I'm also planning to take 285. Here is what I'm planning..
1. Go through the objectives. 2. Purchase "Introduction to Web Application Development with IBM WebSphere Studio, An: IBM Certified Associate Developer" book. 3. Read the book and learn the basics of WSAD. 4. Develop couple of test applications. 5. Take sample test (if available) 6. Go for the actual test
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