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Which redbook to read for IBM 399 ?

Vikrant Pandit
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Hi friends,


Which the Best book/Redbook for the IBM 399 exam ?
I have seen only one exam specefic book by Cameron .

I am looking for study material for 399 exam. I understand that JSR 168 specs are a must.

Please advise on other study materials

Thanks


Vikrant Pandit
Emad El-Agouz
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Joined: Feb 21, 2005
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Hello There,
I recommend the following Red Book

"IBM Rational Application Developer V6 Portlet Application Development and Portal Tools"

and skip all the chapters that addresses IBM portal Apis and they are quite many

Good luck and have a nice day


Emad El-Agouz<br />Software Engineer<br />-----------------<br />SCJP,SCWCD,SCBCD & SCEA (Pt 1)<br />IBM 399
Vikrant Pandit
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Thanks ..I really appreciate your reply ..

Thanks again
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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How about some good portlet tutorials?

There are a few good multimedia tutorials right here:

Free Multimedia Tutorials on Portlet Development and Administration

For learning WebSphere Portal, there's Programming Portlets: An Introduction Using IBM WebSphere Portal by Joey Bernal, Ron Lynn, Peter Blinstrubas Of course, it's not a certification guide, but it's good for learning the basics.

As far as books go, I like Portlets and Apache Portals.

There's also Experts Voice on Creating Java Portlet Applications, although I do find it a bit winded.

But as I said, check out my mock portal exam simulators and free tutorials on my website. There's lots of helpfus stuff there, and it's a great place to get started.

Cheers!

-Cameron McKenzie

[ March 03, 2007: Message edited by: Cameron W. McKenzie ]
[ March 03, 2007: Message edited by: Cameron W. McKenzie ]
Shailesh Joshi
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Hi Vivek,
my company asked me to take up IBM 399 exam ASAP. and currently I dont want to hop on multiple books and guides. Can you please guide me on followings.

1. Softwares needed - download links
2. Book(s) to go through.
3. Any good articles on Websphere Portal.

Looking forward to your much appreciated response.

cheers
Joe
Shailesh Joshi
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Hi Cameron,
do you suggest your book "WebSphere Portal 5.1 ExamScam: IBM Certified Solution Developer Exam Certification Study Guide" to clear IBM 399 exam? what else one should go through?

I went through your clips / demos, very impressed, buying your book today.

Could you please let me know the keypoints in clearing IBM 399 in 1st attempt and with a deadling?

Your response is muct appreciated.

Thanks
Joe
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Shailesh Joshi
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Done and Thanks...actully I didnt notice it before.

cheers
Shailesh
Shailesh Joshi
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Hi Cameron,
I ve a quick question, If I install Rational App. Dev. V6 would it be sufficient to try out your tutorials and take up IBM 399 later?

Thanks
Shailesh
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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Check out the tutorials. Those'll teach you all the JSR168 API stuff for the exam. You'll still need to focus on PortletServices and some C2A stuff as well. And know a little bit about themes.

Test yourself on the Portlet Dev Mock Exams as well to give yourself an idea of the holes you have to fill in your WebSphere Portlet Development knowledge.

-Cameron
 
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