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Dheeraj Thakkar
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Can anyone please tell me what is the mandatory / advisable / recomended sequence of tests for ICE ?

I mean to say, will I have to take Test 155 first and then follow a sequence or I can go for directly Test 287 and then go for others ?

Is there a mandatory sequence of taking up these 4 tests ?

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Nicholas Cheung
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Can anyone please tell me what is the mandatory / advisable / recomended sequence of tests for ICE ?

There is no mandatory sequence. But it is better to have a study plan based on your knowledge and overall requirement.


I mean to say, will I have to take Test 155 first and then follow a sequence or I can go for directly Test 287 and then go for others ?

You can directly go for IBM 287.


Is there a mandatory sequence of taking up these 4 tests ?

As said, such sequence does not exist, however, if you have taken SCWCD and SCBCD before, together with some OOAD/UML knowledge, it will be a bit easier for you to take IBM 486 then 484 then 287. It is because UML is a bit easier while comparing to the rest 2 exams.

For 484, it is somewhat similar to SCWCD and SCBCD in content, however, it adds JDBC, JNDI, JAXP, JCA, JAAS, etc topics, and thus, you need to read a lot of articles.

For 287, the knowledge is also similar to 484, however, you need to know WSAD specific content, like Profiling, setting up connection pool, etc. So, I put it as the last test.

Hope this help.

Nick
 
Dheeraj Thakkar
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Thanks Nick !

The information shared by you is very useful to me. Also it would be great if you could suggest good study material for 484, 486 and 287.

I have with me Head First EJB and ICED by Howard Kushner for 287. Is this enuff?

Thanks again.
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Dheeraj


Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:

As said, such sequence does not exist, however, if you have taken SCWCD and SCBCD before, together with some OOAD/UML knowledge, it will be a bit easier for you to take IBM 486 then 484 then 287. It is because UML is a bit easier while comparing to the rest 2 exams.

For 484, it is somewhat similar to SCWCD and SCBCD in content, however, it adds JDBC, JNDI, JAXP, JCA, JAAS, etc topics, and thus, you need to read a lot of articles.

For 287, the knowledge is also similar to 484, however, you need to know WSAD specific content, like Profiling, setting up connection pool, etc. So, I put it as the last test.

Hope this help.

Nick


 
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it would be great if you could suggest good study material for 484, 486 and 287.

For such information, you could search in this forum, there are lots of discussion on this issue.

In short, for IBM 486, you need Fowler's UML distilled and Larman's Applying UML and Patterns; for IBM 484, you need Head First EJB, SCWCD Exam Study Kit (J2EE 1.3) and various online tutorials from SUN; for IBM 287, you need 484's book in addition with Howard's book.

I used the above resources during my preparations.


I have with me Head First EJB and ICED by Howard Kushner for 287. Is this enuff?

Yes.

Nick
 
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