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[Originally posted by mbarlotta]

Ken

- the section on EAServer certification is important; Maybe you know
of current links for sample questions or prep materials - I checked
My.Sybase.com etc. Of course I've already checked Manning.com for
updates regarding this book, and found only sections on your PB books.

(Mike) I have not seen any links, prep questions, or other useful materials to
prepare for this exam yet. I also unfortunately have not had time to take it
myself so I can not provide much more insight.


- JavaBean implementation in Jaguar is not addressed in the book, yet
it seems to be useful and relatively 'mature' (unlike JSP, etc). Am I
wrong that more examples of using (nonvisual) Java beans would be
relevant and very usefull ?

(Mike) When you say JavaBean are you talking about EJB (Enterprise JavaBeans)
if so check out chapter3. EJB is the nonvisual server-side Java component
model.

HTH

Mike
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Re: Taming Jag questions (Ken)
[Originally posted by jweiss]

> Ken
>
> - the section on EAServer certification is important; Maybe you know
> of current links for sample questions or prep materials - I checked
> My.Sybase.com etc. Of course I've already checked Manning.com for
> updates regarding this book, and found only sections on your PB books.
>
> (Mike) I have not seen any links, prep questions, or other useful materials to
> prepare for this exam yet. I also unfortunately have not had time to take it
> myself so I can not provide much more insight.
>
>

I took the beta exam just to see what it was like at the conference. I'm sure
Sybase doesn't want me divulging too much details, so I must be vague:

1) They aren't kidding when they say it is Java oriented! Unless you are
VERY comfortable using PowerJ for EAServer solutions, I would recommended you
not waste your time or money taking the test.

2) Be intimately familiar with all com.sybase.jaguar.* packages, working with
DB connection caches, intimately familiar with what it takes to Administer a
production cluster, and (surprising to me) the actual GUI of PowerJ and what
dialogs are responsible for what (there are no pictures-- you must know these
things off the top of your head).

I also believe that they have/are going to shortly updated the exam to be J2EE
oriented, including additional details like JSPs, etc.-- things that were not
on the exam in August.

HTH

Jason Weiss



> - JavaBean implementation in Jaguar is not addressed in the book, yet
> it seems to be useful and relatively 'mature' (unlike JSP, etc). Am I
> wrong that more examples of using (nonvisual) Java beans would be
> relevant and very usefull ?
>
> (Mike) When you say JavaBean are you talking about EJB (Enterprise JavaBeans)
> if so check out chapter3. EJB is the nonvisual server-side Java component
> model.
>
> HTH
>
> Mike