This is pallavi roy Thanking Senthilkumar Panneer Selvam. I cleared the exam today and without the link to tkhis post it wouldnt have been possible. I would also like to thank my husband for coaxing me constantly for the exam and all his support and encouragement.[He even searched topics :-)]. http://www.coderanch.com/t/145819/po/certification/Passed-IBM [Passed IBM 829] I have been working for 3 years on Portals now.Worked mainly on Faces Portlet development and Portal and WSRP framework and Portal Server administration.
The questions i found a few additional topics of interest.
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). Their favorites are Theme.policy.� Identify portal dependencies on existing software � Search the IBM Workplace Solutions catalog http://catalog.lotus.com/wps/portal/workplace What is the purpose of catalog in IBM. 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 I would recommend to go to RAD help contents and read each line on local and remote portlet debugging.I got all my questions from there.
� 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. I wouldnt like to add more to this.Their favorites are Portlet Context,Portlet Preferences.
Backend Portlet Services Just want to add They love this topic]I covered each type of Portlet Service all from wp_dev_pdf.pdf. Trust me the coverage is exhaustive.
1) Content Access Service 2) Credential Vault service. 3) Property Broker Service 4) PUMA Service.
� 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 Go to RAD Help contents and search for error conditions table.And others is how you have been exposed to working with RAD and WPS.
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. The content provided in wp_dev_pdf is also very good. � Use the business process engine (bpe) API IBM WebSphere Portal V6 Information Center Integrating business processes (wp_admin_pdf.pdf). Same applies here the better you know process of creating a business proces application.� 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 Lots of questions on these know how to implement a composite application and its API.
Apart from this: 1) Know the type of portlet preferences provided at portlet mode level. 2) Packaging your components into war file. 3) Accessing your Portlet Service,Credential Vault Service. 4) Try doing an installation of RAD and Portal Server. 5) Know where your log files are updated. 6) JSR-168 specification is required more than 60%
Best of luck to everybody.
Best Regards, Pallavi
Break the ice - SCJP 1.4,<br />Where There's a will- SCWCD 1.4.<br />Back in action - Websphere Certified Portal 6 Application Developer
a) Do we have any sample questions for this or any question dump?
b) Can there be multiple correct answers?
c) I am using this link for preparing for SDO. Please suggest any other which is better for exam preparation point of view
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/library/j-sdo d) Do I need to go through Model SPI?