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Websphere Exam 158 Preparation

 
Brian Nguyen
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Hi,
I've just started using WAS lately and I plan to take the WAS exam (test 158). So could someone please give me some tips for preparing this exam (for example: which documents, which books and exercises should I look at)?
Thank you very much.
Brian
 
Mohit Deshpande
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Hi ,
I am also preparing for the same.
You can start by reading Sepcification for
Servlets , JSP and EJB.
Then try for some hands on experience.
I guess that should be enough to start.
I am not aware of any Mock exam as such for preparation except for ICE.
If you know any resources more let me know..
Thanks,
Mohit
 
Axel Janssen
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Hi,
don't forget that you need quite detailled knowledge about the IBM tools like Websphere itself, AAT and Websphere Aplication Designer.
This is a good tutorial to start with: http://www.webspherepro.com/wparchive/was4tutorial/was4Tutorial.html
Also Kyle Browns workbook is usefull.
There might be questions about using Wesphere Application Designer to create inheritance and association relationships with ejbs. I can't find any documentation about this topic for WSAD. But there is a redbook "EJB Development with Visual Age for Java for Websphere Application Server" from July 2001.
Consider to buy the Monson-Haenfel book. 3rd edition is about ejb1.1 and ejb2.0. I find it very good.
Check this out to get familiar with WSAD: https://www6.software.ibm.com/reg/devworks/dw-ejbtls-i?S_CMP=WSDD&S_TACT=102B7W60, but its just a starter. Not enough for the real thing. Though its a good starter.
In the ICE-test there is a soap question. In the real exam there might be too.
The redbooks mentioned in the recommended readings are heavily Web-Services focussed. But there is no much Web-Services if u read the exam objectives.

still searching. Am in the 80ties regarding the correct ice-answers.
later
Axel
[ May 21, 2002: Message edited by: Axel Janssen ]
 
Mohit Deshpande
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Hi Axel,
Can you please tell me How different is actual exam from ICE test one.
Thanks,
Mohit
 
Axel Janssen
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Hi Mohit
Well this is a wide topic. Its not that different. But the questions are more dificult. Especially regarding WSAD they ask very-expert-stuff. You know the tool has lots of options, like for example assist to build inheritance hierarchies. I haven't found documentation for WSAS, but for VAJ for this.
We should not cheat here. And I want to follow this rule. My problem is, that I can't really remember the questions. You know 90 minutes can be a very short time.
I will post some further good stuff I am currently using later. (There are lots to things to finish here @work now). But don't expect to much.
Good idea is use the tool. I started to program a stock exchange game for the soccer world cup. Its a good idea to try to program some small-medium complex project.
Axel
 
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