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158 or 287

 
prashanth kumar
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Hi all,
i want to know which one of the above certifications would be better for a new developer working on websphere and which one has more market value....
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Prashanth
 
Nicholas Cheung
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If you are looking for a WSAD certificate, I dont think 158 or 287 is a good choice becos you will NOT receive any certificates if you passed them solely.
I dont know about ICED 4.0, but for ICED 5.0, you need to pass 4 exams: SCJP, IBM 287, 484 and 486.
If you are looking for WSAD certificate for beginners, I recommend IBM 285 or 286. You will get ICAD or ICSD respectively.
Details can be refered to IBM's cert site:
http://www.ibm.com/certify
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prashanth kumar
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hi Nicholas
Thank you very much for the reply...I know that my clearing 287 u wont get any certificates...but what abt 258...what are the other tests that are corelated with it???
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Nicholas Cheung
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but what abt 258...

You mean 285?
285 is the beginner cert for WSAD. It focuses on how you use WSAD to develop applications. It may somewhat like MCSE, asking you if I wanna this, what button, or views, or... should I use.
NO certification depends on it.
You can check the relationship between each test in the IBM site.
Nick
[ March 23, 2004: Message edited by: Nicholas Cheung ]
 
prashanth kumar
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Hi nicholas,
sorry for my previous post..i was talking abt 158 not 258....will i get certificate if i clear 158???or is there any depedency??
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YES. If you passed 158, you can get:
IBM Certified Specialist - IBM WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Single Server Edition for Multiplatforms, V4.0
BUT, if you want to get:
IBM Certified Enterprise Developer - IBM WebSphere Application Server, Adv. SS Ed., for Multiplatforms, V4.0
like ICED 5.0, you need to pass SCJP, IBM 158, 483, and 486.
You can always check the dependency from IBM's website.
Nick
 
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