The Redbook is typically based on the deep details on WebSphere Studio, while Mr.Howard's book is concentrating on the exam objectives of the 287 cert....
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 Java Servlets, 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:
Hope this help.
Originally posted by Ko Ko Naing:
I guess u missed this thread. Try to have a look at that thread and u will find many useful info about 287 in its home page...
True..I thought the promotion was in IBM/Websphere forum so posted q there.
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..