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Siebel CRM interview questions Part#1

1. Siebel eConfigurator, ePricer, and eAdvisor are collectively known as what?

? A. Siebel MidMarket Edition

? B. Interactive Selling Suite

? C. Siebel Employee Applications

? D. Siebel Sales

B

2. Which entity represents a person external to your company?

? A. Customer

? B. Party

? C. Contact

? D. Person

C

3. Which entities always belong to a team? Choose three.

? A. Activity

? B. Opportunity

? C. Contact 1

? D. Account

? E. Service Request

B C D

4. Which type of product is an internal application used by employees and partners?

? A. Employee Application

? B. Partner Application

? C. Customer Application

? D. Employee Partner Application

A

5. An Employee Application has the following characteristics? Choose two.

? A. Used by employees only

? B. Used by employees and partners

? C. Internal application

? D. Used by employees and customers

B C
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6. Marcel found out the area code of his contact, Céline, has changed from 912 to 440. Which of the following is the easiest way for him to change Céline’ s area code?

? A. Find Céline’ s record in the My Contacts View, delete it, and create a new record

? B. Find Céline’ s record in the My Contacts View, go to the detail applet, change the area code

? C. Find Céline’ s record in the All Contacts Across Organizations View, delete her phone number from a primary list, and input the new one

? D. Find Céline’ s record in the My Contacts View, delete her phone number from a primary list, and then input the new number

B

7. Which of the following objects is used to retrieve data from the database?

? A. View

? B. Business Object

? C. Business Component

? D. Database table

C

8. How many Business Components can a single list or form Applet reference?

? A. Two (if using a toggle)

? B. One

? C. Unlimited

? D. Eight

B

9. Complete this statement: A business object contains information about the _________

between business components.

? A. Differences

? B. Similarities

? C. Shared properties

? D. Relationships

D

10. Which of the following statements is true?

? A. Form applet data comes from only one table

? B. Form applet data may come from many tables and columns

? C. Form applet data may come from many columns in a single table

? D. Form applet data comes from only one column in a table

B

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Siebel CRM interview questions Part#2

11.Complete the following statement. A set of related applets may be displayed in a

__________.

? A. Business object

? B. View

? C. Screen

? D. Business component

B

12. Which applet type may simultaneously display more than one record?

? A. List

? B. Form

? C. Child

? D. Detail

A

13. On a Mobile Web Client using disconnected processing, how is HTML delivered to the browser?

? A. The HTML is pulled from the Web cache on the Mobile Web Client

? B. It is not possible for a disconnected client to receive Siebel HTML pages

? C. The local Web Server with SWSE delivers the HTML to the browser

? D. The Mobile Web Client must synchronize to receive the HTML from the Siebel Web Engine

C

14. Refer to the exhibit below.

Scenario: You have three server machines and you are using desktop machines as clients. You want to install full functionality for the Web client. Which components must be present to support this functionality. Choose three.

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? A. Siebel Server

? B. Siebel Web Engine

? C. Gateway Server

? D. Siebel Templates

? E. Web Server

A C E

15. Refer to the exhibit below.

Scenario: You have two server machines and you are using laptops as clients for users who will be traveling. You want to install full functionality for remote users. Which components must be present to support this functionality. Choose three.

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? A. Siebel Web Server Extension

? B. Object Manager

? C. Siebel Web Engine

? D. Data Manager

? E. Eapps.cfg file

B D C

16. What is the purpose of the Siebel Monitoring Account?

? A. Used to monitor database capacity and alert DBA when approaching designated thresholds

? B. Used to run Enterprise Server processes and components

? C. Required to run Windows processes or start UNIX daemons

? D. Required by Resonate Central Dispatch connection brokering software

D
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17. Which of the following is NOT a valid task when installing and verifying the Enterprise and Siebel Servers?

