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These are frequently asked questions relating to the IBM Websphere certification, and the common answers to them:

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I just passed test 287/484/486, will I get a certificate for the same from IBM?

  • No. All these tests are part of the IBM Certified Enterprise Developer job role. You get a certificate only if you pass all three tests (plus Sun's Java Programmer exam). However when you complete any of the tests you will get an official transcript from Prometric. This shows that you have passed this particular exam and gives a breakdown of what marks you received in each of the major categories. Here is the description of the Enterprise Developer job role from IBM:

  • Are there any sample/mock exams for 287/484/486 around?

  • There are no currently free mock exams for 287 or 484 on the Internet. For each test, IBM provides a sample one available at Prime: The test fee is USD 10. You can also purchase simulator from Whizlabs, now available for tests 158, 484 and 486. Check out the latest updates at

  • What are all certifications on Websphere available?

  • Here is the list of all Websphere-related certifications from IBM:

  • Are there any free mock exams for IBM 486?

  • There are 2 mock exams for 486: .
    Since they are based on UML Distilled 1st and 2nd editions, thus, some questions maybe out-dated.

  • Where can I find Larman's notes?

  • You can download Larman's notes from .

  • Where can I find study guides?

  • IBM Test 255, IBM Test 257, IBM Test 287, IBM Test 377 are here

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