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Websphere Admin certification, 489

Harpreet Singh
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Joined: May 16, 2002
Posts: 56
I know some folks here have taken IBM 489. Can anyone help with the following?
1. Is there a book/tutorial targeted at Websphere 489 certification?
2. If not, is there a book/tutorial targeted at websphere administration?
3. If no books are available, what is the best self-study approach for taking 489 ?

Harpreet Singh<p>SCJP2/SCWCD/IBM Certified Specialist-DB2 7.1/IBM Certified Application Developer-DB2 8.1
Theodore Casser
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Joined: Mar 14, 2001
Posts: 1902

This probably ought to be an FAQ at some point.
In all seriousness, I don't know that IBM really has out any books that make for a good tutorial. I did find their Redbook on 4.0 a little bit helpful while preparing for this exam, but the greatest teacher was installing and "playing" with the application for a while (in my case, for a few weekends, as we were using 3.5 in the office). Experience really is the best preparation for the 489 exam.
But, seriously, pull down the Redbook from IBM's site and read it through - it was a fairly good study reference.

Theodore Jonathan Casser
SCJP/SCSNI/SCBCD/SCWCD/SCDJWS/SCMAD/SCEA/MCTS/MCPD... and so many more letters than you can shake a stick at!
leon leyang

Joined: Nov 19, 2002
Posts: 2
yeah, The experience is the most important , I've tried once but failed , Bec no actually taking the WAS 4.0 but just reading book
Patrick Kim

Joined: Sep 26, 2002
Posts: 2
Used a free voucher to pass 489 test today...
Best thing would be to go through the tutorial given at

then read WAS 4.0 handbook beside playing with it for a while.
There were 56 questions total and you have to get 59% correct to pass.
7 sections covered: % of test covered
1) Architecture 9%
2) Installation and Configuraion 16%
3) Application Assembly and Deployment 11%
4) Security 21%
5) Maintenance and Performance Tuning 14%
6) Problem Determination and Troubleshooting 20%
7) Workload Management and Scalability 9%
Note the big chunks of percentage taken by 4 and 6.
Good Luck
IBM Certified Specialist AIX Administration
IBM System Expert - Admin for WAS, AE 4.0
I agree. Here's the link:
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