The 312-49 test measures an individual’s ability to identify an intruder’s footprints and to properly gather the necessary evidence to prosecute. Before taking the 312-49 test, you should practice the following:

  1. Understand Internet laws of different countries.
  2. Review first responder procedure and CSIRT.
  3. Know the functions of file system, hard disk, and digital media devices.
  4. Understand Windows, Linux and Macintosh boot process.
  5. Practice Windows forensic tools.
  6. Identify commands and different kits of Linux forensics.
  7. Identify software and hardware tools for data acquisition and duplication.
  8. Identify partition recovery tools and methods.
  9. Understand different attacks and tools of steganography.
  10. Know about the password cracking tools and attacks.
  11. Understand wireless and Web attacks.
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Q. What is the Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) 312-49 exam?
A. The Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) 312-49 exam recognizes knowledge and skills of a candidate to identify, track, and prosecute the cyber-criminals. It also recognizes the knowledge of detecting hacking attacks and properly extracting evidence to report the crime and conduct audits to prevent future attacks. It deals with the various possible applications and methods of cyber crime. The computer hacking forensic investigator exam give knowledge about preparation and application of forensic methods in electronic media.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) 312-49 exam?
A. There are no prerequisites for writing the Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) 312-49 exam, although it is recommended that candidate take CEH Exam before enrolling into CHFI program. However it is not mandatory to pass CEH exam before applying for CHFI exam.
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Q. What is the 312-50 CEH-v6 exam?

A. EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacking test is designed to measure your level of knowledge and hack skill based on Ethical Hacking Concept. The EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacking exam covers the hacking concepts such as hacking fundamentals, footprinting, scanning, enumeration, Google hacking, System Hacking, Linux System Security, Trojans, Backdoors, virus, worms, Sniffers, IDS, Firewalls, Honeypots, session hijacking, Web server hacking, Wireless hacking, Cryptography, Database Hacking, physical security, and social engineering attacks.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the 312-50 CEH-v6 exam?

A. There are two eligibility criteria for appearing in this exam:

  • Candidate has attended training for the CEH course at any EC-Council authorized training center.
  • OR

  • If the candidate chooses self study, he must have at least two years of information security related experience.

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EC-Council has specified more than 80 objectives for the CEH-v6 certification exam, which are grouped under 26 modules. Following are some important areas in which an individual should possess good knowledge before taking the CEH-v6 312-50 Ethical Hacker exam:

  1. Understanding elements of security, security fundamentals, and security Testing.
  2. Understanding seven-step information gathering process.
  3. Performing information gathering, determining network range, identify active machines, finding open ports and applications, OS fingerprinting, and mapping the network.
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The Microsoft test 70-502 measures an individual’s ability to develop and implement Windows-based applications based on the Windows Presentation Foundation technology by using Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5. The individual must have a sound knowledge of Visual Studio 2008. Before taking the 70-502 test, you should practice the following:

  1. Select an application type and manage its responsiveness.
  2. Configure event handling, commands, page-based navigation, and application settings.
  3. Select and configure content controls, item controls, and layout panels.
  4. Integrate Windows Forms controls into a WPF application.
  5. Create user and custom controls.
  6. Create and display two-dimensional and three-dimensional graphics.
  7. Create and manipulate documents.
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The Microsoft test 70-503 measures an individual’s ability to develop distributed applications by using technologies such as XML Web services, .NET remoting, and Windows enterprise services. The individual must have a sound knowledge of Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 to build distributed applications. Before taking the 70-503 test, you should practice the following:

  1. Define Service, Data, Operation, and Message contracts.
  2. Process generic messages.
  3. Create and configure service endpoints.
  4. Manage consistency between life cycle, sessions, concurrency, and binds.
  5. Host a service in a managed application.
  6. Host a service on a Web server.
  7. Create custom behaviors.
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The CISSP test is designed to certify users who have a minimum of five years of professional experience in information security. The CISSP test covers implementing security policy, identifying security threats, and developing countermeasures using firewall systems and attack-recognition technologies. Before taking the CISSP test, you should practice the following:

