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Failed IBM 288

Erik Bengtson
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Joined: Dec 06, 2003
Posts: 90
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
Satish Avadhanam
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Joined: Aug 12, 2003
Posts: 697
Sorry Erik to hear that. But thanks for the input and letting know where to concentrate.
GoodLuck on your next one.
Kostya Razumovsky
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Joined: May 02, 2004
Posts: 23
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/
Serge Adzinets
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Joined: Nov 26, 2002
Posts: 166
Some people believe "J2EE Web Services" by Richard Monson is the best book on the topic.


Best Regards,<br />Serge
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982

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


SCJP 1.2, OCP 9i DBA, SCWCD 1.3, SCJP 1.4 (SAI), SCJD 1.4, SCWCD 1.4 (Beta), ICED (IBM 287, IBM 484, IBM 486), SCMAD 1.0 (Beta), SCBCD 1.3, ICSD (IBM 288), ICDBA (IBM 700, IBM 701), SCDJWS, ICSD (IBM 348), OCP 10g DBA (Beta), SCJP 5.0 (Beta), SCJA 1.0 (Beta), MCP(70-270), SCBCD 5.0 (Beta), SCJP 6.0, SCEA for JEE5 (in progress)
Erik Bengtson
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Joined: Dec 06, 2003
Posts: 90
I would say that you just need to read the IBM redbook and work some hours in the WSAD 5.1
Most, if not all questions, were based on the redbook.
Kishore Dandu
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Joined: Jul 10, 2001
Posts: 1934
Originally posted by Erik Bengtson:
I would say that you just need to read the IBM redbook and work some hours in the WSAD 5.1
Most, if not all questions, were based on the redbook.

Where can I get a hold of the redbook??


Kishore
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Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982
You can download it from here:
WebSphere Version 5.1 Application Developer 5.1.1 Web Services Handbook
I will also read this book for preparing IBM 288, after taking SCDJWS on May 23.
Nick
Nicholas Cheung
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Posts: 4982

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
Terrence White
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Joined: Jun 26, 2002
Posts: 39
I noticed that the redbook covers WSIF and WSIL.
Are these on the 288 test as well?
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
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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

Details of the objectives can be found from:
http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/tests/obj288.shtml
Nick
 
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