I passed ibm 285(80%) and 286(68%) yesterday afternoon. So tired I was.I think I am crazy to do 2 exams in one afternoon. Luckily, I pass all. Thx everyone who give much useful experience in the forum.
I study 285 in two weeks like other people. For the test 285: 1. A book "An Introduction to Web Application Development with IBM WebSphere Studio: IBM Certified Associate Developer" 2. http://java.boot.by/icad-guide/ 3. Dirk Nolte's topic, "an ICE test", but i can't find the link again.(Thanks Dirk Nolte) It's easy. I finished the exam in 58 mins.I have used eclipse 3 months before study wsad.
I study 286 also in two weeks For the test 286: 1. http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/tests/obj286.shtml 2. http://java.boot.by/ibm-287/ (chapter 2) 3. A book: "Developing J2EE Applications with WebSphere Studio: IBM Certified Enterprise Developer" (ch2,ch3,ch4,ch11) 4. scwcd guide (a little help) The exam is not easy. I use out time. I nearly give it up. Unbelievably, I pass it when the time is over. Thank godness.
Now i have 5 certification.(That 's a good grade.) IBM Certified Solution Developer - WebSphere Studio, V5.0 IBM Certified Associate Developer - WebSphere Studio, V5.0 IBM certification XML and related technologies 2005，Sun Certified Web Component Developer for the Java 2 Platform 2004，Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 1.4
Good luck to everybody!
PS: Next year i will graduate from South China Univerciry of technology in China. I wish to find a job in US. Please tell me how to do?Thx.
IBM Certified Database Administrator - DB2 V8.1 for Linux UNIX and Windows <br />IBM Certified Database Associate � DB2 Universal Database V8.1 Family<br />IBM Certified Solution Developer - WebSphere Studio, V5.0<br />IBM Certified Associate Developer - WebSphere Studio, V5.0<br />IBM certification XML and related technologies<br />Sun Certified Web Component Developer for the Java 2 Platform<br />Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 1.4
IBM calls 285 entry level, 286 mid-level and 287-advanced level. But 287 is kind of superset of 286 and so on. 285 tests ability to use ide, 286 expands further and 287 includes EJB but excludes web services, 288 focuses on web services. They need not be given in any order. All these (except 288 ?) would be replaced with Rational versions soon for websphere 6.
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Thanks for the insight , but still more questions: Can you please explain when and how Rational version will replace the existing 285/286/287
Also please explain if i do SCWCD, which of the two 285 or 286 would be best ?