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Documentum 6.5 Content Management Foundations

Book Description

This book is written specifically for Documentum developers and professionals who are preparing for the E20-120 exam with a view to gaining the EMC Proven Professional Certification in content management. Includes real-life examples and self-testing.

  • Technical foundations of the Documentum platform

  • Over 200 practice questions and three practice tests

  • Up-to-date information on version 6.5 SP2 including presets, aspects, new Webtop interface, lightweight types, Composer, and DFS

  • Over 200 illustrations and many more examples from a real-life business scenario

  • In Detail

    EMC Documentum is a leading Enterprise Content Management technology platform that helps enterprises to streamline the capture, processing, and distribution of business information including documents, records, e-mails, web content, images, reports, and digital assets. EMC Proven Professional is an exam-based certification program, which introduced a new EMC Proven Content Management Application Developer (EMCAD) track in early 2007. The first exam in this track is Content Management Foundations (CMF) Associate-level Exam, with exam code E20-120, which tests knowledge about technical fundamentals of Documentum. If you are looking for a complete study guide that teaches you the fundamentals of Documentum 6.5 while effectively training you for the EMC Proven Professional certification Exam E20-120, your search ends right here.

    This book also serves Documentum beginners and practitioners as a handy guide and quick reference to the technical fundamentals of Documentum 6.5. Beginners are introduced to concepts in a logical manner while practitioners can use this book as a reference to jump to relevant concepts directly.

    The book takes the reader from the fundamental content management concepts to advanced topics for the Documentum 6.5 platform discussing architecture, security, the user interface, and application development on the way. It doesn't assume any prior knowledge of the subject and each chapter provides additional learning resources and practice questions to reinforce the understanding of the concepts. Appendices provide a summary of the new features in versions 6.0 and 6.5, and a brief discussion on using DocApps. Three practice tests at the end cover the complete breadth of the topics discussed in the book. A study guide, this book will help you prepare for the E20-120 exam with hundreds of practice questions, three practice tests, and an efficient exam-preparation strategy.

    Learn the technical fundamentals of Documentum 6.5, develop insights with illustrated examples from a real-life business scenario, and ace the E20-120 exam

