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I need to appear for the IKM J2EE test before technical interview?Has anybody heard about it?can anybody tell me how to prepare for the test?
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Hi Swati,
I heard about this today and i also have same but dont know details... did you get anything on this..?

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Today I did the IKM J2EE Exam. It was not that difficult rather complex. I have done SCWCD and SCBCD exams but this one is so complicated comparing to both. You find different questions depending on how you perform therefore, can't exactly say what level of questions you will appear.

Considering the exam coverage, it was nothing but theory!! I have more than 5+ years of J2EE/JEE dev. experience but I some parts of the exam questions were never used and we don't want to by-heart API's since we are given rich IDE's that guide us with methods and correct signatures. Wonder why these job recruiting companies don't understand this ??

If you read this thread to get prepare yourself for the test then, following will be helpful:

Be careful when searching for information during the text, since they don't allow you to

select the text nor press ctl key

. (Read the exam preparation tips before starting the exam)

Questions are more towards theoratical so, before googaling skim the question properly.

At least give a try after narrowing the possible answers before skipping the question .

If you skip a question, you will lose credit for all the correct answers that you failed to select. However, if you answer the same question incorrectly, you will still lose credit for the correct answers you failed to select and also lose credit for the incorrect answers you did select.

Following is a list of areas that coverd under the IKM J2EE text. Please note these questions will change but the concept is same therefore, have a clear overall picture about main technologies that are use.

Connectors (JCA)/Enterprise Connectivity
Connecting Methods/Classes to ESI

Web Component Devlopment usig JSP
Common usage of Tags (out, errorPage)

J2EE Transaciotn Managemtn
Usage of 5 Properties (MBD support for transactions)

Properties (Encoding & Decoding features)

Assembly/Packing & Deployment
Contents of EAR/JAR (what are the files)

J2EE Application Architecture Desing & Best Practices
Basic principles (Tire programing)
JDBC best practices (RelultSet, addBatch)

Interfaces & Methods (how to retrieve objects)

EJB development
Deployment roles & responsibilities

Integrating XML with J2EE
Usage of JAXP (XSLT transformational classes)

Web component dev. using Servlets
Methods & implmentation (Service method)

J2EE Security Architecture
Using programmatic security ( methods available in WEB & EJB)

Web Services
Usage of API's, Basic concepts of WSDL

Different providers, features and components

That's all flaks, wish you all the best for the exam & your future interviews !!!

Cheers !!
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These are the topics asked when I took the test,

1) RMI Functionality
2) Web component development using JSP/Servlets
3) JVM Memory Management
4) Managing Transactions using JDBC
5) Retrieving Data using JDBC.
6) Network Programing
7) SQL Statements
8) Understanding Threads.
9) Overload, override and OOD.
10) JMS
11) Using XML In Enterprise Apps
12) Understanding Language Fundamentals
13) Using Stored Procedures.

If you can narrow down the results then always do that, the mark is depends on the strength of the right answers selected and the strength of reasonable answers.
All the very best.

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Some of the question/topic I remember:-

I got 75 out 100 and my percentile was 54% because I took more time than the average
time to solve all the questions which is 50 minutes

name Messaging domain models
tags displayed configuring-exception-type-in-web-xml
servletcontext.setattribute example
check validity of email address in java mail api
jax-rpc client use to invoke the webservice
structure of soap message
elements must exist in a soap message with attachments message structure
session facade
predefined recipient types javamail
sax parser
error handling in jsp with example
messaging techniques will enable each message to be processed by zero one or many consumers
soap with attachments api for java for web services
interfaces of common client interface

I hope this will help.

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