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Passed 486 - 83% Easy to tackle

 
John Pritchard
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I was one of the lucky few who got a free test voucher last year from IBM. It was set to expire tomorrow so I had procrastinated long enough.
This test is not difficult if you have worked on any medium sized project that used Use Cases and did some modeling. I did not study for this exam but in retrospect, Larman's book is probably all that is needed.
Here's what I saw:
UML
- You only need to be comfortable with the symbology for aggregation/composition in class diagrams.
- You should know what an activity diagram looks like
- You should be able to read a sequence diagam with guard condictions and iterations
- Be very comfortable with what a deployment diagram is used for
Architecure
- I had a number of question on concurrency and which diagrams best support analysis/changes to concurrency requirements
- Several questions on MVC and which layer of objects is responsibel for what
- Be comfortable with looking at a use case, a corresponing class diagram, and knowing how/where to add new responsibilities to new and existing classes
Misc
- A few questions on how to organize your team around Use Cases and package hierarchies
- No questions on lifecycle phases
Overall not a difficult test. As another writer observed there are a few questions that appear subjective (at least that's how I'm defining my 83%
 
Wahid Sadik
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Nice tips Jim.
After attending the exam yesterday, i feel that a guideline like your would be very helpful for all.
 
Vijay S. Rathore
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Congratulations
 
Mohit Deshpande
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Congratulations John !!!
 
Fisher Daniel
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Congratulations to you...
daniel
 
Francis Siu
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Well done & Congratulations!
thanks for you to share your experience
 
John Lee
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Congratulations!
 
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