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OMG UML Professional - Fundamental

 
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I just passed this exam last week. This was not exactly an easy exam - lots of questions about semi-obscure stuff in the spec. I read UML 2 Toolkit for preparation but I should've read the OMG spec.

I recommend this cert for anybody using UML extensively.
 
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Congratulations.

for anybody using UML extensively.



Do you think UML is used extensively?

Best wishes
 
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Hi,Smith: how long have you spent on this exam?
 
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All right! It's great to hear from someone else who passed the Fundamental exam. Will you be planning on taking the Intermediate-level test also?
 
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Scott, Congratulation on passing the exam!

John could you tell us which books you read to study for the exam. I started reading the UML specs, but it�s pretty cryptic and hard to understand!

Thanks!
 
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He has mentioned that he used the book: UML 2 Toolkit.

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Cheung,

Thanks for *clarifying*. However, I was asking which book John Ewing used to study and pass the test.

Thanks!
 
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Okay experts, I need your advice. I am preparing for the UML fundamental exam. So far I have read UML Distilled. I started reading the specs and found it hard to understand.

I would like to buy another book to study. From the different newsgroups these are most popular books,
UML Bible
UML Toolkit
UML for Dummies

I can afford to buy only one of these. Which one should I buy?

Thanks!
 
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Thanks for *clarifying*. However, I was asking which book John Ewing used to study and pass the test.


This is not a clarifying message.

John has said that he used *UML 2 Toolkit* to pass the exam as well. The *He* is referring to John. He has taken the exam in Feb 2004, and you may refer to his post at:
https://coderanch.com/t/144683/po/certification/OMG-Certified-UML-Professional-Fundamental

Nick
 
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I would like to buy another book to study. From the different newsgroups these are most popular books,
UML Bible
UML Toolkit
UML for Dummies

I can afford to buy only one of these. Which one should I buy?


You may also consider the book:
http://www.dpunkt.de/buch/3-89864-294-1.html
suggested by
http://www.umlcert.org/en/uml_training/index.html

Nick
 
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Yeah, I used UML 2 Toolkit - it didn't help a lot because I already knew most of that stuff from my everyday work. Reading the spec is a challenge, but I think it is probably the best way to prepare.

No, I don't think I will do the Intermediate one right now. I was in process of doing SCEA and my boss recommended the OMG cert so I need to go back to SCEA and finish up!

As for whether or not I think UML is used extensively....yes, at least at my company it is. I wish it was used more, but we are learning I think documenting architecture and design in a consistent format is a valuable thing. A couple other architects at my company are now looking at this OMG cert.
 
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Scott, Nicholas,

Thanks for replying!
[ July 29, 2004: Message edited by: Madison Moose ]
 
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Nicolas had it right - UML 2 Toolkit was my sole resource.
The spec was a little too painful to read.
 
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