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Questions for IBM 348 exam (portal development)

Dav Jones
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Joined: Feb 23, 2005
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Hi, I am preparing IBM 348 exam (portal development). By going through the pre assessment questions on this site (thanks for posting!), I am not sure the answers for the following questions. I have tried to find the answers from portal info center and red books but unsucsessful. Can any expert provide answer ( a little explanation will be great!)?

Many Thanks.

Dave

1 Which of the following BEST describes the PortletSettings object?

A.Represents the state of the current portlet window
B.Represents the configuration for a concrete portlet that is saved to persistent store
C.Represents data for a concrete portlet instance that is saved to persistent store
D.Can be used in a portlet action to set the portlet mode to its current, previous, or requested mode before the portlet is rendered

b or c ?

2 Identify the ways you can deploy from the Portal Toolkit.

(Select 2)

A.Through the WTE
B.Through Remote Server Attach Debug directly into Portal Server
C.Through Export of WAR file, and then Install through Portal Admin GUI
D.Through Export of WAR file, and then Install through Portal API

c and ?

3 Which of the following HTML tags would cause problems if used in writing portlet markup?

(Select 2)

A.<title>
B.<table>
C.<link>
D.<img>
E.<font>


b, e ?

4 What can be associated with portlet menu items?

(Select 2)

A.page
B.URL link
C.action
D.label

c, d?

5 Typically, what MUST be done to the PortletService reference prior to using?

A.Use the reference to create the service.
B.Use the reference to locate the service factory.
C.Cast the reference to a different interface type.
D.Register with the service.

a?

6. A customer has an old web application that uses a proprietary user database. The customer wants to integrate the web application into a portlet so that users have a single signon experience. It would be possible to leverage the CredentialVaultService and provide the desired true single signon experience ONLY if:

A.the backend Web Application supports BASIC Authentication.
B.an existing Credential Object type such as HttpBasicAuth can be used or specially coded.
C.the backend Web Application supports Trust Association Interceptor (TAI).
D.the LDAP database were extended with fields that contain a copy of the username and password of the Web Application.

b?
[ February 23, 2005: Message edited by: Dav Jones ]
Jayadev Pulaparty
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 662
1 Which of the following BEST describes the PortletSettings object?

A.Represents the state of the current portlet window
B.Represents the configuration for a concrete portlet that is saved to persistent store
C.Represents data for a concrete portlet instance that is saved to persistent store
D.Can be used in a portlet action to set the portlet mode to its current, previous, or requested mode before the portlet is rendered

b or c ?

I think "b" is the correct answer. "c" refers to PortletData object. The settings will be typically the locale, short-title, desc, and any other custom parameters. These settings can only be modified in the Configure mode by the administrator.
Henry
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Joined: Mar 04, 2005
Posts: 1
1 Which of the following BEST describes the PortletSettings object?

A.Represents the state of the current portlet window
B.Represents the configuration for a concrete portlet that is saved to persistent store
C.Represents data for a concrete portlet instance that is saved to persistent store
D.Can be used in a portlet action to set the portlet mode to its current, previous, or requested mode before the portlet is rendered

b or c ? (B. Reason: PortletSettings is for configuration; PortletData is for personalized data)

2 Identify the ways you can deploy from the Portal Toolkit.

(Select 2)

A.Through the WTE
B.Through Remote Server Attach Debug directly into Portal Server
C.Through Export of WAR file, and then Install through Portal Admin GUI
D.Through Export of WAR file, and then Install through Portal API

c and ? (B. & C.)

3 Which of the following HTML tags would cause problems if used in writing portlet markup?

(Select 2)

A.<title>
B.<table>
C.<link>
D.<img>
E.<font>


b, e ? (A. & E. Reason: A portlet output will be rendered in the BODY part of the result HTML. Also, the Sytle Sheet has already been used by theme which applied to all the portlet markup.)

4 What can be associated with portlet menu items?

(Select 2)

A.page
B.URL link
C.action
D.label

c, d? (B. & C. Reason: The portlet menu nodes contain a URL that either points to the portlet itself or to an external page.)

5 Typically, what MUST be done to the PortletService reference prior to using?

A.Use the reference to create the service.
B.Use the reference to locate the service factory.
C.Cast the reference to a different interface type.
D.Register with the service.

a? (A. )

6. A customer has an old web application that uses a proprietary user database. The customer wants to integrate the web application into a portlet so that users have a single signon experience. It would be possible to leverage the CredentialVaultService and provide the desired true single signon experience ONLY if:

A.the backend Web Application supports BASIC Authentication.
B.an existing Credential Object type such as HttpBasicAuth can be used or specially coded.
C.the backend Web Application supports Trust Association Interceptor (TAI).
D.the LDAP database were extended with fields that contain a copy of the username and password of the Web Application.

b? (A. Not 100% sure. Reason: Credential service provides the ability to hold multiple uid/pwd for a user; So the portlet could get the crendential and log into the backend Web Application as long as the Web App supports BASIC Authentication.)


