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Luigi Smith
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Joined: Nov 08, 2003
Posts: 54
Are the new PRIME tests the same as what used to be on the ICE site or did they revamp them?
TIA!


Luigi<br />------------<br />Sun Certified Java Programmer<br />IBM Certified Enterprise Developer WSAD 5.0
Axel Janssen
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Joined: Jan 08, 2001
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the same.
Luigi Smith
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Joined: Nov 08, 2003
Posts: 54
Anyone get fractions for number correct?
I got 10.17 and 9.5 questions correct for two of the sections...weird! I already paid, but I'll let you know if I get a voucher. Now I am going to try to take 484.
Axel Janssen
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Joined: Jan 08, 2001
Posts: 2164
I think the IBM employees commited some mistakes while inserting the data in the test app.
[ December 13, 2003: Message edited by: Axel Janssen ]
Nurat Lamos
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Joined: Jan 03, 2003
Posts: 30
Are the vouchers still available or gone.
How would one know if the 2000 voucher limit has been reached.
Thanks,
Luigi Smith
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Joined: Nov 08, 2003
Posts: 54
Looks like vouchers are still available. I just got mine for IBM 287/484 and I took the test Friday evening Dec. 12th.
HTH,
Lou
Naina Si
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Joined: Nov 05, 2003
Posts: 134
Does the sample qsn and answers available for IBM Test 486? Appreciate any info regarding this.
v giri
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Joined: Aug 27, 2002
Posts: 128
Naina
The Qs and As are available in this forum in history. Or become member of Yahoo Groups OOAD_UML (Please note the underscore between OOAD and UML). Click on Files to get the requisite information.
Best wishes.


-giri
Naina Si
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Thanks giri. I am going to become a member of that forum, i was looking for the link in this forum, could not find.. C
Naina Si
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Giri,
Could you pls. point TEST 486 url in this site if you come across, thanks
Nurat Lamos
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Joined: Jan 03, 2003
Posts: 30
Thanks Luigi..!
I took 287 and 486 samples and now waiting for the voucher(s).
Naina Si
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Posts: 134
Giri, nevermind. Got it for 486.
now looking for 484?
Naina Si
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Posts: 134
Anybody still getting vouchers? Wrote sample exams on 16th and waiting to see if i am eligible or not.
Naina Si
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Joined: Nov 05, 2003
Posts: 134
Got the vouchers today for 287,486 & 484.
veejay sony
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Joined: Dec 17, 2003
Posts: 3
Hi all,
where can I get the Questions and answers for the IBM ICE test ?

Thanks :roll:
Naina Si
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Posts: 134
For 486, as giri mentioned become a member of Yahoo Groups OOAD_UML.
For 287 & 484 : Look for the recent posts of this forum.
Nurat Lamos
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Joined: Jan 03, 2003
Posts: 30
Does anyone know if there are IBM ICE sample questions available for 292-IBM WS MQ Wkfl sol design..?
Larry Lecomte
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Joined: Jun 14, 2002
Posts: 37
I wrote the 287 prime test on 18th. Hoping there are some vouchers left
Serge Adzinets
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Joined: Nov 26, 2002
Posts: 166
Passed 484 yesterday. Got a voucher today


Best Regards,<br />Serge
Brahim Bakayoko
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Joined: Aug 29, 2003
Posts: 155
I passed 286 and 287 minutes ago.
I will take 484 tonight and 340 and 486 within a week. Nearly 4 hours of testing got the last drop of energy off me. I thought they would be 20-30min each, but they were full blown tests.
It is good though, since you really get to practice. \
If all works out, $50 for 5 certification is simply superb!


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Brahim Bakayoko
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Ok, I have just passed the 484.
So for now: 286, 287, and 484 have been cleared.
Two more tests to go: 340, 486.
Does anyone have the "hook up" for those two?
I am afraid that by the time I am ready for them, there will be no more voucher.
Brahim Bakayoko
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Joined: Aug 29, 2003
Posts: 155
One more test to go: 486.
Passed 340, this morning. I guess I knew more than I thought on websphere app server.
Bala Krishnan Subramanian
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
Posts: 25
Hi Brahim,
How did you tackle Test 286 and Test 287 so efficiently in a quick span of time ? Kudos.. Please give me some insights !


