LiveCycle ES2 Core Exam

LiveCycle ES2 Core Exam
Adobe Enterprise Training Exam Guide
Adobe Certified Expert:
LiveCycle ES2 Core Exam
Adobe Enterprise Training has created and published this exam guide to help prepare
partners, customers and consultants who are actively seeking accreditation in the
Adobe Certified Expert program. This guide, while designed to describe the exam in
detail and provide as much information as possible, is not meant to be the sole means
of exam preparation. Adobe Enterprise Training offers courses that provide in-depth
training on the exam content. Hands-on experience with the Adobe LiveCycle suite of
tools is also a critical element in preparing to pass any Adobe certification exam.
Adobe® LiveCycle® Enterprise Suite 2.5 software can help extend the value of existing back-end systems
by enabling developers to build and deploy applications quickly and easily, and by empowering business
users to manage application environments based on their specific needs. LiveCycle ES2.5 makes it easier
for people to interact with information through intuitive user experiences, improved efficiencies through
business process automation, and enhanced customer service through personalized communications
The LiveCycle ES2 Core ACE Exam is a requirement for the Adobe Certified Expert - LiveCycle ES2
Developer certification. To be certified as a LiveCycle ES2 Developer, you must pass this exam and at
least one LiveCycle elective exam. After passing the core exam, separate designations are available for
each elective exam passed. The following table lists the available LiveCycle Developer certification
elective exams.
Elective Exams
9A0-137 Adobe LiveCycle ES2 Process Automation
9A0-138 Adobe LiveCycle ES2 Document Output
9A0-139 Adobe LiveCycle ES2 Data Capture
9A0-140 Adobe LiveCycle ES2 Digital Security
Exam Description
The certification consists of achieving the minimum passing score on a multiple choice test. The
certification exam has a time limit of 90 minutes, and includes a timer so that the student is aware
of how much time is remaining.
The following lists the topic areas and percentage of questions delivered in each topic area.
Topic Area
% of Exam
# of Questions
Understanding LiveCycle
Understanding form types
Creating and managing applications
Understanding roles and permissions
Designing processes
Interacting with back end systems
Creating and consuming custom components
Working with events
Securing and consuming end points
Monitoring and troubleshooting processes
Exam Scoring
The exam contains 53 questions and an overall score of 74% is required to pass the test. After
taking the test, test takers will be immediately provided with the official score for the exam. They
will also receive an email with the official exam result.
Scheduling Exams
The LiveCycle ES2 Core ACE Exam is delivered via testing centers in 270 locations throughout the
U.S. and 17 other countries around the world. Students may create a certification account through
Adobe’s Web site and schedule their certification in the location of their choice and at a time that is
convenient for them. To register for the LiveCycle ES2 Core ACE exam, go to the Pearson VUE
website and click the link to register for the exam.
Exam Preparation
If you have been exposed to LiveCycle for at least one year and have hands on development
experience, it is likely that you will able to pass the Core exam with only a review of the preparation
guide and the associated product documentation related to each of the topics. However, if you are
new to LiveCycle, you should plan on several months of use before being prepared to pass this
Exam Topics
Following is a detailed outline of the information covered on the exam.
Understanding LiveCycle
• Given a solution category, describe the functionality provided by that category
• List and describe the end user interfaces provided by LiveCycle
Understanding form types
• Compare and contrast the differences between Acroforms and XFA forms
• List and describe the differences between PDF forms, Flash forms, and Guides
• Given a form type, explain when you would use that form type (Form types include: static,
dynamic, interactive, and print)
Creating and managing applications
• List and describe the LiveCycle application model
• Describe the process of going from a development environment to a production environment
(Creating an archive, what does an archive contain, importing an archive)
• Manage applications in Workbench. (Includes: assets, check in, check out, synchronization,
Understanding roles and permissions
• Given a scenario, identify which role should be assigned to an end user
• List and describe the relationship between roles and permissions (Includes: Custom roles)
Designing processes
• Given a start point, explain when you would use that start point (Start points include: Remoting,
Workspace, EJB, REST, Web Service, Email, and Watched Folders)
• Add and configure activities in a process
• Use and access data in a process (Includes: variable types, XPath, SetValue, namespaces, and
schema vs. data model)
• Control execution flow by implementing business rules
• Given a process type, configure the properties of that process type (Process types include:
long-lived, short-lived)
Interacting with back end systems
• Configure and use the LDAP service
• Configure and use standard services for data sources (Data sources include: FTP, Web Services,
JDBC, JMS, file utilities)
• List the document management systems to which LiveCycle can connect
Creating and consuming custom components
• Describe the structure of a custom component .jar file
• Given a component.xml file, describe the tags in that file
• Deploy and patch for a custom component
Working with events
• Describe the event model in LiveCycle and when you would use events
• Describe the behaviors of events (Behaviors include: Throw, Catch, Receive, Start point)
• Configure event properties
• Describe the different approaches to handling exceptions (Approaches include: event catch vs.
