Passing score: 66%
Number of questions: 78
IBM SOA Fundamentals (000-664 Exam)
1. Read the study material and know it by heart.
BPEL, service composition, orchestration, composite applications, service reuse. ESB, VETO, transformation, routing. Fine-grained vs. coarse-grained services. XA protocol, compensating transactions, idempotent operations. Calling/exchange paradigms: asynchronous, synchronous, callback, polling, fan-out, callout, uni-directional, bi-directional, fork/join. Terminology: Web services, portlets, WSDL, XML, UDDI, WSRP, JSR, AJAX, HTTP, SSL, SOAP, EDA, JMS, SAML, SLA, canonicals, adapters. WS-* specifications: WS-ReliableMessaging, WS-Policy, WS-Coordination, WS-Security, WS-Trust, WS-Addressing. Products: Service Registry, Service Bus, Policy Directory, BAM, Web Services Manager.
Follow what I mentioned in "Preparing for the Exam". This will give you what you need to cover 75% of the exam. Questions are not technical in nature. For example, you will not find questions that ask "What is the request security token structure in WS-Trust?" You will most likely encounter questions such as "Company X currently has services on a legacy system and want to migrate them off. What should they do?" Go through the mock exams. Know theBEA White Paper Domain Model For SOA by heart. If you would like the summary and study notes I made from this white paper, then contact me and I'll be happy to share it. The IBM mock exams I listed above have a few questions that are similar to those that appear in the exam, so going through them will probably firm up your concepts.