Hi Pradeep, For 287, the exam objectives are: Section 1 - Design, build and test reusable enterprise components (25%) Design and develop session EJBs Design and develop message-driven EJBs Design and develop entity EJBs Access container and server services from enterprise components Implement mechanisms for efficient inter-component calls Test and debug enterprise components Section 2 - Design, build and test web components (19%) Design, develop and test JavaServlets, filters and listeners Design, develop and test JSPs Manage end-user state and understand performance tradeoffs of using HTTP sessions Design and develop custom tags Section 3 - Develop clients that access the enterprise components (8%) Implement Java clients calling EJBs Implement Java clients calling web services Implement mechanisms which support loose coupling between clients and components Section 4 - Demonstrate understanding of database connectivity and messaging within IBM WebShpere Application Server (8%) Create, configure, and tune connection pools Interact with connection pools to obtain and release connections Configure JMS connection factories and destinations Section 5 - EJB transactions (10%) Build EJBs which satisfy transactional requirements Use JTA to control transaction demarcation Manipulate transactional behavior of EJBs using deployment descriptors Section 6 - Assemble enterprise applications and deploy them in IBM WebSphere Application Server (15%) Assemble web components, EJB components, and client application components into enterprise applications Deploy enterprise applications into servers Configure resource and security-role references Create and configure WebSphere test environment servers Section 7 - Validate, tune and troubleshoot an application within an IBM WebSphere Application Server environment (15%) Use tracing and profiling tools to analyze and tune applications Explain implications of resource management on application design and implementation Identify misbehaving application components Describe the effects of a server failure on the application Validate operational parameters of application server to support the enterprise application In addition, you can find the education resources from: http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/tests/edu287.shtml Hope this help. Nick.
Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat: What abt the market value of the certificate?
Pradeep, it depends on the region... In India, it might not be worthful to take IBM's certs(I'm not sure)... In Thailand, I'm pretty sure that they don't care of IBM's certs and it's not that popular like Sun's ones... But if we r sticking on IBM's tech like WebSphere Studio and App Server, then why won't we go and certify for that... That's only $10 per cert, if we can do the sample test..
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