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XML before web services.

Websphere certification only makes sense if you are using websphere now, in 2 years it will have moved on. Web Services and XML change less frequently than application servers.
From the Sun website:

"The Sun Certified Associate for the Java Platform, Standard Edition, Exam Version 1.0 certification exam provides an ideal entry into an application development or a software project management career using Java technologies. "

If you are a java programmer already, then this is not intended for you. If you wish to show you boss how great you are, and get a pay rise, perhaps this would make more sense:

"Sun Certified Programmer (SCJP)
This certification is for programmers interested in demonstrating proficiency in the fundamentals of the Java programming language using the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) technology."

They are completely different, decide what it is that you wish to achieve, and then look at the certifications that will help you.
13 years ago
You dont need to know as much java, so in a way you could regard it as a stepping stone.

It will help you to get used to Suns tests, which can sometimes be counterintuitive ("which 2 of the following are not true", rather than which are, etc.).

It is a much broader exam, whereas SCJP is about syntax and low level bit calculations, SCJA is a higher level qualification, dealing with how java should be used, when J2EE (or whatever sun is now calling it, JEE5?) is appropriate etc.
13 years ago
I passed (the beta) without any studying. It is a different exam to SCJP, testing different things, it is not enough to be able to pass SCJP, you have to know things that are not covered (a load of mobile java for example).
13 years ago
Have a look at this, it should help you to understand.
486 is not a certification, its an exam.
When you pass it you will not get a certificate.
It is a component of other certifications.
There are mock exams at ICE
Of course most contracts will make sure that any code you write whilst employed is the property of your employer, and so it is likely that you are not allowed to show your work to anyone else.
Asking to see sample code isnt that helpful, unless you have time to ask complex questions about the code in interview.
I know people who have quite happily used code by someone else to show in interviews.
17 years ago
This is really an ASP (and/or a IIS/IE question), so I doubt if you will get any helpful replies on a Java Servlet forum.
I would recomend that you look at web application security as implemented by WebSphere -- it will probably help you to understand your problem, and give you some ideas on how to implement something in JSP.
I expect that integrating IIS and ASP into a pure Java system will be far more effort, and give you a less reliable system than using what WebSphere gives you out-of-the-box.
If you really want to use ASP, then you probably need to find an ASP forum, rather than a Servlet forum.
17 years ago
Simple question, I think.
Is I have a field , then I would name an accessor:

if the type is , (wrapper class instead of primitive) then should the operation be


17 years ago
comment = Accounting Department Directory
writeable = yes
valid users = @account
path = /home/samba/accounting
create mode = 0660
directory mode = 0770
where @account == a unix group called account
17 years ago
Normally Mock exams should be regared as a useful way of working out if/when you are ready for the real exam.
Mock exams should not be seen directly as a learning tool, but to evaluate yourself pre-test.
Perhaps your application.xml is wrong? Could you provide more details?
17 years ago
JSP normally uses HTTP or HTTPS at the application layer.
UDP is a transport layer protocol, so I dont see how or why you could specify its use.
What you are asking, is like asking how to use token-ring for jsp.
JSP is a presentation technology, not a networking API.
17 years ago
I suppose you think Greece is named after grease too??
It is coincidence, caused by anglicising a Turkish word, something like "Turkiye" I assume.
17 years ago