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IBM Test 157 - What to study?

 
Rajesh Kumar
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Hi Ranchers,
Would anyone recommend the study path for IBM WSAD Test 157 please?
1) How important are the red books?
2) which type view help is most significant (Concepts or Tasks)
3) any link/materials/sample questions (other than ICE)/suggestions etc.
Also feedback from the ranchers who took the exam recently is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your reply.
Have a great day.
rk
 
garth schneider
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szh,
The most important material for me was two redbooks. 1) WebSphere Studio Application Developer Programming Guide and 2) Web Services Wizardry with WebSphere Studio Application Developer. The other redbooks mentioned on IBM page were either to light or repeats of above 2 redbooks. The area on web services and EJB's etc can be skipped. Get to know Servlets and JavaServer Pages. "Core Servlets and JavaServer Pages" by Marty Hall is a great book for this area. Knowing how to develop the J2EE front end with WSAD is really important.
Get WSAD up and running. Set it up for CVS. Go to CVSHome.org and get cvs and get it up and running on your system. Hook up to it and work with it. Both books have good sections on version control.
You must read this material and practice using the system. I did not use any other material.
Garth
Sun Certified Java Programmer
IBM Certified Specialist for VisualAge for Java 4.0
IBM Certified Solution Developer for VisualAge for Java 4.0
IBM Certified Specialist for WebSphere Studio Application Developer
IBM Certified Solution Developer for WebSphere Studio Application Developer
IBM Object Oriented Analysis and Design with UML
[ November 07, 2002: Message edited by: garth schneider ]
 
arun sahni
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Garth
Thanks for good info. It is cut from your post.
The area on web services and EJB's etc can be skipped.
So WebService and J2EE is not asked in exam. Is it correct?
 
garth schneider
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Arun,
To your statement: "So WebService and J2EE is not asked in exam. Is it correct?"
Web Services are not covered in exam. J2EE relating to EJB's are not covered.
J2EE covers front end spec's as well like Servlets and JSP's and those are covered.
I hope I answered your question.
Good Luck,
Garth
 
arun sahni
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Garth
Thanks for info. It helps me in focus on area for this certification.
If you have any short notes or tips or self study guide I appreciate if you can share with us.It may not be structure form but give us info we can use it extract right info of large number of pages in Redbooks.
Thanks in advance.
 
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