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Cleared Lotus 190-829 : Application Dev with Webshpere Portal 6

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I recently cleared Lotus 190-829 - Websphere Portal 6 Application Development with a score of 100.

Just to give you a backgrouund, I've actually worked on a couple of WPS 6 projects in the last year (JSF, JSR-168 and Struts portlet on Process server and heavily into portlet services, wiring etc etc) and I'be been using JSR-168 API's for the last 3 years (earlier I was into Weblogic Portal).

Some surprising features of the exam I noted were:
a. The exam tests your practical knowledege of portlet development mechanisms using RAD - yes about admin rights, data pallette view etc
b. Questions are kinda narrative - ex Say ABC is developing an app for accessing a backend EIS yaddah yaddah - what would ABC use for registering updates in the front-end and persisting changes to backend?
In this case, you gotta think - SDO's.
c. Most of the questions test your concepts - they do not go very deep into any topic (apart from 168) - you gotta know the basics, the core API names, properties in web.xml or portlet.xml that need to be modified so on and so forth
d. JSR-168 was almost 50% of my Test - but since I've beeen working on them for quite some time - it wasn't a big challenge.

a. JSR-168 spec - even if not for the exam its good to know until 286 is out
b. ibm developerworks articles (they are wonderful and cover everything you need)

Sample questions
a. portorials
b. our own ranch

Diep Mkerj
SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD, IBM Certified Solution Developer WSP 6
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Hi ,
This is Lilly, I am planning to take WebSphere Portal Application Development Certification Exam(190-829),
can you please suggest me how I can prepare for the exam like where I need to concentrate, the books , materials,I need to follow.
Any advice would be great help.


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