An administrator wants to start the LifeCycle Manager service.
How can this be done?
Before users can start working in Cognos LifeCycle Manager, you must start the Cognos LifeCycle
Manager web application.
Start the Cognos LifeCycle Manager server:
On a Microsoft Windows system, from the Start menu, click LCM Start.
You can also type the following command in a command prompt window, from the Cognos LifeCycle
Manager install location. Depending on where Cognos LifeCycle Manager is installed, you might have
to run the command prompt window as an administrator.
On a Linux system, run the server start script
Start the Cognos LifeCycle Manager web application:
On a Microsoft Windows system, from the Start menu, click LCM URI.
Type the following URL in your browser:
An administrator is reviewing the memory allocations listed below in the current environment.
Which action should the administrator take?
An administrator is performing tasks in the IBM Cognos Administration console.
Which task can be performed on the Status > System page?
The area: System, dispatcher, server, and service administration: is used to monitor system
performance using system metrics and administer servers.
A user has been given administration capabilities to manage tasks without going into the IBM
Which of the following options can be performed? (Choose two.)
An environment has two dispatchers with report servers installed on two machines with following
Dispatcher 1 on Computer A
Dispatcher 2 on Computer B
What should the setting of processing capacity for Dispatcher 2 be set to, if the capacity for
Dispatcher 1 is set to 1?
If your installation includes more than one dispatcher, you can specify the proportion of requests that
each dispatcher handles by changing their processing capacity.
This is commonly referred to as load balancing. You typically set the capacity for a dispatcher based
on the CPU speed of the computer where it is installed.
For example, a first dispatcher is installed on a 2 GHz computer and a second dispatcher on a 1 GHz
computer. You set the processing capacity of the first dispatcher to 2.0 and the second to 1.0. The
first dispatcher handles two-thirds of the requests while the second handles one-third of the
requests. If you set the capacity of both dispatchers to 1.0, requests are sent to each dispatcher
The default processing capacity for each dispatcher is 1.0.
An administrator needs to ensure that users do not have to enter/select Database credentials when
What must a datasource have in order to accomplish this?
You add signons to data source connections so that users do not have to enter database credentials
when they run reports.
An administrator wants to use one of the sample audit reports to view the percentage of successful
and failed requests for the current day.
What must be done before they can successfully run this report?
Before you can create audit reports or use the sample audit reports that come with IBM Cognos
software, you must set up audit reporting.
An administrator wants to control server workload by putting routing rules in place.
Which components can be used?
A routing rule determines, based on user, group, or package, which server group you wish to handle
a user request.
There are four routing set rules in Cognos Business Intelligence.
Which attribute can an administrator enable to prevent malicious scripts from reading or
manipulating the CAM passport cookie during a users session with their Web browser?
The userCapabilities cookie, with the Session temporary type, contains all capabilities and the
signature for the current user.
Where can uploaded visualizations within the IBM Cognos Administration console be managed?
An administrator is creating a datasource for an IBM Cognos PowerCube. On the datasource creation
page, the Configure JDBC connection check box is played out and cannot be selected.
What is the reason for this?
Compatible query mode
To run reports that use the compatible query mode, you must use 32-bit data source client libraries
and configure the report server to be 32-bit. The compatible query mode uses native client and
ODBC connections to communicate with data sources.
If the data source is 64-bit, ensure that you use the 32-bit client libraries to connect to the data
source to use the compatibility query mode.
An administrator has a requirement to specify system-wide accessibility settings for all entries
(reports, jobs and schedules).
How can this be done?
Enable Accessible Report Output Using System-wide Settings
Accessible reports contain features, such as alternate text, that allow users with disabilities to access
report content using assistive technologies, such as screen readers. In IBM Cognos Administration,
you can specify system-wide settings for accessible report output that apply to all entries, including
reports, jobs, and scheduled entries.
Accessibility settings in the user preferences and report properties can overwrite the system-wide
settings in IBM Cognos Administration.
References: IBM Cognos Administration Version 10.1.0, Administration and Security Guide, page 189
Where can a report or dashboard be saved?
While you are working on your custom dashboard, save it locally in the My content folder. When you
finish creating your dashboard, you can make it available to users with the WCM Report User role by
copying it to your custom dashboard folder in Team Content.
When you finish creating your dashboard, you can make it available to users with the WCM Report
User role by copying it to your custom dashboard folder in Team Content.
An administrator is operating in a hybrid operating systems environment, trying to establish a
datasource connection. The compatible portion succeeds, however, the JDBC portion failed with
following error: XQE-JDB-0004 A problem occurred finding the driver class
What is the possible cause for this error?
When testing a JDBC connection to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 / 2008 / 2012 you receive the error
The JDBC connector is missing or not properly installed for Cognos Answer
You may need to download the .JAR files from Microsoft download center site:
or search for "Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server" via your favorite search engine.
Follow the Microsoft instructions to download and install.
What is the role of Cognos Access Manager (CAM)?
Access Manager provides a centralized environment to define, store, and maintain security
information for IBM Cognos business information applications.
In one central location, you can set up and maintain secure user access to data, such as cubes and
reports, that are created in other IBM Cognos applications. With Access Manager, you can also set up
and maintain user signon information and auto-access privileges for the data sources and servers
that contain the required data.