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Passed IBM 158

 
Mohit Deshpande
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Hi everybody,
I passed this test and got 71%.
Big big thanks to all.
Thanks to Hemanth Doma and bonson for their support.
Axel and Bruce Thanks for your links for the preparation of the exam. Long post by you was really helpful.
For me it was tough to clear this exam as I don't have experience working in Websphere 4.0.
Folks, The EJB Book "Enterprise JavaBeans" by Richard Monson-Haefel is Indispensable.
Also try to get some working experience on
WSAD.
Again thanks to all .
Regards,
Mohit
 
Axel Janssen
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congrats Mohit.
 
suria
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glee sounds great
congrats mohit

 
B Mampilli
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Hi Mohit...!!!
CONGRATS.. MAN...!!!
U DID IT.....!!!
im happy 4 u....
now its ure responsibility to guide us as we prepare for the exam...
Bonson
 
Mohit Deshpande
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Thanks Bonson.
I am definately with you.
I will post my score today some times
which tells you about what weightage is given to which topics etc. Will write more.
Cheers!!!
Mohit
 
Mohit Deshpande
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Thanks Suria.
 
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My congrats to mohit for passing the exam
Even i am planning to appear for the 158.
Can i get some tips for preparing for the exam
partha
 
Mohit Deshpande
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Hi Folks,
Sorry for not replying for long. I had to go out of station.
Here is my score in IBM 158 exam. This should make clear what weightage is given to what topic.
Desgin and build = D &B
Topic %of test Score
D & B reusable component 15% 100%
D & B webcomponent (JSP & servlets)
including websphere specific features 19% 90%
Develop client that access Enterprise 8% 25%
components
JDBC connection pooling 4% 50%
EJB Transations 11% 33%
Develop J2ee compo. with WSAD 15% 62%
Assemble enterprise applications and
deploy them in IBM WAS. (AAT) 13% 57%
USe WAS tools to validate aspects of the
application sever such as security ,
performance and session management
 
Mohit Deshpande
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Hi Folks,
Sorry for not replying for long. I had to go out of station.
Here is my score in IBM 158 exam. This should make clear what weightage is given to what topic.
Desgin and build = D &B
Topic %of test Score
D & B reusable component 15% 100%
D & B webcomponent (JSP & servlets)
including websphere specific features 19% 90%
Develop client that access Enterprise 8% 25%
components
JDBC connection pooling 4% 50%
EJB Transations 11% 33%
Develop J2ee compo. with WSAD 15% 62%
Assemble enterprise applications and
deploy them in IBM WAS. (AAT) 13% 57%
USe WAS tools to validate aspects of the
application sever such as security ,
performance and session management 15% 100%
I found question related to Transations confusingand difficult.
I used following resources for studying.
used EJB book Recommeded on site for ejb 1.1.
I used help from WSAD. Concepts section
Servlet Specifications , JSP Sepcifications
ejb1.1 specification.
and gained some experience on APP server and AAT.

FOr SOAP there was only one simple question.
I used apache soap documentation for reading about clients to soap services.
Please let me know if I can help you some way.
Cheers,
Mohit
 
B Mampilli
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Hi Mohit,
Thanx for all the Info..
Some more queries related to exam 158
1. What are the passing marks in the exam?
2. Are there any questions specific to EJB 1.0.. or can I leave EJB 1.0 completely??
Regards,
Bonson
 
Mohit Deshpande
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I guess passing % changes frequetnly.
In my case it was 57%.
you can leave ejb1.0
 
Hemanth Doma
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Mohit!
Thnx for the resources list. Plz mention if anything else is needed for the 'Transaction' other than EJB 1.1 spec.
Due to work I'm not able to focus on the certification. Can you plz tell me how many days of effort did u put in for this certification? It will help :-)
rgds,
Hemanth
 
suria
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hi mohit
all ur experience wonderfully helps me prepare for the exam. but when it comes to best practise there are 1000s of them in the IBM site. how do i go about it? any sugesstion?
Thanks
regards
suria
 
Mohit Deshpande
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Hi suria ,
You are right. Exactly same used to happen with me in case of Best Practices. But then I found
a filter at the top of the Screen using which you can find best practices of your interest.
e.g on Performance,Desgin etc.
Cheers!!!
Mohit
 
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Hi Bonson
The pass marks for the exam doesn't seem to change. It is specified in one of the arbit page in the IBM site. Check it out from the following URL
http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/certs/adedserv40.shtml
Approximate # of questions: 53
Duration in minutes: 90
Format: multiple-choice
Required Passing Score: 57% for the actual test;
62% for the pre-assessment/sample test
cheers
Guha
 
B Mampilli
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Thanx guha.
 
Mohit Deshpande
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Thanks Guha,
I didn't notice it.
 
suria
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hi mohit,
is there any hard split up regarding the question that can probably come from each section? or is it divided equally? or depends on the lot? help us sort it.
suria
 
jawa lal
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hi,
I am studing EJB2.0 from Ed Roman. Do you thing this create confusion for the exam.
Also what is book are there for websphere???
thanks in advance...
 
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