Yesterday i cleared the IBM Websphere System Administration test 340 with 64% score. I found many of the questions that you will not find in text books, you need to either guess or apply your common sense to solve these questions.<P> I had read following IBM red books :<br> WAS System Management & Configuration 6198.pdf<br> WAS Perfomance Scalability & Availability 6195.pdf<br> WAS Security 6573.pdf<p>
Apart from these books, i could not find any other reference material. <br>
I also had given the IBM Mock test, but that was too simple as compared to actual exam and found of no use.<p>
Thanks,<br> Praveen Singh
IBM Certified WebSphere Application Server System Admin<br />IBM Certified WebSphere Portal Server System Admin
I think there are very few people who posted about 340 and you are one of them ,I really thank you for that.
I'm very much interested to take 340 exam given that there are very limited resources it would be great if you could answer the following 1> Could you able to finish the exam on time. 2> Is the exam more generic meaning you should know the concept well to answer and questions are not straight 3> What was your preparation time (I�m kind of new to websphere though I have experience with Weblogic) 4>What�s your next plan 5> Any more hints and tips
Thank you again Sudhir
Thanks,<br />Sudhir <br />SCJP1.4
Joined: Aug 18, 2001
Time : Yes, sufficient time. I finished the exam in 1 hr. Yes, few questions are not straight forward, for that u should have practical experience with WAS. Preperation time :My preparation time was around a month. Next plan :IBM Exam 486 UML and OOAD. Add. hints :Read these 3 Red books and go through Web Admin Console of WAS (2-3 times).
Joined: May 28, 2003
Thank you, you are very kind
If I may ask 4 more questions
Did the exam questions scattered exact the same %of topics as mentioned in the objectives are is there any particular topic which needs to be given more attention.
what's the present 340 title do they have Basic Admin.. word in it will that matter ?
If I may ask will passing of this exam valued in industry ?
I believe u know about 341 what was you criteria to choose 340 ?
Congrats on your certificaion! I too am planning for the exam. I want to know if any mock/evaluation/Sample tests are available on net. I will be higly appreciative if you could pass any exams you culled while preparing.
Did the exam questions scattered exact the same %of topics as mentioned in the objectives are is there any particular topic which needs to be given more attention. I dont remember exactly but i guess so.
what's the present 340 title do they have Basic Admin.. word in it will that matter ? If u feel so, u can go for 341. that is advanced one.but 340 will be a good start.
If I may ask will passing of this exam valued in industry ? It was my project requirement os i did that.
I believe u know about 341 what was you criteria to choose 340 ? As the title of the certificate itself explains that 340 is basic level. In 341, they have advanced topics, like clustering etc.
I searched a lot on the net about the mock tests, sample tests ,reference materials but there is such stuff on the net only the IBM RedBooks are the one that can help u.
There are, I believe, some new IBM books coming out in the next few weeks on WebSphere Admin. The developer exams are hard in one way yet have lots of irrelevances in other ways, so I imagine these are same. We are writing a developer web site to assist in the WAS certification, so if there is demand I guess my friends and I had better write an admin one as well!
Colin Renouf<br />MCSE, MCDBA, Oracle OCP DBA, Sun Java JCP, Sun Solaris SCSA , IBM Certified Associate Developer - WebSphere Studio v5.0