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Kishore Dandu
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I am curious regarding how difficult it would be to prepare for 'Weblogic' certification if some one is using the app server as a day-to-day development server for about 2 years(but most of the work is related to using it for J2EE development rather than administrative know-how).
Does the actual certification cover some stuff related to J2EE or is it purely based on WebLogic, the application server internals etc??


Kishore
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Dilip Karki
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The WebLogic 7.0 exam doesn't go into WebLogic internals. In fact it is pretty close to J2EE. It does go into WebLogic specific features, utilities, tools, etc. For example, you would need to know about how to use the admin console for managing, monitoring, configuring WebLogic Server. If you have been using WebLoigic for 2 years, I would say you have a pretty good chance, if you prepare for it, using recommended resources. The 7.0 simulator focusses on the kind of questions which tend to come in the actual exam.
I hope that answers your query.
Regards
Dilip


BEA Certified WebLogic Server Specialist.<br />Author of Whizlabs Weblogic 7.0 Simulator:<br /><a href="http://www.whizlabs.com/weblogic/weblogic.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.whizlabs.com/weblogic/weblogic.html</a><p>Moderator of Whizlabs Weblogic Certification forum:<br /><a href="http://www.whizlabs.com/ubbthreads/postlist.php?Cat=&Board=Weblogic" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.whizlabs.com/ubbthreads/postlist.php?Cat=&Board=Weblogic</a>
sunitha reghu
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Hi Dilip,
How you came with this (number) questions? What guarantee I have if i go through these questions there is some probaility that I will get similar questions?
Sivasundaram Umapathy
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Hi Sunitha.
The questions are framed in such a way that it covers the
all the exam objectives. Once you practice with these simulated questions,
You can answer the real exam with ease. This is because the simulator
would have sharpened your skills on all the concepts tested on the exam.
Moreover Whizlabs gives you a unconditional money back guarantee.So in case,
if something goes wrong,you get your money back.
Siva


Siva
Co-Author - SCMAD Exam Guide - ISBN:9780070077881
Author - Java certification success, Part 4: SCEA
Dilip Karki
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To add to what Siva has already mentioned, the style and content of the questions are tailored to the actual WebLogic Server 7.0 exam.
Questions are tricky and picking out the right answer choices can get tough. If you have ready theory, but not practised a lot of questions with mulitple choice answers, it is likely you will miss on many questions. The large number of questions covered in many mock/Licensed exams is to give you the edge you need to get through. Besides, the money-back guarantee protects you in the rare case you dont get through (past whizlabs simulator success rates are amazingly good).
sunitha reghu
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Thnaks for the update . One more que. Is there any materials or tutorails for section 10 and Section 11.

SECTION 10: Use WebLogic specific tools to validate, monitor, and manage the server
The weblogic.Admin command �CONNECT� connects to the WebLogic Server as many times as mentioned in the command line. It returns the total time for each round trip and average amount of time for which each connection is maintained.
SECTION 11: Demonstrate WebLogic Server clustering including load-balancing and fail-over capabilities of components
The three load balancing algorithms supported by WebLogic Server Cluster are Round Robin Load Balancing, Weight-Based Load Balancing and Random Load Balancing.
Sivasundaram Umapathy
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Sunitha.
May I invite you to read BEA Study Guide
Siva
Kishore Dandu
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Originally posted by Sivasundaram Umapathy:
Sunitha.
May I invite you to read BEA Study Guide
Siva

nice post.
By the way guys I was trying to get mySql to work with Weblogic(I have posted some questions inthe weblogic forum) If someone familiar with mySql in combination with Weblogic you are welcome to reply to those questions.
iyven koh
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Joined: Jun 16, 2003
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Hi Dilip,
To add to what Siva has already mentioned, the style and content of the questions are tailored to the actual WebLogic Server 7.0 exam.
Questions are tricky and picking out the right answer choices can get tough. If you have ready theory, but not practised a lot of questions with mulitple choice answers, it is likely you will miss on many questions. The large number of questions covered in many mock/Licensed exams is to give you the edge you need to get through. Besides, the money-back guarantee protects you in the rare case you dont get through (past whizlabs simulator success rates are amazingly good).

Do the simulator provide details explanation for the answers why the option is right/wrong?
What if a person really failed the exam (i believe most of the ppl passed with the help of the simulator ), what is the condition/requirement for the person to get the refund?
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
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Do the simulator provide details explanation for the answers why the option is right/wrong?

YES. It does include detail answers to every question, so that you know why certain answers are correct, and why others are incorrect.

What if a person really failed the exam (i believe most of the ppl passed with the help of the simulator ), what is the condition/requirement for the person to get the refund?

You can check the requirement from:
http://www.whizlabs.com/money-back-guarantee.html
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)
Dilip Karki
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You always have the refund option. In addition, I confirmed from whizlabs marketing that you also get the 8.1 upgrade (of the simulator) if you choose to go for 8.1 certification after doing the 7.0.

About the explanations, they represent a lot of value to the content. In a way you could learn a lot from the 500 questions, even if you go through the questions and explanations. Obviously it is not a substitute for the actual theory you need to know, but its great in clarifying differences in answer choices, which can be key to getting through the exam.
sunitha reghu
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Siva,

Thanks:





Originally posted by Sivasundaram Umapathy:
Sunitha.

May I invite you to read BEA Study Guide

Siva

[ May 13, 2004: Message edited by: sunitha raghu ]
Kishore Dandu
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How about the admin console. What approximate percentage of the certification questions are aimed at tools like the above that come with WLS.
Dilip Karki
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Joined: May 14, 2004
Posts: 3
About 15% of the exam focuses on WebLogic specific tools. The tools are in two categories:
1) Tools to develop and debug applications,
2) Tools to validate, monitor, manage.


-BEA certified WebLogic Server specialist<br />-Author of whizlabs Weblogic 7.0 simulator
 
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