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New IBM Cert - Developing Web Services

Howard Kushner
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I just received word about a new test from IBM to be announced officially later today, with 100 vouchers to be made available early next year.
The name of the new Role will be:
IBM Certified Solution Developer - Web Services for WebSphere Studio V5.1
The title of the new test will be:
Test 288, Developing Web Services for WebSphere Studio V5.1


This certification targets intermediate level developers who have experience in WebSphere Studio Application Developer V5.1 and Web Services development. This developer is responsible for using WebSphere Studio Application Developer V5.1 to design, create, package, publish, and test Web services, and support the development of clients that access them securely.
This professional is expected to apply sound Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) analysis and design techniques, using WebSphere Studio Application Developer V5.1.
This certification role and applicable test will be "generally available" worldwide December 31, 2003.
Candidates can qualify to take Test 288 free-of-charge. The first 100 candidates who pass Pre-Assessment/Sample Test 288 between January 12, 2004 (12:00 am Eastern Time) to February 29, 2004, earn a voucher that can be used as payment when registering to take the actual certification test. Vouchers are not transferable, will be sent electronically within 72 hours from qualifying, and expire April 30, 2004. Qualified candidates require to take the actual test (if paying for the test with the voucher) by April 30, 2004.

I will be contacting my publisher a.s.a.p. to propose a certification study guide for this new exam, and I'll be sure to keep y'all posted.
Here are a couple of links to the announcements on IBM's Web site:
Announcement: New WebSphere Certification Tests in 2004
Announcement: Solution Developer - Web Services with WebSphere Studio V5.1
Regards,
[ December 17, 2003: Message edited by: Howard Kushner ]

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
Howard Kushner
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There are suggested educational resources available online now to help you prepare for this exam. Check the following link if you are interested in preparing for this certification:
Test 288 Recommended educational resources
[ December 24, 2003: Message edited by: Howard Kushner ]
Pradeep bhatt
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Howard
I am uanble to open Redbook link.


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Pradeep bhatt
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I did a google search and found a link to IBM red book
http://publib-b.boulder.ibm.com/Redbooks.nsf/RedpieceAbstracts/sg246891.html?Open
Leon Wang
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Has any one passed 288 ?
Ajeet Jose
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Why should any one write it before 12 January ?.
[ January 03, 2004: Message edited by: Ajeet Jose ]
Sergio Hui
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Does anyone took the sample exam from prime?
http://ibmtesting.prime.prometric.com
Serge Adzinets
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Ok, it's time to take the sample test and get the free voucher.
May be somebody wants to post the questions here... :roll:


Best Regards,<br />Serge
Erik Bengtson
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I failed with 35%. 60% is requested... I forgot about time and left 5 or 6 questions without completing.
The redbook on the site is not enough to pass. Take the SOAP, WSDL, UDDI specification with you.
Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Erik Bengtson:
I failed with 35%. 60% is requested... I forgot about time and left 5 or 6 questions without completing.
The redbook on the site is not enough to pass. Take the SOAP, WSDL, UDDI specification with you.

How many questions were there?
Pradeep bhatt
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Where did you take the exam? Do I need to pay 10$?
Erik Bengtson
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10 USD and 53 questions.
faiza athar
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Are the test questions same for all the test takers?
lydia wlm
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Very good,thanks.
sha liba
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I barely passed with 62.5%, it is more difficult than I had expected. I've been developing web services for a while so I did not prepare as hard as I should. Hope I will get the free voucher.
Lasse Koskela
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"Shark Tooth",
Please take a moment for reading our naming policy and adjust your display name accordingly.
Thanks.


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Ko Ko Naing
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"Shark Tooth"

It's scary!!!
[ January 12, 2004: Message edited by: Ko Ko Naing ]

