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SAP Business Objects:Enterprise XI- Application Associate Certification Exam Questions

These questions are similar to the ones asked in the actual Test.

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The certification test “SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI” verifies proven skills and fundamental knowledge in designing, deploying and running SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.x.

This exam will measure your knowledge of BusinessObjects Enterprise XI starting with the tasks involved in supporting BusinessObjects Enterprise XI users and groups so they can access corporate data through BusinessObjects Enterprise’s web portal.

It will test your skills in configuring and managing servers in a BusinessObjects Enterprise XI deployment, as well as in designing and deploying a BusinessObjects Enterprise XI system

Before you start here are some Key features of the Data Integrator Associate Certification Exam

– The exam is Computer based and you have three Hours to answer 80 Questions.

– The Questions are (mostly) multiple choice type and there is NO penalty for an incorrect answer.

– Some of the Questions have more than one correct answers. You must get ALL the options correct for you to be awarded points.

– The Official Pass percentage is 65% (But this can vary). You will be told the exact passing percentage before your begin your test.

Sample Questions

Q1. Which of the following statements are true?

A. Business Objects’ products fall under different categories such as Reporting, Performance Management, Enterprise Information Management etc

B. The four BusinessObjects Enterprise service groups are, Web Services, Management Services, Storage Services and Database Services

C. Info View can be customized to suit a company’s standards

D. Enterprise Content Search is the optimized search tool that enables InfoView users to search within the content of objects managed by Business Objects Enterprise.

A, C, D

Business Objects’ products fall under five categories that are: Reporting, Query & Analysis, Performance Management, Business Intelligence Platform and Enterprise Information Management.

Q2.  Which of the following groups exist in the BusinessObjects Enterprise system database, as a default?

A.        Administrators
B.        BusinessObjects NT Users
C.        Occasional Users
D.        Everyone


A, B, D

By default, the following groups exist in the BusinessObjects Enterprise system database:

–        Administrators
Users belonging to the Administrators gropu are able to perform all functions in all of the BusinessObjects Enterprise Applications. This group contains the Administrator user by default.

–        BusinesssObjects NT Users

The BusinessObjects Enterprise NT users group is created when BusinessObjects Enterprise is installed on a computer running Windows NT or Windows 200 users that belong to the BusinessObjects Enterprise NT users group can view folders and reports, providing NT authentication has been enabled.

–        Everyone
When a user is added to BusinessObjects Enterprise, they are automatically made a member of the Everyone group. Membership in the Everyone group is mandatory and cannot be changed. The Everyone group cannot be deleted.

–        Report Conversion Tool user
These users have access to the Report Conversion Tool application

–        Universe Designer users
Universe Designer users have access to the Universe Designer application

–        PMUser

This user will only appear if Performance Management is included in your installation.

Q3. The guest account is enabled by default.

A. True
B. False



The guest account is disabled by default to ensure that no one can log into BusinessObjects Enterprise with this account. This default setting also disables the anonymous single sign-on functionality of BusinessObjects Enterprise, so users will be unable to access InfoView without providing a valid user name and password.

Q4. Which of the following are default access levels in BusinessObjects?

A. Schedule
B. View On Demand
C. Full Control
D. Guest Control

A, B, C

Access levels are groups of rights that users frequently need. They allow administrators to set common security levels quickly and uniformly rather than requiring that individual rights to set one by one.

BusinessObjects Enterprise comes with several predefined access levels. These predefined access levels are based on a model of increasing rights: Beginning with View and ending with Ful Control, each access level builds upn the rights granted by the previous level.

There are five default access levels. These are:

If set on the folder level, a principal can view the folder, objects within the folder, and each object’s generated instances. If set at the object level, a principal can view the object, its history, and its generated instances.

A principal can generate instances by scheduling an object to run against a specified data source once or on a recurring basis. The principal can view, delete, and pause the scheduling of instances that they own. They can also schedule to different formats and destinations, set parameters and database logon information, choose servers to process jobs, add contents to the folder, and copy the object or folder.

View On Demand
A principal can refresh data on demand against a data source.

Full Control
A principal has full administrative control of the object.

No Access
The user or group is not able to access the object or folder.

Q5. When report objects are scheduled, they create report instances. With reference to the above, which of the following statements are true?

A.  BusinessObjects Enterprise enables you to set instance limits to control how many historical instances are kept for each object.

B. The Object Manager lets you manage all of the instances on the system from one location.

C. The History dialog box displays all of the instances for a selected object.


A, C

BusinessObjects Enterprise enables you to set instance limit which improves usability and saves storage space.

The Instance Manager (and Not the Object Manager), lets you manage all of the instances on the system from one location.

The History dialog box displays all of the instances for a selected object. You can pause, resume, reschedule, Run Now, refresh and delete instances from both locations.

Q6. During Publishing, the data in documents is refreshed against data sources and personalized before the publication is delivered to recipients. This combined process is known as report bursting.

Which of the following are report-bursting methods that you can choose from?

