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Passed IBM 486 - 90%

Aaron O'Brien
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Joined: May 24, 2002
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I just passed IBM 486 OOAD with UML. It wasn't extremely difficult but I did dedicate a lot of time to studying. My resources were UML Distilled (2nd edition) by Martin Fowler and Kendall Scott. I also used Applying UML and Patterns (2nd Edition) by Craig Larman. I found both books to be very useful but I found Craig Larman's book the most useful for the exam. Martin Fowler's book is very nice to read and provides a lot of concepts to use when designing your own code but I found most of these concepts to be "personal preference" and are not official UML terms. All in all, both are excellent resources.

Aaron O'Brien
Jack Yan

Joined: Apr 20, 2003
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Francis Siu
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
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Well done & Congratulations!~

Francis Siu
Mohit Deshpande
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Joined: May 15, 2002
Posts: 42
Congratulations!!! Nice scores
Vijay S. Rathore
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Joined: Oct 29, 2001
Posts: 449
Congrats Aaron

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Theodore Casser
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Joined: Mar 14, 2001
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Congrats on the great score! It sounds like you were much more comfortable and prepared than I was.

Theodore Jonathan Casser
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Luciano Queiroz
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Joined: Feb 04, 2002
Posts: 172
Do you think IBM will release a new version of 486 exam, as it did with 157, 158 and 483?

<b>Luciano Queiroz</b><br/>
 <i>SCJP 1.2, SCWCD, IBM 141, IBM 483, SCJP 1.4, IBM 484, IBM 287, SCBCD, SCEA, SCJP 5.0, SCJP 6.0, SCWCD 5</i>
Aaron O'Brien
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Joined: May 24, 2002
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I am not sure if IBM will come out with a new version of the exam. It isn't like there is a new version of OOAD or UML in the works so I do not think they are going to be updating for a while. Then again, I am not really sure when the exam was last updated or how long IBM uses the same pool of questions before updating that pool. I might go and try doing some searches and let you know if I find anything. If anyone else finds anything, feel free to share with the rest of us!
Mano Poreddy

Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 13
Congrates, just one more mile for entreprise developer?? Good Luck

John Lee
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congrats on getting a wondeful score
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