I passed IBM 829 on the second attempt with 84%. Following are the materials i used for the exam.
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) �Identify portal dependencies on existing software �Search the IBM Workplace Solutions catalog http://catalog.lotus.com/wps/portal/workplace 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 �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.
Backend Portlet Services �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
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 �Use the business process engine (bpe) API IBM WebSphere Portal V6 Information Center Integrating business processes (wp_admin_pdf.pdf) �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
I got this resolved. Actually prometric site has all these exams under Lotus and not IBM. Anyways, went again to the test centre and gave the exam. Cleared it successfully (84%). Are you planning for 825 by any chance?
Hie , I would like to pursue this exam as well , but there is a topic under Testing and Debugging a Portal Solution - Set up portlet parameters .. which is really an ambiguous topic. What does it cover ? and do you have any material that covers this topic ?
Originally posted by Mohd Rossi Mam Yudi: Hie , I would like to pursue this exam as well , but there is a topic under Testing and Debugging a Portal Solution - Set up portlet parameters .. which is really an ambiguous topic. What does it cover ? and do you have any material that covers this topic ?
Dear Mohd, As for the Testing & Debugging objective, you need to know how to debug a portlet both locally & remotely. Also, this may include some troubleshooting issues that are gained thru experience more than readings. So, I suggest if you write portlet code, and you'll find this topic easy. The portal 6 Info Center is a great source for this topic althu it might need more organization
Wish you all the best
----------------- Ossama Mohamed SCJP 5.0 SCWCD IBM Certified Developer, RAD 6 IBM Certified Portal Developer - WebSphere Portal V5.1 IBM Certified Portal Developer - WebSphere Portal V6 [ March 23, 2008: Message edited by: Ossama Mohamed ]