I recently cleared Lotus 190-829 - Websphere Portal 6 Application Development with a score of 100.
Just to give you a backgrouund, I've actually worked on a couple of WPS 6 projects in the last year (JSF, JSR-168 and Struts portlet on Process server and heavily into portlet services, wiring etc etc) and I'be been using JSR-168 API's for the last 3 years (earlier I was into Weblogic Portal).
Some surprising features of the exam I noted were: a. The exam tests your practical knowledege of portlet development mechanisms using RAD - yes about admin rights, data pallette view etc b. Questions are kinda narrative - ex Say ABC is developing an app for accessing a backend EIS yaddah yaddah - what would ABC use for registering updates in the front-end and persisting changes to backend? In this case, you gotta think - SDO's. c. Most of the questions test your concepts - they do not go very deep into any topic (apart from 168) - you gotta know the basics, the core API names, properties in web.xml or portlet.xml that need to be modified so on and so forth d. JSR-168 was almost 50% of my Test - but since I've beeen working on them for quite some time - it wasn't a big challenge.
Suggestions: a. JSR-168 spec - even if not for the exam its good to know until 286 is out b. ibm developerworks articles (they are wonderful and cover everything you need)
This is Lilly, I am planning to take WebSphere Portal Application Development Certification Exam(190-829),
can you please suggest me how I can prepare for the exam like where I need to concentrate, the books , materials,I need to follow.
Any advice would be great help.