? A. Invoke the installation program and follow the installation steps

? B. Run the install.ksh script

? C. Verify that the Windows Service and Unix daemon process is started

? D. Inspect the SESsetup.log file in the Siebel root directory

B

18. How might you verify repository data after installing the Database Server?

? A. View the SESsetup.log file in the Siebel root directory

? B. Verify that the Windows Service and Unix daemon process is started

? C. Run the imprep.ksh script

? D. Run a query to count the records in the S_VIEW table

D

19. What function does the Siebel Web Engine perform when it receives a URL with a Siebel

request?

? A. Gathers templates and data and builds an HTML page

? B. Displays the HTML page on the client’ s computer

? C. Provides access to, and distributes load for Siebel Servers

? D. Verifies that the client is using an acceptable browser

A

20. What happens when a user enters a URL for a Siebel application into a Web browser?

? A. The Browser retrieves the appropriate templates and the Siebel Web Engine retrieves the data from the database to build the HTML page

? B. The Siebel Web Engine recognizes the URL and passes it to the Web Server where the HTML page is built for the user

? C. The Web Server retrieves the appropriate templates and the Siebel Web Engine retrieves the data from the database to build the HTML page

? D. The Web Server recognizes the URL and passes it to the Siebel Web Engine where the HTML page is built for the user

D

Siebel CRM interview questions Part#3

21. Ken Fisher has several positions, including Service Representative, Service Leader, and Support Engineer. His primary position is Support Engineer. How should Ken change his position to Service Representative after he logs in?

? A. Change the default position flag in his profile

? B. Select User Administration || User Profile

? C. Select the position during the login process

? D. Select View || User Preferences || Change Position

D

22. Limiting data displayed in the My Service Request view to service requests assigned to the user is an example of what?

? A. Team-based access control

? B. Access based on responsibility

? C. Position-based access control

? D. Access based on User ID

D

24. A user’ s User ID affects which of the following?

? A. Access to data that the user created

? B. Ability to forecast opportunities

? C. Access to specific screens

? D. Access to specific views

A

25. Which of the following statements is true about access control?

? A. Different users with the same Responsibility may see different data on the same view

? B. View access for a Responsibility in one Organization will be different in another Organization

? C. Users see data based on Responsibility, ID, and Position

? D. Users with different view access cannot view the same data

A

26. Which of the following views displays data based on a user’ s position on a team and allows

all users associated with assigned positions to access the data?

? A. My View

? B. My Team’ s View

? C. All Across Organization View

? D. All View

A

27. When setting up your Organizational Hierarchy, why would you want to create a division

and then set the Organization Flag?

? A. Making a division an organization prevents the assignment of records that typically will be visible only to that organization

? B. Because you want to remove the Division, but create an Organization with the same name

? C. You want other organizations to have access to the data

? D. You do not want another organization to access the data

D

28. You would navigate to the User Administration || Employees screen to do which of the

following? Choose two.

? A. Assign the user to views

? B. Assign views to responsibilities

? C. Adjust the user’ s access to data records

? D. Determine which responsibilities are assigned to a user

C D

29. Which access control mechanism would typically be used to ensure that Sales

Representatives in the UK have access to only UK Customer information?

? A. Position

? B. Responsibility

? C. Personal

? D. Organization

D

30. Which of the following is a valid relationship between Controls and Fields?

? A. One control maps to many fields

? B. Many controls map to one field

? C. Many controls map to many fields

? D. One control maps to one field

D

Siebel CRM interview questions Part#4

31. Upon completing a repository search in Tools, how do you navigate to an object definition found during the search?

? A. Right-click the object in the results list

? B. Click the object in the results list

? C. Double-click the object in the results list

? D. Select the object and press the Space Bar

C

32. What mechanism prevents the entry of duplicate records by specifying the columns that must contain a unique set of values?

