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IBM 256 OR IBM 257

 
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Hello Ranchers,
can any body suggest which is the better one to take as my next certification.I have got all my 4 certifications[the ones in my signature] over a span of past 4 months.So everything is bit fresh.Also iam working on RAD from past 1 year.So i want to give it a go.Also i took sample test for IBM 256 and scored 70%.But for me 257 sounds quite good from list of objectives.can anyone pls help.

Thanks in Advance
Prashanth
[ January 01, 2007: Message edited by: prashanth kumar ]
 
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Here's my opinion:

Test 255, which you didn't ask about, is very tool based. You need to know the very obscure windows and preferences for the key perspectives. That's alot of stuff to know.

256 is very much a watered down J2EE web developer exam. If you know Servlets and JSPs well, you'll breeze by it. You need to know a little about the test environment and tool, but it's much more API based.

I haven't done 257, so I can't speak, but I understand it is much more EJB driver.

I liked 256. I found it the easiest exam I've written.

Good luck!

-Cameron McKenzie
 
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I would say 256 (cause it's the latest I got ) Cameron is right, 256 is about Java and Web development, nothing to deep about EJB

Good luck
 
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