    Table of Contents

    1. Documentum 6.5 Content Management Foundations
      1. Documentum 6.5 Content Management Foundations
      2. Credits
      3. About the Author
      4. Acknowledgement
      5. About the Reviewers
      6. Preface
        1. Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
        2. EMC Documentum
        3. EMC certification
          1. Why?
          2. How?
            1. Approach
            2. Logistics
          3. Useful resources
        4. What this book covers
        5. Example business scenario
        6. Learn more
        7. Conventions
        8. Reader feedback
          1. Errata
          2. Piracy
          3. Questions
      7. 1. Fundamentals
        1. 1. ECM Basics
          1. Content and metadata
          2. Repository
          3. Content Server
            1. Content management services
            2. Process management services
            3. Security services
            4. Distributed services
            5. Add-on services
            6. Internationalization
          4. Webtop user interface
            1. Logging in
            2. Browser tree
            3. Work area
            4. Menus
            5. Search
            6. Status bar
            7. Logging out
          5. Documentum Administrator (DA)
          6. Checkpoint
          7. Learn more
        2. 2. Working with Content
          1. Interacting with content
          2. Importing content
          3. Linking to folders
          4. Exporting content
          5. Checking out
          6. Checking in
          7. Talking about trees
          8. Versioning
          9. Branching
          10. Deleting versions
          11. Formats
            1. Format preferences
          12. Renditions
          13. Documentum product notes
          14. Learning more
          15. Checkpoint
        3. 3. Objects and Types
          1. Objects
            1. Properties
            2. Methods
          2. Working with objects
            1. Viewing and editing properties
            2. Object immutability
            3. Exporting properties
          3. Object types
            1. Type names and property names
            2. Type hierarchy
            3. Object ID
            4. Type categories
          4. Object persistence
          5. Content persistence
            1. Locating content files
              1. Content object
              2. Object-content relationship
              3. Putting it together
          6. Lightweight and shareable object types
              1. Lightweight object persistence
              2. Materialization of lightweight objects
          7. Aspects
            1. Restrictions
            2. Default aspects
          8. Querying objects
            1. SELECT query
              1. Basics
              2. WHERE clause
            2. UPDATE query
            3. DELETE query
          9. API
          10. Documentum product notes
          11. Learn more
          12. Checkpoint
        4. 4. Architecture
          1. Documentum platform
          2. Layered architecture
          3. Kernel
            1. Repository infrastructure
            2. Repository services
            3. Security services
          4. Application services
            1. Compliance services
            2. Content services
            3. Process services
          5. Experiences
            1. Client infrastructure
            2. Applications/Experiences
              1. Knowledge Worker Applications
                1. Document management
                2. Search and classification
                3. Content collaboration
              2. Transactional Content Management
                1. Capture
                2. Business process management
              3. Interactive Content Management
                1. Web Content Management
                2. Digital asset management
                3. Editorial publishing
              4. Archiving
                1. Email archiving
                2. SAP archiving
                3. Integrated archiving
          6. Tools
            1. Design/Development
            2. Configuration
            3. Administration
          7. Communication patterns
            1. Key components
            2. Projection
            3. Fundamental communication pattern
              1. Establishing a session
              2. Processing a request
              3. Releasing the session
            4. DFS communication pattern
            5. WDK application communication pattern
          8. Documentum product notes
          9. Learn more
          10. Checkpoint
      8. 2. Security
        1. 5. Users and Privileges
          1. Documentum security
          2. Users
            1. Authentication
            2. Special users
          3. Authorization
            1. Client capability
            2. Basic privileges
            3. Extended privileges
          4. User management
            1. User management with DA
              1. Managing existing users
              2. Creating users
          5. Help—some DQL queries
          6. Documentum product notes
          7. Learn more
          8. Checkpoint
        2. 6. Groups and Roles
          1. Authorization
          2. Groups
          3. Roles
          4. Domains
          5. Module roles
          6. Privileged groups
          7. Group management
            1. Group management with DA
              1. Managing existing groups
              2. Creating groups
          8. Help—some DQL queries
          9. Documentum product notes
          10. Learn more
          11. Checkpoint
        3. 7. Object Security
          1. Security—a recap
          2. Repository security mode
          3. Object permissions
            1. Basic permissions
            2. Extended permissions
          4. ACLs
            1. Special users
              1. Object owner
                1. Managing object ownership
              2. Superusers
            2. Special groups
              1. Browse-all group
              2. Read-all group
            3. Resolving permissions
            4. Managing ACLs
              1. ACL structure
              2. Creating ACLs
                1. External ACLs
              3. Assigning ACLs
                1. Default ACL
                2. ACL assignment
              4. Setting individual permissions
                1. Internal ACLs
            5. ACL categories
