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IBM test 486

 
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I want to take IBM test 486, please tell me if you know any good books and/or resources. I'm also looking for some mock exams but I can't find any.
If you have any other information about that test
please mail me at nasko941@yahoo.com
 
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I passed 486 yesterday having used two of the books mentioned in the IBM Recommended Resources
UML Distilled(Fowler) has most of what you need to know. But you really have to know the stuff inside out, and more importantly be able to apply the knowledge to real world examples.
Applying UML and Patterns(Larman) has the extra stuff you require not in Fowler.
I think the sample exam on IBM's site is a fair representation of the real exam.
 
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While taking ICE test exam. One gets many questions on these topics, like how the work should be devided / how the unit testing of a large project / who should manage the project specifications and so on.
I have studied Larmen book as well as UML User's guide from Booch.
There is nothing in either of the books regarding testing methodologies or work distribution/project management.
What is the right source to study these topics ? They appear rather confusing as the options specified therein are often different then what I do in the real world operation.
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