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Prateesh Pandey
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Joined: Jul 19, 2005
Posts: 45
Hi frends,
I am a student of MCA (III year). I am interested in IBM exam-255 (Websphere V6.0).
Can anybody tell me, how long it can take? As I have no experience of working with WEBSPHERE.


Regards,<br />Prateesh<br />SCJP 1.4,SCWCD 1.4
Tony Hanks
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Joined: May 12, 2005
Posts: 6
I am also riding in the same horse...Did my SCJP,preparing for SCWCD and also planning to give WebSpehere Certification.

So,please suggest us.
David Ulicny
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Joined: Aug 04, 2004
Posts: 724
I have ICSD(286), it is for WebSphere 5, but I suppose the basic concecpt of the exam will be the same. The exam is about to know the product. So questions like: If you want do this, you have to click this or this? You will also need basic knowledge about websphere application server, and of course about J2EE (Servlets, JSP etc.).
I don't like these kind of questions. I took this exam after a 1 year of experience with WebSphere.


SCJP<br />SCWCD <br />ICSD(286)<br />MCP 70-216
Prateesh Pandey
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Joined: Jul 19, 2005
Posts: 45
Hi David,
Thanks for your reply. There is one thing that i want to clear, I am interested in ENTRY LEVEL Exam that was 285(V.5) earlier.
Now please tell me, can i start my wabsphere studies with preparation for this exam ?
I will be obliged by your suggestions ragarding to study books and links.
David Ulicny
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Joined: Aug 04, 2004
Posts: 724
I study only from IBM Redbooks.
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/

This one will be good for you
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg246957.html?Open
Slava Lovkiy
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 17, 2005
Posts: 29
Basicly, it might take pretty long time if you haven't yet worked with any kind of IBM WebSphere products.
I found most IBM Websphere exams related to WSAD very specific - a lot of questions actually assume that you had worked with certain IDE wizards to create classes, entities, objects, etc.
IBM also provide its own view on j2ee patterns, and sometimes it really confuse about IBM own patterns used to create for example web projects.
You can read the books quickly, but w/o actual hands-on experience it will be very hard to get high score.
Prateesh Pandey
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Joined: Jul 19, 2005
Posts: 45
Thanks to you all for valuable advices.
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982
I am interested in ENTRY LEVEL Exam that was 285(V.5) earlier.
Now please tell me, can i start my wabsphere studies with preparation for this exam ?

You could use the famous MZ's
IBM 285 study guide?

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)
Prateesh Pandey
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Joined: Jul 19, 2005
Posts: 45
Thanks Nicholas.
 
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