The 000-303, IBM InfoSphere DataStage v9.1 exam covers about eleven sections which deal with different topics the percentage to which these constitute in the exam are mentioned below with each sections detail.
Configuration section is six percent where candidates configure DataStage v9. Identify tasks required to create and configure a project to be used for v9.1 jobs and configuration file, identify its components and its overall intended purpose.
Metadata is six percent which includes knowledge of framework schema, the method of importing, sharing, and managing metadata and also knowledge of runtime column propagation.
Persistent Storage is fifteen percent which includes importing/exporting data to/from framework. Proper use of Complex Flat File stage description. Describe use of FTP stage for remote data .Describe use of restructure stages. Identify importing/exporting of XML data.
Parallel Architecture is seven percent which include proper use of data partitioning and collecting and also demonstrate knowledge of parallel execution.
Databases it is also seven percent here candidates demonstrate proper selection of database stages and database specific stage properties. Database options and demonstrate knowledge of target database options.
Data Transformation is fourteen percent which requires knowledge of default type conversions, output mappings, and associated warnings. Proper selections of Transformer stage vs. other stages and transformer stage capabilities. Demonstration of proper use of SCD stage and job design knowledge of using RCP and knowledge of Transformer Stage input and output loop processing.
Job Components for about eleven percent here one demonstrates knowledge of Join, Lookup and Merge stages, knowledge of SORT stage, and of Aggregator stage, Usage of change capture/change apply, knowledge of Real-time components, knowledge of Data Rules.
Job Design that is twelve percent which include knowledge of shared containers, minimize Sorts and repartitions, knowledge of creating restart points and methodologies, run multiple copies of the source, knowledge of creating DataStage jobs that can be used as a service, knowledge of balanced optimization.
Monitor and Troubleshoot which is nine percent which consist of knowledge of parallel job score, environment variables that control DataStage v9, conductor, section leader, and player process, areas that improve performance, knowledge of runtime metadata analysis and performance monitoring, ability to monitor DataStage jobs using the Job Log and Operations Console.
Job Management and Deployment that is seven percent of the test over here the candidates demonstrate knowledge of advanced find. Demonstrate knowledge and the purpose of impact analysis. Demonstrate knowledge and purpose of job compare. Articulate the change control process, knowledge of Source Code Control Integration.
Job Control and Runtime Management this is about six percent here candidates demonstrate knowledge of message handlers. Identify the use of dsjob command line utility. Demonstrate ability to use job sequencers.
The 000-303, IBM InfoSphere DataStage v9.1 exam validates that the successful candidate has all the important knowledge and skills that are necessary to professionally design and develop an efficient and scalable DataStage solution to a complex enterprise level business problem.
The numbers of questions included in 000-303, IBM InfoSphere DataStage v9.1 are sixty seven for which the time allotted is ninety minutes and the passing score for this exam is sixty percent. This exam is conducted in English.