start point)
Securing and consuming endpoints
• Describe the security parameters that can be configured for a service
• Given an endpoint, describe how to consume that endpoint (Endpoints include: Remoting,
Workspace, EJB, REST, Web Service, Email, and Watched Folders)
Monitoring and troubleshooting processes
• Use the record and playback tool in Workbench
• Use the variable logger service
• Given an exception, explain where you should go to find more information (Includes: long-lived
vs. short-lived)
• Determine the health of your LiveCycle environment by using the LiveCycle Health Monitor
Study Suggestions
Following are suggested steps to help you prepare for the LiveCycle ES2 Core ACE Exam.
Recommended Classroom Training
• Developing a LiveCycle ES2.5 Application
• LiveCycle ES2.5: Process Management Specialist
• LiveCycle ES2.5: Document Output Specialist
Community Content
• An Introduction to LiveCycle Events
• Creating Custom DSC’s for LC ES
• Extending LiveCycle ES for Java Developers
• Understanding LiveCycle ES2 application model
• LiveCycle ES2.5 Overview
• How to debug and test your LiveCycle ES processes
• Extending LiveCycle ES software through custom DSC development
Online Resources
• LiveCycle in Three Days video training
• LiveCycle Developer Center
• LiveCycle Documentation
• LiveCycle ES2 Self-paced Learning Resources for Designers and Developers
• Enterprise Cafe
• Tour de LiveCycle
Exam Preparation Checklist
The checklist below will help guide you through the process of obtaining ACE certification.
• Review this exam guide to become familiar with the topic areas and objectives of the exam
• Identify the topic areas and objectives you need to study
• Determine which study materials you need to improve your skills
• Study for the exam
• Contact Pearson VUE to register for an exam
• Take the exam - Your score is electronically reported to Adobe
Recertify when necessary
Once obtained, your certification is valid until 90 days after the exam version of your certification is
retired. Adobe will e-mail you a reminder when your certification is due for renewal and will let you
know when you need to take another exam.
Sample Exam Questions
Following are sample questions to help you prepare for the LiveCycle ES2 Core ACE Exam.
In a long-lived process, which types of variables are stored in a database table or the file
A. Complex variable types only
B. Document type variables only
C. All variable types
D. XML variables and variables that are Java POJO Classes
Correct Answer: C
How does the AND-WAIT Control Type property of the Gateway affect the execution of the
main branch?
A. NONE of the branches need to complete before the main branch continues
B. Only one branch needs to complete before the main branch continues
C. All the branches need to complete before the main branch continues
The Control Type does NOT effect the execution of the main branch
Correct Answer: C
You are designing a process by using Workbench. What is the difference between the Save
option and the Check In option?
A. There is no difference
B. Check In moves the process to the server, Save updates the database
C. Save saves the changes to the local file system, Check In moves the process to the
D. Check In deploys the process the LiveCycle server, Save moves the process to the
LiveCycle server
Correct Answer: C
You have created and deployed a LiveCycle process. You want to update the service to
accommodate business changes. In which view should you check out the service for edit?
A. Applications View
B. Services View
C. Processes View
D. Components View
Correct Answer: A
As part of an approval process, you have been assigned a task to complete. Which application
should you use to complete the task?
A. LaunchPad
B. Reader Extensions
C. Workspace
D. Contentspace
Correct Answer: C
You want to build Flash-based panels to collect data from an end-user. After filling the form,
the data must be merged on an XFA form. Which solution approach should you use?
A. A Guide based on a data model
B. A print form that has sections that appear/disappear based on data
C. A PDF portfolio with PDF documents representing panels
D. A form created in Acrobat using dialogs to represent panels
Correct Answer: A
A Flash application needs to invoke a LiveCycle process. Which start point type provides the
best performance?
A. Remoting
B. Workspace
D. Web Service
Correct Answer: A
You want to give a user permission to invoke a service. What should you do?
A. Assign the Service User role to the user
B. Assign the Service Invoke permission to the user
C. Assign the LiveCycle Workspace Administrator role to the user
D. Add the Service Invoke permission to the Workspace User, then assign the role to user
Correct Answer: A
You want to create a certified document that is policy protected and enables additional
functionality in Adobe Reader. Which is the correct order to execute the services required to
do this?
A. Protect Document, Certify PDF, Apply Usage Rights
B. Certify PDF, Apply Usage Rights, Protect Document
C. Apply Usage Rights, Certify PDF, Protect Document
D. Protect Document, Apply Usage Rights, Certify PDF
Correct Answer: A
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