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IBM OOAD test

 
Daniel Amadei
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Hi All,

I'm interested in taking IBM OOAD certification but I'm totaly lost about where to start from.

Can somebody tell me which study materials are enough for the test?

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Daniel
 
Peter Cook
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A good starting point is probably to review the IBM website:

http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/tests/obj486.shtml

More specifically, the recommended training resources for a self-study approach:

http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/tests/edu486.shtml

i.e. UML distilled etc.

This book is probably worth reading whether or not you decide to pursue taking the examination. It's a very thin volume.

Then, there is a search link at the top of the page:

http://faq.javaranch.com/Search?search_forum=61

This should bring up dozens of earlier threads on the topic covering things that should help you get started. Use the search terms "IBM 486", "IBM OOAD" or just "486" as that is the exam number IBM uses.

Allegedly, this exam will be discontinued at the end of the year or sooner. It may or may not be replaced by an exam that covers a more up to date version of UML. The current exam covers UML1.x so that is something to bear in mind.

FYI: Passing this exam does not give you a certification. You will need to pass some other exams/modules to qualify for a relevant credential:

http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/certs/adedwssv5.shtml

If you're interested in learning about the unified process etc. then there may be some value in pursuing IBM 486 as a standalone test.

Good luck!
[ March 07, 2007: Message edited by: Peter Cook ]
 
Mikalai Zaikin
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Originally posted by Daniel Amadei:
Hi All,

I'm interested in taking IBM OOAD certification but I'm totaly lost about where to start from.

Can somebody tell me which study materials are enough for the test?



You can find useful info regarding OOAD test here

HTH,
MZ
 
Nikhil Jain
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I am just a bit confused by reading posts about IBM UML 486 Exam. So this is the info. I gathered from all the posts

1. IBM 486 Exam has been discontinued.
If Yes, why does IBM still hold info of 486 on its web site

2. IBM 486 does not give any certification
Why?

3. Is there any other options apart from 486 for UML Exam.

Thanks
Shashank
 
Kenneth Pinto
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Hi There...

Even I am quite interested in the 486 test and this is the exact news.
IBM test 486 WILL NOT BE discontinued.
However this test is a part of the series of tests that must be taken to become an
IBM Certified Enterprise Developer - WebSphere Studio, V5.0. This certification on the whole is getting replaced with the latest version 6 one and will be in effect from July 1st. However, test 486 will still remain on its own.

So all the best in your preparation.
FYI please check this link out and click on test 486
http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/tests/test_index.shtml

Cheers Ken
 
Nikhil Jain
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Thanks
 
Kenneth Pinto
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Hey Shashank,

In case you get hold of any contradictory info do let me know. I am currently preparing for the ibm test 486 as well....my email is kenfrapin@gmail.com

all the best in your preps

Ken
 
Ismail Ali
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Exam 486 will be retired at the end of this month. I have also confirmed it from IBM certification authorities. They replied me that:

"Exam 486 is being withdrawn on 6/30/07 along with all exams that are specific to the IBM Certified Enterprise Developer - WebSphere Studio, V5.0 certification"

There are alternative like Exam 833 and 834. If anybody have some information about these exams, let us know.
 
Kenneth Pinto
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Thanks Ismail for confirming this.
So now its on to other certifications.
Anyone with any knowledge on the various IBM certifications could help us out here. I have started another topic on what cert to take - Is 633/34/35 better or 833/34???
The 633/34/35 exams are IBM specific and mentions it as v2003.
But the 833/34 exam is real good without any dependency on IBM products.

So any advice would help guys like us who look to assert our experience and get certified in UML.

Thanks in advance
Ken
 
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