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Multidomain MDM 10.3: Developer, Specialist Certification

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Multidomain MDM 10.3: Developer, Specialist Certification

Certification Overview

This exam measures your competency as a member of a project implementation team. You should be able to explain and identify the MDM product architecture and to configure its main components including cleanse engine, match server, data governance tools, and workflows.

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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Target Audience

  • Developer

Prerequisites

The skills and knowledge areas measured by this test are focused on product core functionality inside the realm of a standard project implementation. Training materials, supporting documentation and practical experience may become sources of question development.

The suggested training prerequisites for this certification level are the completion of the following Informatica course(s):

    Skill Set Inventory



 

Test takers will be measured on:

  • The MDM Data Model
  • Configuring the Stage Process, the Load Process, Fuzzy Matching
  • MDM Entity 360
  • The user interface, data cleansing and managing data. 

Test Domains

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

Title
% of Test
Introduction to MDM Multidomain Edition 3%
Define the MDM Data Model 9%
Configure the Stage Process 9%
Configure the Load Process 7%
Overview of Match and Merge Processes 3%
Configure Fuzzy Matching 9%
Configure the Merge Process 1%
Configure Data Access Views 1%
Configure Batch Processes and CLI Support 3%
User Objects  1%
Additional Product Features 4%
Introduction to Entity 360 9%
Configure Entity 360 4%
Customize User Interface 9%
Data Cleansing 9%
Smart Search 7%
Manage Data 9%
MDM Applications 3%
Localization and Log Files 1%

 

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.

Introduction to MDM Multidomain Edition

  • Master Data Management definitions
  • Key capabilities of Informatica's Multidomain Edition (MDM Hub) solution
  • Informatica MDM Hub Application Server and Database Server tiers
  • Master data workflow within the Informatica MDM Hub
  • Capabilities of Trust Framework

Define the MDM Data Model

  • Data model elements
  • Relationships
  • Lookups

Configure the Stage Process

  • Process Server and creating mappings
  • Delta Detection and Audit Trail
  • Executing MDM Hub Processes

Configure the Load Process

  • Trust and Validation Rules
  • The Load Process

Overview of Match and Merge Processes

  • Resolving issues with Master Data Management
  • Duplications
  • Exact and Fuzzy matching
  • Match Tokens
  • Match Path
  • Match Columns
  • Multiple records match on multiple columns
  • Match Process Flow
  • Configure matching in the MDM Console

Configure Fuzzy Matching

  • Fuzzy matching
  • Populations
  • Match Keys
  • Key Type matching keys property
  • Key Width match key property
  • Search level used in Fuzzy matching
  • Configuring a range search
  • Fields for standard populations
  • Match Purpose fuzzy rules property

Configure the Merge Process

  • Consolidation state of a record
  • Sequence of the Merge Process
  • Distinguish when to use Automatic versus Manual Merge methods
  • Immutable Source System
  • Distinct system
  • Rules of a distinct source system
  • Unmerge Child When Parent Unmerges option
  • Selecting Merge Properties (Match/Merge Setup Details)
  • Automatic match and merge
  • Running automatic match and merge jobs
  • External Matching

Configure Data Access Views

  • Goals of queries and packages
  • Impact Analysis tool
  • Packages types
  • Creating a PUT-enabled package

Configure Batch Processes and CLI Support

  • Configuring and Executing Batch Processes
  • Jobs most often assembled into Batch Groups
  • Assembling a Batch Group
  • Batch Groups, Batch Group Levels, and Batch Jobs
  • Creating and Executing a Batch Group
  • Running Jobs through CLI
  • CLI configuration
  • Password encryption
  • CLI capabilities


 

User Objects

  • User objects registered with MDM
  • User Object Registry tool
  • User Exits
  • Exits used in the Stage, Load, Match, Merge, and Unmerge processes

Additional Product Features

Introduction to Entity 360

  • MDM tool spectrum and user matrix
  • IDD classic and subject areas
  • Entity 360 and the provisioning tool
  • Navigate the Entity 360 user interface
  • ActiveVOS Integration and workflows
  • Start services and add records
  • Two-step workflow
  • Queries

Configure Entity 360

  • MDM Entity 360 architecture
  • Entity 360 integration options
  • Components of Entity 360
  • Lookups, business entities, and business entity views
  • Reference Entities
  • Business Entities and Relationships
  • Business Entity Views

Customize User Interface

  • Role specific entity views and home pages
  • Task manager, similar record, get related components etc.
  • E360 External Components
  • E360 UI Layouts
  • E360 Home pages
  • Related Records

Data Cleansing

  • Cleansing components
  • External cleansing capabilities
  • Cleansing business entities
  • Business entity
  • Address Doctor for Organization

Smart Search

  • Smart Search Configuration
  • Solr based smart search
  • Configure ElasticSearch
  • Define custom views for search results
  • Smart Search
  • Custom Search
  • Filters

Manage Data

  • Discuss Workflow Engines, Workflows, and Tasks
  • Define Templates, Task Types, and Triggers
  • Multi-level add and update approval
  • Custom Merge Layout
  • Two-step Merge Approval
  • Custom Unmerge Layout
  • Two-step Unmerge Approval

MDM Applications

  • MDM Applications
  • Customer 360 Application
  • C360 Data Model

Localization and Log Files

  • Describe localization
  • Identify log files for troubleshooting

 Sample Test Questions

Entity 360 applications are built with the _____.
A. X Configuration Manager.
B. X Repository Manager.
C. X Hub Console.
D. Correct Provisioning Tool.
Which statement is correct concerning Load jobs?
A. Correct Load jobs should be run only after the associated Stage jobs have completed successfully.
B. X The Load job for the parent table should be run after the Load job for the child table.
C. X Load jobs cannot be run until all staging tables in the ORS have been populated.
D. X None of the above.
Match Rules may contain one or more Match Rule Sets.
A. X True
B. Correct False
Which is true when creating an Entity to Entity View Transformation?
A. Correct The Entity View must be created first.
B. X The Entity View may be created afterwards.
C. X The Entity View has to be created afterwards.
D. X The Entity view may be created first.
Customer 360 User Interface has a pre-defined Entity 360 configuration.
A. Correct True
B. X False

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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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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