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
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 ]
Howard Kushner<br />IBM Certified Enterprise Developer - WebSphere Studio Application Developer V5.0<br />IBM Certified Advanced System Administrator - WebSphere Application Server V5.0<br />IBM Certified Solution Developer - Web Services with WebSphere Studio V5.1<br /><a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1931182108/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Developing J2EE Applications with WebSphere Studio</a> my Certification Study Guide for IBM Test 287