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I believe IBM's announcement said 1000 free vouchers "for each test".
And I doubt very much all 1000 XML vouchers will be gone today. I bet you have at least a week before the vouchers are all gone. After all, there are only a couple of dozen people lurking around this forum (maximum 100), and there are no other active XML certification forums on the Internet.
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Originally posted by Bill william:
is there limit for each test? eg, 100 vouchers for each test? or max 2 voucher for each tester?


There are 1000 vouchers per test. And in the oficial note nothing is written that there is a restriction of number of tests per person.
[I couldn't resist. After seeing those voucher confirmation emails, I made the 486. its getting a game. i am greedy]
 
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i have not got my voucher for 486. I fnished the test around 10:45pm pst. thats why i have been wondering about the 100 vouchers limit per test


2. be one of the 1000 people to achieve the passing score on one or more of the applicable Pre-assessment/Sample Tests, between November 18, 2002 and February 29, 2003.

 
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vouchers might be taken faster than some think.
I made test for 157 directly after 141. It took me about 45 minutes or so. The difference between the vouchernumbers is 338. They seems to be upcounting. So, around 400 vouchers an hour.
 
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Hi,
Axel when u gave the both test.Plz mention ur time generated on report.My time was:Mon Nov 18 12:30:40 EST 2002
Bye,
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I still think the total number of free vouchers is 1000, and uml vouchers were gone faster than 157. did anyone get voucher for 486?
 
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Looks like many got vouchers for 141 & 157. Any confirmation of receipt of vouchers for 486 or 483?

Later,
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Hi,
I am checking my mail continiously.I have attempted 486 at Mon Nov 18 12:30:40 EST 2002.I haven't got it yer .
Bye,
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Don't see any confirmation for 483 or 486. I guess they'll be mailed later.
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Humm guys passed sample test of XML before couple of hours but no vouchere confirmation any way I am waiting for it.
I would like to know any one got 483 vouchere I will try to give UML also but according to u guys no more vouchere I believe IBM offers 1000 vouchere for each cert . any ways good expectations and restless soul until vouchere arrives
 
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Hi,
Plz. clairify two confusions.
1:How many test can I give on same ID?.
2:How many test can I give from same PC if i have two or more persons with there unique id giving from same PC?.(I am asking this b/c cookies are ENABLED)
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Originally posted by Syed AliRaza Zaidi:
Microsoft Certified C# .Net Windows Application Programmer


u r good
 
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Guys now I am worried I also took the test of 483 & 486 but i dont know whether i will be getting the voucher or not. Is there any way in which one can view test history at IBM's certification site??
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Hi,
One of the IBM Rule mentioned is:
Only one voucher per test can be qualified for by the same candidate
What does this mean?.
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It simply means that u cant take two or more vouchers for the same certification exam. To put it in more simple words : even if u pass XML certification two times you will get only one voucher
 
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Can anyone please temme how to view the test history at IBM's certification site ??
Has anyone got free vouchers for IBM's 486 & 483 exam as of now ??
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Originally posted by Vikrama Sanjeeva:
Hi,
Plz. clairify two confusions.
1:How many test can I give on same ID?.
2:How many test can I give from same PC if i have two or more persons with there unique id giving from same PC?.(I am asking this b/c cookies are ENABLED)


I am quite sure that IBM does not care. Here in company we had another voucher game with db2 and we got 3 vouchers for 3 persons in 1 hour from 1 PC.
Another question is if it makes sense to take more than 2 exams in 4 month. I think not. From my experience too much theory isn't good. And this offer definitivedly awoke my hunt instinct.
About IBM:
2 weeks ago I atended an IBM presentation where they demonstrated WSAD EJB Debug client with a 256 MB laptop (very slow) . Me too use 256 MB computer at home, but when I use this EJB test client its so slow, that I sometimes do some household activity like washing dishes concurrently.
This was a presentation. They had some catering stuff. A manager presented the stuff. Its a little bizar, but in a way its simpatico.

regards Axel
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IBM Websphere Specialist (158)
DB2 Fundamentals Expert (512)
all sorts of Lotus Certifications
so far:
voucher for 141 and 157
 
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Well guys I am back from High School and till Now I have passed follwoing sample test :
IBM XML
IBM UML
IBM WebSphere Application Devloper 157

I was mainly intrested in J2EE as I know 50% of it also I tried passing it and come quite close that is I done 19 questions correct and 21 is passing i.e. 61% and 67% passing I want to study some good stuff about this paper any sample test refrence or tutorial you guys know plz recommend me.
By the way its 6 hours i think from the time I gave XML and passed np vouchere yet.
 
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Hi Syed,
here is discussion answers for 158: https://coderanch.com/t/143900/po/certification/long-post-IBM
Not sure, but I think 483 is very similar in focus.
Good ressource to start with is ed romans book about ejb, you can download as non-printable pdf:
http://www2.theserverside.com/resources/index.jsp
Not for certification but highly interesting:
http://www.wrox.com/books/1861007841.htm
 
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hi,

after completing the sample test i mailed IBM people that i have passed.they mailed me my voucher immediately.i got my voucher within 3-4hrs.
 
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I did not locate any info on IBM site there is limit of 2 vouchers per candidate. If you have info please share.
 
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I did not locate any info on IBM site there is limit of 2 vouchers per candidate. If you have info please share.
 
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Originally posted by arun sahni:
Bill
I did not locate any info on IBM site there is limit of 2 vouchers per candidate. If you have info please share.


