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IBM-486 preparation

 
trivikram Kumar
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Hi Ranchers:

I want to take the IBM-486 exam

I have got no experience in UML.

I have fowler and Larmen books.

Could anyone suggest me how I need to prepare for the exam and how much time its going to take??
 
Hussain Fakhruddin
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Other recommended material for preparation.

Bala Pranj Guide : http://guide.zepho.com/version1/

Mikalai Zaikin Simulator : http://java.boot.by/magnet-mocker/

Bala and CFW quizez and larmon notes : http://www.objectsbydesign.com/tools/certification.html

read fowler and the guide one time and attempt IBM ICE test on simulator dont see the ans just your score then go for larmon book and distilled again ... and again ICE Test .... dont see the answers untill u atleast score 70 above in IBM ice test.

least recommended preparation scenerio.

Read fowler at least 2 times
larmon 1 time
Bala guide 1 time.

Best of luck
 
Priyaa V Kumar
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Hussain,

That is very valuable information you have provided. I am confused as to take which one first? 484 or 486? I have good exposure to the objectives of 484 but for UML I just know the basics, plus have done a few class diagrams & use cases. I guess it would be easy for me to prepare for 484 but I really want to learn UML stuff. Hence, the confusion. I see that you are 486 certified. Did you have good realtime exposure to UML or were you able to get certified by reading the books? Appreciate your reply.

Thanks
 
Hussain Fakhruddin
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I got certified by reading books only ... thing is that you have to make your concepts really clear which require lots of reading. I read distilled 2 times each and every word is necessary no skipping and during that i marked important points ... And I used to go through those points oftenly.

You have to do the same thing with larman ... and let me tell you Bala Pranj guide is also very usefull as it explains everything according to the exams objective and by examples.
 
Priyaa V Kumar
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Thanks for the prompt reply. Your reply really boosts my confidence to go ahead with UML certification preparation. Thankyou so much.

[ September 28, 2005: Message edited by: Priyaa V Kumar ]
[ September 28, 2005: Message edited by: Priyaa V Kumar ]
 
Hussain Fakhruddin
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Best of luck
 
trivikram Kumar
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Hi Hussain Fakhruddin and Priyaa:

ThankYou for the information.

Hussain Fakhruddin ---Congratulations on successful completion of IBM-486 exam with a great score.
Any tips are always welcomed.
 
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