Regards,
Henry
Dav Jones
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Joined: Feb 23, 2005
Posts: 6
Hongyu and Jayadev, thanks you very much for posting your answers!

Hongyu, regarding your answer for question #3, I think <title> will cause that title not being displayed on the portlet, but will not cause problems. According to the "Markup Guide" on Portal Info Center, nested-table or fixed-width table could cause displaying problem on the portelt, so I think <table> is more proper for the answer. Do you concur?

DJ
Dav Jones
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Joined: Feb 23, 2005
Posts: 6
Passed the exam with 88. Besides the red book, I found the Portal development training course (PW551CE) manual is very helpful. If anyone is interested in the pdf copy, let me know.
Jayadev Pulaparty
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 662
Dav:

Congratulations on passing the exam

Can u pls pass on the manual to me jayadev@ontinc.com (this email can take a maxsize of 2MB attachment). Can you also mention other redbooks/resources you referred to.
Nicholas Cheung
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Passed the exam with 88

Well done!

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)
Dav Jones
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Joined: Feb 23, 2005
Posts: 6
Hi, I just sent the manual to whoever requested. The size of the manual is about 8 mb.

Besides this manual, I also read the red book of "IBM WebSphere Portal V5 A Guide for Portlet Application Development" and "IBM WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms Version 5.0/Development Guide" from IBM Portal Info Center.

DJ
Jayadev Pulaparty
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Posts: 662
Thanks Dav.
Sree
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Joined: Aug 04, 2003
Posts: 4
Hi Dav,

Thank you very much

Sree


SCJP, IBM DB2 700(Associate), IBM DB2 701 (DBA)
Dav Jones
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Joined: Feb 23, 2005
Posts: 6
I received some mails asking how I prepared the exam. I will post of of my response, which may help all of you.

It's hard to say how much time I spent how this. My company started to implement WPS a year ago and I was one of the team members to work on it. Although I did not develop any portlet, I spent time on understanding the product and how it can integrate with other systems. I was also sent for training. Other than that, I read the whole book of training manual and "IBM WebSphere Portal V5 A Guide for Portlet Application Development" red book. pre assessment questions on JavaRanch is very good resource for you to prepare the exam, but I didn't see an exact same question with the same choices in the real exam. Make sure you understand the question #3 I posted on JavaRanch. I saw the same question but different choices in the real exam (I am still not sure what should be the right answers so far :=))

I also suggest you spend more time on debug, cooperative portlet, transcoding parts.
Dav Jones
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Joined: Feb 23, 2005
Posts: 6
By the way, I received some mails through moosesaloon@javaranch.com asking for manual but they actually did not include their email. I could not find their email addresses on JavaRanch's profile either.
Sree
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Joined: Aug 04, 2003
Posts: 4
Hi Dav,

I am preparing for the IBM 348 examination and would much appreciate if you could forward me the manual to sreekumar_pillai@indiatimes.com

Thanks in advance,
Ravi Nistala
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Joined: Jul 11, 2002
Posts: 93
I am preparing for 348 exam .
Can anybosy tell the answer with proepr reason for this Q?

What portlet application characteristics lead to consideration of the Portal Struts framework? (Only 1 Answer)

A. An application that provides several fine-grained portlets that can be placed on a page.
B. A simple, single screen, data display portlet.
C. An application to be presented in a multi-screen, wizard-like, user interaction model.
D. Applications that communicate with enterprise applications and need to be built quickly.

i am thinking of option "C" as this is the case usually when considering struts is useful.

Let me know your answer
gs addanki
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Joined: Mar 28, 2005
Posts: 1
Dav, can you pl send me the manual to the id : gaddanki_98@yahoo.com
[ March 28, 2005: Message edited by: gs addanki ]
Jayadev Pulaparty
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Posts: 662
Originally posted by Ravi Nistala:


What portlet application characteristics lead to consideration of the Portal Struts framework? (Only 1 Answer)

A. An application that provides several fine-grained portlets that can be placed on a page.
B. A simple, single screen, data display portlet.
C. An application to be presented in a multi-screen, wizard-like, user interaction model.
D. Applications that communicate with enterprise applications and need to be built quickly.

i am thinking of option "C" as this is the case usually when considering struts is useful.



I would go for "C" too.
Jayadev Pulaparty
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Dav:

Can you pls answer to the question that i posted with thread "Passed IBM 348 with 92% " on setmodemodifier for portlets?

Thanks.
 
 
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