Originally posted by Kyle Shapiro:
Websphere is about an IDE product which facilitate the development of Java web components.
Websphere is not an ide, its a J2EE
server. And its not very small. Much more stuff than setting up and administering tomcat
. There are 2 ide from ibm which suit well for development with websphere:
- WS.application designer (eclipse xxl)
- Visual Age for Java.
You need VAJ skill for the exam, but WSAD for the future (a very long story, sorry).
You need some knowledge about Websphere and related tools, too.
So should I take both certification exams? Which is more valuable to whom? Thanks for any reply.
This could be a good idea.
In the Websphere-specialist exam 488 there seems to be a lot of EJB-questions. EJB is something which is not covered by SCWCD.
There are excelent links to ressources for IBM.488 in the posts above.