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Passed Weblogic 7 Certification

 
Peter Reinhardt
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I passed Weblogic 7 yesterday with 92%.
I spent about a month preparing for the exam, mostly reading through all the fat manuals.
About 30 to 40% of the exam questions are pure J2EE questions, these questions are quite easy. The rest are Weblogic specific questions and more difficult. There are no mean or trick questions.
I read the recommended Weblogic Manuals and the J2EE specs (EJB, Servlet, JSP). I used the Weblogic Whiz questions for preparation. The J2EE questions in this test are too hard, the Weblogic questions are about the same. I would not bother about the WLE questions.
There are 70 questions and you have 2 hours to complete them. I found this is quite enough. I had about 45 minutes left when I finished the test (read through all the questions about 3 times). There is one "new" type of question where you have to drag and drop some icons around (bring these method calls in order).

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Rachel White
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Congrats dude. You seem to the first few to pass this exam. Thanx 4 your feedback. How were the questions on new topics like "web services"?
 
Peter Reinhardt
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there were about 2 basic questions about Webservices (like WS will go through a firewall).
Peter.
 
Rishi Singh
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Hi Peter,
"CONGRATS" for securing more than 90%.Even Iam preparing for the same exam.I would appreciate if you can list down the study materials,specific links,any test simulator,any specific book for the preparation of the this exam.
If you had prepared any study material can you post it on the site on send me a copy at
rishivan@rediffmail.com
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Rishi
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Peter Reinhardt
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I have read all the (very good) BEA manuals listed in weblogic 7 study guide. I consulted the EJB 2.0 spec, servlet spec, jsp spec, jms spec and the jmx spec. For books I recommend the standard Monson-Haefel or Mastering EJB 2.
The problem is not to find material, the problem is to read, understand and learn it
I used several mock exams for SCEA, GetGamma and the Weblogic 6.1 Whiz (most questions still valid for 7).
I recommend participating or at least reading newsgroups like javaranch, javasoft forums, yahoo groups and theserverside forums.
Peter.
 
arun sahni
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Peter
Congrats and thanks for sharing info. I need some info on security questions in exams. Are they covering configuration of security in WLS 7.x? Or are they asking about EJB related question like with DD etc.?
What about JMS ( Resource or Bean) is it covered in details like Whiz simulator?
 
Peter Reinhardt
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Weblogic 7 Security is not part of the exam (and there was no question for it), I just had a quick look through the weblogic security documents.
I would certainly learn about EJBs DD and the weblogic-ejb.xml file (I think there was one question related to it).
JMS was covered by several questions in the exam.
The Weblogic Whiz Test covers all of these topics very detailled. As I mentioned before - I think they go into more detail than the real questions.
Peter.
 
Rahul Mahindrakar
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Hi,
Congratulations Peter and the score is just great.
As stated by Peter though "Security" has changed significantly in Weblogic 7.0 vs. Weblogic 6.0 the exam for some reason does not cover it.
Its also true that 40% of the questions are J2EE related and not weblogic specific. So if you are good at your J2EE concepts you might just get through without a problem.
Please check out this discussion over here.
http://www.coderanch.com/t/65638/BEA-Weblogic/One-More-Certification-Bea-Weblogic
 
arun sahni
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Thanks everybody for valuable info. I passed this certification today.
 
Rishi Singh
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Hi Arun,
Congrats for cracking it.Well I would like to know from you,rahul and Peter since u guys have cleared weblogic 7.0 .what is the difficulty level of weglogic 6.0 as compared to weblogic 7.0.
What is new in weblogic 7.0 apart from web services .Can u tell me in detail about your preparations.
Thanks
Rishi
SCJP2, SCWCD
 
arun sahni
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Rishi
I do not know difference between 6.0 and 7.0. This post already discusses about 7.0. Still I add EJB relation understanding and Web services in little more depth is required I did not perform good in those areas.
 
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