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Passes in IBM-287 sample test,is real exam near to it?

trivikram Kumar
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Joined: Feb 21, 2005
Posts: 172
Hi All:

I could clear the sample test for IBM-287( a $10 test from IBM site) with 65%.

Please let me know if the real exam is near to it or is it easier or tougher than the sample test.

Advice me when I can take the real exam.

Thanks in advance and let me know if there are any tips and tricks that I need to follow to take the real exam.


Javainn<br /> <br />SCJP,SCWCD,SCBCD,<br />ICED (IBM-287,IBM-484,IBM-486)
IBM certified in DB2 V 8.1 Family Fundamentals (IBM 700)
swami dorai
Greenhorn

Joined: May 03, 2004
Posts: 15
The real exam is way tougher than the sample test.

Just going thru the study materials will not help, you have to do a sample project(EJB/MDB) using WSAD. IBM exams are not like SUN, every question is tricky.

Sorry to scare you ...

Swami
rakesh tii
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 21, 2006
Posts: 2
Hi swami....i'm starting my preparations for the IBM 287 certification exam....can u pls gimme some dettails regarding how to prepare for this certification(books, websites, tutorials & other resources)? .Thanks in advance


Originally posted by swami dorai:
The real exam is way tougher than the sample test.

Just going thru the study materials will not help, you have to do a sample project(EJB/MDB) using WSAD. IBM exams are not like SUN, every question is tricky.

Sorry to scare you ...

Swami
Americo Souza
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Joined: Nov 22, 2004
Posts: 76
Hi

I failed to take 287 last year.

I used Kushner's book. Unfortunately for me it was a completely waste of time. The level required for the exam, scenarios, is not covered. It might be a good source, for guys that already have practical experience with WAS.

It is difficult to overcome your lack of experience when taking this exam. It seems that the even the red books are not enough. I was very frustrated with those IBM certifications and I felt completely lost.

Below, you can find some threads about this exam

http://www.coderanch.com/t/144953/po/certification/Failed-at-IBM
http://www.coderanch.com/t/144830/po/certification/Passed-evaluation-exam
http://www.coderanch.com/t/145058/po/certification/Guidance-Needed-Test
http://www.coderanch.com/t/145103/po/certification/Test

Goog luck with your test!!!


AMERICO SOUZA<br />MSCS, BSCS and BSEE <br />ACHIEVEMENTS<br />CompTIA (A+), Cisco (CCNA), Oracle (OCA - PL/SQL), Sun (Java, J2EE and EJB).<br />Currently persuing Oracle's Forms Certification
trivikram Kumar
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Joined: Feb 21, 2005
Posts: 172
Thanks Americo,

Your links were useful.

I am now really perplexed as to how I can start the preparation for 287.

The contents in red books specified are too much to grasp for the exam.

As well, not able to know the sleected topics to read.

Any advice on this is welcome.

Thanks MZ for your links.

They are really good.
 
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