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Passed IBM 484 and 287

Nikhil Pendharkar
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Joined: Sep 01, 2003
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Guys ,

Cleared IBM 484 with 68% and 287 with 66 % . Scores are too low but I am happy to clear them . Thanks a lot to everyone in this forum , especially to Howard and all the guys who participated in those LONG POSTS of 484 and 287 .

-Nikhil
Nurat Lamos
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Joined: Jan 03, 2003
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Congratulations.. Nikhil...
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982
Congrad!

Well done!!!

So, you are now ICED?

What's next?

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)
Ko Ko Naing
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A pass is a pass, Nikhil... Congrats!!! What about 486? Done? Then you are ICED!!!


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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Ko Ko,

Waiting for your good news about ICED.

Nick
Ramon Gill
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Joined: May 15, 2003
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Well done Nikhil.
Ray
Nikhil Pendharkar
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Guys ,

Thanks a lot for your kind words . I haven't taken 486 yet . I plan to take it in next 2 months . I have zero experience with UML and stuff .
Can anyone from you give me some useful tips for preparation .

Thanks ,
Nikhil
Vijay S. Rathore
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Joined: Oct 29, 2001
Posts: 449
Congratulations Nikhil,

You can start preparing for IBM 486 from here :

http://www.objectsbydesign.com/tools/certification.html

Once you start you will automatically get the required links.


SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD1.4, IBM486, IBM484, IBM 483, IBM 287, IBM141, IBM Certified Enterprise Developer - WebSphere Studio, V5.0
Author of IBM 287 Simulator Exam
james edwin
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Joined: Nov 22, 2001
Posts: 393
Hi Nikhil,

I am too interested in giving the IBM 484 exam,Can you please guide me what all books you referenced for that ?

Regards,

James


Regards,
James
Axel Janssen
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congrats.
You passed both tests in one day?
Ramon Gill
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Posts: 344
Nikhil,
There are 2 books for 486, 'UML Distilled' by Fowler and 'OO Analysis & Design with UML' by Larman. Fowlers book is quite small and an easy read. Larman's is more difficult and will need quite a few reads (in my case anyway). Keep going with Larman, as I feel its a great book. You'll learn a lot.
Ray
SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCEA (part-1), ICED (IBM-484, IBM-486, IBM-287)
Nikhil Pendharkar
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Guys Thanks for the links to 486 preparation .
Axel I took 287 last month and 484 on 30th of June.
James , I passed the 484 in 2 days prepartion because I didn't read a lot on EJB and WEB components . But I can give you good references for prepartion .
I will give you break up of Questions first so that you can focus on what objective you want to prepare most . My advice is prepare EJB , JSP and servlets the most and you will score good :
1 . J2ee Architecture 10 questions
2 . Web Component Development 11 questions
3. EJB 15 q
4. Client development 5 q
5. Connectivity services (JMS , JASS , JAC , JDBC , RMI ) 11 q
6. Assembly and deployment 4 q .

I scored 90% in both J2ee architecture and Connecitivity services .

For Objective 1 you can read chapters 2-4 from following .
Title: Designing Enterprise Applications with the J2EE Platform
http://java.sun.com/blueprints/guidelines/designing_enterprise
_applications_2e/index.html

In addtion to this you should know about j2ee and GOF design patterns .
I work on live j2ee projects so i had good idea for them , for quick readings you can refer : http://java.sun.com/blueprints/corej2eepatterns/Patterns/index.html

Also besides J2ee patterns , please prepare for some GOF patterns like : Command , Factory , Abstract Factory , singleton .You can find some short and good articles on Javaworld.com .

For Objective 2 , the best book to prepare is
SCWCD Exam Study Kit: Java Web Component Developer Certification
by Hanumant Deshmukh
This is the best book to prepare for that objective and you won't need to refer anything else .

For Objective 3 , EJB I you can use
Title: Enterprise JavaBeans, 3rd Edition
Author: Richard Monson-Haefel
or Use the Mastering EJB from Ed Roman , both are good books .
To prepare for EJB questions a good resource is www.jdiscuss.com
Also refer to the prepartion notes from SCBCD exam links section on JAVARANCH . MOST important part is CMP beans and CMR . Also EJB excepetion handling and Transactions .

Objective 4 : You can read some client samples from EJB books mentioned above also you can read Chapter 2 from the book listed in Objective 1 .

Objective 5 : Questions for this objective are not that tough but you will have to do lot of reading . But the questions target the basic functionality and do not cover full details .
So you can read one tutorial for each of the J2ee API covered under this .
for JMS :http://java.sun.com/products/jms/tutorial/index.html
Read chapter 2-5 completely .
FOR JASS :
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/java/edu/j-dw-javasec2-i.html
Tutorial for JCA :
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/java/edu/j-dw-javajca-i.html
FOR JAXPI : read webservices tutorial Chapter 7 on www.java.sun.com

Objective 6 : Go through Web deployment chapter in the book listed for Objective 2 . And for EJB deployment read the chatpter in the book listed on Objective 3 . Also read the deployment chapter from the book listed in Objective 1 , which will cover overall j2ee application level deployment .

Please let me know if you need something specific .

Thanks ,
Nikhil
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
Ko Ko,

Waiting for your good news about ICED.

Nick


Soon u will...
black night
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Joined: Jun 18, 2004
Posts: 5
HI folks
i am interesting in IBM 287 exam
what books shall i refere and where do i get the websphere software.
HOw much time will it take to study for the exam as i have no previous experience in websphere
where do i get the IBM press publication book for websphere in INDIA
james edwin
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Joined: Nov 22, 2001
Posts: 393
HI Nikhil,

In EXAM 484 I was thinking what kinds of questions we get on JCA,JDBC,JAXP...it's more of scenario based or API Level,like i need to remember all or important interfaces or classes ?...

Regards,

James
[ August 03, 2004: Message edited by: james edwin ]
Nicholas Cheung
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For those APIs related to Connectivity, the questions are either high level concept-based, or API based. Dont worried, there are only 10 questions for this section, and there are lots of technologies covered in this section, thus, you can expect that you wont get any in-depth questions.

Nick
james edwin
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Posts: 393
Thanks Nick.

Regards,

James
Gibu Paul
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Joined: Aug 05, 2004
Posts: 1
Congrats Nicks !!!

Gibs
 
 
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