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Would Howard's 287 book be enough?

 
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I have no commercial experience in using WSAD... But I used to practice using it with WSAD limited edition. I've been using JBuilder in my work... I'm wondering if Howard's book plus the CDs accompanying with the book are enough to practice the things in the book and able to beat 287 with flying colors???

Of course, the only 287 exam simulator from WhizLabs might help us a lot in testing for our readiness.... Any suggestion to get in touch with WSAD?
 
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If you have a good understanding and working knowledge of EJB, Web tier components, EJB Clients, Transactions, then you can use the book only, as the percentage of WSAD questions are less in the exam relative to the conceptual questions.
But don�t forget to skim through chapters 12, 14 and 15 apart from the above-mentioned topics.

Good luck
 
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IBM used Eclipse to build WSAD. Eclipse is an open source product that you could use to practice with and start to get the hang of WSAD.
If you have about $2000 you can buy a one year IBM developer subscription and get a copy of WSAD along with some of their other products.
I've heard a lot about Whizlabs and their simulators. They could be very useful for IBM certification since there don'tseem to be any free sample exams out there.

Two questions: What is the pricing for the Whizlabs simulators? Is there one for the Sun SCBCD certification?

 
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I'm wondering if Howard's book plus the CDs accompanying with the book are enough to practice the things in the book and able to beat 287 with flying colors???


Howard's book is the only resource for you to pass the exam before Whizlabs' product released. Now, both of them are necessary for you to pass the exam.


Any suggestion to get in touch with WSAD?


Howard's book provides you a free developer license WSAD 5.0.2. I guess you can work with it.

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What is the pricing for the Whizlabs simulators?


It costs 79.95 USD. You can get more info from:
http://www.whizlabs.com/websphere/websphere.html


Is there one for the Sun SCBCD certification?


YES. It costs 74.95 USD. You can find info from:
http://www.whizlabs.com/scbcd/scbcd-details.html

Nick
 
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Originally posted by John Applebey:
If you have about $2000 you can buy a one year IBM developer subscription and get a copy of WSAD along with some of their other products.


Oh! I can't afford that much for just one year subscription... I'd better use Eclipse to learn, but I don't think most good features of WSAD won't be there in Eclipse... So...
 
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:

Howard's book provides you a free developer license WSAD 5.0.2. I guess you can work with it.

Nick



If that is enough for me, I will only use that to learn and try to beat 287 exam... But I used to play around with Eclipse in the past as well... I hope I can do it...
 
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How about this: WebSphere Trials for Windows 2000, Windows XP (WebSphere Studio Application Developer for Windows)

at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/download/preconfig.jsp?id=2004-05-10+09%3A35%3A35.567441R&cat=&fam=&s=p&S_TACT=104AH%20W42&S_CMP=

(hopefully that huge URL works )
 
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Originally posted by Ben Ritchie:
How about this: WebSphere Trials for Windows 2000, Windows XP (WebSphere Studio Application Developer for Windows)

at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/download/preconfig.jsp?id=2004-05-10+09%3A35%3A35.567441R&cat=&fam=&s=p&S_TACT=104AH%20W42&S_CMP=

(hopefully that huge URL works )



If I am not wrong, that download is the same as the one that is in the Howard's 287 book...

I'm on it, since I have no choice except with Eclipse...
 
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If that is enough for me, I will only use that to learn and try to beat 287 exam... But I used to play around with Eclipse in the past as well...


You dont need to play around with Eclipse!!! Play with WSAD!!! Howard's book inclded a trial version of WSAD 5.0.2.

Nick
 
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Hi,
I've got a related question, I've bought Kushner's book, which looks good. I haven't installed the WSAD that comes with it yet because I'm trying to time it to get the most out of the 60 days. However, I only have Windows XP, and according to IBM's site the server itself runs on Windows 2000, but no mention of XP.
Does anybody know how much I'm likely to be able to use of the system?
Thanks,
Linda
 
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Although IBM claims that WSAD 5.0.2 works on Win2k, you can still install it on WinXP without any problems.

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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:

You dont need to play around with Eclipse!!! Play with WSAD!!! Howard's book inclded a trial version of WSAD 5.0.2.

Nick



That's what I want as an answer for this thread... If that trial version of WSAD 5.0.2 is enough, I will go for that without pay attention to any other IDEs, during the preparation...
 
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The trial version is more than enough, if you have the book, you are not required to purchase the developer license from IBM.

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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
The trial version is more than enough, if you have the book, you are not required to purchase the developer license from IBM.

Nick



Oh well, thanks a lot for ur suggestion... I hope others who are on the road to 287 and not using WSAD in the work would benefit from this thread also...
 
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