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Passed IBM's 158!

 
Howard Kung
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After my first try last month, I finally passed this exam with 64% . This time, the exam asked a lot of "Best Practice/Best Answer" questions about WAS, and WASD. Those are difficult for someone who has not a lot of experience in WAS. I suggest for those who are planning for this test, understand and memorize every single detail about WAS and WSAD.
Good Luck
Howard
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IBM Certified Specialist: WebSphere 4.0
[ January 17, 2003: Message edited by: Howard Kung ]
 
jawa lal
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hi,
I failed by just 2% .... I got exactly 55%...I lost lot of marks in WSAD...since I mostly use SUN FORTE. Can you suggest me some good material on WSAD....
Also what books did you study for best practices or if you have any links for best practices pls let me know...
 
Theodore Casser
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Congrats!
I have to say, I think the one thing I do like about IBM's WebSphere tests is that it really does help to use their product - it's not one that's really conducive to just studying from a book for...
 
Ms Natasha
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Dear Howard Kung,
Can you please send all questions you got for the 158 exam.. natashaissac@yahoo.com
thanks
Natasha
 
Axel Janssen
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congrats Howard,
jawa lal: may sound hard, but its a venerable javaranch tradition to fail the test the first time.
I have posted some information about the wsad stuff to learn at the end of may last year. You may use my javaranch id for searching.
Good luck next time.
[ January 17, 2003: Message edited by: Axel Janssen ]
 
Howard Kung
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The first time I took the exam I got 55% also. That was a bad memory. As for the study material for WSAD,.. well there isn't any good detailed reading materials. Most of the reading I found are too easy. The exam askes some very detailed question about WSAD and WAS. The only way to prepare for them is to develop and deploy not only EJB, but also web components, and clients. Make sure you know the functionality of each little button or check box of the WSAD/WAS window. I didn't do well in WSAD/WAS part either.. those questions were tought and picky.
Here is my score by section
1. enterprise components: 87% (15%)
2. Servlets JSP: 90% (19%)
3. Clients: 25% (8%)
4. database connectivity 100% (4%)
5. EJB transactions: 50% (11%)
6. WSAD: 37% (15%)
7. Assemble & Deploy 85% (13%)
8. WS tools to validate aspects 37% (15%) (62% last time.. humm)
jawa lal:
here is the study link
http://www7b.boulder.ibm.com/wsdd/library/presents/AE_SkillTrans.html
As for the best practice material, I have that in a pdf file. I can send to you if you want it. The article I have only cover some of the best practice example,.. not all.
Lastly, I would like to say the relief I got from passing this test is much better than the relief I got from the toilet every morning.. oh man, that feels good
good luck, folks
Howard Kung
SCJP 1.2
SCWCD
IBM Certified Specialist: WebSphere 4.0

[ January 17, 2003: Message edited by: Howard Kung ]
 
Ruff Young
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Congratulations!
 
jawa lal
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hi,
You can send me notes for best practices at
ajubangalore@yahoo.com
thanks in advance..
bye
 
Sachin Kansal
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Congrats Mr. Kung!!!
Would me send me some notes on best practices and other important details?
bye.
 
Sachin Kansal
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Hi! All,
This question has 2 answers. One is ejbStore(). What is the other?
If the Access Intent on a method is �Read�, what restrictions does it place on the EJB?
-The ejbStore() method is not called.
-The ejbLoad() method is not called.
-The ejbActivate() method is not called.
-The ejbPassivate() method is not called.
bye.
Sachin
 
Dennis L Chen
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Congratulations! Howard.
It seemed this one is really hard, cause many ranchers said they failed in the first try. Could you give us any advise on preparing?
 
Vinod Bijlani
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there used to be a Directory of IBM Certified Professionals on IBM site ... does tht still exist???
thanks
 
Howard Kung
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I would recommend to focus on EJB, web component, and transaction. As you can see, I did poorly on WSAD and WAS part. But yet, I passed.
good luck folks.
 
John Lee
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Congratulations!
 
Andrei Montchik
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...
here is the study link
http://www7b.boulder.ibm.com/wsdd/library/presents/AE_SkillTrans.html
As for the best practice material, I have that in a pdf file. I can send to you if you want it. The article I have only cover some of the best practice example,.. not all.
...

Gentlemen, I would really appreciate if somebody would send me the "best practice material" PDF file.
Thank you for your help and good luck,
Andrei Montchik (amontchik@yahoo.com).
 
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