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Any books for 484?

 
Naina Si
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Just like Howard's book for 287, are there any books in the market for 484?
 
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Naina
Definitely there is no exam specific book for exam 484. The breadth of technologies covered by exam 484 can be quite bewildering. The ideal route would be (IMHO) is to go through SCWCD for servlets/JSP, SCBCD for EJBs and add it up with JDBC, RMI, basics of XML Java and even Connector architecture. And a fair degree of comfort level with Design Patterns. EJBs and Design Patterns are more important for the exam.
Good Luck and Best wishes
 
Naina Si
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Thanks giri, i'm just in the process of collecting info for this exam.
 
Axel Janssen
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Originally posted by v giri:
Naina
EJBs and Design Patterns are more important for the exam.

giri,
you mean J2EE Design Patterns from Sun book/website.
No IBM specific patterns?
no GoF?
right?
 
Tony Chen
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Originally posted by Axel Janssen:

you mean J2EE Design Patterns from Sun book/website.
No IBM specific patterns?
no GoF?

From the official "Test 484 Recommended educational resources" website:
http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/tests/edu484.shtml
2. Publications

Title: Designing Enterprise Applications with the J2EE Platform
Author: Inderjeet Singh, Mark Johnson, Enterprise Team
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 0201787903
or
Download the PDF version of the book from:
http://java.sun.com/blueprints/guidelines/designing_enterprise_applications_2e/index.html

Title: Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies
Author: John Crupi, Dan Malks, Deepak Alur
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0130648841
or
Download the J2EE Patterns Catalog from:
http://java.sun.com/blueprints/corej2eepatterns/Patterns/index.html
[ January 19, 2004: Message edited by: Tony Chen ]
 
v giri
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Axel
Exam 484 is a technology exam - not a product exam. You can be sure that no IBM specific questions would be there. When we talk of patterns in Java, the best books are Core J2EE patterns (first edition is sufficient) and EJB Design Patterns. GoF is a great for the exam - but it can be hard reading. Moreover to understand GoF code, C++ knowledge is required. Yet it remains a seminal work.
Please note that both are free downloads.
When we talk of patterns we are actually talking of best practices - so any book on Servlets, JSPs and EJBs would also have them.
Best wishes
 
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