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how long will I get IBM 486 certificate?

P Lu

Joined: Dec 14, 2003
Posts: 14
I passed IBM486 today, it's diffcult one for my all tests(SCJP,SCWCD,SCBCD).
When will IBM mail the certificate to me? ( one month??)
Will prometric mail invoice to me? ( I pay online).
Thanks !
v giri
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Joined: Aug 27, 2002
Posts: 128
Congratulations on passing this difficult exam.
But you would not get any certificate for this as exam 486 is part of Enterprise Developer Certification with Websphere from IBM.
The requirements for this certificate is to pass exams (484 and 287) or (483 and 158) in addition to SCJP2 (and 486).
Best wishes
[ March 03, 2004: Message edited by: v giri ]

Ramon Gill
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Joined: May 15, 2003
Posts: 344
congrats Ping, but Giri is right, no certificate (I think they should).
SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCEA (paer 1), IBM-484
P Lu

Joined: Dec 14, 2003
Posts: 14
sorry to hear that, I am not interesting other IBM certifications. I do not
want do vendor locked in certifications.
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982
in fact, for among the 4 exams in the IBM cert, only 287 is partially vendor specific.
310-025 or 310-035 or 310-212 are the SCJP.
287 is partially about WSAD, and the rest are core JSP, Servlets and EJB questions.
484 is about the J2EE technologies together with Connectivity Services, like JAAS, JAXP, JDBC, JNDI, JMS.
486 is the OOAD.
Thus, in fact, not much is really binded to IBM, I think.
And most importantly, each exam costs us $10 only.

SCJP 1.2, OCP 9i DBA, SCWCD 1.3, SCJP 1.4 (SAI), SCJD 1.4, SCWCD 1.4 (Beta), ICED (IBM 287, IBM 484, IBM 486), SCMAD 1.0 (Beta), SCBCD 1.3, ICSD (IBM 288), ICDBA (IBM 700, IBM 701), SCDJWS, ICSD (IBM 348), OCP 10g DBA (Beta), SCJP 5.0 (Beta), SCJA 1.0 (Beta), MCP(70-270), SCBCD 5.0 (Beta), SCJP 6.0, SCEA for JEE5 (in progress)
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