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Help About Sample Questions for 287???

Sharmilabanu Kamalbasha
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Hi ..
Im new to this forum!!! Can any one help me with the sample questions, tips, Resources for 287(Websphere V5.0) !!!


Sharmila<br /> <br />SCJP, IBM 287
Christopher Arthur
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I'm using "Developing J2EE Applications with WebSphere Studio" by Kushner. It explains a lot, but it doesn't seem to have any mock exam questions. I too would like to know a little about the format of the exam. Multiple choice? Perhaps a mock Websphere studio front-end where you have to click on the right buttons or something? I have no idea.
Chris
Nicholas Cheung
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I'm using "Developing J2EE Applications with WebSphere Studio" by Kushner. It explains a lot, but it doesn't seem to have any mock exam questions.

Howard's book aims to provide us all info for the test 287, but I think Howard can in fact give us some sample questions about the test.

I too would like to know a little about the format of the exam. Multiple choice? Perhaps a mock Websphere studio front-end where you have to click on the right buttons or something? I have no idea.

All questions are MCs. You can find the sample test(ICE) here:
http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/tests/sam287.shtml
You can also find the ICE questions here:
http://www.coderanch.com/t/144306/po/certification/ICE-answers-WebSphere
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)
Christopher Arthur
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Thanks, Nick!
Sharmilabanu Kamalbasha
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Thanx Nick!!!
Nicholas Cheung
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Just a hint, you MUST understand all things that related to those 50+ questions in the ICE test, not only why the answers are correct, but also why other answers are incorrect.
By doing so, I am sure you can master the test, becos the real test is very similar to the ICE test, but the questions are *revising*. That is, the answer of certain ICE question becos the question, and the question of the ICE becomes the answer.
Thus, you must fully understand all ICE questions, read Howard's book if you feel doubt for certain answers.
Nick
Sharmilabanu Kamalbasha
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Thanx for ur guidance, Nick!!!
will there be any exhibit questions in this exam???
Nicholas Cheung
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YES. There are some questions related to coding (EJBs usually), and some related to deployment descriptors.
Dont worried, they are not that difficult at all.
The most difficult part should be those WSAD related questions, like connection pool, performance tuning, etc.
When will you take the exam? Is this the last test for ICED?
Nick
Sharmilabanu Kamalbasha
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Hi Nick!!!
Sharmilabanu Kamalbasha
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Hi Nick!!!

I m thinking of taking up the exam in next week..Will Whizlabs be useful for my preparation...(but i do have the simulator for 158 only)...

Then im interested in takin certifications of Sun family..... may be my next trial will be in SCBCD..

Then about ICE Questions(IBM Sample Test 287)....

will the same questions be repeated???


Nicholas Cheung
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I m thinking of taking up the exam in next week..Will Whizlabs be useful for my preparation...(but i do have the simulator for 158 only)...

It may, but not all, as 287 focus on WSAD 5.0 while 158 focus on WSAD 4.0, and thus, the setting of the server elements may differ.

Thus, you should better use Howard's book to prepare this exam.


Then im interested in takin certifications of Sun family..... may be my next trial will be in SCBCD..

So, you wont go forward to ICED?


will the same questions be repeated???

I do think so, I guess only the sequence of the questions appear is differ.

Nick
[ May 14, 2004: Message edited by: Nicholas Cheung ]
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:

Thus, you should better use Howard's book to prepare this exam.
Nick


Yeah, I support that too... I'm currently reading that book as well... It's unbelievable great for 287...


Co-author of SCMAD Exam Guide, Author of JMADPlus
SCJP1.2, CCNA, SCWCD1.4, SCBCD1.3, SCMAD1.0, SCJA1.0, SCJP6.0
Nicholas Cheung
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BTW, Ko Ko.

I won the Whizlabs IBM 484 software last week, however, I already passed the exam. Thus, will you go for the IBM 484 test? If so, I give my license to you.

Nick
Ko Ko Naing
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I have most of the resources for ICED 5.0, including Howard's book for 287, HFEJB and SCWCD Study Kit for 484 and a bunch of UML books for 486...

Thanks for your generousity...
Nicholas Cheung
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Which book will you use for IBM 486?

Fowler's UML Distilled 3rd edition, or Larman's Applying UML and Patterns?

In addition, do you have any 288 resources? I will take it after SCDJWS and 1z1-036, I planned to take it on Jun 2.

Nick
[ May 14, 2004: Message edited by: Nicholas Cheung ]
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
Which book will you use for IBM 486?
Fowler's UML Distilled 3rd edition, or Larman's Applying UML and Patterns?


I'm using the second edition... I think it's out of date already... Better find the third edition in the market...
Nicholas Cheung
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Personally, I think 2nd edition is much more better than 3rd edition.

It is becos, in 3rd edition, Fowler focus more on comparing UML 1.x with UML 2.0, however, 486 focus on UML 1.x. Thus, the 2nd edition gives more details on the UML context, instead of comparing the difference between the UML versions.

Nick
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
Personally, I think 2nd edition is much more better than 3rd edition.

It is becos, in 3rd edition, Fowler focus more on comparing UML 1.x with UML 2.0, however, 486 focus on UML 1.x. Thus, the 2nd edition gives more details on the UML context, instead of comparing the difference between the UML versions.

Nick


So u recommend the second edition for 486... Then I won't waste my money on buying the third edition... I got the second edition from the university library...
Nicholas Cheung
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You need the 3rd edition, only if you wanna take OCUP exams.

Nick
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
You need the 3rd edition, only if you wanna take OCUP exams.

Nick


What is that OCUP? OMG Certified UML Professional? I've heard of the name, but never known in details... I guess IBM's might be more popular than that one...
Nicholas Cheung
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yup. However, IBM 486 is NOT a certificate, but OCUP is!
Even you put down ICED, some interviewers may not realize that it includes UML.