          5. Folders and ACLs
          6. Application-controlled sysobjects
          7. Help—some DQL queries
          8. Documentum product notes
          9. Learn more
          10. Checkpoint
      9. 3. User Interface
        1. 8. Searching
          1. Locating objects
          2. Search process
          3. Simple search
            1. Simple search—without full-text indexing
            2. Simple search—with full-text indexing
          4. Advanced search
          5. Interacting with results
            1. Saving searches
          6. Search preferences
          7. Full-text indexing
          8. Frequently accessed objects
            1. My files
            2. Subscriptions
            3. Hyperlinks
          9. Help—some DQL queries
          10. Documentum product notes
          11. Learn more
          12. Checkpoint
        2. 9. Webtop Presets
          1. Configuration and customization
          2. Presets
          3. Preset scope
            1. Scope precedence
          4. Preset rules
            1. Attributes rules
          5. Effective preset
          6. Managing presets
            1. Creating presets
              1. Preset templates
            2. Editing presets
            3. Deleting presets
          7. Webtop Express preset
          8. Documentum product notes
          9. Learn more
          10. Checkpoint
      10. 4. Application Development
        1. 10. Documentum Projects
          1. Documentum Customization
          2. Documentum Composer
          3. Documentum projects
          4. Working with Documentum projects
            1. Creating a new project
            2. The core project
            3. Artifacts
              1. Alias sets
              2. Aspects
              3. Formats
              4. Installation parameters
              5. JAR definitions and Java libraries
              6. Modules
              7. Lifecycles
              8. Methods and jobs
              9. Permission sets
              10. Procedures
              11. Relation types
                1. Relationships
                2. Managing relation types
              12. Smart containers
              13. Sysobjects
              14. Types
            4. Importing artifacts from a repository
            5. XML applications
            6. Web services
            7. Building and installing a project
              1. Installation options
                1. Project installation options
                2. Artifact installation options
              2. Installing a project
              3. Creating the DAR file
              4. Installing a DAR file
                1. DAR Installer
                2. Headless Composer
          5. Documentum product notes
          6. Learn more
          7. Checkpoint
        2. 11. Custom Types
          1. Custom types
          2. Managing custom types
            1. Creating a custom type
            2. Modifying a custom type
            3. Data dictionary
          3. Managing types with DA
          4. Managing types with DQL
            1. CREATE TYPE
            2. ALTER TYPE
            3. DROP TYPE
          5. Aspect types
          6. Help—some DQL Queries
          7. Documentum product notes
          8. Learn more
          9. Checkpoint
        3. 12. Workflows
          1. Business processes
          2. Workflow concepts
          3. Workflows and customization
          4. Analysis
          5. Modeling and definition
            1. Activities
              1. Performer
                1. Manual activity
                2. Automatic activity
              2. Definition
            2. Activity transitions
          6. Usage
            1. Quick flows
            2. Workflow reporting
            3. Workflow states
          7. Modification
          8. Help—some DQL Queries
          9. Documentum product notes
          10. Learn more
          11. Checkpoint
        4. 13. Lifecycles
          1. Business process and content management
          2. Lifecycle concepts
          3. Lifecycles and customization
          4. Analysis
          5. Modeling and definition
            1. Lifecycle properties
            2. States
              1. State properties
                1. Overview
                2. Entry criteria
                3. Actions
                4. Post change
                5. Attributes
                6. Security for state transitions
            3. Lifecycle definition states
          6. Usage
          7. Modification
          8. Help—some DQL queries
          9. Documentum product notes
          10. Learn more
          11. Checkpoint
      11. 5. Advanced Concepts
        1. 14. Aliases
          1. Customization—reusability and portability
          2. Aliases
          3. Alias sets
          4. Referencing aliases
            1. Permission set templates
              1. Managing permission set templates
              2. Using permission set templates
              3. Modifying permission set templates
          5. Resolving aliases
            1. Workfow alias resolution
              1. Default sequence
              2. Package sequence
              3. User sequence
              4. Resolution process
            2. Sysobject alias resolution
            3. Permission set template alias resolution
              1. Object with lifecycle
              2. Object without lifecycle
            4. Lifecycle scope determination
            5. Manual alias updates
          6. Managing alias sets
            1. Attaching alias sets
          7. Summary
          8. Help—some DQL queries
          9. Documentum product notes
          10. Learn more
          11. Checkpoint
        2. 15. Virtual Documents
          1. Managing content hierarchically
          2. Virtual documents
            1. Parent-child relationship
            2. Recognizing virtual documents
            3. Component ordering
            4. Permissions for modifying virtual documents
            5. Copying virtual documents
            6. Deleting virtual documents
            7. Virtual documents and versions
              1. Assembling a virtual document
              2. Snapshots
              3. Follow assembly
              4. Freezing snapshots
              5. Snapshot operations and permissions
          3. Help—some DQL queries
          4. Documentum product notes
          5. Learn more
          6. Checkpoint