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Does it make sense to take 486 exam if not aiming at ICED?

 
Claudio Lande
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I'm just interested in OOAD (IBM 486) certification but I'm not planning to pursue Ibm Certified Enterprise Developer. Does it make sense to only get OOAD?
Is OOAD considered a certification on its own? Does IBM provide some "tangible" proof for having passed the exam (written certification)?

Thank you for any information you can provide.
 
Nicholas Cheung
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Does it make sense to only get OOAD?
Is OOAD considered a certification on its own? Does IBM provide some "tangible" proof for having passed the exam (written certification)?

Depends on what you need.

For me, it is not make sense to take IBM 486 without getting ICED because this certificate itself is "all-or-nothing". You will not get any certificates for passing solely IBM 486. What you get is only the score report, if you can regard this as a "tangible proof".

Nick
 
Hussain Fakhruddin
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I think it makes a lot of sense ... u get to learn a lot .... even if you are a c# developer your employer will consider your certification as your ooad skills are good .... score report is the proof as it has a embosed stamp on it as well as you can proof it through you knowledge .
 
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Originally posted by Hussain Fakhruddin:
I think it makes a lot of sense ... u get to learn a lot .... even if you are a c# developer your employer will consider your certification as your ooad skills are good .... score report is the proof as it has a embosed stamp on it as well as you can proof it through you knowledge .


I too believe so. I moved from to Java/J2EE after starting my career in MSFT technologies. I made myself aware of OOAD from the begining. That really helped me as OO paradigm can be applied to any technology.
 
Claudio Lande
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Dear you all,

thank you for your valuable suggestions. It is important to me to listen to people with such an impressive collection of certifications!

I'm interested in IBM-486 because of the topics of the exam more than on the certification itself but while I'm at I would also like to get something to put on my CV

I'm currently preparing for SCWCD and maybe SCBCD would be a more natural choice as the next certification but I'm not going to use EJB in the next future so I don't think it makes sense to spend time on it.

Nick, I understand that just getting IBM-486 is only a part of ICED certification path but do you agree that it is valuable exam and it is worth studying per se?

Thank you again.
 
Nicholas Cheung
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If you consider from OOAD point of view, IBM 486 is the only choice. But then, by considering the cost and effort you spent on without a certificate, worth or not is really depends.

Nick
 
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