Hi All, I have cleared the IBM 399 Websphere Certification with 78%. The exam is quite straight forward. Although I have wasted much of my time reading the material which was not part of exam, below mentioned 2 resources are enough for scoring more than 90% in exam. 1)portlet-1_0-fr-spec.pdf -- JSR 168 Specification 2)sg246681.pdf -- Skip the chapters which focus mostly on being IBM specific.
Make sure you read every line of JSR 168 Specification pdf. JSR 168 Specification is enough to raise your score above 45%.
Portlet Services is another important topic on which i got almost 10 questions.
Let me know if you want any more details..
Amit.Balode Sun Certified Java Programmer 1.4 Sun Certified Web Component Developer 1.4 IBM Websphere Portal Certified (399)
Thanks Cameron Your mock tests were much helpful..
Hi prafulla.. As I have mentioned no questions are tricky.. they are quite simple & probably you may not get any multiple choice questions. Only thing you need to take care is that you do not read immaterial stuff for this exam. I will advice you to go through the JSR 168 Specification first before you touch any other topic. make sure you complete this specs 1st. test given by Cameron are almost to real questions. infact i got 2/ 3 questions very similiar to what were there in mock exam of portorials.com
Also debugging is imp topic on which you may get upto 4 questions.. Dont go much into coding/ programming of SDO/ BPE/ Portlet Services..
Learn which all JSP's are involved in making up the themes Default jsp and its directory structure. same way about skins & screens.
Make sure you know what is Personalization user interface & its engines.
Read the article of how cooperative portlets & themes & skins are configured in RAD/ portal server. Which all designer tools are available in RAD!! I will mail you the pdf required for this exam.
I'd say you should look at the JSR168 API document from Sun, as the book is very JSR168 heavy. I'd also say you should know the differences between JetSpeed API and JSR168 API. JetSpeed stuff is often a wrong answer.
I heard that others saw quite a bit of Portlet Services stuff. Make sure you know how to create and configure one.
One, maybe 2 C2A questions. Never my strong point, so I just guessed.