  1. Implement network perimeter security and elements of an effective security policy.
  2. Implement encryption, including the three main encryption methods used in internetworking.
  3. Implement public key infrastructure and hashing function.
  4. Implement firewalls on the network.
  5. Understand firewall system planning, including levels of protection.
  6. Use tools to evaluate key security parameters, including techniques for security accounts.
  7. Implement system patches and fixes, including application of system patches.
  8. Audit security and assess network risk factor.
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The CX310-090(Sun Certified Business Component Developer for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition 1.3) test checks your ability to understand, test, and develop basic EJB codes. It requires you to have a good understanding of enterprise Java beans 2.0, and the ability to write code for well-defined design applications. The test asks all sorts of tricky questions, which you might not encounter in the real world. Practicing the following things with the subject will make you confident enough of scoring well in the test:

  1. Identify characteristics, programming restrictions, and benefits of EJB 2.0. Understand the responsibilities of the EJB container and those of a bean provider.
  2. Identify the methods that are exposed and that are hidden from a client through interfaces using the client view in case of session bean and entity bean home and remote interfaces.
  3. Understand the differences between stateless session beans, stateful session beans, entity beans, and message-driven beans for EJB 2.0.
  4. Identify methods that are present in local home interface, local component interface, remote home, and remote component interface. Some methods may be present in more than one interface.
  5. Understand the life cycles of session, entity, and message-driven beans.
  6. Identify correctly-implemented deployment descriptor elements for an enterprise Java bean.
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The Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer for the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition, Version 1.0 certification exam is meant for software developers who are developing mobile applications by using the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) technology.

The devices include cellular phones, PDAs, set top boxes, etc. Before taking the test, an individual must practice in the following areas:

  • Understand JTWI specifications.
  • Understand J2ME configuration and profiles.
  • Understand various wireless messaging APIs.
  • Understand different types of messages.
  • Understand the limitations of the Java Virtual Machine for CLDC.
  • Understand the limitations of mobile devices in terms of memory, processing speed, screen size, etc.
  • Develop MIDlets using different user interfaces.
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Q. What are the prerequisites for the SCMAD Version 1.0 exam?

A. Before taking the SCMAD version 1.0 exam, you must first pass the Sun Certified Java Programmer exam (CX310-025 or CX310-035 or CX310-055 or CX310-065).

Q. What are the exam objectives?

A. The exam objectives can be found at

Q. What is the exam fee?

A. The fee for the exam is US$200. However, discounts may be available on the exam, and you can get the details from your nearest prometric center. The list of prometric centers can be found at the prometric site.

Q. How can I register for my exam?

A. After you purchase your exam voucher, you can contact an authorized prometric center to schedule your exam date, time, and location. Sun Java certifications can be taken only in authorized prometric centers, in the country where the exam voucher is purchased. You can book the exam within one year from the date of purchase of vouchers. The exam date may depend on your choice (and availability of slot) in your selected test center.

Q. What are the types of questions asked in the exam?

A. The questions are of three types as follows:

  • Single answer type questions
  • Multiple choice type questions
  • Drag and drop questions

There are instructions to choose the number of correct answers (for example choose 2 or choose 3). You will be asked to click the exhibit button to display the code for drag and drop.

Q. How many questions are asked in the exam?

A. There are 68 questions in the exam. To pass the exam, you need to score at least 55% (i.e. 38 out of 68).

Q. What is the duration of the exam?

A. 150 minutes

Q. What are other important factors that I should consider while taking the test?

A. On the day of the test, you need to reach the examination center at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time. When you contact the prometric center in-charge, he will take you to a room with a computer that you will use for the exam. He will also provide you with a pen-paper/white board-marker for rough work. He will guide you on the instructions to take the exam. Once you are ready, you can ask him to start the exam.

You are not allowed to take anything with you to the test center, not even your water bottle or any food. You need to carry two identity proofs of which at least one should have a photo attached.

Once you complete the exam, you can ask the center in-charge for the result.

The center in-charge will give a printed report of your score. The sheet will tell you whether you have passed and the percentage of marks in various areas (a graph will indicate your score in different divisions).

Q. What is the exam retake policy?

A. If you fail in the SCMAD Version 1.0 exam, you will have to purchase a new exam voucher to retake the exam. You will have to wait for at least 2 weeks before you can retake the exam.
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