A.        One database fetch for all recipients
B.        One database fetch for each batch of recipients
C.        One database fetch per recipient

A, B, C

One database fetch for all recipients

When you use this report-bursting method, the data is refreshed once for each document in the publication, and the documents are personalized and delivered to each recipient. This is the default option and is recommended if you want to minimize the impact of Publishing on your database.

This option is secure only when the source documents are delivered as static documents. For example, a recipient who receives a Desktop Intelligence document in its original format can modify the document and view the data associated with other recipients. However, if the Desktop Intelligence document was delivered as a PDF, the data would be more secure as it cannot be accessed.

One database fetch for each batch of recipients

When you use this report-bursting method, the publication is refreshed, personalized, and delivered to recipients in batches. Tehse batches are based on the personalization values you specified for the recipients. The batch size varies depending on the specified personalization value and is non-configurable.

This option is recommended for high volume scenarios. With this option, you can process batches concurrently on different servers, which can greatly decrease the processing load and time required for large publications.

One database fetch per recipient

The data in a document is refreshed for every recipient. For example, if there are five recipients for a publication, the publication is refreshed five times.

This option is recommended if you want to maximize security for delivered publications.

Q7. Dynamic recipients:

A. Exist within the BusinessObjects Enterprise system.
B. Need a dynamic recipient source for distribution of a publication.
C. Have User Accounts in BusinesObjects Enterprise.


Dybnamic recipients are publication recipients who exist outside of the BusinessObjects Enterprise system. Dynamic recipients already have user information in an external data source, such as a database or an LDAP or AD directory, but do not have user accounts in BusinessObjects Enterprise.

To distribute a publication to dynamic recipients, you use a dynamic recipient source. A dynamic recipient source is a document or custom data provider that provides information about publication recipients outside of the BusinessObjects Enterprise system. Dynamic recipient sources allow you to easily maintain information for dynamic recipients by linking directly to the external data source and retrieving the most recent data. They also decrease administrative costs because you do not have to create BusinessObjects Enterprise user accounts for dynamic recipients before you distribute
publications to them.

Consider a situation in which a billing company distributes bills to customers who are not BusinessObjects Enterprise users. The customer information already exists in an external database. The publisher creates a document based on the external database and uses the document as a dynamic recipient source for a publication

Q8.  Identify the statements which are true with respect to BusinessObjects Enterprise deployment. (Choose more than one option)

A.  Wdeploy is a BOE tool which allows you to deploy WAR files to a Web application server.
B.  You can deploy WAR files in two modes
C.  You can deploy WAR files only to Web Application Server
D.  Distributed Mode deployment is much better than Static mode

A, B, D

BusinessObjects Enterprise comes with a tool to ease the deployment of web applications on supported web application servers.

Wdeploy allows you to deploy WAR files to a web application server in two ways.

1.        Standalone mode
All web application resources are deployed together on a web application server that serves both dynamic and static content.

Deploying web application’s static and dynamic resources bundled in their .WAR file on the web application server is known as standalone mode. This make the deployment simpler, but performance may suffer, as every type of transaction, even those requiring static content only is handled through the web application server.

To deploy a web application standalone more on the web application server, simply run wdeploy on the web application server machine.

2.        Distributed mode
In distributed deployments, web applications’ dynamic resources are deployed on the web application server, and their static resources are deployed on the web server. Generally experienced admins do this to maximize the performance of web applications. It has been proven hat performance will dramatically increase its static content is served by the web server and the dynamic content is handled by a separate web application server.

In distributed mode, web server and web application server can be on a same machine or on distinct machines.

Q9.    What is the parameter which increases the number of system database connections exists?

A.  System Database Connections
B.  System Database Connections Requested
C.  System Data Connection Requested
D.  System Data Connections Requested


There is a field in the CMS properties: System Database Connections Requested which allows you to specify how many system database connections exist between the CMS and the system database. The default number of connections is 14. If all 14 connections can’ t be established, the CMS attempts to establish as many as possible and periodically attempts to grab additional connections up to the maximum number requested. This feature addresses common performance issue where the CMS is slow because it is configured by default to use only one database connection and all requests to the system database are serialized.

Q10.    During publishing reports using Publishing Wizard, it is requirement that, the reports which would be published using Publishing Wizard should keep report’s saved data? Choose the best option:

A.  By default all saved data from report objects will be published from source system to target system
B.  Depends on settings done in  Target System in CMC
C.  The Publishing Wizard cannot keep saved data during publishing
D.  Select “Keep Saved data when Publishing report check box” in Publishing Wizard


You can choose whether or not you want to keep a report’s saved data. The dialog box appears only when you publish report objects with saved data. The steps to make these settings in Publishing Wizard as follows:
1.        Select a report, and then select the “Keep Saved data when publishing report” check box.

2.        Click “Enable All” button if you want to keep saved data with all the objects you are publishing; click “Disable All” button if you don’t want to save data of any of the objects.

3.        Click “Next” when you finished proceeding with further steps in the Publishing Wizard.


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