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Hello Ranchers,

Had just come back from prometric, and passed the IBM Websphere Portal 399 exam
with 68%, not so good at all
Like always, Javaranch was of great help

Here is the material that i used for preparation and the suggested order:
1. Java Portlet Specification

2. RAD V6 - Portlet Application Development and Portal Tools - sg246681


Chapters: 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 11, 13, 19, 20, 21, 26, 30, 31, 32 and 33

3. Portal Application Design and Development Guidelines - redp3829

4. A lot of articles from IBM developerworks

5. IBM infocenter:
Portal 5.1:
Development Guide
Troubleshooting section
RAD 6.0
Developing portal and portlet applications
Detecting and analyzing runtime problems

The main areas of the exam was:


JSR 168 Spec and API
RAD
Workplace Solutions Catalog
Cooperative Portlets
Credential Vault and Portlet Services
Profiling and debug (Remote and Local)

That's it, fell free to ask any questions.


Hi all,
just cleared IBM Websphere Portal V5.1 Application Development test with 66%
score.

I must thank all people who shared their experiences on JavaRanch site and
Cameron for his enormous effort to put together visual tutorials on his site and
publishing mock exams, those were really helpful to me for taking this exam in just
3 weeks time.

I got low score because I never got WPS from IBM site so couldnt test most of the
exam topics like local/remote debugging, backend services, SDO, C2A, Portlet wiring
tool, installation and trouble shooting etc.

If anybody wants to take IBM 399 test...

1. Please visit Camron's website, go thru his tutorials, mock tests etc.
2. Study well JSR 168 specifications.
3. IBM Red Book for IRAD 6.0 Portlet Development.
4. Infocenter.

cheers
Shailesh
SCJP, SCWCD, IBM 287, IBM 399.
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Rick posted Sunday, April 08, 2007April 08, 2007 7:53 PM08:53 AM
Rangers
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Member # 143166 Hi,

Congratulations!

Where can I find Cameron's website?

Regards,
Rick

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SCJP 5.0
SCWCD 1.4
IBM Certified Associate Developer -- Rational Application Developer
for WebSphere Software V6.0
IBM Certified Solution Developer - IBM WebSphere Portal V6.0

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Shailesh posted Monday, April 09, 2007April 08, 2007 9:10 AM10:10 PM
Joshi
greenhorn
Member # 134407 visit www.examscam.com

cheers
Joe
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Rick posted Monday, April 09, 2007April 09, 2007 8:10 PM09:10 AM
Rangers
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Member # 143166 mmmm, I once purchased a book from ExamScam and it
was a total waste of (a lot of) money!

You won't find me anywhere near that site biut thakns for the info!

Regards,
Rick

[ April 09, 2007: Message edited by: Rick Rangers ]

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SCJP 5.0
SCWCD 1.4
IBM Certified Associate Developer -- Rational Application Developer
for WebSphere Software V6.0
IBM Certified Solution Developer - IBM WebSphere Portal V6.0

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Cameron W. posted Monday, April 09, 2007April 09, 2007 8:35 PM09:35 AM
McKenzie
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Member # 132569 The JSR-168 mock exams and tutorials are here:

IBM Portlet Test 829 and IBM Portal Exam 829 Exam Questions and
JSR168 Tutorials

Congratulations on the pass. I'm glad my online tests could help.


I've had a great response from people taking the online exam
simulation, and then passing the actual exam. Tests 829 and 399 are
actually pretty tough exams.

Cheers!

-Cameron McKenzie

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Author of What is WebSphere??? and the SCJA Certification Guide


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