Thanks for the reply. I actually have to go for the training since my company is sending me. My question is, do you know anyone who has gone for the training and passed the test? Does anyone know someone who did.
I desparately need help in the answering the questions if I am stuck since my company is sending me for this. Are there any jboss experts I can count on in this forum. I can share the training materials in return for this.
Originally posted by Jeff Shelley: All of the answers you need should will be in the training and the documentation. Don't worry, just don't play minesweeper the whole time like the character who sat next to me. Crazy I tell ya!
So did you attend the training?
Joined: Dec 03, 2004
Hi Jeff and everyone,
Thanks for the note. So did you attend the training? Also, did you take the exam and passed? Any idea as to (besides the training session), what would be the best way to prepare for the exam.
Any help with any questions/answers - anything.
I have attended the training and am going through the content. There is a lot that is covered in those trainings.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I could share some good information from the training session in return for it.
Joined: May 21, 2003
I attended the training and took the test, but I don't think it's a good idea to talk about specific questions here, because then the test doesn't mean anything. It is open book, and you have like 2 days to get 92%. The materials they give you in the training are supposed to be enough.
I thought the training was pretty cool. Even having understood EJB's, JAAS and JMX, I still learned about jboss specific stuff. Like tuning the CMP engine to your needs, making custom EJB configurations in jboss.xml and using XMbeans. The way a developer can write their own interceptors is pretty cool. Bela Ban was the instructor, and he did an awesome job. Overall, I'm really glad I went.
Plus it was in Vegas. Jboss in the day and George Carlin in the night.
I know they will also arrange for jboss to come to your company if you pay them.
About the certification, that comes down to the whole certification debate. I don't know if there's an objective answer. Saying that you attended the advanced training is probably just as valid as the certification, but some employers look for certs. Who knows. I know that a.)it can't hurt and b.)it's an acheivement to be proud of.
Sounds like you really used some good things from the training.
I liked the training a lot too. Although intensive (my training just finished), it was very informative.
I am now going through all the material and the book etc.etc. preparing myself for the certification exam.
Jeff, other than the training material (basically a bunch of slides and a pdf book for Jboss administration) what else did you really need to pass the exam? was the exam only Jboss specific or did it test your JMX, EJB etc. knowledge as well?