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Regarding IBM UML Exam

 
vishme vish
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Hi Everyone,

I am preparing for IBM UML Exam, and i have got UML Distilled book by Martin Fowler. I have completed SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD certifications.

Will this book be sufficient, to pass the exam

Any Suggestions would be appreciated

Thanks in Advance
 
Gian Franco
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Hi,

Fowler's book is not sufficient. You will
need to read Larman's book as well.

Additionally make sure you do some mock
exams as well. I used Whizlabs, and some
other exams found on a Yahoo forum, I
can't recal the exact name (something like
OOAD MEDA).

In any case a fellow JavaRancher M.Zaikin
has posted some links to his free magnet
mocker with, what a coincidence , UML
tests. I think it's worth a try.

Good luck,

Gian
 
Paul Michael
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Hi Vishme,

Gian's right, you need to read Larman's book as well.

I just finished taking the exam this morning. (Phil. time)
I was very surprised with the results! I got 90%! (Praise God!)

I used both Larman's and Fowler's books. But I wasn't able read them both from cover to cover.
I also tried Whizlabs Simulator which I think is very very useful.
(Note: I wasn't able to pass the sample tests during my first try.)

Lastly, I tried following the tips from fellow ranchers to try to answer non case study related questions quickly then go back to answering case study questions so you'll have plenty of time to spare for those lengthy questions.

Hope this helps!


[ January 28, 2008: Message edited by: Paul Michael ]
 
Durgaprasad Guduguntla
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Hi Paul,

What editions of Martin and Larman books did you use for preparation of the exam? I heard that the latest editions have UML2.0. Please advice.
 
Mikalai Zaikin
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Originally posted by Durgaprasad Guduguntla:

What editions of Martin and Larman books did you use for preparation of the exam? I heard that the latest editions have UML2.0. Please advice.


Both Martin and Larman must be *second* edition.

As far as I remember, third editions of these books are updated for UML 2.0 (Larman has extended case study as well), while 000-486 exam requires UML 1.4 knowledge.

regards,
MZ
 
Paul Michael
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Thanks Mikalai! If I only tried using Magnet Mocker maybe I could have gotten a higher score? Anyway, are you also preparing for SCJA?

Mikalai's correct, I used the 2nd edition of both books. Best wishes in your exam Durgaprasad!
[ January 28, 2008: Message edited by: Paul Michael ]
 
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