Because there is no such information. Where did you get it? I don't think anyone here said that. :roll:
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hi bhargavi,
I have also send an email at: certad@ca.ibm.com but to be frank i don't expect that they will entertain such kindda queries.
i am keeping my fingers crossed as i really don't know why no one has by this time got free voucher for IBM 486 & 483 exams.
if anyone gets a free voucher for 486 & 483 then please let us know, i may have to buy a bucket & a towel in case i dont get a free voucher
regards,
ashish sarin
 
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Well guys don't have time to study whole book of Ed Roman else I have Monson Hafel's and other EJB books and I know 50% of EJB CMP Entities and no BMP's but guys why not u got 486 vouchere I passed it 7 hours ago and with it I passed 157 but no vouchere more over no vouchere for XML its about 12 hours ago i have given test I have also posted to certad@ca.ibm.com but I don't expect reply still waiting for voucheres restless night for me as its night here in Karachi .
Another thing I would like to tell you you might try this I tried giving two tests together I was already on question 22 of XML and I opened another one so the when i pressed next of 22 and start exam simontanelously I got question 23 of the new exam which I started and alll previous questions were automatically correct answered this is really bad programming by IBM not good at all.
 
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Hi All,
I cleared 483 at 10:31:34 EST and
486 at 11:26:46 EST.
So far I did not get the vouchers.
I emailed to certad@ca.ibm.com and lschnei@ca.ibm.com.
no reply

getting mad
 
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IBM website says the voucher will be mailed in 4 business days. Wait until the end of this week, before you get mad. It seems that they have not started mailing the vouchers for 486 & 483(Maybe because the number of people appearing for it be more). I would wonder why if I don't get the vouchers by next week. I am confident that they will send the voucher by the end of this week.
Later,
Hema
 
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I got my free voucher for 483 just now. I am sure 486 voucher will be following too.
Hema
 
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Hi I got 141 vouchere finally but not 157 and 486 I don't know why they don't send all the vouchere once
 
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I am pleased to inform you guys that I had taken J2EE connectivity(483), OOAD with UML(486) & XML(141) sample test & today i saw in my mail box that i have got free vouchers for all the three exams he he
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Humm Came back from High School checked the mail box but no 486 or 157 vouchere I would like to know any one got 157 vouchere as I can see couple of guys got for UML
 
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Hello Syed,
It may take some time to get the voucher. You are amongst the few guys who had taken test on the very first day. Hopefully, you will get the free voucher.
All the best !!!
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ashish sarin
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Soon i will be leaving XML certification section to join the sections dedicated to 483 & 486 certifications. See you guys in those discussion groups.
ALL THE BEST TO EVERYONE PREPARING FOR THE XML CERTIFICATION EXAM
thanks & regards,
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Thank you Ashish I also expect so finally after studying few chapters from Monson books I passed 483 also so Now I am no more waiting for only two but for 486 , 157 , 483 all three. I will be also joining you for 486 and 483 I will be giving 483 as soon as possible
 
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Hello Syed,
My approach will be slightly different than yours. I cleared SCEA PartI which is almost like 483 Exam. So I will first take OOAD with UML & then i will take 483, before starting to work on SCEA Part II assignment. Wish Sun Mircosystems has some scheme for getting free voucher for SCEA Part II exam as it is very expensive.
I am supposed to attend classes for ASP.NET & VB.NET. can you please gimme the link to the C# certification exam that you have cleared??
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You have completed SCEA Part I that Seems excellent.However its great to have 483 before PartII so you have planned quite nicely.
Following are some resources for C# Certification 70-316
Objectives :
http://www.microsoft.com/traincert/exams/70-316.asp
MCAD Outline:
http://www.microsoft.com/mcad
Sample Test:
www.measureup.com
www.transcender.com
www.Selftest.com
Companion Sites :
Orielly's C# Forum
www.csharpcorner.com
www.csharphelp.com
www.dotnetjunnkies.com
www.dotnetexpert.com
www.csharptoday.com
www.msdnaa.com
www.dotnetcoders.com
www.vijaymukhi.com
(for free ebooks)
www.codeclinic.com/certification.htm
(very good links with MSDN Worth 80% reading)
www.csharpfreinds.com
Plus you will find others
Books:
Professional C# Wrox
Great Book But Not Exactly According to Exam Outline
Microsoft Step by Step Guide to Windows Programming (If u can afford I don't uesd it)
MSDN Compulsory
I passed out this paper by preparing for it in 3 days and Its a good tough paper Its also scenario based and Exam does not show Percentage also It simply Tells of Passing and Failing the Test.
Further queries are welcomed
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Ali and me are the only .NET certified in pakistan and we are teaching in well reputed university of pakistan named SIR SYED UNIVERSITY..as .NET is completly new plateform so we are in learning phase also plz contact us if you need any info or have query related to .NET...
MY E-MAIL:vijayob@hotmail.com
contact no:00-92-0320-5030384
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Yeah Vijay nice to see you up here I wanna make correction in my email address its s_aliraza2001@hotmail.com
 
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Hi Syed, Vijay
Thanks a lot of all the info you guys have provided. I will definitely get in touch at your personal e-mail ids for more info as this forum is not the right place to discuss about .NET.
Syed, the links are very useful. thanks once again
regards,
ashish sarin
 
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I took the mock test in 4:30pm EST Nov 19(I got the free voucher news at about 12:30am) , I hope I can get the voucher :roll:
 
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