Cleared IBM 484 with 68% and 287 with 66 % . Scores are too low but I am happy to clear them . Thanks a lot to everyone in this forum , especially to Howard and all the guys who participated in those LONG POSTS of 484 and 287 .
Thanks a lot for your kind words . I haven't taken 486 yet . I plan to take it in next 2 months . I have zero experience with UML and stuff . Can anyone from you give me some useful tips for preparation .
Nikhil, There are 2 books for 486, 'UML Distilled' by Fowler and 'OO Analysis & Design with UML' by Larman. Fowlers book is quite small and an easy read. Larman's is more difficult and will need quite a few reads (in my case anyway). Keep going with Larman, as I feel its a great book. You'll learn a lot. Ray SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCEA (part-1), ICED (IBM-484, IBM-486, IBM-287)
Guys Thanks for the links to 486 preparation . Axel I took 287 last month and 484 on 30th of June. James , I passed the 484 in 2 days prepartion because I didn't read a lot on EJB and WEB components . But I can give you good references for prepartion . I will give you break up of Questions first so that you can focus on what objective you want to prepare most . My advice is prepare EJB , JSP and servlets the most and you will score good : 1 . J2ee Architecture 10 questions 2 . Web Component Development 11 questions 3. EJB 15 q 4. Client development 5 q 5. Connectivity services (JMS , JASS , JAC , JDBC , RMI ) 11 q 6. Assembly and deployment 4 q .
I scored 90% in both J2ee architecture and Connecitivity services .
Also besides J2ee patterns , please prepare for some GOF patterns like : Command , Factory , Abstract Factory , singleton .You can find some short and good articles on Javaworld.com .
For Objective 2 , the best book to prepare is SCWCD Exam Study Kit: Java Web Component Developer Certification by Hanumant Deshmukh This is the best book to prepare for that objective and you won't need to refer anything else .
For Objective 3 , EJB I you can use Title: Enterprise JavaBeans, 3rd Edition Author: Richard Monson-Haefel or Use the Mastering EJB from Ed Roman , both are good books . To prepare for EJB questions a good resource is www.jdiscuss.com Also refer to the prepartion notes from SCBCD exam links section on JAVARANCH . MOST important part is CMP beans and CMR . Also EJB excepetion handling and Transactions .
Objective 4 : You can read some client samples from EJB books mentioned above also you can read Chapter 2 from the book listed in Objective 1 .
Objective 6 : Go through Web deployment chapter in the book listed for Objective 2 . And for EJB deployment read the chatpter in the book listed on Objective 3 . Also read the deployment chapter from the book listed in Objective 1 , which will cover overall j2ee application level deployment .
Please let me know if you need something specific .
HI folks i am interesting in IBM 287 exam what books shall i refere and where do i get the websphere software. HOw much time will it take to study for the exam as i have no previous experience in websphere where do i get the IBM press publication book for websphere in INDIA
For those APIs related to Connectivity, the questions are either high level concept-based, or API based. Dont worried, there are only 10 questions for this section, and there are lots of technologies covered in this section, thus, you can expect that you wont get any in-depth questions.