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Passed IBM 287 !!

Vishnu Munnangi
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Joined: Sep 28, 2004
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Hi Everyone,

I passed 287 Exam today. Got 75%. I am Happy with my score.
I thank you all for providing me support and replying to my queries patiently.

My Preparation mainly included
Reading Howard Kushner Book
Head First EJB By Kathy
Head First Servlets and JSP By Kathy
and went through the IBM Red Books

Thanks once again.

SCJP1.4, SCWCD1.4, SCBCD 1.3, IBM 287
[ January 05, 2007: Message edited by: vaishnavi P ]
JPraveen Kumar
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I think you are talking about IBM 484. IBM 287 is all abt websphere na. BTW whats IBM red book?
munna next
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Congratulations!! Vishnu on passing difficult Exam IBM 287.
Marcelo Sousa Ancelmo
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Congrats Vishnu, good job!


Marcelo Sousa Ancelmo - Brazil
Jayadev Pulaparty
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Thats a good score. Congratulations

Can u pls be more specific about the topics you referred to, from the redbooks?
Vishnu Munnangi
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Joined: Sep 28, 2004
Posts: 114
Hi Everyone,

As far as red books are concerned, I read these two books.

Title: WebSphere Application Server 5.0 System Admin and Configuration
Redbook: SG24-6195

Title: DRAFT EJB 2.0 Development with WebSphere
Redbook: SG24-6819-00

Mostly I read Draft EJB2.0(SG24-6819) because I felt that though it was mostly about how to design EJB in Websphere, it made me comfortable with the interface. Also Check out how to Deploy Applications in Webphere server, because I got lot of questions on them.

IBM 287 exam has Questions on JSP, Servlets and EJB's because this Exam is "Enterprise Application Development with WebSphere Studio, V5.0" meaning that Writing J2EE applications using Websphere Studio

[ January 05, 2007: Message edited by: vaishnavi P ]
Tong Chen
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Nicholas Cheung
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Well done!

What's next?

Are you ICED 5.0 now?


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)
Swapan Mazumdar
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Joined: Jul 23, 2003
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Hi Vishnu,

Firstly I congratulate you on your success.
I am planning to write exam in fews weeks time. I am following DRAFT EJB 2.0 Development with WebSphere and Ed Roman 3rd Ed.. Could you be able to guess if I would miss out on something if I don't follow Howard Kushner Book.

Can you please be able to recollect some questions related to WAS, and Transactions and Security. . You may just try to give us some ideas.

I will appreciate your time and effort.

Vishnu Munnangi
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Joined: Sep 28, 2004
Posts: 114
Thank you all for your wishes.

This is my first exam in the IBM series. Next I am planning to take IBM 286 Exam.

Swapan, I personally feel that Reading Draft EJB 2.0 did really help me in knowing Websphere specific stuff. But I am afraid some of the topics related to Websphere Application server like for example Datasource connection pooling timeouts(CONN_TIMEOUT, AGED_TIMEOUT,UNUSED_TIMEOUT definitions) are not discussed in that book. So to understand those topics I referred Howard Kushner book. I also studied Profiling, Container calling Clients and Performance Tuning from Howard Kushner. But these topics can also be referred from WebSphere Application Server 5.0 System Admin and Configuration(SG24-6195).

Questions on Transactions were easy because recently I passed SCBCD exam.
I got a good score in enterprise components(EJB), Web components, Transactions, But scored low in WAS Related questions.

As I told you read WebSphere specific stuff like Inheritence for Example is not supported in EJB 2.0 but WS supports this. and Isolation levels in Transactions, WS Security related like JAAS, user registers etc.., also lot of questions are asked on Message Driven beans. Like for example questions on where to specify Message Listener Ports while developing MDBs and so on.
All the Best for your Exam.

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