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Failed 287, just with 1 question, got 60%

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

Today I gave IBM287.
Could get 60%, while 62% was the pass mark.
I could find only a few direct questions and rest of them were tricky.
I got less percentage in
-> testing JB clients
-> tetsing web clients.
I went through the 3 red books, read SCWCD , /kushner and SCBCD syllabus.
Can you please help me out, (as I want to take the exam again )as to what can I read to answer these 2 topics above and for the tricky questions?
I am desperate to clear the exam in the next month..

Please give me a suggestion.

Thanks in advance..

[ September 25, 2006: Message edited by: javainn ]
[ September 25, 2006: Message edited by: javainn ]

Javainn<br /> <br />SCJP,SCWCD,SCBCD,<br />ICED (IBM-287,IBM-484,IBM-486)
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Leonardo Pinho
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Joined: Jun 14, 2006
Posts: 39
Don`t worry. This certification is going to be withdrawn December 31, 2006:

I think you should take the 256`s exam: http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/certs/rlsdadwsv6.shtml


Leonardo Pinho
Patrik Nilsson
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Joined: Oct 05, 2004
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I am planing to take Test 287 as well very soon(before it disappears).

Were there lots of WSAD specific questions where you had to know the menus and wizards or was it more general questions?

Sun Certified Java Programmer<br />Sun Certified Web Component Developer<br />IBM Certified Enterprise Developer
trivikram Kumar
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Yeah..there were WSAD specific questions as well as general questions.
My guess was , the general questions were very easy, once you know the in and outs of the functionality.
I felt they were difficult as I am new to this.

Ranchers, please suggest me the material to read to clear the 2 topics that I mentioned in my post.I want to write it before it expires...

Thakns in advance..
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trivikram Kumar
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Hi David:

Good to remind me of the name change.
No one told me even after posting 150 posts
I am glad , its noticed now, I just got the name change request not earlier than me posting about 100 posts.

Anyways, Thanks,
trivikram Kumar
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Hi Ranchers:

Could you suggest me the material that I need to read to get a hold on the topics mentioned:
-> Testing EJB clients
-> Testing Web Clients.
I scored very less on these topics.
Could someone please help me out !
trivikram Kumar
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Can one of you please answer my doubts ...
Is there any material to prepare for testing EJB clients and web clients .

Jesus Angeles
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Joined: Feb 26, 2005
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Most likely what you mean is testing utilities in wsad

The topics you need most likely are those clients automatically provided by wsad for testing you ejbs and web applications, like UTC.

Have you looked at the book: Enterprise Java Programming with IBM WebSphere, Second Edition (Hardcover)
by Kyle Brown, Gary Craig, Greg Hester, David Pitt, Russell Stinehour, Mark Weitzel, Jim Amsden, Peter M. Jakab, Daniel Berg
trivikram Kumar
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Hi Jesus:

Thanks for your reply.
I have not looked at that book.
There is 25% covered in the exam from the topic "Design, build and test reusable enterprise components ".
I am not able to get the correct material for this topic.
It would be of great help if I could get some information regarding the same.

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