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1, Application Development Exam
for some more information on the tests and levels
http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/certs/ws_index.shtml some important points to note in the links
IBM WebSphere Portal V5.1, Application Development Exam Competencies (Exam 399): Job Role Description / Target Audience
This certification targets intermediate level J2EE developers, architects or consultants with extensive product knowledge, who design or develop portal solutions. These individuals have a breadth of knowledge in basic operational services and skills for IBM WebSphere Portal Enable V5.1 and can: • program and design portal solutions using IBM WebSphere Portal V5.1. • develop, test, debug, deploy, and configure portlets based on JSR 168 and the IBM provided extensions plus other applicable JAVA standards for portlet development. • understand portal development, portlet development, and debugging using IBM Rational Application Developer (RAD)
Prerequisite Skills and Knowledge
(Note: Knowledge and skills one needs to possess before beginning to prepare for this job role certification) • Strong knowledge of JAVA programming • Experience with Rational Application Developer (RAD) • Experience with JavaServer Pages Standard Tag library (JSTL) • In-depth understanding of WebSphere Portal • Understanding of J2EE web container programming
The test consists of six sections containing a total of approximately 51 multiple-choice questions. The percentages after each section reflect the approximate distribution of the total question set across the sections. Section 1 - Install, Set up and Configure the Development Environment (8%) A. Understand software prerequisites B. Choose development scenarios (Topologies) C. Diagnose problems with development environment installation Section 2 - Architecting a Portal Solution (12%) A. Identify portal dependencies on existing software B. Use out-of-the-box portlets C. Search the Workplace Solutions Catalog D. Size the custom portlets that have to be written E. Develop themes, skins and screens Section 3 - Write a Portlet (43%) A. .Describe the portlet life cycle B. Develop Portlet applications utilizing Portlet JSR 168 API core objects C. Effectively utilize portlet configuration and state objects to control portlet behavior D. Effectively utilize portlet modes and states E. Implement action processing F. Use APIs to forward and redirect URLs G. Support multiple markup H. Embed references to resources within a portlet I. Effectively use JSPs to supply portlet rendering markup J. Support multiple locales, clients and devices within a portlet application K. Compile and package a WAR file L. Work with portlet deployment descriptors (caching) M. Make effective use of portlet application wizards
Section 4 - Testing and debugging a Portal Solution (12%) A. Set up portlet parameters B. Debug a portlet using a local Portal Unit Test Environment (UTE) C. Debug a portlet using WebSphere Portal remote server attach D. Troubleshoot portlet applications Section 5 - Backend Porlet Services (17%) A. Use a portlet service B. Create a portlet service C. Configure and access application-specific data sources D. Use Service Data Objects (SDO) tooling to enable access to remote systems E. Utilize the credential vault service F. Implement cooperative portlets Section 6 - Additional Portlet Concepts (8%) A. Use struts concepts within the portal framework and JavaServer Faces B. Implement personalization within portlet application C. Utilize business process engine (bpe) API IBM WebSphere Certification Test Fees The IBM WebSphere certification test fees are set to the economy of a country. For the applicable test fee within your country, refer to the test delivery vendor. In general, however, effective January 1, 2007, the test fees are as follows (shown in USA dollars): $150 in developed countries $ 75 in emerging market countries
IBM Certified Application Developer - WebSphere Commerce V6.0
http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/certs/12004101.shtml Job Role Description / Target Audience This intermediate level technical professional is an individual who understands WebSphere Commerce architecture and is able to use the WebSphere Commerce development tools to create and customize WebSphere Commerce V6.0. This professional should be familiar with the data model and programming model for WebSphere Commerce, common WebSphere Commerce programming techniques, and methods for extending the base WebSphere Commerce functionality. This professional is able to perform the following development tasks: • • • • • • • • • • successfully install and configure the development tool customize the store front customize the web-based administration tools customize the underlying business logic integrate with back-end systems and external applications test and debug create load files for site/store data deploy customized code understand possible migration issues describe integration with Sales Center and Gift Center
To attain the IBM Certified Application Developer - IBM WebSphere Commerce V6.0 certification, candidates must possess the skills outlined under Recommended Prerequisites below and pass 1 test. To prepare for this test, based on the job role and test objectives, take the link to Test 217 below, and refer to the Test Preparation tab.
