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FREE Certification Beta: Sun Certified Specialist Netbeans IDE

 
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FREE: Sun Certified Specialist Netbeans IDE Beta Certification Exam

Are you a Programmer who is responsible for developing Java desktop and Java web applications using the NetBeans IDE? If so, this is your opportunity to get involved in the creation of the Netbeans IDE exam!!!

As a beta tester, you officially test the test and will be able to provide Sun with valuable comments and technical feedback about the Netbeans IDE questions. The Sun beta exam counts towards official SCSNI Certification!

Beta Starts: October 15, 2008

Registration Exam Start Date: October 13, 2008 (Registration is throughout the beta period)

Passing the exam entitles you to the full status of Sun Certified Specialist Netbeans IDE, and you will receive a Sun "certification kit�. A certification kit will have your certificate, Logo Agreement and Letter.

Candidates will have 195 minutes to complete 160 questions, which should allow you time to respond to all questions and provide your valuable comments while taking the exam.

This beta exam is offered Worldwide at any Authorized Prometric Testing Center!



Recommended Prerequisites:

Candidates should have six to twelve months experience programming with the Netbeans IDE.

BETA EXAM REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

Unlike other SUN Microsystems certification exams, this exam does NOT require a voucher. To register for the "Sun Certified Specialist Netbeans IDE", exam number (311-045)" Beta exam, you may register online at www.prometric.com, and follow the prompts. Or, you may register by phone, by calling your regional Prometric registration office, listed at http://www.prometric.com/Sun/default.htm.

Asia/Australia 61-2-96405830
Europe 31-320-239-800
Japan 81-0120-107737
Latin America* Contact your local Prometric testing center, listed at www.2test.com
USA/Canada 1-800-795-3926

Please contact SunBeta@prometric.com for any questions.

Exam Testing Objectives:

Section 1: IDE Configuration

1.1Demonstrate the ability to configure the functionality available in the IDE, including using enabling and disabling functionality and using the Plugin Manager.

1.2Explain the purpose of the user directory and the netbeans.conf file and how these can be used to configure the IDE.

1.3 Demonstrate the ability to work with servers in the IDE, such as registering new server instances and stopping and starting servers.

1.4Describe how to integrate external libraries in the IDE and use them in coding and debugging your project.

1.5Demonstrate knowledge of working with databases in the IDE, including registering new database connections and tables running SQL scripts.

1.6Describe how to integrate and use different versions of the JDK in the IDE for coding, debugging, and viewing Javadoc documentation.

Section 2: Project Setup

2.1Describe the characteristics and uses of a free-form project.

2.2Demonstrate the ability to work with version control systems and the IDE. (Which VCS's are available, which ones you need an external client for, how to pull sources out of a repository, view changes, and check them back in).

2.3Describe the ways in which you can change the build process for a standard project, such as configuring project properties and modifying the project's Ant build script.

2.4Configure your project to compile against and run on a specific version of the JDK.

Section 3: Java SE Development

3.1 Demonstrate the ability to create NetBeans projects from the source code of an existing Java SE program.

3.2Describe how to manage the classpath of a Java SE project, including maintaining a separate classpath for compiling and debugging.

3.3Demonstrate the knowledge of the NetBeans GUI Builder and the ability to lay out and hook up basic forms using it.

3.4Demonstrate the ability to package and distribute a built Java Desktop project for use by another user.

Section 4: Java EE Web Development

4.1 Describe how to create a NetBeans project from the source code of an existing Web application.

4.2 Distinguish between a visual web application and web application.

4.3Demonstrate knowledge of which web frameworks are available in NetBeans IDE and how they are added to and used in a web application.

4.4Describe how to monitor HTTP requests when running a web application.

4.5Demonstrate a knowledge of basic tasks related to building and deploying web applications to a server, such as changing the target server and undeploying an application.

Section 5: Editing

5.1Describe the purpose and uses of refactoring and demonstrate the ability to perform basic refactoring on Java source code.

5.2Describe how to use the Options window to change the default appearance and behavior of the Source Editor.

5.3Describe the ways that the IDE highlights errors in source code and the tools the IDE offers for correcting those errors.

5.4Demonstrate the ability to use editor hints, such as implementing all the methods for an implemented interface.

5.5Demonstrate the ability to use live code templates such as automatic generation of constructors, try/catch loops, and getters and setters.

