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IBM 285 or 286 or 287 ? Please help!!

Hari Vignesh Padmanaban
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Joined: Oct 07, 2003
Posts: 578
Hello everyone,
I just finished taking SCBCD and SCWCD. I am interested in taking the certification exam for IBM websphere studio. I am new to Websphere. I have delpoyed some sample aplications in weblogic!!.
Going thro the web pages of IBM (the exam specifications) I was rather confused !!!
Is it possible for me to take exam 287 before taking exam 285?
Or is it like that I should follow the order like 285, 286 and then 287?
I dint see any pre-requisite exams for exam 286 or 287 !!!

Any help in this direction would greatly be appriciated :-)
Thanks
Hari
Howard Kushner
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Joined: Sep 19, 2003
Posts: 361
Hello Hari,
There are no prerequisites whatsoever. You can take whichever test you like. It depends on what you perceive to be your level of expertise.
Regards,


Howard Kushner<br />IBM Certified Enterprise Developer - WebSphere Studio Application Developer V5.0<br />IBM Certified Advanced System Administrator - WebSphere Application Server V5.0<br />IBM Certified Solution Developer - Web Services with WebSphere Studio V5.1<br /><a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1931182108/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Developing J2EE Applications with WebSphere Studio</a> my Certification Study Guide for IBM Test 287
Hari Vignesh Padmanaban
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Joined: Oct 07, 2003
Posts: 578
Hi howard,
Thanks a lot!!. I actually was going thro thre forum and found a answer similar to the one you had given me.
It was also posted by you :-)
http://www.coderanch.com/t/144450/po/certification/no-correct-answers

I am taking XML exam now, following it with UML, then j2ee connectivity and then 287!!! Or mabe I would take 486 last as suggested by you !!
So thats quite a long time atleast another 2 months!! (Most probably in March !!) Anyways got XML exam comming up next week ...
and I am getting the book written by you for the 287 exam after seeing the wonderful reviews from the readers !!!
Thanx and Merry Christmas!!!
hari
 
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