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Developing J2EE Applications with WebSphere Studio: IBM Certified Enterprise Developer (IBM Certification Study Guides)(IBM Certification Study Guides) [Paperback]

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Developed in cooperation with the team that created the exam, this book is the only certification study guide endorsed and recommended by IBM for test 287. It is designed to prepare Java programmers to fulfill the role of an IBM certified enterprise developer, supporting the jCert enterprise developer job role, which represents the highest level of Web and enterprise development. The most recent version of J2EE (Version 1.3) is examined and the rich features and functionality included in the WebSphere platform are presented. Programmers are guided through the myriad views and perspectives as well as the J2EE roles enabling them to build, test, assemble, and deploy enterprise applications the WebSphere way.

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Pages   688
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.01" Width: 7.02" Height: 1.52"
Weight:   2.47 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2003
Publisher   MC Press, LLC
ISBN  1931182108  
ISBN13  9781931182102  

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Reviews - What do customers think about Developing J2EE Applications with WebSphere Studio: IBM Certified Enterprise Developer (IBM Certification Study Guides)(IBM Certification Study Guides)?

Absolutely no support - outdated   Jan 29, 2007
Please don't buy this book. Material is no longer pertinent nor supported. IBM Press has a more applicable book for the renamed WebSphere Studio...
Horrible and almost useless book for the cerification!  Nov 7, 2005
Spelling errors, wrong figures, inadequate examples, chapters not in order and more! CAUTION: the trial version of Websphere will STOP working after Dec 31, 2005 and is good only for 60 days! Unacceptable. I just bought the book in Nov 2005. No errata on the publisher's web site either. I have never seen such a useless certification book. Buy "Enterprise Java Programming with IBM WebSphere" (unfortunately from IBM Press as well). Be also wary of a good review written by the editor himself!
Don't buy this  Apr 22, 2005
Worst book ever.

The intention of this book is to guide you through an example to understand WSAD 5.0. This starts roughly at page 19. On page 21, the illustrations no longer match the example and you WILL get a compile error. Now, with a little luck, I was able to continue with the example until page 30, where I'm completely stuck!

I would certainly give this book 0 stars if it was possible. Don't buy it! You WILL be disappointed!
I AM APPALLED!  Apr 5, 2005
The book has absolutely NO source code provision and you cannot just decipher the code from the steps outlined in the book.

Then when I tried to go to the site to contact the authors I was unable to do so and I was unable to even post a review of the book over there (DESPITE spending 15 minutes registering).

If you just want to read what the people are writing without testing out the sample code then this is the book for you... but then you might as well read anything ... and it would be a little more entertaining.

Mr. Craig's book is a little better but both these books however lack support and detail. Its excruciating to go through the book when you know some of the steps have been skipped (reminded me of the assumptions made by authors when I was reading an awful math book). So you just wanted to get published, guys? Congrats you can now put that on your resume!
Good material for passing the certification test...  Feb 23, 2004
Target Audience
Developers who are looking to learn how to build J2EE applications using Websphere Studio Application Developer and obtain certification on the tool.

This book is a tutorial towards learning how to develop J2EE applications using the WebSphere Studio Application Developer (WSAD) product with an eye towards passing certification test #287.

The book is divided into the following chapters:

Introduction To IBM WebSphere; Developing Enterprise Applications With WebSphere Studio; Servlets; JavaServer Pages (JSP); Developing EJBs - Session Beans And The EJB Architecture; Developing Entity EJBs With Websphere Studio; Message-Driven Beans; Transactions; Security; JCA Tools And Supports; Profiling Analysis Tools In WebSphere Studio; Implementing Clients; Packaging And Deployment; WebSphere Administration; Remote Debugger And Java Component Test Tools In WebSphere Studio; CD Instructions; End Of Chapter Questions And Answers; Index

IBM offers a number of certifications that revolve around the WebSphere Studio product. The top end certification in this track is the IBM Certified Enterprise Developer, also known as test 287. If you want some help in focusing your study, take a look at this book.

The author lists each certification objective to start the chapter, and then does an introduction of the subject matter, like security. From there, the topic is covered with text, diagrams where needed, and how it relates specifically to the WebSphere Studio package. This last part is where you'll get the most value. There are a number of books that can teach you about JavaServer Pages or servlets. Very few will make the connection to allow you to use WebSphere Studio to create those design elements. To wrap up each chapter, there are a number of questions you can use to assess your knowledge of the topic in preparation for the test.

This book does assume that you already know the J2EE technologies that are being covered. While the author does attempt to provide background material on each topic, you really do need to know it before you get to this point. The focus is on how each technology works with WebSphere for the purpose of passing the test.

In addition to using this book, I would also recommend getting a sample test from a test vendor. Between that and the book, you will stand a very good chance of passing the test.

If your goal is to pass test 287 in the IBM certification track, this is a good choice to focus your study time.


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