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Study resources for IBM 483

Anant Kadiyala
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 29, 2001
Posts: 24
I am trying to prepare for IBM 483 (enterprise
connectivity) exam. Could you please let me know what is the best way to go about it? What are the
recommended books, study materials, sample tests etc? Are there any good forums for this exam?
You help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Anant


IBM Certified in Object-Oriented Analysis and Design with UML
Luciano Queiroz
Ranch Hand

Joined: Feb 04, 2002
Posts: 172
I'm also studing for this exam.
By now, I'm reading EJB 1.1 specification and a book called Mastering Enterprise Java Beans 2nd Edition. I downloaded the pdf from the site www.theserverside.com.
But I still have many doubts regarding this exam. I would like to know how deep the various technologies of J2EE are covered in this exam, and what exactly versions are covered.


<b>Luciano Queiroz</b><br/>
 Brazil<br/>
 <i>SCJP 1.2, SCWCD, IBM 141, IBM 483, SCJP 1.4, IBM 484, IBM 287, SCBCD, SCEA, SCJP 5.0, SCJP 6.0, SCWCD 5</i>
Anant Kadiyala
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 29, 2001
Posts: 24
Exactly. My problem is also how deeply are you expected to know. I read Ed Roman couple of times and know it like back of my hand. I also read O'reilly's EJB, Servlets, JSP and RMI books. I have a book on J2EE from WebLogic. Its a good book. I read that couple of times. Ofcourse I read all these not for this exam but in different contexts.
I took the sample IBM test and failed by 1%. I took this test at 2 at night when I was utterly bored. Since I made it so close even when giving it in a bad mood and time, gives me a confidence that this exam should be easy to crack. But couple of people posted that the actual exam is harder than the sample exam. That is not surprising as my 486 exam was MUCH harder than the ICE test.
If you know of any other good resources for this exam, like a web site or know about some mock exams prepared by other enthusiasts, please let me know.
Thanks
Anant
Gerd Watmann
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 22, 2002
Posts: 5
Hello,
i am also going to prepare for the 483 exam now.
I found that the referenced materials on
http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/tests/edu483.shtml
were updated.
I bought O'Reilly "Programming Jakarta Struts" that greatly covers the web tier and also provides some hints to connect to the model if you use EJBs (Business Delegate and so on).
The "Core J2EE Pattern" and "EJB Design Pattern" that you can get for free are next on my list... .
With kind regards
Gerd Watmann
IBM Certified Solution Developer (WSAD)
Vasudha Deepak
Ranch Hand

Joined: Mar 15, 2002
Posts: 86
I am also preparing for 483.
Now that J2EE1.4 has been released,I am wondering about the duration of validity of this exam.
Please Suggest.
Thanks,
Vasudha


IBM Certified Developer -XML and Related Technologies(141)<br />SCJP2 SCWCD
Syed AliRaza Zaidi
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 12, 2002
Posts: 169
I am also preparing for it and I have the common way as recommended by IBM
 
 
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