Rational Application Developer (RAD) Training Program

Day 1 (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
About IBM Academic Initiative (10:00 AM – 10:30 AM)
Workbench Basics (10:30 AM – 12:00 AM)
A. Set Workbench preferences
B. Work with perspectives and views
C. Use the import and export wizards
D. Use the Help feature to aid in development activities
E. Use the Local History to compare and replace resources
F. Manage workspaces
Lab 1 : Installation and workbench lab (12:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Lunch Break (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM) 
Java Development (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM)
A. Create Java projects packages, classes, and methods
B. Manage the Java Build Path
C. Use the Outline view
D. Use the refactoring features
E. Use the Java editor features such as content assist and code formatting
F. Add and organize import declarations
G. Use the Java search function
H. Use the Task and Problems views
I. Use the Hierarchy view
J. Use the resource and project property dialogues
Lab : 2 Java development lab (3:30 PM – 5:00 PM)

Day 2 (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Test/Quiz for Day-1 sessions (10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)
Web Development – Basic (11:00 AM – 12:00 AM)
A. Create dynamic and static Web projects
B. Understand classpath and module dependencies
C. Use Page Designer to add and modify HTML, JavaScript, and JSP content
D. Configure Web project properties
E. Create and configure Servlets
Running Applications (12:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
A. Use WebSphere Application Server V6 to run J2EE applications
B. Create and configure data sources
C. Add and remove projects from the server
D. Run stand-alone Java applications
E. Locate and view WebSphere application server logs
Lunch Break (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM) 
Lab 3 : Web application development Part-I lab (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM)
Databases (3:30 PM – 4:15 PM)
A. Create a database connection
B. Use the SQL Statement wizard
C. Sample contents of a database table
Lab 4 : Work with Databases (4:15 PM – 5:00 PM)

Day 3 (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Test/Quiz for Day-2 sessions (10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)
Web Development – Advance (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
F. Understand the available Struts development tools
G. Understand the available JSF (JavaServer Faces) development tools
Lab 5a : Web application development Part-II lab (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM)
Lunch Break (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM) 
Lab 5b : Web application development Part-III lab (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM)
Packaging and Deployment (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
A. Create J2EE projects
B. Import and export J2EE modules
C. Create and locate resources in the appropriate location of the project hierarchy
D. Work with Web and Application Deployment Descriptor Editors
Lab 6 : Packaging & Deployment lab (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)

Day 4 (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Test/Quiz for Day-3 sessions (10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)
Debugging Web Application (11:00 AM – 12:00 AM)
A. Perform JSP debugging
B. Use step-by-step debugging
Lab 7a : Web Application Debugging Lab (12:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Lunch Break (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM) 
Test Web Application (2:00 PM – 3:00 AM)
C. Perform unit testing using JUnit
D. Perform Web Application testing
Lab 7b : Test Web Application (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
Test/Quiz for Day-4 sessions (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)

Day 5 (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM)
Main certification Exam (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM)
Results of the IBM Online Prometric Exam held on 11 March 2011.
RADTest 000-255: Developing with IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V6 
No of Students Appeared  :  56 
No of Students Passed      :  49  ( 87.5 % Pass )
As a part of the IBM Academic Initiative and as part of the process for securing the status of IBM Centre of Excellence (COE) for our College, IBM has conducted the following two training programs for our staff and students.
Rational Functional Tester for Java (for S5 MCA students and staff of Department of Computer Applications)) during  09 - 12 February 2011  
IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V6 (for S8 B Tech (CSE) students and staff of Department of CSE) during 22 - 25  February 2011
We are the only college in Kerala to have conducted these two training programs in the year 2011. 
The IBM Prometric Online Examinations for both batches were conducted on 11 march 2011 in the IBM CoE Lab (MCA Lab) of the College. Mr. Mohammad M Shiddique (IT Specialist - AI/Rational SEED Program) of IBM India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore proctored the online examination. 
Mr. Hariharan from Shroff Publishers & Distributors Pvt Ltd, Chennai arranged an exhibition of IBM books near the IBM CoE Lab on 11 March 2011. 
Test 000-255: Developing with IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V6
Test information:
Number of questions: 55
Time allowed in minutes: 90
Required passing score: 65% or 67%