Today I failed on IBM 288 Web services test as I expected. (I have not studied before) I got 26 of 53. 32 were required to pass. I did a read on the first and the SOAP chapter from the IBM redbook webservices handbook.
Here are the main topics: -JAX-RPC +/- 6 questions -many question of web services clients +/-10 questions -questions related to the WSAD IDE +/-10 -questions that EJB concept knowledge could help +/- 3 questions -SOAP +/- 5 -JMS HTTP were always mentioned in many questions -security -protocols I think reading twice the IBM redbook might be enough. HTH
Does anybody have a good idea how to prepare to this test efficiently? There are so many specifications in the "Resources" list. It's impossible to learn them all. Are there any free sample tests? Any help is appreciated. Thank you in advance!!!
Lots of things become clear, when you stop thinking /Viktor Pelevin/
Some people believe "J2EE Web Services" by Richard Monson is the best book on the topic.
I agree that J2EE Web Services by Richard is the best book for Web Services, as well as SCDJWS, however, it is not the best book for 288, becos 288 focus on how we use WSAD to develop Web Services. Nick
Most, if not all questions, were based on the redbook
I agree. I feel Oracle and IBM love to use their material contents as the test questions. In Oracle exams, nearly all questions can be found (exactly) from the ILT materials. This seems can encourage people to read their own materials, rather than other references or resources. However, I dont feel SUN like using this approach. Nick
I noticed that the redbook covers WSIF and WSIL. Are these on the 288 test as well?
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According to the objectives, I dont think WSIF and WSIL are included.
Section 1 - Architecture and Core Concepts (15%) Identify suitable opportunities to apply Web Services Select appropriate Web Services features for effective interoperability according to WS-I (Web Services Interoperability) Evaluate performance considerations and trade-offs Describe the core features of WSDL (Web Service Description Language), UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery and Integration) and SOAP Select serialization and deserialization models for Web Service messages Select strategies and mechanisms for error handling
Section 2 - Develop Web Services (27%) Use appropriate smart guides (wizards) to create Web Service Create and edit a WSDL document Create a top-down Web Service from a WSDL document Create a bottom-up Web Service from a JavaBean, EJB or URL Create JavaBeans for XML Schema Select the appropriate Web Service transport Evaluate and select the most appropriate Web Service run-time environment Encode binary content Section 3 - Access Web Services (10%) Develop a dynamic client using UDDI4J API Create a WebSphere User Defined Function Generate or reuse a proxy client Section 4 - Package, Deploy, and Publish (15%) Deploy from WebSphere Studio Application Developer to a WebSphere Application Server Navigate a UDDI registry and publish elements using Web Services Explorer Understand and update Web Service and client deployment descriptors Add transports using End Point Enablers Utilize command line tools to automate as appropriate Section 5 - Testing and Validation (11%) Effectively use Universal Test Client Configure and use a UDDI test registry Validate WS-I compliance levels Use the TCP/IP Monitor to test and debug Web Services Test application using Web Services Explorer
Section 6 - Security (11%) Evaluate and select Web Service security options Use digital signatures for authorization and authentication with PKI Configure server-side and client-side role-based security Section 7 - Web Services and Java (11%) Map Java to WSDL as defined by JAX-RPC Utilize the JAX-RPC client API to invoke a Web Service Apply the J2EE compliant model for Web Services as defined by JSR109