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Cleared IBM 486 with 81%

 
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Hi,
I cleared the IBM 486 exam today with 81%. Thanks to everyone here at Javaranch for their contributions and help.
Here is the breakup of the result
Development process 100%
Reqt modelling 90%
Architecture 100%
Static modeling 75%
Dynamic modeling 77%
Design and impltn tech 43%
I read both the recommended books very very carefully, marked the useful
stuff and read those again near the day of the exam.
I had also requested the test center co-ordinator to have a 17" monitor - believe me that really saves a lot of time...
Once again thanks to everyone here at the forum... I am off to preparing for my next exam which is the IBM J2EE connectivity test...
ciao
 
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Congratulations to you Varun. I'm also studying for IBM 486, the advice is useful.
 
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Hi Dave,
Thanks... Can you mention of the reading material for the J2EE exam.. I see that you have cleared the SCEA(1) exam .. Are there any test simulators available?
 
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Congratulations. Good score and analysis. Do they give us the no. of correct answers for each question?
Thanks.
 
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hi Jayadev
The marksheet shows the total percentage obtained and the percentage scored
in each category. it also shows the weightage of each category. from this
one can calculate the number of questions correctly answered in each
of the categories. but which question is right or wrong is not known.
hope this helps...
 
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Hi
Congratulations. Good Job
I would like to know what should be an adequate preparation time for OOAD-UML exam for a person who has about 4-5 years of OOAD experience but not much of UML based experience.
I have solid background in Java Programming and J2EE and have also quite good Design Pattern knowledge as well as C++ Skills.
Any recommended books/links would also be highly appreciated
Thanks for the guidance.
Sumit
 
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Hi Sumit,
I guess you would need to read the two recommended books at least 3 times each. How much time it will take will depend on you reading speed and the time every day you devote to study.
 
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Hi Sumit,
I guess you would need to read the two recommended books at least 3 times each. How much time it will take will depend on your reading speed and the time every day you devote to study.
An exam simulator and the mock exam on the IBM site (http://certify.torolab.ibm.com) would be very useful for the exam
 
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Varun,
What is your approach to the J2EE Enterprise connectivity exam? Where to start? I'm entirely new to J2EE architecture and would like to employ top-down approach, i.e., start from the bigger picture and get more specific on details as i go by. Please help me with some info. I'm strongly interested in understand the J2EE world, hence thinking of preparing for this test.
Thanks.
 
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Hi Jayadev,
I plan to prepare by reading the books mentioned on the ibm resources site for 484. besides i have been reading ed roman's 'mastering ejbs' as well. and i would be buying the book by monson-haefel. i think a test simulator should be useful. any links to a test simulator ??
my email id is varunnarula@yahoo.com. we can communicate thru mail too.
 
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Varun,
Thanks for the info. I'm not aware of any free test simulator. I know whizlabs, but that's not free.
Thanks.
 
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