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ICED... me too..

 
Nurat Lamos
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Hello everyone,

I got ICED too ..

I had the free vouchers from IBM but could never gather enough courage to actually sit for the real thing till the last moment.

Here is the sequence of my exams

IBM 285 (March 25th 2004):- This is an easy one but does expect you to know a lot about the perspectives/menu etc.
You need hand on experience with WSAD.

------ Break ------ was away to my home country from April 2nd to April 25th ----------

IBM 286 (May 24th 2004) :- It is tougher then the 286. Expect you to know about Java and Web perspectives.
Also you would better off if you have been doing web development or studying for scwcd.

IBM 287 (June 12th 2004) :- This one is I guess the toughest out of the lot. You should still be able to pass this one
if you don't have much hands on experience with WSAD. I used Kushner's guide for 287.
The exam is highly focused on EJB's..so I believe if you go through the relevent chapters on Howard Kushner
book and read a good book on EJB you should be all set.
Don't miss http://www.ejbcertificate.com . Unfortunately, I saw it after I had taken the exam.
You can find the relevant parts on ejbcertificate.com from the 287 test objectives here http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/tests/obj287.shtml
It is an amazing tool and the best part..it's FREE.

IBM 484 (June 19th 2004):- I thought this exam was a little ambiguous. My advice, read the questions very carefully.
Here are the all the resources you would need for the exam http://www.whizlabs.com/articles/j2ee-article.html
Also, don't forget to read http://java.sun.com/blueprints/guidelines/designing_enterprise_applications_2e/index.html
I did not read it and think I should have...

IBM 340 (June 28th 2004):- Well can't say much about this one as it is totally product specific. The exam is not tough and one
should be able to clear it if you have played around enough with Websphere 5 admin and
know the parts and architecture well enough.
The pass is just 55% ... and the exam is quite close to the Sample test.

IBM 486 (June 30th 2004):- This is the last one of the lot and definately the one I enjoyed the most. I was also most
scared of this one. The exam did not turn out to be that tough....
I used Whizlabs for this one... it makes you get used to reading long questions and gives you a good
explanations on why certain answers are wrong.

If you have enough time all you need is
1. "UML Distilled" - Fowler 2. "Applying UML and Patterns" - Larman
For quick revision use notes from "Ezequiel Cuellar" at http://forums.objectsbydesign.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=249




In the end a very BIG thanks to javaranch...this is the coolest website...
Time for some

Thanks,
[ July 01, 2004: Message edited by: Nurat Lamos ]
 
Marcelo Sousa Ancelmo
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Congrats
 
Vijay S. Rathore
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Congratulations
 
Massimiliano Mercogliano
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I'm very impressed: 5 exams in 5 weeks

Great jobs and great hints.

Congratulations
 
Nicholas Cheung
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Congrad!!!

You did an excellent job!!!

What's next?

Nick
 
Nurat Lamos
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Thanks everyone...
You guys have been the motivation...

I am thinking of SCBCD to be the next one...
 
Nicholas Cheung
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I am thinking of SCBCD to be the next one

You will find no problem for SCBCD, as you have master ICED already.

Good luck.

Nick
 
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Massimiliano Mercogliano:
I'm very impressed: 5 exams in 5 weeks


Oh! Of course, this is really impressive... Congratulations!!!
 
Serge Adzinets
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Nurat, come on for the SCEA beta!
Will have no problem with it after ICED
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Nurat Lamos
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Nick, thanks for the encouragement.

I think SCBCD should be a nice one...
I have already bought Kathy and Bert�s �Head first EJB��.

Thanks, Ko Ko...

Serge, I read on the ranch about the SCEA beta coming out sometime soon�any idea when would that be ? �

Would also like to take IBM-141�I hope IBM comes out with some promotion
(I love these Graemlins)

-Nurat
[ July 02, 2004: Message edited by: Nurat Lamos ]
 
Ramon Gill
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Nurat. Congratulations. All that hard work in such a short time frame. You must be worn out.
Ray
 
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