? A. Foreign key

? B. Index

? C. Primary key

? D. User key

D

33. Which type of relationship requires an intersection table?

? A. Many-to-One (M:1)

? B. One-to-One (1:1)

? C. Many-to-Many (M:M)

? D. One-to-Many (1:M)

C

34. Where is main organization-related data stored in the Siebel database?

? A. S_ORG_EXT table

? B. S_ORGANIZATION

? C. S_BU table

? D. S_BUSINESS table

A

35. When you create a join to a party table, the destination column must reference the _____

column in the joined table.

? A. ROW_ID

? B. PARTY_ID

? C. BU_ID

? D. PAR_ROW_ID

D

36. You want to add your company’ s logo in the branding area. Which of the following is NOT a step that you need to accomplish this?

? A. Compile an .srf and test the application after you modify it in Tools to see whether the logo appears

? B. Specify the name of the logo in an HTML IMG tag

? C. Test the application after saving the template file to see whether the logo appears

? D. Edit CCFrameBanner.swt template file to add an image

A

37. What steps do you have to perform in order to bind applets to a view template? Choose two.

? A. Drag the applets from the list onto the placeholders in the view template

? B. Launch the Web View Layout Editor in Siebel Tools to have the template file and the applets window open

? C. Create a new Screen View definition in Screens

? D. Modify properties in Siebel Tools, by navigating to View || View Web template || View Web Template Item

A B

38. Which of the following is true of the Item Identifier property of an applet web template item?

? A. It is read by the Siebel Tools to generate the final HTML

? B. It specifies the condition under which this item is mapped

? C. It specifies the ID assigned to the control that is mapped to the placeholder in the .swt file

? D. It specifies the name of the control or list item such as List and Form

C

39. You want to edit the Web layout of a Contact Form applet by right-clicking and choosing

Edit Web Layout. You have checked out the appropriate project but you still get an error as

soon as you choose Edit Web Layout. Which of the following toolbar settings should you

have set first?

? A. History

? B. List

? C. Web Controls

? D. Edit

? E. Target Browser Group

? F. Debug

E

40. Opportunity and Sales Stage have a M:1 relationship according to your business model.

You want to show some data from the Sales Stage business component in your Opportunity

business component. How would you do this?

? A. By creating an implicit join between the Opportunity business component and the S_PARTY table

? B. By using the intersection table S_OPTY_STG

? C. By creating a link between Opportunity and Sales Stage business components

? D. By creating a join from the Opportunity business component to the S_STG table

D

Siebel CRM interview questions Part#5

41. Which of the following is NOT true of the Join Specification object type?

? A. Name of the join specification object definition must be unique within the join

? B. Destination column is required if the join occurs on a column other than ROW_ID

? C. Source field denotes the name of the field on which the destination table will be joined

? D. The Join Specification specifies the table to be joined

D

42. You want to bring party data into a different party business component. Which of the

following would you NOT do when mapping a field to a column in a Party table?

? A. Select an existing or create a new explicit join

? B. Use the existing implicit join from S_PARTY to the other Party table

? C. Set the appropriate type for the new Field

? D. Select the desired column in the joined table

B

43. In a M:M link, which of the following properties must be populated? Choose three.

? A. Child business component

? B. Inter table

? C. Destination field

? D. Inter child column

A B D

44. When you configure a static drilldown to a different business component, which of the

following you would NOT do? Choose two.

? A. Set Hyperlink field and view properties

? B. Set business component, source field, and destination field properties to enable drilldown to a view based on a different parent record

? C. Create a new drilldown object for the applet in Siebel Tools

? D. Identify one or more matching conditions to trigger drilling down to a specific target view

? E. Set the field, value, and sequence properties

D E

45. Which of the following is NOT one of the steps in configuring a dynamic picklist in Siebel

Tools?

