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Passed 484 with 91%

Pranay Singhal
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Joined: May 03, 2003
Posts: 9
Passed 484 with 91% yesterday. Following is my break-up:
1. J2EE Architecture: 90%
2. Web Component Development: 100%
3. EJB Development: 86%
4. Client Development: 100%
5. Connectivity Services: 81%
6. Assembly and Deployment: 100%

Exam was very similar to IBM's Sample Test (I scored 87% in the sample). A few questions are vague & you may have to pick the answer with elimination & best-guess. I completed the test in 50 minutes, spent the remaining time reviewing.

Used Head First EJB, SCWCD Kit and WhizLabs simulator for prep (average score on WhizLabs was 89%). Referred online articles on JAAS, JAXP, JCA, JTA, JMS for connectivity services. Total prep time...about a month.


SCJP2, SCWCD, ICED (IBM 484, IBM 486, IBM 287)
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982
Congrad!!!

You did a cool job!!!

What's next? Get 287 for ICED?

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)
Pranay Singhal
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Joined: May 03, 2003
Posts: 9
Thanks, Nick. Yes...287 is next. How much of in-depth knowledge of WSAD does that exam require? I have the Kushner book, which sections should I concentrate on?
Nicholas Cheung
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How much of in-depth knowledge of WSAD does that exam require?

IBM has changed her exam patterns for 287. In the past (for WSAD 4.0), it focus on how we use the tools, especially detail of GUIs and Wizards, to develop J2EE applications.

For 287, some of the areas are shared with 484, such as the concepts for EJB, Servlets and JSPs. Thus, you may find these topics easy, as you passed 484 without any problems.

For the WSAD related questions, there are only a few, around 15 to 20 questions (which is less than 50% of the total questions).


I have the Kushner book, which sections should I concentrate on?

Howard's book is the only book you need to have for passing 287.

Personally, I have focus on the admin topics of WAS, and how to use WSAD to simulate the WAS configuration. As I am familiar with those non-WSAD related areas, most of my time focus on WSAD stuff, which is the last 5 chapters of Howard's book.

Best luck for your ICED.

Nick
Ko Ko Naing
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Joined: Jun 08, 2002
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Congratulations!!! What a perfect score!


Co-author of SCMAD Exam Guide, Author of JMADPlus
SCJP1.2, CCNA, SCWCD1.4, SCBCD1.3, SCMAD1.0, SCJA1.0, SCJP6.0
Jitin Narang
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Joined: Apr 06, 2004
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Congratulations Pranay Singhal, Really great score!

I am glad that our product contributed to your success.I would request you to please give your feedback of our prodcut at: http://www.whizlabs.com/feedback/feedback.html


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james edwin
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Joined: Nov 22, 2001
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Hi Pranay,

congrats !!!

I have also just started preparing for IBM 484 exam.Can you please let me know which all resources you used for certification.

Regards,

James


Regards,
James
Pranay Singhal
Greenhorn

Joined: May 03, 2003
Posts: 9
James,

I used the following resources for my preparation:
1. Head First EJB by Kathy Sierra
2. SCWCD Exam Study Kit by Deshmukh
3. Online resources connectivity services technologies (JCA, JAAS, JDBC 2.0, JMS, JTA, JAXP)
4. WhizLabs exam simulator for J2EE-484
5. Official IBM Sample test at http://ibmtesting.prime.prometric.com/

Of course, there's no substitue for actual experience. That's the best resource!

Good luck!
Vijay S. Rathore
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Joined: Oct 29, 2001
Posts: 449
Congratulations Pranay Singhal


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
Marcelo Sousa Ancelmo
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Joined: Jan 17, 2002
Posts: 497

Congrats, Great Score!

Regards,


Marcelo Sousa Ancelmo - Brazil
james edwin
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Joined: Nov 22, 2001
Posts: 393
Thanks Pranay for info.I hope it helps me.

Regards,

James
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Pranay Singhal:
James,

I used the following resources for my preparation:
1. Head First EJB by Kathy Sierra
2. SCWCD Exam Study Kit by Deshmukh
3. Online resources connectivity services technologies (JCA, JAAS, JDBC 2.0, JMS, JTA, JAXP)
4. WhizLabs exam simulator for J2EE-484
5. Official IBM Sample test at http://ibmtesting.prime.prometric.com/


From the list above, I have both two books by Kathy and Mr.Hanumant as well as WhizLabs 484... What else I need? Online resources for the rest services technologies like JCA, JAAS, JDBC 2.0, JMS, JTA, JAXP....

Thanks for the guide...
james edwin
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Joined: Nov 22, 2001
Posts: 393
Hi,

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
Pranay Singhal
Greenhorn

Joined: May 03, 2003
Posts: 9
Yes, you may be asked about specific interfaces & classes. You should have high-level familiarity with important interfaces in these technologies.
 
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