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Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management 2 Essentials (1Z0-598) Practice Exam

Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management 2 Essentials (1Z0-598) 

About Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management 2 Essentials (1Z0-598)

1Z0-598 helps you in becoming Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management 2 Certified Implementation Specialist. This certification exam is designed for individuals who possess a strong foundation and expertise implementing and/or developing Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management solutions. This certification exam cover sections like devices & measuring components, service points & install events, measurements, time of use maps, VEE, usage, usage subscriptions, activities & dynamic options, aggregation, device events, and finally user interface and navigation. This certification is available to all candidates but is geared toward members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. 

Course Structure

The Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management 2 Essentials (1Z0-598) Exam covers the following topics - 

1. Devices & Measuring Components

Explain the concept of a device and the structures used to represent them

Explain the concept of a measuring component and the structures used to represent them

Explain the relationship between devices and measuring components

Explain scalar and interval measuring components

Explain the different types of measuring components

Configure a new device type

Configure a new measuring component type

Configure a new device config type and associate a measuring component to a device

Use the Duplicate feature to copy a device type or a measuring component type

Use the Device Replicator to create copies of a device

Explain the device configuration overview zone (with respect to devices, device configurations and measuring components)

2. Measurements

Explain the differences between initial measurements, final measurements, and usage

Explain the high level process of loading measurements through to calculating usage

Explain Initial Measurement Data including pre and post vee qualitities, scalar vs interval, SPI, condition flags, etc.

Update final measurements manually

Explain how and when the system normalizes final measurements

Explain derived values and how they are associated with final measurements

Configure a new derive value algorithm

Navigate to and examine the algorithm that contains the logic for normalizing measurements

Explain the Initial Load architecture at a high level including which parts of the initial load process MDM is responsible for.

Explain the IMD Seeder BO, including lifecycle and rules, how the IMD Seeder derives head-end and measuring component information and  how the "real" IMD BO is determined during load via the IMD Seeder process.

3. VEE

Explain the difference between critical validations and validation rules, including when critical validations are executed and when validation rules are executed.

Explain the VEE process, including the data preparation steps that are executed immediately prior to entering VEE processing, what data is passed into the VEE engine and what happens during VEE execution for a given IMD

Configure new VEE Groups that contain base package VEE rules and apply a VEE group to a device or device type

Configure eligibility criteria and criteria field value retrieval algorithms to determine if a rule should be applied

Explain the types of comparison supported by the base package eligibility criteria BO, and what would need to be done to support additional comparisons.

Configure factors (VEE Matrices) to invoke groups of rules

Explain VEE Roles and the three main VEE Roles provide in the base package

4. Usage

Explain the usage calculation process

Explain the relationship between usage transactions and usage subscriptions

Explain date breaks and usage periods

Create a usage calculation group containing base package usage calculation rules to solve a business problem.

Configure a call to a base package usage rule by changing its soft parameters

Configure eligibility criteria for usage rules

Configure a usage calculation rule to apply a TOU map and derive summed values for each bucket

Configure the Apply Math (Interval Data) usage rule to perform mathematical operations on interval data.

Configure the Usage Rule - Math usage rule to perform mathematical operations on service quantities

5. Aggregation

Explain the concept of aggregations and describe which Bos are used to support aggregation functionality

Explain the concepts of aggregation horizon and aggregation lag

Manually create a new aggregator measuring component

Configure a custom aggregation

Explain the Trends and Total view and information available on aggregations

6. User Interface and Navigation

Explain how the Current Context works with respect to contacts, usage subscriptions, service points, devices, measuring components, etc

Use the 360 degree view screens to navigate between the different viewpoints (contact, usage subscription, service point, device, measuring component, etc)

Change the available Final Value Overlay Profiles available for a given MC Type

Change the available Event Bar Profile event bars displayed for a given MC Type

7. Service Points & Install Events

Explain the concept of a service point

Explain the concept of an install event and the relationship between devices and service points

Explain service point hierarchies and when they should be used

Explain service providers in the context of service points and market relationships

Configure a new service point type

Configure the set of valid device types for a given service point type

Configure a custom Service Point BO

Configure a new validation rule and plug it into an Install Event BO

Explain when you would use a measurement cycle in MDM

Explain the 3 batch processes that manage the measurement cycles

Configure a new algorithm on the SP/Measurement Cycle BO to perform a cycle based function

8. Time of Use Maps

Explain basic TOU concepts (i.e. their purpose)

Explain a TOU Map Template and how it is used to generate TOU Map Data

Explain the purpose of a work calendar

Explain TOU Map Template interval size and how it relates to measuring component SPI

Explain how and when the system applies TOU maps to final measurements

Explain the ways that TOU maps are used across the application

Explain the data structures used to represent TOU Maps

Explain the performance implications of the base package covering index on the measurements table.

Configure a new TOU Map Template, a TOU Map Type and a TOU Map

Generate TOU map data and check for correctness

9. Usage Subscriptions

Explain the concept of usage subscriptions

Explain the possible relationships between measuring components, service points and usage subscriptions

Explain what contacts represent

Explain the role of service providers with regards to usage subscriptions

Design and set up the admin data required to effectively configure a usage subscription

Design and set up a service provider for a subscribing system

10. Activities & Dynamic Options

Explain activities and define what they can be used to represent

Explain dynamic options and their relationship to time of use maps

Configure a new dynamic option type

Apply a dynamic option to a TOU Map and create a Usage Transaction with the Dynamic Option TOU codes

11. Device Events

Explain device events and what they are used to represent

Explain event subscriptions

Describe paird events and what they can be used to represent

Configure the system to process device events for a specific type of customer

Exam Pattern 

  • Exam Name: Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management 2 Essentials
  • Exam Code: 1Z0-598
  • Number of Questions: 84
  • Length of Time:  120 minutes
  • Exam Fee: $245 USD 
  • Exam Language: English

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