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Axel Janssen
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Hi,
with some quite serious preparation, I have not found it too dificult.
Result is 88%.
Like others allready have said, Larman is the most important book for the test.
While first reading his book 2 years or so ago I have found it a little bit annoying to read. Now the second time it was much more pleasant experience. A lot of ground about oo, rup and uml is covered.
The whole preparation has given me some ideas where to better our own oo/rup based practise, I think.
Lots of big diagrams and text.
For the uml stuff you need to know the basics, but those really quite well. No questions about nasty details.
There were very few (and quite basic) questions about GoF-Design patterns. Its good idea to really understand the stuff, which Larman calls GRASP design patterns. Those are general principles about OO-design.
And you need to have some idea about RUP.
I've used whizlab test simulator and for sure it has helped to get a good score. I consider their last hours preparation summary as the best text about the stuff covered in the exam. Don't be fooled by the whizlabs. Their tests are much tougher than the real one. It was hard fight for me to boost my performance from 62% in first exam to 75% in last one. Some questions there are quite exotic. Anyway its good questions and very usefull explanation.
good luck to everyone
Axel
[ January 16, 2004: Message edited by: Axel Janssen ]
 
Pradeep Chopra
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Congratulations Axel for wonderful Success!!
Thanks a lot for your appreciation of our product! It would be great if you could send a detailed review of yours on our product to our Customer Relationship Cell at feedback@whizlabs.com.
Good luck for your future exams and career!
Best wishes,
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Serge Adzinets
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Congratulations, Axel!
A nice score
What UML book did you use?
Is there any free mock exam for this test?
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Axel Janssen
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you get lots of material in file section yahoo group ooad_meda.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ooad_meda/files/
(you need to register).
You might try to get copy of Larman book, too.
question: what does .by mean
bulgarya, belarusya?
 
Serge Adzinets
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.by stands for Belarus. In USSR, it was Byelorussia, that's why .by.
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