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IBM Certified SOA Associate 664

 
Devendra Dave
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Hello all,
I was planning to take the IBM Certified SOA Associate exam 664. But from the following link I came to know that it is getting retired.

http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/tests/edu667.shtml


Could you please let me know is it better to take the 664 or
IBM Certified SOA Associate [2008]
Test 669, SOA Fundamentals

which is coming in October 2008.

Please let me know the guidelines links, learning material etc for 664/669

Thanks & Regards
D Dave
 
Pravin Kumar
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where did you read about 669?
 
Amit G Piplani
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from ibm site, it shows that 664 is going to retire.
 
Pravin Kumar
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Any idea why sample test ( which they charge $10) not working?

site: http://ibmtesting.prime.prometric.com/
 
Devendra Dave
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This is what I have received from IBM regarding dropping 664 and coming with 669.


Devendra Dave,
Information re Test 669 (skills measured on the test, training resources, etc.) will only be available on the date in Oct. the certification will be made generally available.

The cost for Test 669 in 2008 will be $150 in developed countries, and $75 in the emerging market countries ... same as Test 664.

As the SOA technology evolves, aligning certifications will become available. Test 664 was made available in late 2006 based on 2006 technology. The certification earned as a result of passing Test 664 will be good indefinitely, but only valid for the down-level SOA technology. Test 669 will be based on 2008 technology.

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So Looks like they are dropping 664 and giving 669. But nothing mentioned regarding the objectives etc. Does any one knows what SOA 2008 standards they are talking about?

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Devendra Dave
SCEA, TOGAF 8 Certified
 
byomokesh Satapathy
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I am also preparing for the same(TEST 669) . Please help me regarding the documents i need to refere. I have all redbooks mentioned on IBM site for this.

Thanks and regards.
 
Sudheer Anumalasetty
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Hi

The below link gives the objectives of TEST :669 SOA FUNDAMENTALS{2008]
http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/tests/obj669.shtml

I think 80% objectives are almost similar compared with 664.

I am planning to take it on october as it going to active,Ranchers please
post the guidelines for the preparation.

Thanks
Sudheer
SCJP,SCWCD
 
Michael Raymond Jr.
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On your link I can't find where it says 664 will be retired.

This link shows it at the top, thouhg:
http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/certs/45000201.shtml

The recommended book for both tests is:
http://www.ibmpressbooks.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=0131870025

So I don't think there's any need to fret if you've read the book. Just take the 10USD online test by IBM for whichever exam you are wanting to take to test your readiness...
 
Mohamed Mabrouk
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Hi all

I have taken the test 664 a while ago, as you guys said, the new test is 80% similar to the earlier one...

I would like to point out an article on DeveloperWorks that could be of help when preparing for the exam (the article is by me actually)

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/edu/ws-dw-ws-soa-ibmcertified.html

Good luck
 
Frankey James
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According to this link:
http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/certs/45000201.shtml

the exam now doesn't expire until 01/31/2009, not the end of this October.
 
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