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A. Settings (.csa) file
B. Local authentication cache (.lac) file
C. Local authentication export (.lae) file
D. Configuration specification (.ccs) file
A. Excel with MS Office 2003 Professional
B. Excel with MS Office 2003 Standard
C. PowerPoint with MS Office 2003 Standard
D. PowerPoint with MS Office 2003 Professional
A. a metric extract
B. an object extract
C. a metric package
D. a relational database
A. Log files
B. Metric packages
C. Report specifications
D. Metric Designer extracts
A. audit logging
B. trace logging
C. event logging
D. performance logging
A. Have Cognos 8 and PowerPlay point to the same local authentication export (.lae) file.
B. Have Cognos 8 and PowerPlay point to the same local authentication cache (.lac) file.
C. Have Cognos 8 and PowerPlay use, as their authentication source, the same NTLM namespace.
D. Have Cognos 8 and PowerPlay use, as their authentication source, the same Series 7 namespace.
A. Architect model
B. Relational model
C. Dimensional model
D. Data Manager model
A. The user was deleted using a third-party authentication provider.
B. The administrator wants to copy trusted credentials for multiple users.
C. The user has changed names and the administrator is setting up an account in the new name.
D. The user requires enhanced security permissions before logging on to Cognos 8 for the first time.
A. Whenever users cannot access the data.
B. Whenever detailed troubleshooting is required.
C. Whenever more than one dispatcher has been configured.
D. Whenever the default configuration for logging has been changed.
user account management and runtime usage of Cognos 8, use requests, and service requests and responses.
A. services that are running or stopped only
B. all services listed in Cognos Configuration
C. services that are running or on standby only
D. all services that are set to true in Cognos Configuration
A. Cognos Viewer
B. Cognos Search
C. Cognos Navigator
D. Cognos Extended Applications
A. Business calendar
B. Metric Designer extract
C. Metric management tasks
D. Framework Manager package
A. The shortcut contains the original name and can be used to view the latest output before the report was renamed.
B. The shortcut contains the original name and no longer works because the link to the report is broken.
C. Cognos Connection automatically updates the report name in the shortcut, and the shortcut remains fully functional.
D. Cognos Connection automatically deletes the shortcut.
D. Set policy
A. By folder
B. By role
C. By group
D. By namespace
A. Cognos Viewer
B. Cognos Search
C. Cognos Navigator
D. Cognos Extended Applications
A. Content store file
B. Object extract file
C. Deployment archive file
D. Configuration export file
A. Groups and roles can be created in the Cognos namespace when specifying access to objects.
B. Even when object security is applied, if anonymous access is configured, every object in a Framework Manager project is visible to everyone.
C. A user belongs to two groups. One of the groups is denied access to an object. The other group is granted access to the object. The result is that user has access to the object.
D. Granting access to an object for one user, group or role (except the Everyone and All Authenticated Users groups), implicitly denies access to that object for all other users, groups or roles.
A. To specify which grouped data item to filter.
B. To apply the filter after the data is aggregated.
C. To make the filter required, optional or disabled.
D. To apply the filter before the data is aggregated.
A. All members of the Years hierarchy.
B. Only children of the Quarter members.
C. Only the members in the Quarter level.
D. All Quarter members and their children.
A. On the Toolbar.
B. From the Data menu.
C. In the Properties pane.
D. In the Insertable Objects pane.
A. Using a different query subject icon for display in the studios.
B. Viewing the properties of the query subjects in Report Studio.
C. Viewing the properties of the query subjects in Framework Manager.
D. Using the same name for the dimension in each star schema grouping.
A. Run the cube through the pcoptimizer utility that is shipped with Cognos 8 BI.
B. Enable the Allow dynamic usage of dimension information governor in Framework Manager.
C. Edit the EnablePCOptimizer entry in the Cognos.ini file so that its value=1, and then rebuild the cube.
D. Ensure that the Pass-through SQL setting is enabled on all regular dimensions in the Framework Manager model.
A. Analyze financial data.
B. Create a mailing list report.
C. Compare values between and across items.
D. Clarify information not easily seen in a crosstab or list.
C. Cascade source
D. Default Selections
A. Virtual star schema models require a time dimension for multi-fact queries.
B. Report authors cannot create multi-fact, time-based queries.
C. Time-based rollups for multi-fact queries may be difficult to handle.
D. Report authors cannot create multi-fact, time-based queries unless using a union.
A. Quantity and Revenue are peers.
B. Order method is a peer of Retailer type.
C. Sales territory is a peer of Order method.
D. Sales territory is a peer of Quantity and Revenue.
A. Only reps who generated total revenue greater than 500,000.
B. Only cities that generated total revenue greater than 500,000.
C. Only countries that generated total revenue greater than 500,000.
D. Only reps who had individual sales transactions of greater than 500,000.
A. In a level.
B. In a hierarchy.
C. In a query subject.
D. In a measures dimension.
A. Create regular and measure dimensions and set scope.
B. Create shortcuts to regular dimensions and fact query subjects.
C. Create star schema groupings for dimension and fact query subjects.
D. Create relationships between regular dimensions and measure dimensions.
A. To add a page set to a report.
B. To set the number of rows on a page.
C. To create a report title that changes according to a locale.
D. To navigate between report pages and prompt pages.
A. Source tab
B. Functions tab
C. Data Items tab
D. Parameters tab
A. Query items.
B. Data sources.
D. Parameter maps.
D. Query item
A. Cognos 8 must be configured to use only one authentication provider at a time
B. To perform authentication of users, a connection to the Cognos namespace must be defined
C. In Framework Manager, object security is implemented by defining access to objects for users, groups and roles defined in the authentication providers
D. In Framework Manager, object security is implemented by defining access to objects for groups and roles (of which users are members), not individual users
A. Create relationships from date fields in one dimension to date fields in another dimension.
B. Use parameter maps to map date values in one query subject to date values in another query subject.
C. Use the Time Dimension wizard to generate a time dimension and create the appropriate relationships.
D. Identify a time dimension table source, import into the model and create relationships to fact query subjects.
A. Requests are passed directly to the Cognos content manager.
B. A connection is created to the database server.
C. The requests are directed to Access Manager.
D. Passwords are encrypted to ensure security.
A. Requests can be routed to specific dispatchers based on packages or user group requirements.
B. Each Java Virtual Machine (JVM) can have multiple dispatchers.
C. The administrator must register a new dispatcher manually.
D. Dispatchers cannot be managed as part of a folder set.
A. Content Manager
B. Web gateway
C. Bootstrap Service
D. Presentation Service
A. Cognos 8 may use the 64bit client drivers to connect to the data stores.
B. Cognos 8 may use the 64bit client drivers for connecting to the content store.
C. Cognos products must use the provided 32bit drivers, even if a 64bit client is installed.
D. The 64bit Client should be uninstalled and a 32bit Client installed in its place.
A. The routing subsection of a listener port.
B. A mechanism for displaying web content as part of a portal page.
C. A credential that is stored on the Web server.
D. A credential that is stored for the session only.
A. Job Service
B. Delivery Service
C. Data Integration
D. Report Service
A. It can reside on multiple web servers in a single environment.
B. Improbability Drive Algorithms (IDA) are used to detect intrusions.
C. ISAPI is the default gateway.
D. It must be installed on the user's desktop.
A. DB2DIR and DB2INSTANCE
B. DB2STAGING and DB2INSTALL
C. DB2PATH and DB2LIB
D. DB2MEMORY and DB2WIN