Passed the exam with 72%. The API part was easy, but not the installation section. Lot of specific things to be aware of. I got a lot of help from discussions here. Thank you. I'm adding one more item to my certification tail
I'm planning to take 287 in the next one month and 484 after that to get ICED. Does the preparation for 287 complement for 484?? I know that 484 is hard core J2EE based, but 287 is also similar along with WSAD skills.
Coming to 399, what additional features are introduced in WPS5.1 Vs 5.0?? Is 5.1 per JSR168?? Can u pls provide a relevant link? How soon do you think companies will be embracing 5.1? [ May 02, 2005: Message edited by: Jayadev Pulaparty ]
For 484 I used the following resources: EJB - Mastering Enterprise Java Beans - Ed Roman - 2ed JAAS - "Java security, Part 2: Authentication and authorization" found in DeveloperWorks JAXP - "All about JAXP" and "JAXP revisited" from DeveloperWorks plus the JAXP 1.1 specification JCA - "Introduction to the J2EE Connector Architecture" - found in DeveloperWorks JMS - "Introducing the Java Message Service" form DeveloperWorks and the "JMS Tutorial" form Sun JNDI - Four part article from JavaWorld should be enough JDBC - Sun Tutorial JSP & Servlets - Read some chapters from "SCWCD Exam Study Guide" just to refresh some points
By the time i took the exam (02/2004) I had enough time of experience in EJB, JAXP, JAAS, JDBC, JNDI, JSP and Servlets, so my study has focused in JCA and JMS, some quite new to me by that time.