? A. Set the Type Value property on the picklist to the picklist name in the S_LST_OF_VAL

? B. Specify the Business Component to be used by the Pick List object

? C. Set the runtime property to TRUE on the control or list column object

? D. Create a Pick Map definition

A

46. Which of the following are true of Multi-value group (MVG)? Choose two.

? A. Its visual cue is

? B. It requires dedicated space for each child record on a view

? C. Multi-value field is required for an MVG

? D. It is an alternative to a detail view for managing parent and related child records

? E. It cannot be built on M:M relationships

C D

47. Which of the following is a valid reason to use unused columns of an existing standard 1:1

extension table (rather than creating a custom extension column on the base table)?

? A. The columns will very rarely be included in the User Interface, and applies to only

a small subset of the records in the base table

? B. It will improve performance

? C. It is a solution when you have not purchased the Advanced Database Extensibility module

? D. Siebel does not permit creation of new columns on base tables

A

48. Which of the following access control mechanisms is NOT how Siebel limits records a user

can access in a given view?

? A. Membership in access groups for catalogs and categories

? B. User ID

? C. User’ s responsibilities

? D. User’ s organization

? E. User’ s position

C

49. Which of the following is NOT one of the steps of enabling Multilingual List of Values

(MLOVs)?

? A. Compile a new .srf and deploy

? B. Determine which columns to enable

? C. Update the existing data in the database by running the MLOV upgrade utility

? D. Configure columns for MLOVs

? E. Create 1:M extension table to S_LST_OF_VAL table for each target language

E

50. For which Contact view do you set the Visibility Applet Type property to Sales Rep?

? A. For All Contacts

? B. For My Team’ s Contacts

? C. For My Personal Contacts

? D. For All Contacts across Organizations

? E. For My Contacts

E

Siebel CRM interview questions Part#6

Comprehensive Collection of Interview Questions on Siebel Configurations,Workflow,Siebel Tools

1.) What is the difference between Links and Multi Value links?
Link is used for Master Detail View of two BCs. where as MVL is used to view the child records using MVG. MVL uses Link to get the records from the child BC.

Link is between the entities and MVL is between the records

2.)Describe the 3 Object Explorer (OE) tabs.
Types: higher level object types displayed,
Details: expanded top level object type displays object definitions of that type,
Flat: displays all definitions of that type

3.)What object types have a Sort Specification property?
BCs,
Pick Lists,
Links.

4.)What are the steps for creating a static pick list?
Create a new static pick list. Add BC field that will be populated. Map the BC field to the pick list BC field. Specify which control or list column will invoke the pick list applet. Picklist will be empty until values are put in the S_LST_OF_VAL table.

5) What are the steps for creating a dynamic pick list?
Create a Pick list using a BC representing the joined table. Associate the Pick list with a BC field. Map the BC fields to the Pick list BC fields. Create a Pick list applet. Specify which control or list column will invoke the Pick list applet.

6)What are the steps for creating a MVG?
Create a MVL in the parent BC. Add MVFs in the parent BC. Create a MVG applet to display child records. Add controls/list columns to the parent applet to display MVFs and invoke MVG applets. Add primary FK in the parent BC and on the MVL.

7) What is a primary key?
A primary is a FK on the parent-side that points to one “primary” record on the child-side of a 1:M link. A primary FK creates a 1:1 link between the parent and the child.

8.) How do you create a primary on a MVL?
Add a primary key field on the parent BC. Set the Primary Id Field and Use Primary Join properties on the MVL.

9.)List some of the calculated field limitations.
Cannot be used as sort criteria, stored in columns and read only. Validation criteria on calculated fields is ignored. If SQL is used and performs a calculation, the value will be applied after the data is in the BC, but before displaying in the applet.

10.)Describe the types of Siebel database extensions.
Standard extension tables – Predefined tables which support 1:1 or M:1 relationship. Partof the existing physical database.Custom extension tables and custom extension columns – New 1:1 tables, New columns that are added to new and existing tables.

11) What are the steps for using a standard 1:1 extension table?
Add a joined field in the parent BC (based on the “main” table). The join is implied and created automatically at runtime. Add a control or list column to an applet.

