Well, I took the IBM UML test this Saturday, and I passed with an 86%.
Thanks to those that posted questions/answers on this forum. For those who are
looking to take the exam, I cannot tell you what is on the exam, but I can hopefully
help you with the following:
1. I had read the UML distilled book twice and the Larman Book once.
I have been programming in Java for a couple of years, but have not done a lot
with Design Patterns. I guess my point here is that you don't need tons of experience
to get through this. Read UML distilled for an understanding of UML diagramming and Larman's
book to get a feel for design pattern decisions.
2. I highly recommend taking/understanding IBM's ICE exams
before taking the real test. The actual test did not contain any of these questions
(for me, at least), but there was a signficant amount of overlap, and I would say that if you
can answer (and understand) the ICE exam questions, you should be OK on the real test.
3. Don't sweat the diagrams. Many people on this forum have complained about having to
analyze and scroll through a bunch of diagrams and not having enough time for the test.
Time management and some common sense will help here. Go through the test the first time
quickly, answering the ones without exhibits and briefly looking at the exhibits. Some of
the exhibits are duplicates (repeated in several questions). In some cases, I didn't really
need to look at the exhibits to answer the questions. By eliminating "dumb" answers, I often
got down to the final choice without needing to refer to a diagram. Your test may be different,
but looking at the possible answers to a question before looking at the exhibit(s) is probably
not a bad idea.
I hope that helps. If you have questions (other than what the exact test questions were),
please let me know. Thanks.