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Passes IBM 486 with 76%

 
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At last I cleared my 1st International Certification OOAD with UML 486

Development Process 86%
Requirements Modeling 90%
Architecture 71%
Static Modeling 83%
Dynamic Modeling 69%
Design & Impl Tech 43%

Preparation Material

UML Distilled
Larman
Bala Paranj Study Guide (Thakyou so much) really helped.
Mikalai Zaikin Simulator (Thanks to you too).
And last but not the least JAVARANCH.

I'm glad that from now onward I can also mention a signature of a Certification
 
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I forgot to mention

Bala Parang and CFW Quizez
Ezequiel Cuellar notes

for preparation.
 
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Congratulations Hussain
 
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Cool ! Congratz !!!
 
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Congratulations Hussain!

Approximately how long did it take to you to prepare for the exam? Did you have previous knowledge of UML, OO, design?
I'm going to take SCWCD exam in autumn and then I would like to start preparing IBM 486. I have some experience on UML and OO but little on design methodologies.

Thank you for any information you can provide.

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What will be your next cert? Are you heading towards ICED?
 
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Approximately how long did it take to you to prepare for the exam? Did you have previous knowledge of UML, OO, design?
I'm going to take SCWCD exam in autumn and then I would like to start preparing IBM 486. I have some experience on UML and OO but little on design methodologies.



It took me a month for the preparation .... no experience of implementing UML but had concepts of OO and design

My next cert ..... well may XML or 484 but not in the next comming days as im in the final year BS and have to work on my project tooo .... ICED is my target tooo.
 
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Could you post links to Bala's and Ezequiel's notes?

Thanks
 
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Could you post links to Bala's and Ezequiel's notes?



Ezequiel's notes balaj and CFW quizes : http://www.objectsbydesign.com/tools/certification.html

Balaj Pranj Study guide : http://guide.zepho.com/version1/
 
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Many many congrats Hussain

I also passed this exam on 1 september and got 76 % Though, I feel that could have achieved above much better score quite easily, had I been prepared well, but I would to provide some suggestions to those who are planning to take IBM 486 exam:

> Read Applying UML & Patterns(Larman) book thoroughly.. in a sequence.. and try to grasp fully what the author wants to express.
> After you are finished with this book, go through Fowler's UML Distilled, an excellent book.. quite useful in the sense that it is To-the-point, but, at some points, author assumes that reader already has got some UML & design knowlege.
> Try to practice on Whizlab simulator exams as much a possible.

In fact, some of the questions in exam are quite straightforward but most of them demand thinking and analysis, so be very careful to those questions which are scenario based. I think, to answer such questions, one needs to develop deep understanding of Object Oriented analysis & design concepts... Larman's Applying UML & Patterns is an excellent source of building the Object Oriented Analysis & design sense, if this book is read in a proper sequence.

Thanx
 
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Congrats Faisal

I would like to add that during the exam keep atleast 30 min spare for reviewing the exam ... b/c after going through all the question the scenerio (exam follows a particular scenerio) is lot more clear and ambiguous question are than easy to answer.

By the way Faisal where are you from.
 
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