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Guide for Definity Certification Basic 1

Guide for Definity Certification Basic 1

Guide for Definity Certification Basic 1

Hi all,

I sat my Definity Certification Basic 1 exam today and had a bit of difficulty with it.  I had trawled through all of the forums to see if anyone could supply me with study materials or at least a general outline of what the exam covered, to no avail so I thought I would have a go anyway.

I am fairly experienced on the administration part of my knowledge but as it happens the exam seemed to be almost two thirds devoted to I&M issues and topics so for anyone looking for pointers as to what they need to cover study wise, I am posting this list of topics covered in the exam and also a fe questions which I can remember.

Hope this helps someone!



At what point should the memory card with customer defined software be introduced at installation?
 Before power up
 During power up
 When prompted to do so at the screen

When installing a cabinet what should be the voltmeter reading between the ground and the negative terminal before installation?

When installing a switch with three cabinets what order should the cabinets be powered up?
 First cabinet first
 Cabinets two and three first
 All cabinets simultaneously

You have been called to a site where there is a major fault and the system is showing SPE-DOWN state.  What should you do first?
 Display alarms
 Reset the system
 Replace the faulty circuit with the red LED lit.

In what order should the cards be fitted in the switch at installation?

What should be fitted into the first slot in an si cabinet?
 Processor
 Digital line card
 Audix

General topics covered:

 Powering up and powering down the switch.

 Backing up the switch.

 Necessary capacities for flash card backups of both announcements and translations, i.e., 4mb, 8mb or 16mb?

 Installing new cabinets

 Installation process for cabinet components i.e. Dig-line cards, processors etc., including installation order etc.

 Understanding how the INADS function operates and all associated hardware

 Definition of how the switch deals with reporting alarms to INADS etc.

 What is OSS ( Off-Site Support) connection and how does it function?

 What is meant by the system status SPE-Down?

 Processes involved in upgrading software.

 Processes involved in initial boot up of newly installed / upgraded switch.

 Differences between the hardware associated with G3r, G3si, etc.

 In depth COS and COR parameters and how they will work in real-life situations.

 Call Coverage and Call Forwarding options and how they will work in real-life situations.

 Understanding alarms and how to interpret and suppress them.

 Features of different trunk types and how they affect the system.

 Understanding the differences between 2 wire analogue and 4 wire digital configurations.

 What types of inputs on-hold music sources can be connected to.

 Understanding night service.

 Understanding Console Permissions.

 Using the test command.

 Understand the various levels of system reset and how they relate to real-life situations

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