Section 6: Testing, Profiling, and Debugging

6.1Demonstrate the ability to work with JUnit tests in the IDE, such as creating JUnit tests and interpreting JUnit test output.

6.2Describe how to debug a local (desktop) application, including setting breakpoints and stepping through code.

6.3Describe the difference between local and remote debugging and describe how to debug a remote (web) application.

6.4Describe the purpose of profiling applications and how to profile a local desktop application in the IDE.

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Wow an IDE certification. I didnt expect that.

Good luck to those pursuing it
 
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Ho Ho Ho!!! I will surely go for it.... I am a Java EE developer and I work on NetBeans....

I hope this exam will boost up my career....
 
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hi all,

i'm interested to try this exam.
what's the score to pass ??

thanks
 
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How are we supposed to register?
 
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@Leandro: Sun (usually) doesn't fix a passing score for beta exams. I think it is determined based on the performance of those who give the beta exam. So you may not know if you've passed the exam until a few weeks after the beta cycle ends.

@Vyas: The registration doesn't open until October 13. And it closes on the 15th. You can register either by calling Prometric, or on Prometric's website: http://www.prometric.com/Sun/default.htm
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That is something interesting from Sun. Do you know whether it is for the latest version 6.1 of Netbeans itself? There is a 6.5 Beta out there from Netbeans, hopefully this will not be the one being tested
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Hello,

I was regist my exam in prometric website, but my credict card number was required, is exam free or no ???
 
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Originally posted by Jos� Vieira:
Hello,

I was regist my exam in prometric website, but my credict card number was required, is exam free or no ???



me too, need credit card!
 
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Evelyn,

It is given that the beta starts on oct 15th.
But its not mentioned till what date we will be able to take it.
Or is the beta exam going to available for just one day.
Can you please clarify that?
Need to have that sorted out before registering for the exam.
 
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This exam is not free at all. When I phoned prometric I was asked 210 Euro
 
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Originally posted by Martin CHOW:


me too, need credit card!



same with me
 
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I'm not sure if Evelyn would have the time to read all our replies here.

Better contact them directly for urgent questions.

Please contact SunBeta@prometric.com for any questions.



But it would be great if you can post back their replies here so that the other Ranchers would also be informed of the updates.

Best of luck to all you guys planning for this exam!
 
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Same here... Called Prometric this morning and they seemed puzzled that their system is asking for 300 bucks. They asked me to check with them again in 48 hours.

Just sent an email to the Sun Beta group as well reporting this problem.

 
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Looks like the problem is resolved... I was able to register for the exam without providing any credit card numbers...

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!
 
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Hello Friends,

Now the issue has been fixed and you can register at Prometric without entering credit card details and also it displays $0.00 as the cost.

Cheers,
KHP Virajith
 
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I confirm. I have successfully enrolled.
Good luck everyone
 
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i'm too enrolled !!!

good luck for all !!!
 
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writing a certification for IDE does not emphasize that we are good at java programming right??

Can you guys tell me about the advantages of taking an IDE certification in job perspective or is it for our own personal satisfaction?
 
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Originally posted by Ravikanth kolli:
writing a certification for IDE does not emphasize that we are good at java programming right??

Can you guys tell me about the advantages of taking an IDE certification in job perspective or is it for our own personal satisfaction?



Ravikanth,

is more one advantage for your professional letter !!

hello all! Anybody have good book or stuff for studying ?

thank's
 
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What should be good materials to look for the exam? Can any one share?

Also, do they test for version 6.0? or 5.5. There are many differences in these two versions.

Please share your information
 
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Hi,

Initially, I thought of reading some books on netbeans to study for this beta
exam but now having done some research on the objectives, I must say all the objectives are covered in the help section of the IDE itself.
So, as such I don't see any need to refer to any other books or documents.

Good Luck to all those taking the beta.
Please share your experiences about the kind of questions asked in the exam.

BTW, I am going to take the beta on 20th and will surely try to share my experience here.
 
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Hi

I share with you the same point of view , the Netbeans help section is enough

I will Attend the Beta on Nov. 1st , so hope for you all best of luck.

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You should name a variable using the same care with which you name a first-born child." - James O. Coplien
 
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Is there any forum where people are discussing about the preparation and posting doubts/answers?
 
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Registration for taking this exam is throughout the beta period. You have until November 5.

Netbeans beta is based on 6.1

Prometric fixed the problem with requesting money for this exam, as it is FREE

Please let me know if you have any problems.

Thank you.
 
