The Sun Certified Associate for the Java Platform, Standard Edition, Exam Version 1.0 certification exam is meant for people who aspire to make a career in the software development industry using Java technologies.

Before taking this exam, you must practice the following:

  1. Understand the three Object-Oriented Programming(OOP) principles- encapsulation, polymorphism, and inheritance.
  2. Understand UML (Unified Modeling Language) representation of object-oriented concepts.
  3. Design UML diagrams for Java classes, packages, interfaces etc.
  4. Identify Java Platform Technologies such as J2SE, J2ME, and J2EE.
  5. Develop code that uses primitives such as integer, boolean, floating point etc.
  6. Develop code that declares concrete classes, abstract classes, and interfaces.
  7. Develop code that supports implementation and interface inheritance.
  8. Develop code that declares instance attributes and methods.
  9. Develop code that uses the Java access modifiers namely private and public.
  10. Identify fundamental types of statements namely assignment, conditional, and iteration.
  11. Understand the use of packages in the Java language, and the proper use of import and package statements.
  12. Identify the types of classes for the Java packages such as java.awt, javax.swing, java.io, java.net, java.util, etc.
  13. Understand the basic characteristics, benefits, drawbacks, and deployment issues related to creating clients using J2ME midlets.
  14. Understand the basic characteristics of EJB, servlets, JSP, JMS, JNDI, SMTP, JAX-RPC, Web Services (including SOAP, UDDI, WSDL, and XML), and JavaMail.
  15. Understand at a high level the fundamental benefits and drawbacks of using J2EE server-side technologies, and comparing the basic characteristics of the web-tier, business-tier, and EIS tier.

Q. What is the 70-634 exam?
A. Microsoft’s 70-634 exam is designed to help project managers apply the leading project management best practices and methodologies as established by the Project Management Institute (PMI), resulting in better project outcomes, greater efficiency, and optimal resource management. Successful candidates for the Pro: Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, Managing Projects and Programs certification have experience in managing project and non-project efforts, risks, issues, documents, task progress, and timesheets.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the 70-634 exam?
A. There are no specific prerequisites for this test; however, candidates should have experience managing projects in the EPM environment, including risks, issues, documents, task progress, and timesheets. Familiarity with the key project management concepts and terminology found in the Project Management Institute’s “A Guide to the Project Management Book of Knowledge” (PMBOK Guide) is recommended.

Q. What credit does the 70-634 exam provide?
A. Exam 70-634: Pro: Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, Managing Projects and Programs counts as credit toward the following certification(s):

Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Project Management with Microsoft Office Project Server 2007

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. This exam consists of multiple-choice questions. There are no case study type questions and the test is not adaptive. You will be required to attempt approximately 55 questions.

Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. Candidates are required to attempt all the questions in approximately 120 minutes.

Q. Which type of the test is it? (Adaptive/Linear)
A. The exam 70-634 is in linear format.

Q. What is the passing score?
A. You need a score of 700 to pass the exam.

Q. What are the skills being measured for the exam?
A. The Microsoft 70-634 exam is designed to measure an individual’s knowledge and expertise on deploying, building, designing, optimizing, and operating technologies for a particular job role. This certification exam is designed to be relevant in today’s rapidly changing IT marketplace, Microsoft Certifications help you utilize evolving technologies, fine-tune your troubleshooting skills, and improve your job satisfaction.

Q. Where to take the test?
A. The test can be taken at Certiport center.

Q. What is the exam fee?
A. The exam fee is US$50.

Q. What is the 70-451 exam?
A. Microsoft’s 70-451: PRO: Designing Database Solutions and Data Access Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008exam is targeted at the professional level SQL Server 2008 Database Developer. It tests the user ability to make appropriate design and technology choice considerations for your SQL Server 2008 installations.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the 70-451 exam?
A. This exam has no prerequisite.

Q. What credit does the 70-451 exam provide?
A. Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Database Developer 2008

Q. What certificate does it provide?
A. This certificate provides credit towards Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Database Developer 2008.

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. 45-55 approximately.

Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. 120 minutes

Q. Which type of the test is it? (Adaptive/Linear)
A. Linear

Q. What is the passing score?
A. 700 out of 1000

Q. What is the test retake policy?
A. Take a Second Shot at Certification and Advance Your Career. Now, back by popular demand, Second Shot provides a free retake if you do not pass an IT professional or developer Microsoft Certification exam the first time.

Q. What are the code languages available for the 70-451 exam?
A. English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified).

Q. What are the skills being measured for the 70-451 exam?
A. The exam covers the following topics:

  1. Designing a Database Strategy
  2. Designing Database Tables
  3. Designing Programming Objects
  4. Designing a Transaction and Concurrency Strategy
  5. Designing an XML Strategy
  6. Designing Queries for Performance
  7. Designing a Database for Optimal Performance

Q. Where to take the test?
A. Prometric