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environment to prepare for Websphere certification

 
Linda Saul
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Hi,
I'm a J2EE developer aiming to work towards the IBM Websphere Enterprise Developer certification.
I want to get Websphere server up and running on my home computer to play with. Although I can download a trial version from IBM, they don't list any of the free Linux versions as supported OSs. Does anybody know if it will run on Fedora OK/at all, or suggest an alternative (cheap!) environment.
Thanks,
Linda
 
Nicholas Cheung
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You may send an request to IBM, asking for the developer license for WSAD 5.0, it is valid for 1 year.

On the other hand, if you are sure you will take IBM 287 (of course ), you can purhcase Howard's book:
Developing J2EE Applications with WebSphere Studio

The book included a CD Rom that contains WSAD version 5.0.2.

Good luck to your ICED exam.

Nick
 
Jason Hunt
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thanks nick.

From IBM ICED's Test 484 requirements, they just mentioned something like

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Required Passing Score: 63% on the actual test; 59% on the pre-assessment/sample test
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what does the second 59% mean, do we need to take two test for it ?

thanks.
[ August 18, 2004: Message edited by: Jason Hunt ]
 
Marcelo Sousa Ancelmo
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The 59% is the pass score for the IBM mock exam, you have to pay for it $10,00, the link: IBM Mock Exam

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Nicholas Cheung
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do we need to take two test for it ?

No. You just need to pass the real exam.

The sample test is only for you to feel what the real exam looks like.

Nick
 
Axel Janssen
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For developer test you just need wsad. It has a full and very good integrated WAS test server.
If you have a fast internet connection, I would download a trial version of the newest wsad available. There were mayor improvements with the 5.1 releases, especially in Webservices and JavaServerFaces (I don't know later, but Webservices tools are way better now).
I would consider buy books by Kyle Brown (good and detailed introduction in Websphere development) and Howard Kushner (for certification).
For the UML certification you need Fowler, UML distilled and Larman, UML and Pattern applied.
All those books are worth to have. I use them quite often for reference, even now I passed all those tests.

Axel
 
Vijay S. Rathore
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Hi Linda Saul

For further details on how to prepare for Websphere certification IBM 287 read this article

http://www.whizlabs.com/articles/websphere-article.html


You can participate in the discussion forum http://www.coderanch.com/forums/f-46/Websphere to win a free license of the IBM Websphere Certification (Test 287) from Whizlabs
 
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