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Passed the IBM 484

 
garth schneider
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Well I passed the 484 today. It was a bit rougher than I expected. I did not do the greatest job in the world. This forum was very valuable to me. Thank you Nicholas Cheung for responding to my thread.
I used a lot of books including "SCWCD Exam Study Kit" and "Enterprise Javabeans 3rd edition" and "Designing Enterprise Applications with the J2EE Platform 2nd edition" as well as "Developing J2EE Applications with IBM Websphere Studio" by Howard Kushner. I think they were all important. Also using this technology in the field helped as well.
Thanks Again,
Garth
 
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congrats.
 
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Well I passed the 484 today. It was a bit rougher than I expected.

Congrad!!!
You did a good job already.
In fact, among the 3 exams, I found IBM 287 is the most difficult one, as it really expects that you have worked with WSAD before.
Lucky that I won Howard's book here, and the kindly help from Thomas, I passed the exam before the free voucher expiry.

I did not do the greatest job in the world. This forum was very valuable to me. Thank you Nicholas Cheung for responding to my thread.

Welcome.

I used a lot of books including "SCWCD Exam Study Kit" and "Enterprise Javabeans 3rd edition" and "Designing Enterprise Applications with the J2EE Platform 2nd edition" as well as "Developing J2EE Applications with IBM Websphere Studio" by Howard Kushner. I think they were all important. Also using this technology in the field helped as well.

In addition to Hans' book (EJB 3rd edition), I also recommend HF EJB by Kathy and Bert, they explain the EJB concepts clearly in their book, so that you will find easy to learn.
So, what is your next plan?
486 or 287?
I am waiting for SCDJWS and IBM 288.
Nick
 
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Congrats...
 
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My plans are to go for the #287. I have already completed the SCJP and the IBM 486. So its on for the Enterprise Developer.
I have read the Head First EJB book as well. I missed putting that on the list. It is really good. I have also read Mastering Enterprise Javabeans 2nd Edition by Ed Roman. At the time I read Mastering Enterprise Javabeans a year ago I thought it was pretty good as well. The more you read the more points you are able to understand. The EJB area alone is rather vast.
Best Regards,
Garth
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