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IBM 483 Tips

Just wanted to share my experience of taking the Enterprise connectivity exam(just to test myself before going for java architect exam).
I went through following books for preparation:
a)sun's blueprints,
b) O'Reilly's EJB,
c)Building Java Enterprise Systems with J2EE
by Paul Perrone, Venkata S.R.K.R. Chaganti
d) some of the discussions in this forum

The exam covered topics related to
a)transactions, transactional attributes
b)design patterns,
c)designing enterprise applications
d)jsp design
e) ejb deployment descriptors
f) choosing ejbs
g) rmi : performance & concurrency issues
h) applet: when do we go for applet
i) databases: configuring & accessing datasources,
j)lifecycle of ejbs

h) cmp and bmp coding differences

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