Documentum Content Management Foundations: EMC Proven Professional Certification Exam E20-120 Study Guide

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  • Key content management concepts for using Documentum
  • Documentum platform architecture
  • Using content with metadata
  • User authentication
  • Authorizing access for users and groups
  • Securing objects with permissions
  • Searching metadata and content
  • Creating custom object types
  • Managing customizations with DocApps
  • Creating portable customizations with aliases
  • Process automation with workflows and lifecycles
  • Using virtual documents for collaboration and reuse

Part 1: Fundamentals
(Chapters 1 - 4)
ECM Basics introduces the basic concepts of content management. Working with Content describes the aspects of creating and manipulating content. Objects and Types lays the foundation of designing and using metadata. Architecture describes the key components of the EMC Documentum platform and how they interact to provide the content management capabilities.

Part 2: Security (Chapters 5 - 7)
Users and Privileges describes the core concepts related to users for implementing security in Documentum. Groups and Roles provides additional capabilities for facilitating security management for groups of users. Object Security introduces permissions and ties them to users, groups, and privileges to realize the security model.

Part 3: User Interface (Chapter 8)
Searching describes the features for finding relevant content stored in a repository. While other user interface aspects are covered throughout the book, searching is described separately because of its fundamental importance to content management.

Part 4: Application Development (Chapters 9 - 12)
Custom Types describes how to create user-defined metadata structure and fundamental customization aspects. DocApps describes how to package the development artefacts for reuse and portability across repositories. Workflows and Lifecycles describe how to model and implement business processes in Documentum.

Part 5: Advanced Concepts (Chapters 13 - 14)
Aliases describes a mechanism for dynamic assignment of ownership, locations, and permissions. Virtual Documents describes how multiple documents can be managed as one larger document to facilitate collaboration.

There are two practice test papers at the end of this book.
There is a set of questions at the end of each chapter. These questions are meant to test your understanding. A good way to prioritize and focus your efforts is to use the questions to identify the areas where you score low and then work on those areas. The answers to all the questions and the solutions to the practice test papers have been provided at the end.


This is a complete study guide including study material and practice questions to prepare for the EMC Proven Professional certification Exam E20-120. It can also serve Documentum beginners and practitioners as a handy guide and quick reference to the technical fundamentals that is fully up to date for Documentum 5.3. Beginners are introduced to concepts in a logical manner while practitioners can use it as a reference to jump to relevant concepts directly.

EMC Documentum is a leading enterprise content management technology platform that helps enterprises to streamline the capture, processing, and distribution of business information including documents, records, e-mails, web content, images, reports, and digital assets. It can also automate entire business processes in accordance with business rules.

EMC Proven Professional is an exam-based certification program, which introduced a new EMC Proven Content Management Application Developer (EMCAD) track in early 2007. The first exam in this track is Content Management Foundations (CMF) Associate-level Exam, with exam code E20-120, which tests knowledge about technical fundamentals of Documentum. This book is a study guide to help you prepare for this exam with hundreds of practice questions and an efficient exam-preparation strategy.

  • Technical foundations of the Documentum platform
  • Thorough preparation guide for the E20-120 exam
  • Complete coverage of the prescribed syllabus
  • Illustrated examples and practice questions on each topic
  • Two full-length practice tests with answers


Page Count 284
Course Length 8 hours 31 minutes
ISBN 9781847192400
Date Of Publication 12 Jun 2007


Pawan Kumar

Pawan Kumar is a Technical Architect with current expertise in Enterprise Content Management with EMC Documentum. He has an MS in Computer Science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (India).

Pawan has experience developing products as well as delivering business solutions on the Documentum platform and has created two products for this platform. He is intimately familiar with effective processes and tools for achieving business objectives through Documentum-based technology solutions. He has led and executed requirements and design workshops, architecture design, scoping, estimation, project planning, resource planning, technical design, software development, software testing, solution roll-out, and ongoing support for the deployed solutions. Pawan has been architecting, designing, and developing enterprise applications for ten years. He has developed software systems for financial services, healthcare, pharmaceutical, logistics, energy services, and retail industries. His expertise spans solution architecture, document management, system integration, web content management, business process management, imaging and input management, and custom application development.

Currently, Pawan provides consulting and training services through doQuent (, which was founded with the vision of enabling client success in content-related business initiatives. He also believes in giving back to the community. He founded the free online Documentum community dm_cram (, which is a test preparation resource for Documentum exams. He is also an active contributor to the Documentum-users Yahoo! User group, where Documentum community members seek help for their technical challenges. He can be reached at

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