I am very very bad luck that I missed the beta exam.
I wish they give another promotion soon.

Nick
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
I am very very bad luck that I missed the beta exam.


I don't even know there was one...
Sharmilabanu Kamalbasha
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Hi Nick...

The references given for 287 -- RedBooks -- deals mainly with securiity and System configuration and Mgt..Will more questions come from that part???
Nicholas Cheung
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There are around 10 questions from those topics, but I havent read the red book, so I cannot give any comment.

As I said, Howard's book is the only resource you need to master the exam. I have only refered to that book without read any others.

Nick
Sharmilabanu Kamalbasha
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Thanx Nick!!!

But i couldnt get Howard's book!!! I m just reading Monson-Haefal.'s book!!!
Peter Dawson
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Hi,
I scraped through 287 the other day and I would re-iterate Nick's advice that :

Just a hint, you MUST understand all things that related to those 50+ questions in the ICE test, not only why the answers are correct, but also why other answers are incorrect

I found it to be a very hard exam, requiring a very deep understanding across a very broad subject area. This makes it difficult to 'cram' for 287 in the way that you can for some other exams. As mentioned by the other contributers, Kuchner's book is the best guide to focus your skills in preparation for the exam together with the ICE mock exam.

I would suggest that when going through Kuchner, you stop after each chapter and ask yourself 'do I REALLY understand this topic?'. If you do then continue, otherwise read the chapter again, research on the web, play with a sample app in WSAD etc until you are on top of the subject.

Some of the WSAD-specific questions are very difficult indeed, so you will need to be scoring high marks on the more generic areas (like EJB and JSP) to make up for that.

Difficult, but rewarding I think....

p
lydia wang
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Hi,who have mock exam about HFEJB ?can you mail a copy to me ?lydia_wanglm@hotmail.com thanks...
Serge Adzinets
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Originally posted by Peter Dawson:

Just a hint, you MUST understand all things that related to those 50+ questions in the ICE test, not only why the answers are correct, but also why other answers are incorrect

I found it to be a very hard exam, requiring a very deep understanding across a very broad subject area. This makes it difficult to 'cram' for 287 in the way that you can for some other exams.
p


You must have meant SCJP! I would rename it to Sun Certified Java Coder
However, 287 is not so difficult as it took me 1 month to prepare (without prior WSAD experience).

I would like IBM's certs to be more popular, at least as popular as Sun's and better as popular as MS


Best Regards,<br />Serge
Alan Wanwierd
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Just passed 287 (67% - Phew close one!)

I just read Howards book once and went through each of the 50 ICE questions making sure I understood what the answers were and why. If you do this then you should be able to scrape a pass like me - but a more detailed study of the book would probably be advisable to get a more comfortable pass!

I got through with less than 2 weeks study 2hrs a day.. but I'm always a fast exam-cram junkie !!!

I have to get myself through exams 484 and 486 now! - seems like 484 has enourmous crossover with 287???

good luck everyone!

Adrian

SCJP,
SCBCD,
SCWCD,
IBM XML & Related Technologies,
CLP ND6 App.Dev,
CLP R5 Admin,
CompTIA Proj+
Nicholas Cheung
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Congrad!!!

You did a cool job!!!


I have to get myself through exams 484 and 486 now!

Did you take part in IBM's exam promotion? If so, the expiry date of the vouchers is 30 June 2004.


seems like 484 has enourmous crossover with 287???

YES. The Servlet, JSP and EJB parts are quite similar for both exams. But 484 contains questions related to J2EE connectivity (JCA, JAXP, etc) as well.

Good luck for the rest of the exams.

Nick
Massimiliano Mercogliano
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Congratulations Adrian.

IBM-484 should not be a problem for you since you have passed IBM-287.

IBM-486 is not easy, but I'm almost sure you will enjoy it as we did.

Good luck for your next exams

Massimiliano.


ICED (IBM-287,IBM-484 & IBM-483,IBM-486), SCJP 1.2, SCJD 1.4, SCBCD 1.3
Nurat Lamos
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Congratulations Adrian
Good job..!!
Do read
designing enterprise applications for 484
Sharmilabanu Kamalbasha
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Back to the Form!!!

Please can any one help me with these ques!!(got during websphere trainig program)


Select two best answers:
1) Use of Inheritance can increase performance if
a)subclasses share PKey class

b) Use CMP than BMP

c) adhere to 2.0 spec


Any Three answers:
2)The servlet to be called is
mypack.Myservlet..

it can be called thro any one of the ways:
http://sample.com/emp/empservlet
http://XXX.com/emp/empservlet
http://XXXX.com/emp/empservlet/mypack.MyServlet

Which of the following is true?

a) context root is /emp
b) servlet path is /emp/empservlet
c)virtual host name is XXXX.com
d) fileservingEnabled -- set it to true.


3) Utility class is used by 1 jar and 2 war modules. the best place to place this utility class??

a) root of EAR
b) classpath of EAR and visibility as Application
c) place it in web/ lib folder of one of web module and put other in module visibility
d) Expand utility.jar and place in Jar s classpath.


Select two answers
4) User wants to hide the Servlet, as it is called by every one.
The best way to accomplish this is:
a)Disable Serve servlets by classname option
b) Apply Security roles in web-DD
c) Apply method permissions to the servlet
d) Map servlets to urls



5) A Tx is assigned a aged time out of 300..
The actions expected are:

a) All Txs which are alive for 5 / more minutes will be close
b) Tx which are not used will be returned to the pool.
c) The Txs where used or not will be freturned after 5 min.


Answers Please!!!
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