IBM Certified Associate Developer - Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V6

Computer certification programs are setting the standards for the information technology (IT) industry worldwide. Although most careers in the IT and communications fields are lucrative and lead to rapid advancement, you can move ahead even more rapidly if you have been certified. In fact, you often can earn a salary increase of 20% or more once you become certified. Nowadays, having a degree in computer science just isn't enough. Companies are demanding that their IT professionals be certified as a way to measure their skills as well as to guarantee that they can perform their jobs successfully. In short, certification will help a computer professional get a good job and stay competitive in what is now a highly demanding IT environment.

This training would be beneficial for individuals looking for IT job positions such as: Web Designer, Web Site Editor, Creative Director, Web Director, Programmer, Game Programmer, Microsoft Visual Basic Programmer, Microsoft C# Programmer, Senior .NET Developer or a Director of Programming.

This certification requires product knowledge and experience with IBM Rational Web Developer for WebSphere Software V6.0 or IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V6.0.

This certification involves a stand-alone entry level test and is not a prerequisite for other IBM certifications. It is intended for new adopters of IBM Rational Web Developer or IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V6.0, specifically professionals and students entering into Web development using IBM products.

Exam 255: Developing with IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V6.0

The test consists of seven sections containing a total of approximately 55 multiple-choice questions. The percentages after each section reflect the approximate distribution of the total question set across the sections.

Section 1 - Workbench Basics (15%)

  • Set Workbench preferences
  • Work with prespectives and views
  • Use the import and export wizards
  • Use the Help feature to aid in development activities
  • Use the Local History to compare and replace resources
  • Manage workspaces

Section 2 - Java Developmen (24%)

  • Create Java projects packages, classes, and methods
  • Manage the Java Build Path
  • Use the Outline view
  • Use the refactoring features
  • Use the Java editor features such as content assist and code formatting
  • Add and organize import declarations
  • Use the Java search function
  • Use the Task and Problems views
  • Use the Hierarchy view
  • Use the resource and project property dialogues

Section 3 - Web Development (20%)

  • Create dynamic and static Web projects
  • Understand classpath and module dependencies
  • Use Page Designer to add and modify HTML, JavaScript, and JSP content
  • Configure Web project properties
  • Understand the available JSF (JavaServer Faces) development tools
  • Understand the available Struts development tools
  • Create and configure Servlets

Section 4 - Databases (5%)

  • Create a database connection
  • Use the SQL Statement wizard
  • Sample contents of a database table

Section 5 - Running Applications (9%)

  • Use WebSphere Application Server V6 to run J2EE applications
  • Create and configure data sources
  • Add and remove projects from the server
  • Run stand-alone Java applications

Section 6 - Debugging and Testing (18%)

  • Manage breakpoints
  • Step through and examine Java code
  • View variables and execute, display and inspect expressions
  • Create and run code in Scrapbook page
  • Perform JSP debugging
  • Use step-by-step debugging
  • Locate and view WebSphere application server logs
  • Perform unit testing using JUnit

Section 7 - Packaging and Deployment (9%)

  • Create J2EE projects
  • Import and export J2EE modules
  • Create and locate resources in the appropriate location of the project hierarchy
  • Work with Web and Application Deployment Descriptor Editors

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