12.) What are the steps for using a standard 1:M extension table?
Create BC to represent 1:M extension table
Set Search Spec to equal Pre Default Value “TYPE” field
Add fields to the new BC (ensure “NAME” and “TYPE”)
Create a link from BC to New BC and add the New BC to BO
Create applet to display data from new BC

13)What is data-driven access control?
Controls the read-only nature of BC, BC record, or BC Field based on value of another BCField
BC Read Only Field: current record read only
Field Read Only Field: field specified by field name is read only
Parent Read Only Field: BC read only

14)Name the 5 main building blocks of the Siebel Architecture
File Server,
Gateway Server,
Enterprise Server,
Siebel Server,
Siebel Database Server.

15) Name the four levels of control we have over the Server
Enterprise,
Server,
Component,
Task.

16.)Explain the 5 main functions of the Server Manger
Controls your Enterprise,
Manages Siebel Servers,
Allows the configuration of the components,
Allow you to run tasks,
Collect statistics.

17)Name and explain the three modes of Component operation.
Server Mode: run background operations for the server and runs forever, once started,
Task Mode: run specific task and exits upon completion,
Session Mode: created dynamically for client request. Runs as long as session is maintained then exits.

Siebel CRM interview questions Part#7

1)What are the steps for creating a MVG?
Create a MVL in the parent BC. Add MVFs in the parent BC. Create a MVG applet to display child records. Add controls/list columns to the parent applet to display MVFs and invoke MVG applets. Add primary FK in the parent BC and on the MVL.
2) What is a primary key?
A primary is a FK on the parent-side that points to one “primary” record on the child-side of a 1:M link. A primary FK creates a 1:1 link between the parent and the child.
3.) How do you create a primary on a MVL?
Add a primary key field on the parent BC. Set the Primary Id Field and Use Primary Join properties on the MVL.
4.)List some of the calculated field limitations.
Cannot be used as sort criteria, stored in columns and read only. Validation criteria on calculated fields is ignored. If SQL is used and performs a calculation, the value will be applied after the data is in the BC, but before displaying in the applet.
5.)Describe the types of Siebel database extensions.
Standard extension tables – Predefined tables which support 1:1 or M:1 relationship. Partof the existing physical database.Custom extension tables and custom extension columns – New 1:1 tables, New columns that are added to new and existing tables.

Siebel CRM interview questions Part#8

Comprehensive Collection of Interview Questions on Siebel Configurations,Workflow,Siebel Tools

1) What are the steps for using a standard 1:1 extension table?
Add a joined field in the parent BC (based on the “main” table). The join is implied and created automatically at runtime. Add a control or list column to an applet.
2.) What are the steps for using a standard 1:M extension table?
Create BC to represent 1:M extension table
Set Search Spec to equal Pre Default Value “TYPE” field
Add fields to the new BC (ensure “NAME” and “TYPE”)
Create a link from BC to New BC and add the New BC to BO
Create applet to display data from new BC
3)What is data-driven access control?
Controls the read-only nature of BC, BC record, or BC Field based on value of another BCField
BC Read Only Field: current record read only
Field Read Only Field: field specified by field name is read only
Parent Read Only Field: BC read only
4)Name the 5 main building blocks of the Siebel Architecture
File Server,
Gateway Server,
Enterprise Server,
Siebel Server,
Siebel Database Server.
5) Name the four levels of control we have over the Server
Enterprise,
Server,
Component,
Task.
6.)Explain the 5 main functions of the Server Manger
Controls your Enterprise,
Manages Siebel Servers,
Allows the configuration of the components,
Allow you to run tasks,
Collect statistics.
7)Name and explain the three modes of Component operation.
Server Mode: run background operations for the server and runs forever, once started,
Task Mode: run specific task and exits upon completion,
Session Mode: created dynamically for client request. Runs as long as session is maintained then exits.