Recommended Skills (knowledge and skills one needs to possess before beginning to prepare for this job role certification)
Good understanding of: • • • • • XML technologies J2EE architecture Rational Application Developer SQL and relational database concepts J2EE development including JSP, JSTL, Java Beans, EJBs, etc.
This certification requires 1 test(s). Test(s):
1. Test 217 - IBM WebSphere Commerce V6.0 Application Development Test 217 - IBM WebSphere Commerce V6.0 Application Development
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Number of questions: 52 Time allowed in minutes: 75 Required passing score: 52% Test languages: English
The test consists of six sections containing a total of approximately 52 multiple-choice questions. The percentages after each section title reflect the approximate distribution of the total question set across the sections. Section 1 - WebSphere Commerce Toolkit Development Environment (13%) • • • • • • Install the development tool Configure the development environment Configure tracing Package store customizations Publish starter stores Enable workspaces
Section 2 - Architecture and Data Model (21%) • • • • • • Describe the application framework Describe the integration architecture and integration points Use on-line documentation Describe the data model Create load files for site/store data Describe the major subsystems
Section 3 - Customize the Store Front (27%) • • • • • • • • • Develop store front pages Create a new view Provide access control for views Use proper development techniques for creating cached pages Maintain store text and property files Create store pages that support globalization Handle errors in store pages Describe the provided business models Modify store flows
Section 4 - Customize the Business Logic (21%) • • • • • Create and configure payment plugins Extend the persistence layer Enforce access control in commands Create and extend commerce commands Handle errors in commerce commands
Section 5 - Customize WebSphere Commerce Tools (6%) • • Describe the tools architecture Use the tools framework to add components
Section 6 - Integrate with Back-end Systems and Additional Software Components (12%) • • • • • Implement web services Configure support for MQ Series Add support for IBM Gift Center Describe the IBM Sales Center architecture Integrate with Coremetrics
To prepare for Test 217, it is first recommended that you are familiar with the job role description and the parameters this certification is based on, as well as have knowledge of the topics outlined in the test objectives/skills measured on the test. Compare your own technical level to the test objectives and the recommended training resources, and then determine for yourself how much preparation you require. Note that these educational sources are recommended, but not required (*) before taking a certification test. Before preparing for the certification test, it is recommended that you measure your current level of skill by taking the Assessment Test (located from the Sample/Assessment Test link above). After you have completed your test preparation/training, you can assess your improved level of skill and readiness for the certification test, by re-taking the Assessment Test. You can prepare for the test via the collective sources below. (*) Notes: 1. The recommended educational resources listed are not intended to be a substitute for, but should complement, relevant practical experience. 2. Every effort has been made to make the recommended educational resources as complete and as accurate as possible, but no warranty of fitness is implied. The resources provided are on an as is basis. IBM shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damages arising from course or publication content.
Classroom Course Course title: IBM WebSphere Commerce V6 Hands-on Training for Developers Course duration: 4.0 days Course number: SW541 Abstract: Learn the skills necessary to customize the basic features of an IBM WebSphere Commerce site and learn the skills required to customize the new and unique features of IBM WebSphere Commerce V6. During this course, you practice the key tasks involved in implementing customizations for the support of a commerce enterprise using IBM WebSphere Commerce V6.
Online course Course title: IBM WebSphere Commerce Fundamentals Course duration: Varies Course number: SW866 Abstract: This course is intended as the starting point for those who are new to Commerce and need an introduction to Commerce functions and capabilities before undertaking the role specific training. It is a self-directed, self-paced course that is divided into modules to allow students to select and customize the training to meet their individual educational requirements.
Course title: Introduction to IBM WebSphere Commerce V6.0 Store Development Course duration: Varies Course number: SW868 Abstract: Skilled Java or Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) developers, and solution designers get an introduction to the IBM WebSphere Commerce V6 programming architecture and development environment. This knowledge is required in order to learn to design and develop the customizations for IBM WebSphere Commerce that may be desired in support of a specific commercial enterprise.
IBM WebSphere Commerce V6.0
Acquire a good working knowledge of the product, and study the product documentation and tutorials
WebSphere Commerce Developer Installation Guide V6.0
Web Resource : Info Centers:
WebSphere Commerce Information Center / WebSphere Commerce V6 Online Help Rational Application Development Information Center
*Reference "Creating enterprise beans* section only
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