This week's book giveaway is in the Programmer Certification forum. We're giving away four copies of OCP Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 11 Programmer I Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-815 and have Jeanne Boyarsky & Scott Selikoff on-line! See this thread for details.
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%
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