I passed IBM 829 on the second attempt with 84%. Following are the materials i used for the exam.
Architecting a Portal Solution �Develop themes, skins and screens IBM WebSphere Portal V6 Information Center (Concentrate on custom themes) Designing and Transforming Content(wp_dev_pdf.pdf) �Identify portal dependencies on existing software �Search the IBM Workplace Solutions catalog http://catalog.lotus.com/wps/portal/workplace Check out how a portlet can be searched �Size the custom portlets that have to be written �Use out-of-the-box portlets
Install, Set up and Configure the Development Environment �Debug a portlet on a local server http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg247501.html - sg247501.pdf �Diagnose problems with development environment installation �Identify Software Requirements If you had done installation of RAD, you would be able to answer. These are pretty simple. �Optimize development environment http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/07/0327_riordan/ �Understand software prerequisites (including compatibility questions)
Write a portlet �Ajax basics [URL=http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/websphere/library/techarticles/0606_bishop/0606_bishop.html] �Compile and package a WAR file �Describe the portlet life cycle �Develop Portlet applications utilizing Portlet JSR 168 API core objects �Effectively use JSPs to supply portlet rendering markup �Effectively utilize portlet configuration and state objects to control portlet behavior �Effectively utilize portlet modes and states �Embed references to resources within a portlet �Implement action processing �Make effective use of portlet application wizards �Support multiple locales, clients and devices within a portlet application �Support multiple markup �Use APIs to forward and redirect URLs �Wiring cooperative portlets �Work with portlet deployment descriptors (caching) http://jcp.org/aboutJava/communityprocess/final/jsr168/index.html portlet-1_0-fr-spec.pdf � JSR 168 Spec.
Backend Portlet Services �Configure and access application-specific data sources �Create a portlet service IBM WebSphere Portal V6 Information Center Developing Portlets (wp_dev_pdf.pdf)� � Implement cooperative portlets http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/websphere/library/techarticles/0412_roy/0412_roy.html �Use a portlet service IBM WebSphere Portal V6 Information Center Developing Portlets (wp_dev_pdf.pdf) �Use Service Data Objects (SDO) tooling to enable access to remote systems �Use the credential vault service IBM WebSphere Portal V6 Information Center Developing Portlets (wp_dev_pdf.pdf)
Testing and Debugging a Portal Solution �Debug a portlet on a local server �Debug a portlet using WebSphere Portal remote http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg247501.html - sg247501.pdf �Set up portlet parameters �Troubleshoot portlet applications
Additional Portlet Concepts �Implement personalization within portlet application �Use struts concepts within the portal framework and JavaServer Faces http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/SG246681.html Though it talks about RAD6, I referred this for struts portlets �Use the business process engine (bpe) API IBM WebSphere Portal V6 Information Center Integrating business processes (wp_admin_pdf.pdf) �Using Content Manager APIs IBM WebSphere Portal V6 Information Center Managing Web Content (wp_wcm_pdf.pdf) �Work with composite applications/templates http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/websphere/library/techarticles/0608_stober/0608_stober.html
Thanks everyone. Narasimhan,I took this exam in US. one of my friends in bangalore told me that he had taken this exam sometime back in Bangalore. Let me check with him and get back to you.
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I got this resolved. Actually prometric site has all these exams under Lotus and not IBM. Anyways, went again to the test centre and gave the exam. Cleared it successfully (84%). Are you planning for 825 by any chance?
Hie , I would like to pursue this exam as well , but there is a topic under Testing and Debugging a Portal Solution - Set up portlet parameters .. which is really an ambiguous topic. What does it cover ? and do you have any material that covers this topic ?
Originally posted by Mohd Rossi Mam Yudi: Hie , I would like to pursue this exam as well , but there is a topic under Testing and Debugging a Portal Solution - Set up portlet parameters .. which is really an ambiguous topic. What does it cover ? and do you have any material that covers this topic ?
Dear Mohd, As for the Testing & Debugging objective, you need to know how to debug a portlet both locally & remotely. Also, this may include some troubleshooting issues that are gained thru experience more than readings. So, I suggest if you write portlet code, and you'll find this topic easy. The portal 6 Info Center is a great source for this topic althu it might need more organization
Wish you all the best
----------------- Ossama Mohamed SCJP 5.0 SCWCD IBM Certified Developer, RAD 6 IBM Certified Portal Developer - WebSphere Portal V5.1 IBM Certified Portal Developer - WebSphere Portal V6 [ March 23, 2008: Message edited by: Ossama Mohamed ]