The exam is extremely simple. I even didn't expect it to be that way. Passed with 85% on Feb 11. But I've got over year of experience working on 3 projects, including Nassau County (http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/official/county/website/Home/), at least this one is a public site and I'm proud of it.
Also if you buy practice test at CertFX (http://www.certfx.com/), the site listed on Lotus Cert page, you will be very surprised at the real exam that about 75% of the questions in the real exam are exact questions from CertFX up to the wording. I was almost shocked when I saw tehm at the exam!
When I purchased the practice test I wasn't happy about it because it cost $70 (my company reimbirsed me anyway) and still didn't cover all the areas listed in the exam guide. So I was preparing by going through all the areas in the exam guide, plus practice test for the sake of getting the impression of the way qestions can be stated.
So if you have experience, don't hesitate, take the exam! It is VERY easy! Otherwise, buy the CertFX practice test, and cover other missing areas from exam guide, then you'll be ready.
Also if you buy practice test at CertFX (http://www.certfx.com/), the site listed on Lotus Cert page, you will be very surprised at the real exam that about 75% of the questions in the real exam are exact questions from CertFX up to the wording
In such sense, I wont regard it as a practice test because you have exact the same questions (even if there are only 75% the same, but I believe it is already get a pass). The so-called practice should be regarded as braindumps already. And thus, it is not that good to encourage people to purchase braindumps products.
I'm not going to argue what should be called or not a practice test.
As I've mentioned initially I myself didn't like the CertFX practice test. But as if we have many choices with practice tests for this 190-830 exam!!!
Also, I tried to share the discovery that the real test matches the CertFX test.
And finally, what do you expect me to do: copy-paste in here CertFX test as is, which costs money?! One good thing about it though is that it has explanations to each question, and gives the sense of the real exam. Who could expect the surpise?!!
BTW, I'm not encouraging anyone. I'm only giving practical advice in this particular situation.
I ordered the "Certfx Practice test" for the IBM TEST 286 today morning and I was trying to install it, it doen't work.so patiently I submitted the ticket explaining the application problem on their site, After three hours the customer tech guy reponds me to send the screen shots, as he requested I sent them.But I want to know why i have to waste my time and energy to solve their problem after having spent $70.00 and I need the product immediately with out error and defect. I was growing little impatient and no response from them I contact them thru phone , they take message and nobody calls me. Then Again I sent the service tech request to work on my problem quickly since I have to appear for the eaxam next day.The guy writes me back "I sent you a note and said if changing your timezone to US does not work we can not solve your problem in ten minutes or less. In the future you might want to try studying a little more then a day before your exam." My belief is that He thinks that I am in India and advices me to take exam according to his convenience but for his surprise I live in USA. Afterwards I replied him back saying that He should not advice the customers since it my wish I whenever I take my exam.He gets furious and mentions that "Please refrain from profanity. This is a Christian run business" Why the hell he has to bring up the religion.This gone way beyong the topic. I really pissed off I tried to file a complaint against this guy so called I called the company for the supervisor but They took the message as usual and assured me that supervisor will call me then immediately I recieve another message from this guy stating- "Please stop harassing me. You harassed our phone service and you are harassing me. You are unprofessional and you are not the type of customer we need.Your refund will be processed tomorrow. Good luck testing." I don't understand now what my mistake is then I wrote him that I am in USA and not in different time Zone I will complain to BBB(Better business Burue) and my American friend called them on behalf of me to talk to supervisor, this time they complete treatment is improved and said that supervisor is on other line. Immediately after my reply and my friends call I recieved the message from him stating-"Look. We have 10k installs. I don't know why its not working. Those were troubleshooting ideas. Since, as you said, do not have time to troubleshoot. I offered a refund. P.S. I am the supervisor and I'm at dinner right now. So I am not calling you back." I realised that he is the supervisor who acting like Jerk. I definately going to file complaint against him at Discrimination office and BBB. My advice to you people as fellow programmer avoid this Company CertFx. I don't want you ill-treated and get insulted, loose time and money and energy for the faulty product and poor Customer service
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