Exam Overview

This exam will certify that the successful candidate has sufficient knowledge and skills necessary to successfully implement integration projects using TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks 5 in a standalone mode (including TIBCO Designer™, TIBCO Administrator™, and TIBCO Runtime Agent™).



Exam Details

  • Exam: TB0-123
  • Number of exam questions: 64
  • Exam duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Percentage correct to pass the exam: 63%



Successful candidates will be able to design, develop, deploy, monitor and manage a TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks application of average complexity with minimal supervision or assistance. Average complexity involves the use of multiple protocols (HTTP, JMS, SOAP, FTP, File, etc.) and one or more processes that map data between endpoints. These processes could include transaction groups involving activities from supported ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks palettes. It will typically involve communication with TIBCO Adapters that would generally require the assistance of a specialist in the adapter technology. Given the required integration configuration details, a qualified candidate will be able to configure ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks shared resource components.

Additionally, successful candidates will have the experiences and mastered the topics outlined below.


Recommended General Experience

One year Enterprise Application Integration development experience, have an understanding of concepts such as distributed computing, adapters, services and canonical data model, exposure to Message Oriented Middleware, Java and other relevant technologies: XML, XPath, HTTP, JMS, SOAP, JDBC and Web Services.


Product Specific Experience

One year of active experience using ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks 5.


Exam Topics and Objectives

  • ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks™ Installation and Configuration
    • Installation
      • Specify the ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks installation dependencies.
    • Domain Configuration
      • Given a scenario, select the appropriate configuration option when creating a domain.
    • 3rd Party Libraries
      • Explain how to add third-party libraries to ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks.
  • Developing Integration Solutions with ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks™
    • Design
      • Identify the features and functions of the TIBCO Designer interface.
      • Given a business problem, select and configure the appropriate palette activity.
      • Identify the proper use of transitions.
      • Given a problem, select and configure the appropriate group.
      • Specify the palettes, activities and parameters required to implement Web Services.
      • Describe the capabilities provided by TIBCO Adapters.
      • Given a scenario, identify the appropriate mapping strategy for data transformation.
      • Specify the Error and Failure Handling (Duplicate detection, Checkpointing, etc.) capabilities of ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks.
      • Given a scenario, select the proper design method for handling multiple processes
      • Describe the options for extending the ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks Framework.
      • Given a scenario, identify the required Shared Resources.
      • Given a set of requirements, specify the appropriate security implementation.
      • Given a scenario, select the appropriate use of ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks variables.
      • Identify the features and functions of the TIBCO Designer interface.
  • Testing
    • Identify the testing and debugging capabilities of ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks.
  • Administrating ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks™ Integration Solutions
    • Deployment
      • Given a scenario, identify the runtime characteristics of an ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks solution
      • Explain how to configure load balanced and/or fault-tolerant ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks engines.
      • Describe scripted deployment.
    • Monitoring
      • Describe the methods used to collect BusinessWorks engine statistics at runtime.
      • Specify the configuration and capabilities of TIBCO Administrator.
      • Given a failure scenario, identify the capabilities of the BusinessWorks engine.
    • Management
      • Identify TIBCO Administrator's versioning capabilities for deployed applications.
      • Given a scenario, identify the tracing and tuning capabilities for an BusinessWorks engine.


Suggested Reading List

  • TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks Concepts
  • TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks Process Design
  • TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks Palette Reference
  • TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks Installation
  • TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks Administration
  • TIBCO Designer User's Guide*
  • TIBCO Administrator Users Guide
  • TIBCO Administrator Server Configuration Guide
  • TIBCO Runtime Agent Domain Utility User's Guide 
  • TIBCO Runtime Agent Installation
  • TIBCO Runtime Agent Scripting Deployment User's Guide

Documentation for most TIBCO products is available through the TIBCO Product Documention site.

* Document is available through the TIBCOmmunity.


Standards Reference URLs



Recommended Courses and Knowledge Assessments

  • BW611: TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks™ 5.x Integration Boot Camp*
  • BW651: TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks™ 5.x Administration Boot Camp*
  • BW611 Knowledge Assessment
  • BW651 Knowledge Assessment

*Course materials may only be obtained by attending the course(s).
View details about Courses, Knowledge Assessments, and Class Schedules.


Sample Questions


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