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guys,
today is the last day to get registered for the exam.. for free
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When someone does the exam, can he write what kind of exam is it and what kind of questions are present, please?
 
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Why the SCSNI certification?

Where does it fall in the skim of Sun certifications?

The NetBeans expert? Should not we as developers be IDE experts? How does this certification help me market myself in the field?

Thanks
Leonid
 
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Hello guys,

I dont understand this topic bellow:

1.4 Describe how to integrate external libraries in the IDE and use them in coding and debugging your project.

i think the is not talking about plugins...

help me !
 
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Hi everyone, I registed today for take this certification. and I schedule for tomorrow, and really I dont feel very confident, just pray and good luck, forme.

No body has taken yet?

tomorrow I will post my experience.

Please God Help me!!!
 
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Well, today I registred on prometric, to take this certification,

I am thinking to take the test tomorrow.

Tomorrow I will post my experience about this exam.

Good Luck for me!
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Gooood Luck Milton Ochoa !!!
 
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I took the NetBeans Beta exam this morning.

161 questions... the exam was fun and went fast.

If your experience is in line with the objectives, you'll do well... obviously.

Robert
 
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I took the exam this morning too, =)

at night i will post my experience
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Congratulations Robert Liguori !!!
 
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Congratulations Milton! don't remember of post about the exam.
 
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Ok, this was my experience with the certification:

Yesterday I began to read every one of the goals were going to ask on the exam, and apparently many are easy (and are), but some of my limited experience seemed difficult to me, but obviously because I have little work with them (eg JUnit).

I can tell you that in 161 questions, addressed many issues. But not as much as I have had on the experience of The Java Programmer certification. Some questions are very direct. Others are confused.

They made quite an emphasis on JUnit, many questions about that subject. Some other configuration netbeans (as shown in the objectives).

They ask question that make confusion, for example, where there is some functionality of the IDE. Something like that, as to where to set the libraries that are used in a project, and possible responses are different ways to do it, of whom only one is correct. For example, you put one way to do it is not possible.

I say that most, a few questions, I think only two or one, how to set up a database in the IDE, a little more than how to configure web servers, such as star/stop them.

And finally many questions related to DEBUG, both locally and in a remote server. The other remaining questions are simpler, such as show you a picture, which has a code segment, and one of those lines are highlighted in yellow, and wonder about that means.

I forgot, also makes several versions of questions about versioning code. Some are easy and another ones are a little confusing.

In general I can say that the review so far is rather easy (obviously for someone who often works with netbeans)

The trouble was, when it was already finished doing a review of the questions, I come to finish the test, and I get the message that I have to wait answer more or less between 6 and 8 weeks.

Dan enough (too much) time for finish the test (3h 15m). I feel that I was good (I think that to happen xD)

Well that's it, This certification is not too strong, as was the Java Programmer.
 
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Thank very much for information Milton !!!

Congratulations again
 
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I did the exam on Friday: It was a multiple choice exams (CheckBoxes or RadioButtons)

about 1/3 of the questions were about WebApplications which I do not know
For instance: what happens when you drag a database table (or something like this) on a JSF form?.
How to stop a server?
in which panel is the XXX option located?
You try to clean a project but NetBeans complains that the file is already in use. What do you do? (undeploy, ... )

A lot of questions about JARs
how do you share jars between applications?
where is the directory for shared libraries created?
Project A has a dependency on project B that has a dependency on Project C. How do you prevent a build of A from rebuilding B and C?

some questions about CVS/Subversion:
when does it mean when a file name is light gray colored?
how do you import a project from a repository

some questions about freeforms
How to bind a NetBeans action to a freeform project
In which case it is not possible to create a freeform? (I think when the sources are already in another NB project)
in which case you must create a freeform project? (multiple source directories)

Some questions about debugging
What happens if you step over/into?
How to add sources to the debugger?
Why the debugger jumps from one breakpoint to another instead of going line by line?

few questions about plugins
how do you install a downloaded NBM?
how do you install an NBM from the Beta center?

Few question about Matisse
Which of the following operations does not interact with event handlers?

The questions are based on my memory, there could be (=ARE) errors

I think that I did not pass the exam. I work on the NetBeans platform and I know NOTHING about freeform of JavaEE
Good Luck

I hope you better luck
 
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Enrico Scantamburlo.

Your information is very important, i will used then in my study, thank you very much, i hope that you go pass in exam!

thank's
 
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