Hi all, just a quick one, since I am not able to find independent WPS5.1 for my IRAD6.0 (Trial Ver) Can I just download any other Portal Server which supports JSR 168 and point my IRAD6.0 to that to setup a devlopment and Test environment? I dont want to spend more time on setting it up as I need to take up IBM 399 ASAP.
Has anybody tried similar things? did it work or you had last minute surprises? Please send in your replies.
If you look at the portal tutorials on my website, you will see that they are all put together using IRAD 6, but are deployed to both WebSphere and to JetSpeed2. I like JetSpeed 2. I find deploying a war to the deploy directory to be fast and effective, and while not as integrated as the WP test environment, it is much faster.
C2A and PortletServices can't be duplicated on JetSpeed2. Those are tested on test 399. Plus, the JSF and Struts bridges from Apache are not the same bridges used to make the IBM Struts and JSF portlets run in WAS 5.1, although the process for creating a JSF and Struts portlet is similar.
-Cameron [ March 03, 2007: Message edited by: Cameron W. McKenzie ]
It doesn't really say in the objectives, but I'm guessing this exam is targeted at IRAD 7, and WPS 6. JSR168 hasn't changed, so that part of the exam will be the same. If you're using IRAD 7, why not be one of the first people to tackle test 829?
Just an idea.
Here's the direct links to the exams. I've been having trouble finding them on IBM's site over the past few months:
Yes, some strange things are going on with regards to the WebSphere Portal exams. No longer listed along-side ALL the other IBM exams on the IBM certification site, and the new exam isn't listed on Prometric. Strange. I wonder if the delayed release of WebSphere 7 has anything to do with it.
I'm glad you found the portal tutorials (portorials) entertaining.
By the way, when do you write 399? Feel free to shoot me an email offline. I may have a resource or two for you.
Hi All, I downloaded IRAD7.0 also...Trial download (10 cmp. zip parts) however I am not able to install Websphere Portal Server 5.1 or 6.0 as its not part of the downloadables. I think you can download only when you have IBM Passport Advantage Online or Express.