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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
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
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 ]
posted 17 years ago
Hi Axel, Can you please tell me How different is actual exam from ICE test one. Thanks, Mohit
posted 17 years ago
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