Balasubramanian<br />Microsoft Certified Professional<br />Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator<br />Microsoft Certified Database Administrator
Brahim Bakayoko
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@ Bala:
286 deals mostly with the websphere studio IDE. So, if you have worked with the IDE for at least a week or two, you will be fine. Make sure to check out all of its features.
287 deals with the IDE combined with the technologies the advertised IDE features are for. So, you need to understand the technologies (EJB, Servlet, JSP, basic idea of framework like Struts, etc.).
Mostly, check out webspherecentral.com.
Bill Hahn, author of the site, provides plenty of helpful tutorials on websphere there. Big thanks to Bill Hahn for that by the way.
Well, good news: I have passed 141 5 minutes ago.
So for now: 286, 287, 484, 340, and 141 have been cleared.
I still have to take 486. I don't have enough ULM knownledge. Hopefully, I can study enough in the next 3 days before the vouchers clear up.
Larry Lecomte
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Joined: Jun 14, 2002
Posts: 37
Received my voucher for 287 exam this morning I had completed the Prime test on thursday night (Easter time). Yahoo
Brahim Bakayoko
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Posts: 155
I received 4 vouchers so far.
I known they say that the vouchers can only be used for the tests they were earned for, but would they known if the vouchers were used for different tests?
Amit Poddar
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Joined: Dec 25, 2003
Posts: 2
Hi Brahim,
Can you please let me know where can I find the answers for test 340 as I am planning to take its voucher. It would be nice if you could share your answers.
Thanks...
Marc Peabody
pie sneak
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Joined: Feb 05, 2003
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The answers are within you my son.


A good workman is known by his tools.
Brahim Bakayoko
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Joined: Aug 29, 2003
Posts: 155
Originally posted by Amit Poddar:
Hi Brahim,
Can you please let me know where can I find the answers for test 340 as I am planning to take its voucher. It would be nice if you could share your answers.
Thanks...


Ah, that would be a big gamble considering that I barely passed some of those exams. I am actually going to study a lot more for the real exams.
I have just set my brain on express mode and learned enough to clear those exams whose subjects I did not have enough experience in (i.e 486 and 141).
For most of the exams, my J2ee knowledge and my working with websphere were the prime factors to passing the assessments.
For 340, I used the posted exam questions on this board and researched the answers (google + webpshere docs). I barely passed the exam however and I don't know the correct answers from the wrong ones.
My scores ranged from 62% - 97%.
Anyway, I got all 6 vouchers.
Now I want to take the webpshere commerce exams, but I cannot find a demo copy of commerce to learn with it.
Anyone knows?
Sri celamko
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 21, 2003
Posts: 10
Guys,
I took my IBM test 285 on dec 31st, shud I contact the IBM guys to receive the voucher or will they email it to me.
Also when can I expect the voucher to come.
-sri
Quentin Ng
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Joined: May 22, 2003
Posts: 29
Hi All,
I just read this thread.
I am interested on 486.
Do u think there still have free voucher?
Quentin
Serge Adzinets
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Joined: Nov 26, 2002
Posts: 166
Originally posted by Quentin Ng:
Do u think there still have free voucher?

I think yes.
Aneel Nag
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Joined: Jan 04, 2004
Posts: 1
I finished my 340 prime preassesment test, but how wld I know if i will get a free voucher for the actuall test if there any left
Let me know guys
-Neel
Naina Si
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Joined: Nov 05, 2003
Posts: 134
Just wait for couple of days and see if you have received any email with free voucher. Other than that there is no way to find out ..
vn us
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Joined: Dec 27, 2002
Posts: 33
I cleared the test 287 on Dec 27th and still I didn't received any free voucher
Thanks,
VN
Serge Adzinets
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Joined: Nov 26, 2002
Posts: 166
They promised to send vouchers in 5 business days. That may mean vouchers are over.
Is there anyone else who didn't receive the voucher?
Rufus BugleWeed
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Joined: Feb 22, 2002
Posts: 1551
I passed 340, easily ...
vn us
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Joined: Dec 27, 2002
Posts: 33
I did received the Free voucher today and do said there are still plenty of vouchers are left

Thanks,
VN
faiza athar
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Joined: Oct 30, 2001
Posts: 136
Hi
Has the voucher program been closed?
Should i go for the 287 and try ?
hmmm....
Serge Adzinets
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Joined: Nov 26, 2002
Posts: 166
There are still vouchers out there. I've received a one for 486 today.
 
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
 
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