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IBM 287 for a Websphere novice

 
dinesh pande
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Hi,
I have a good understanding of J2EE(vendor neutral) concepts and have been working so far using BEA Weblogic.
However, I see many job ads looking for a knowledge of Websphere as well. Hence I am thinking of pursuing IBM 287 certification.
Honestly I have never seen Websphere so far. However I could fairly imagine that it is one more container like Weblogic having its own UI to deploy/configure J2EE apps.
At this poing, I need your advice as to if it really makes sense to pursue this 287 certification with out real industrial working knowledge. (OR) Could i learn enough by downloading a trial version of it and gain confidence and clear the exam ?

I am a member of ITSafari, so I have access to Howard's book
Any adivce is greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Dinesh
SCJP,SCJD,SCWCD,SCEA(to be),IBM484,IBM486,BEA Specialist-Server
 
Howard Kushner
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Originally posted by dinesh pande:

At this poing, I need your advice as to if it really makes sense to pursue this 287 certification with out real industrial working knowledge. (OR) Could i learn enough by downloading a trial version of it and gain confidence and clear the exam ?

I am a member of ITSafari, so I have access to Howard's book

Okay Dinesh,
You do have a way with words, and you got my attention.
My book includes two CD's with all the trial software except DB2, but can get that eval copy from IBM as explained in the book. The publisher simply would not allow me to provide 3 CD's with the book.
It would apear that you have the J2EE knowledge, so you need the WebSphere specific stuff, and that's what my book is for. If you know your spec's and have worked in J2EE, then you are ready for my book.
I do not really know you very well, but I suspect you will be able to succeed. Take the sample pre-assessment test at http://certify.torolab.ibm.com , if you have not done so already.
Wishing you great success!
[ November 13, 2003: Message edited by: Howard Kushner ]
 
JPraveen Kumar
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How do we get this access to ITSafari???

JPK
 
Nicholas Cheung
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How do we get this access to ITSafari???

By becoming the member and pay the subscription fee.

Nick
 
evan chris
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can you specify the url to access the if safari website ?

thanks
evans
 
Nicholas Cheung
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Why dont you perform a simple search in Yahoo.com?

http://safari.oreilly.com/

Nick
 
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