The CX310-083 (Sun Certified Web Component Developer for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition 1.5) test checks your ability to use the basic syntax and structure of the Servlet and JSP pages. This test requires you to have a good understanding of Java, Servlets, and JSP pages, and the ability to write code for well-defined design applications. For this purpose, along with studying books and taking various practice tests, you should also practice with Servlets and JSP code. This will let you learn a lot of things that are of great importance from the test point of view. The test asks all sorts of tricky questions that you might not consider in the real world. Practicing the following things with the subject will make you confident enough of scoring well in the test:

  1. Use the HTTP and HttpServlet methods and use sequence of the Servlet life cycle.
  2. Write code using the HttpServletRequest and HttpServletResponse interfaces.

  3. Describe the purpose and semantics of the deployment descriptor and construct the correct structure of the deployment descriptor and a WAR file.
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Q. What is the pre-requisite for taking the 1z0-045 test?

A. 1z0-045 is an upgrade test for all Oracle 8i OCPs (1z0-020). Therefore, to give 1z0-045, you must be 8i OCP. 1z0-045 is titled as Oracle Database 10g DBA New Features for Oracle8i OCPs. The best way to study for any certification is self-studying and getting hands on the software.
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Oracle has designed 1z0-045 (Oracle Database 10g DBA New Features for Oracle8i OCPs) as an upgrade certification test, which helps you to upgrade from an Oracle 8i Certified Professional to an Oracle 10g Certified Professional (OCP). Apart from studying books and taking various practice tests, you should also practice with Oracle 10g software, which will be of great importance from the test point of view.

Before taking this exam, you should practice the following:

  1. Install Oracle 10g.
  2. Use EM to perform various activities pertaining to a database.
  3. Use data pump commands to import and export data.
  4. Identify advisor’s recommendations to manage the space within a database.
  5. Recognize and manage the server-generated alerts.
  6. Automate tasks with scheduler.
  7. Define VLDB supports.
  8. Perform database backup and recovery with enhanced features.
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Q. What is the pre-requisite for taking the 1z0-040 test?

A. The prerequisite for the 1z0-040 test is Oracle Database 10g: New Features for Administrators Release 2 (1z0-030). The 1z0-040 (OCP) is a step that upgrades your 9i OCP credential to 10g credential. Generally, one test is required for OCPs to upgrade to each new release of an Oracle DBA track. The Oracle Database 10g certification track is a step towards a successful career as an Oracle professional. However, you must be well experienced with the SQL before you take the test. Self-studying and self-schooling can certainly help you prepare for the test. This will require a lot of dedication and practice managing a database and newly added features in 10g.

Q. How can you register for the test?

A. Register yourself through the registered PearsonVUE testing center. After getting yourself registered for the test, you can contact the testing center to know the schedule (date and time) of your test. Oracle certifications can be taken only at authorized PearsonVUE centers world-wide. The test date may depend on your choice (and availability of slot) in your selected test center. You may choose to register yourself online at http://www.pearsonvue.com/oracle/

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Oracle has designed 1z0-040 (Oracle Database 10g: New features for Administrators) as an upgrade certification test, which helps you to upgrade from an Oracle 9i Certified Professional to an Oracle 10g Certified Professional (OCP). Apart from studying books and taking various practice tests, you should also practice with Oracle software. While practicing with Oracle, you can learn a lot of things of great importance from the test point of view.

Before taking this exam, you should practice the following:

  1. Install Oracle 10g.
  2. Define policy-based database configuration framework.
  3. Use EM to perform various activities pertaining to a database.
  4. Use data pump commands to import and export data.
  5. Identify advisor’s recommendations to manage the space within a database.
  6. Recognize and manage the server-generated alerts.
  7. Automate tasks with scheduler.
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The CX310-056 (Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 5.0 Upgrade Exam) checks your real ability as a programmer. In fact, it is totally scenario-based, rather than knowledge-based. The prerequisite for the test is that you must have successfully completed the previous version of the Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform exam. This test requires you to have a good understanding of the Java language and the capability to write code for well-defined design applications. For this purpose, along with studying books and taking various practice tests, you should also practice well with Java. There will be less of “direct questions” and more questions will be of “find the output type”. Moreover, questions of the type “Drag-n-Drop” have been added. More questions will be based on new topics added to the language mainly generics, autoboxing/unboxing, covariant return, variable length arguments, static import, enums, and for-each loop. Although not many direct questions will be there in the test, practicing them will help clear your fundamentals. Practicing the following with Java will make you confident enough of scoring well in the test:

  1. Write code that declares, constructs, and initializes arrays of any base type using any of the permitted forms, both for declaration and for initialization.
  2. Write code using the if and switch statements.
  3. Write code using all forms of loops including labeled and unlabeled, using break and continue statements, simple and enhanced for loop.
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The Adobe Photoshop CS ACE exam measures your knowledge and expertise on Adobe Photoshop CS. Before taking the 9A0-036 exam, you should practice the following:

  1. Retouch and modify an image using different tools available in the toolbox.
  2. Create and modify paths using pen tools and shape tools.
  3. Create different effects using Blending modes to the layers.
  4. Create different effects using layer styles.
  5. Create different effects using Gradients.
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Q. What are the prerequisites for the 9A0-036 exam?

A.There are no prerequisites for the 9A0-036 exam.

Q. What credit does the 9A0-036 exam provide?

A. On successful completion of the exam, you will be an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE), Adobe Photoshop CS.

Q. Which certification does it covers?

A. After assign the 9A0-036 exam, you can earn credit towards the Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI), ACE Print Specialist, ACE Web Specialist, ACE Video Specialist, and ACE Master certifications.
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The Adobe Photoshop CS2 ACE exam measures your knowledge and expertise on Adobe Photoshop CS2. Before taking the 9A0-044 exam, you should practice the following:

  1. Retouch and modify an image using different tools available in the toolbox.
  2. Create and modify shape layers and paths using pen tools and shape tools.
  3. Create different effects using Blending modes to the layers.
  4. Create different effects using layer styles.
  5. Create different effects using Gradients.
  6. Create different effects using Patterns.
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The Adobe Flash CS3 exam measures your knowledge and expertise in Flash CS3. Before taking the 9A0-058 exam, you should practice the following:

  1. Effectively use Libraries, Timelines, Buttons, MovieClips, Text, Symbols and Instances, and Sound in Flash movie.
  2. Use dot syntax notation.
  3. Create and use custom classes.
  4. Use the Debugger.
  5. Apply filters on movie clips and text.
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