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faiza athar
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Scarier for newbies
Anyway are the prime $10 questions same for all testers???
Any book you'd recommend whoever gives the test?
Should we read the specs now!!!
phew!
Leon Wang
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Can u post questions / answers ?
faiza athar
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yes, we can post them.
Leon Wang
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I saw the questions was posted, but was deleted in 20 mins.
why ?
jason adam
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If you have to pay for a test, even a sample test, why would it be ok to post the questions for everyone else to review for free? It would be like posting the code to software that you bought for everyone else to use. If the test is a free test and there is no license agreement, disclosure, etc. then fine. However, I'm guessing this isn't the case for these tests.
I didn't delete the questions myself, not sure who did, but posting anything that others have to pay for is pretty much prohibited.
If you want to know what's on the test, take it. Not really fair to benefit for free what other people must pay for.
Erik Bengtson
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I passed with 81%. From my point of view, the test is difficult and ambiguous.
To pass, read the redbook + JAXRPC spec + webservices spec, read also the articles provided as educational resources.
Ravi Nistala
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All,
I am planning to give the sample test 288.
I have some q's.can anybody be able to help me with these q's?
q 1)what is a handler chain. and which environments support this?
q 2)wat elements are created when we generate javabeans from an XML schema.I tried but it only generated one java file.
q 3)which encoding mechanisms MOST favours the programmer for ease
of use at the cost of performance?
soap rpc/soap lite/rpc literal/document style
q 4) wat is JSR101?and how is this related to webservices?
how do we defind this one in java for webservices.
q 5)wat is ServiceEndpointInterface?
how can we invoke webservices using jaX-RPC WITHOUT ServiceEndpointInterface
Q 6)hOW CAN WE ENFORCE ssl in web.xml?
Erik Bengtson
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q 3) soap rpc
Ravi Nistala
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Hi Erik:
Are the vouchers still available??Did u get one?
I am planning sometime soon.I was wondering if the vouchers are still available.
Originally posted by Erik Bengtson:
I passed with 81%. From my point of view, the test is difficult and ambiguous.
To pass, read the redbook + JAXRPC spec + webservices spec, read also the articles provided as educational resources.
Ivan Zabalduev
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Howard,
Now your signature says: IBM Certified Solution Developer - Web Services with WebSphere Studio V5.1
Could you share your experience with that exam.
Thanks,
Vasja Chlen
Howard Kushner
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Originally posted by Vasja Chlen:
Howard,
Now your signature says: IBM Certified Solution Developer - Web Services with WebSphere Studio V5.1
Could you share your experience with that exam.
Thanks,
Vasja Chlen

Hi Vasja and Friends,
I can honestly say that it's one of the toughest ones I've ever seen. That said, I am getting a team of authors together in order to start work on a certification study guide for the 288 test. Hope you like it!
Regards,
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Howard Kushner:

Hi Vasja and Friends,
I can honestly say that it's one of the toughest ones I've ever seen. That said, I am getting a team of authors together in order to start work on a certification study guide for the 288 test. Hope you like it!
Regards,

Hi Mr.Howard,
When will that book be approximately available in the market? Even u said that 288 test is very tough and what about others? Would it be a nightmare for them? Thanks...
Ivan Zabalduev
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Howard,
Thanks for your response. Is the real test like sample Pre-Assessment/Sample Test 288?
Thanks,
Vasja Chlen
Howard Kushner
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Originally posted by Ko Ko Naing:

Hi Mr.Howard,
When will that book be approximately available in the market? Even u said that 288 test is very tough and what about others? Would it be a nightmare for them? Thanks...

Hi Ko Ko,
We are late getting started, but I figure about six or seven months to get the manuscript done and then a month of production work should just about do it.
Regards,
Howard Kushner
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Originally posted by Vasja Chlen:
Howard,
Thanks for your response. Is the real test like sample Pre-Assessment/Sample Test 288?
Thanks,
Vasja Chlen

Hi Vasja,
The real test is IMHO remarkably similar to the pre-assessment/sample test.
Regards,
Zach Lee
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Hi Howard,
Before your book comes out, is it fair to say that the IBM Web Services Red Book is the best bet for this test? I would think if one has good command of the book's content and has some experience with WSAD/WebServices, he/she should have a good chance passing the test. Would you agree based on your experience?
Thanks as always,
Zach
Zach Lee
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Hi Vasja,
The real test is IMHO remarkably similar to the pre-assessment/sample test.
Regards,
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Howard Kushner

It's good to know this. I guess it's worth the 10 bucks to take the pre-assessment/sample test - who knows, maybe you can still get the free voucher. Anyway, as time goes by, I bet they would "improve" the real test so it would be more different (more difficult ) than the sample. So the earlier, the better. Just my 2 cents.
Ravi Nistala
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Hi Howard:
I am planning to appear for the real 288 test next month.Can u guide me which books/specs to read.and how to prepare?That would greatly help for my preparation.
Deep Chan
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I have taken this test twice (1st Time Free) 2nd time(150$) it is a bit tough exam and it requires you to be expert
 
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