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Questions regarding IBM 484

 
Nicholas Cheung
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Hi all,
I am now studying the IBM 484 exam. I have passed SCWCD 1.3.
So far as I know, this exam is related to the JSP, Servlets, EJB with some other components. I wonder, if I only study SCWCD and SCBCD, can I pass with the exam?
In addition, I am using SCWCD Exam Kit and HF EJB as my core references. Are there any other books recommended?
I plan to schedule the exam on 23 Feb, 3 weeks afterwards, I hope I can read all necessary materials.
Any advices are welcome.
Nick.
 
Serge Adzinets
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Hi, Nicholas,
Apart from web components and EJB, you need to have knowledge of JDBC, JMS, JAAS, Connectors and JAXP for this exam.
You might pass the exam without this knowledge, but the score at least willn't be high.
Also, there's a great deal of architectural questions in the 484 exam, uniting different J2EE layers together. For my money, this is the hardest part of the test. You should be familiar with GoF and Core J2EE patterns.
Hope this helps
[ February 03, 2004: Message edited by: Serge Adzinets ]
 
Nicholas Cheung
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Hi Serge,
I would like to ask, how detail will be asked about JDBC and JAXP?
My friend told me that he dont know those questions, even through he has worked with them before.
Nick.
 
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Hi Nicholas,
if you look at education material page of exam (http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/tests/edu484.shtml) they mention specific tutorials for JDBC, JMS, JAAS, JCA, etc stuff.
I am going to read them.
I am reading this one: http://java.sun.com/blueprints/guidelines/designing_enterprise_applications_2e/index.html
I have impression, that this helps for architecture questions.
I am planing to take exam at 17.02.
good luck to you, too.
Axel
 
Serge Adzinets
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Hi, Nicholas,
When I was taking the exam, JAXP question was pretty simple. JDBC questions were not difficult too, except one, which was about types of drivers.
Good luck to everybody taking the test
 
Nicholas Cheung
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Hi Axel,
I have read those tutorials before, however, I wonder do I need to memerize those APIs, or I only need to understand them.
Since if we need to memerize the APIs (like the old SCWCD), there are lots of stuffs to be memerized.
Nick.
 
Nicholas Cheung
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Hi Serge,
I really hope that it is easy, cos my friend scored only 48% when he took the test last year. Terrible!
Thus, I will put more effort on those "less important" parts, hoping that I wont lost too much marks on that.
Thanks for your help.
Nick.
 
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