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Passed 833 / 834, useful tips for you

 
Michael F Lee
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Thanks for the tips here, I passed both exams during last weekend.

The single most important tips I got here is the link to the RUP tutorial posted by Nishant Sahay :

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Indeed, this certification is more about the "Analysis and Design" discipline of RUP than about actual OOAD techniques, especially in test 834. That is a pity, but that is another topic...

Of course, you need to understand basic OOAD concepts first. Honestly I didn't really have many chances to apply them after graduating from university, so I did some revision by reading Applying UML and Patterns, OOAD with Application, and UML Distilled. Read them once, they are all interesting read anyway so it is not a hardship for me at all.

However, even I can disgest 100% of what all these books provide, I don't think I can pass both exams. When I read the sample questions for the first time, what I can only say is What the He!! ??? I didn't even have a clue of what they are asking about.

I didn't have any confidence to take the exam until I found the RUP tutorial posted here. It is not very detailed, but it provide just enough info for these two exams. I had an overview read of the tutorial at a whole, and then drill on the Analysis and Design disipline. I understood the concept, remembered the process, and memorized the input / output artifacts. I really don't like this but this is what it takes to pass these exams.

Another tips I can give is that these exams have a heavy emphasis on the Structured Class. I really don't think it should worth so much attention, but again it is another topic. In UML Distilled, there is only 2 or 3 page about the Composite Structure diagram, which is not enough for these exam. Luckily, OOAD with Application have a more detailed discussion.
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krish laks
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Congratz Michael!!

I appreciate that you have taken initiative to provide the tips for all. I am planning to take up the exams in couple of weeks.
I was also kind of nervous after seeing the sample questions. But after seeing the RUP link only, I got some confidence.

In the exam, for a question if there are more than one answer whether will it be mentioned like Choose correct three answers?

Regarding RUP questions in the exam, is it more related to the artifacts and activities done in different phases and disciplines? or is it more related to Input/output of each artifact etc?

Thanks..
 
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Congratulations!
 
Vassili Vladimir
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Congrats
 
Joe Harry
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Hey, can you share some materials for both the exams? or probably any books that you might have used, can you let me know the names please?

Thanks in advance!
 
sreekanth bezzanki
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Hi,

I am preparing for 833 and 834 any suggestions and material that you guys can provide would be helpful (you can reach me at sreekanth.bezzanki@gmail.com)

Thank you all for your consideration.

Thank you,
Sreekanth
 
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