data Quality
  • Axon Integration with EIC
  • Axon Integration with [email protected]

Axon PreValidation and Installation

  • Run the PreValidation script
  • Install RPMs
  • Install Axon
  • Start the Services
  • Log into Axon

Axon Integration with Data Quality

  • Integration with Data Quality using the Axon Agent
  • Install the Axon Agent
  • Configure Parameter files
  • Define DQ Rules
  • Use the Integration to pull DQ Scores from Data Quality into Axon

Axon Integration with EIC

  • Integration with EIC
  • Configure Parameter Files
  • Connect to EIC
 

 

 

Axon Integration with [email protected]

Maintain Axon

  • Troubleshoot issues
  • Identify related Services
  • Locate relevant Logs
  • Verify Service Statuses
  • Restart Services
  • Resolve issues

Advanced End User Training

  • Grid Manipulations
  • Bulk Update
  • Glossary Assignment
  • Scorecards
  • Dashboards (Stewardship)
  • Cloning datasets

Axon Admin Panel

  • Manage and add users
  • Configure roles
  • Assign permissions
  • Customize dropdowns
  • Create default Workflows
  • Release user locks
  • Glossary Rules Engine
  • Administrative Panel
  • Download logs

Backup and Restore Axons PostgreSQL Database

  • Backup Axons PostgreSQL Database
  • Restore a SQL backup

 Sample Test Questions

How do you perform a Quick Search?
A. X Enter a value directly into the search toolbar and hit Enter. Then navigate to any item by clicking on it.
B. X Enter a complete name or phrase directly into the search toolbar and hit Enter. Then navigate to any item by clicking on it.
C. X Click on the magnifying glass to activate it, enter a value and once a list of values have been presented in Unison search, navigate to any item by clicking on it.
D. Correct Click on the magnifying glass to activate it, enter a value and navigate to any item the quick search returns by clicking on it.
Where is lineage displayed?
A. Correct Maps
B. X Dashboards
C. X Scorecards
D. X Catalog
The bulk upload microservices are used by Axon but are independent of Axon.
A. Correct True
B. X False
Which of the following features are available in the Admin Dashboard?
A. Correct The number of licensed users. This includes the number of Super Admin, Admin and other users that can create or edit objects in Axon.
B. X A list of the licensed users.
C. Correct The Status Panel for Axon Services and Processes.
D. Correct The details of the build being used including the version, build, and code.
Data Quality integration allows Axon users to:
A. Correct Schedule when Rules should be run on attributes in DQ and the Score uploaded to the Attribute in Axon.
B. X Schedule Scorecards and Dashboards to run on Datasets in Axon.
C. Correct Use the DQ Scores in Dashboards and Overlays in Axon.
D. Correct Use the measures that are generated in Data Quality on dataset attributes in Axon.
E. X Build rules to cleanse and standardize the data in Axon.

Additional Information

Retake Policy: Current purchases of the test will include one second-attempt if a student does not pass a test. Any additional retakes are charged the current fee at the time of purchase. Promotions are excluded and cannot be combined. You must wait two weeks after a failed test to take the test again.

Informatica University has a community page so students can assist one another in their test preparation within the Informatica Network: https://network.informatica.com/welcome

For more information on Informatica Certifications visit https://www.informatica.com/services-and-training/certification.html

To find the class that is right for you, fill out the form at the top of this page, or visit our website at http://www.informatica.com/us/services-and-training/training/. For onsite class information contact your local Education Sales Specialist.


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Agenda

For more information about what is covered in this exam please review the skill set inventory in the Informatica University Community.

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The skill set inventory is used to guide your preparation before taking the exam. It is an outline of the technical topics and subject areas that are covered in each exam. The skill set inventory includes test domain weighting, test objectives and topical content.



 
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Skill Set Inventory Section

The skill set inventory is used to guide your preparation before taking the test. It is an outline of the technical topics and subject areas that are covered in each test. The skill set inventory includes test domain weighting, test objectives and topical content. The topics and concepts are included to clarify the test objectives.

Test takers will be tested on:

  • Informatica Master Data Management installation and upgrade process
  • Identifying the components of Master Data Management Hub Architecture
  • Master Data Management Hub Administration tasks
  • Troubleshooting and performance tuning of batch processes

Test Domains

The test domains and the extent to which they are represented as an estimated percentage of the test follows:

Title % of Test
Intro to Master Data Management Hub 10%
Key Concepts 30%
Master Data Management Hub Administration 60%

Question Format

You may select from one or more response offerings to answer a question.

You will score the question correctly if your response accurately completes the statement or answers the question. Incorrect distractors are given as possible correct answers so that those without the required skills and experience may wrongly select that choice.

A passing grade of 70% is needed to achieve recognition as an Informatica Certified Specialist (ICS) in MDM 9.x: Administrator.
You are given 90 minutes to complete the test. Formats used in this test are:

  • Multiple Choice:  Select one option that best answers the question or completes the statement
  • Multiple Response: Select all that apply to best answer the question or complete the statement
  • True/False: After reading the statement or questions select the best answer

Test Policy

  • You are eligible for one attempt and re-take, if needed, per test registration.
  • If you do not pass on your first attempt
    • Purchase of the test will include one second-attempt if a student does not pass an test.
    • You must wait two weeks after a failed test to take the test again.
    • Any additional retakes are charged the current fee at the time of purchase.
    • Promotions are excluded and cannot be combined.

Test Topics

The test will contain 70 questions comprised of topics that span across the sections listed below.  In order to ensure that you are prepared for the test, review the subtopics with each section.

Hub Console

  • Hub Console Configuration
  • Hub Store

Key Concepts

30% of the exam is comprised of the following topics and Key Concepts measuring your understanding of the Informatica MDM Hub, Hub Architecture and functionality.

  • Base Objects
  • Consolidate Process
  • Cross-Reference (XREF) Tables
  • Databases in the Hub Store
  • History Tables
  • Batch Processes

Master Data Management Hub Administration

60% of the exam is comprised of the following topics and concepts measuring your understanding of the Informatica MDM Hub Administration Capabilities.

  • Administration tasks
  • Hub Console
  • Metadata Manager
  • Enterprise Manager
  • Security Providers
  • Security Access Manager configuration
  • Database and application server logging
  • Troubleshooting

Sample Test Questions

What is the purpose of the Environment report?
A. X To capture information about metadata
B. X To capture information about data
C. X To create a batch process report
D. Correct To create report about the installation configuration of the MDM Hub
When stage job entries are created in a Batch Viewer?
A. Correct After Base Objects are created
B. X As part of HUB Server installation
C. X After stage tables are created
D. X After an ORS Database is created
The SiperianClient jar file and the associated Javadocs are installed with?
A. X Informatica MDM Hub Server
B. X Informatica MDM Hub Cleanse Match Server
C. Correct Informatica MDM Hub Resource Kit
D. X Informatica MDM Hub Store
Which of the following application server is not supported by Informatica MDM Hub?
A. Correct GlassFish
B. X Jboss
C. X Weblogic
D. X WebSphere
Which of the following tools is not part of the Configuration workbench?
A. X Users
B. Correct Roles
C. X Security Providers
D. X Message Queues

Additional Information

Informatica University has a community page so students can assist one another in their test preparation within the Informatica Network: https://network.informatica.com/welcome

For more information on Informatica Certifications visit https://www.informatica.com/services-and-training/certification.html

To find the class that is right for you, fill out the form to the right, or visit our website at http://www.informatica.com/us/services-and-training/training/. For onsite class information contact your local Education Sales Specialist.

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