June 27, 2008

Introducing Nano 9s - A Practice Test While You Take A Coffee Break

Our blog readers all lead busy lives. Perhaps the best time to read this blog daily is while one is taking a morning coffee (or tea or soda) break. It might be a good time then to indulge in a bit of exercise as part of one's fitness regime.

Here's Nano 9s for a bit of mental exercise for our blog readers. Nano 9s are a set of nine questions on a specific OCP / OCE test. Please spend just 8-10 minutes answering the Nano 9s while you are sipping your coffee.


A prior posting on the 1Z0-231 Implement Oracle Workflow 11i exam discussed the various sources of exam prep material - Oracle Tutor Patch # 5234642, ILT from Oracle University and 11i Workflow CD-ROM available on the Oracle Education portal.

This week's Nano 9s is focussed on the Oracle Certified Expert certification for Oracle Workflow.

Q#1: When a workflow process activity is setup as runnable, what function is allowed?
[a]
Allows workflow engine to check its status
[b] Allows it to be setup as a top-level process
[c] Allows workflow engine to compile
[d] Allows it to be included as a standalone subprocess

Q#2: Name the type of event message used by Business Events to queue messages to external systems
[a] Any data type
[b]
Binary
[c] ASCII
[d] WF_EVENT_T

Q#3: Which component of workflow lets you design a complete workflow process?
[a] Workflow Builder
[b] Workflow Definitions Loader
[c] Workflow Engine
[d] Workflow Monitor

Q#4: Which of the following statements are true regarding Workflow Processes?
[a] Workflow process definition is composed of activities and transitions between them
[b] Workflow engine locates the 'Run' activity which is the first activity in the process defintion to start it
[c] Workflow process completes when the workflow engine encounters an 'End' activity
[d] Workflow process definition must never be stored in the same database as the Workflow Engine

Q#5: Workflow logic supports sophisticated rules to model your business logic. Which of the process constructs are supported?
[a] Looping
[b] Non-parallel flows
[c] Rendezvous
[d] Voting
[e]
Results-based branching

Q#6: What is the purpose of the Workflow Monitor?
[a] View status of worklfow process instances
[b] Monitor workflows
[c]
Administrator can control workflows in Workflow Monitor
[d] Shows summary of all individual workflows

Q#7: Workflow Notification Mailer uses which of the following protocols? [a] Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) for inbound messages
[b] Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) for outbound messages
[c] Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) for inbound messages
[d] Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) for outbound messages

Q#8: Business Event System is part of which tier of the Workflow Architecture?
[a] Application Server
[b] Oracle Server
[c]
End-user Client
[d] Workflow Development Client

Q#9: Which of the following would you use to transfer a workflow process definition between the database and flat file ?
[a]
Workflow Monitor
[b]
Workflow Builder
[c] Workflow Definitions Loader
[d] Workflow XML Loader



Make sure to add your name and e-mail when answering the questions. One lucky winner will win an exclusive OCP blog t-shirt!



Let me also introduce one more exam prep material that would become quite popular in the coming months - 'The ABCs of Workflow for EBS R11i and R12'.

The book has just been released recently and available in softcover version from here. The primary author of this handbook is Karen Brownfield, perhaps the world's greatest expert on EBS Workflow and a regular presenter at Oracle conferences every year. Here's congratulating Karen on the release of yet another gem from her EBS goldmine.

3 comments:

  1. Having fun reading of your blog.


    berto xxx

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  2. Answers
    Q#1: When a workflow process activity is setup as runnable, what function is allowed?
    [b] Allows it to be setup as a top-level process

    Q#2: Name the type of event message used by Business Events to queue messages to external systems
    [d] WF_EVENT_T

    Q#3: Which component of workflow lets you design a complete workflow process?
    [a] Workflow Builder

    Q#4: Which of the following statements are true regarding Workflow Processes?
    [a] Workflow process definition is composed of activities and transitions between them
    [c] Workflow process completes when the workflow engine encounters an 'End' activity

    Q#5: Workflow logic supports sophisticated rules to model your business logic. Which of the process constructs are supported?
    [a] Looping
    [c] Rendezvous
    [d] Voting
    [e] Results-based branching

    Q#6: What is the purpose of the Workflow Monitor?
    [a] View status of worklfow process instances


    Q#7: Workflow Notification Mailer uses which of the following protocols?
    [b] Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) for outbound messages
    [c] Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) for inbound messages

    Q#8: Business Event System is part of which tier of the Workflow Architecture?
    [b] Oracle Server

    Q#9: Which of the following would you use to transfer a workflow process definition between the database and flat file ?
    [c] Workflow Definitions Loader

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  3. Hi Deepak:
    Excellent attempt.
    You scored 92% (8.33 correct out of 9)
    The answers were posted on the blog at http://ebizocp.blogspot.com/2008/07/solution-key-for-nano9s-on-1z0-231.html a few weeks ago.
    Hope you win a OCP Blog T-shirt next time (since the T-shirt for the Workflow Nano9s was already awarded)
    Best wishes,
    Your OCP Advisor

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