Hi, I was really pleased both to prepare for the exam and to take it. Hopefully it made me a better developer. I've prepared with Larman and Fowler books and UML notes from objectbydesign. Two days before the exam I took a sample ICE test and got only 65%, so was afraid not to pass. The exam was pretty easy still with at least 3 ambiguous questions. At least 50% of the questions included diagrams. I didn't leave the diagramming questions on the first pass as others recommended (don't think it helps). What is really helpful for many diagramming questions is to read the question first and only then to look at the diagram. The picture usually contains a lot more information than you really need to answer, so I used to read each option and then looked at the image to find if it's valid. Sometimes you even don't need to look at the picture to find the correct option. Would like to thank all who participated in this forum and discussed the questions, Howard Kushner, Ed Roman, Martin Fowler, Craig Larman and others for their great books, and of course IBM for their promotion program It was the last test of Enterprise Developer cert, so waiting to get a certificate now As Axel mentioned, as you pass more exams you're becoming more and more cert-dependent. I'll hardly be able to stop too.
Serge, great result, well done. You're right about certs - they do become addictive. There's always another one to consider. They do help to improve us though. Ray SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCEA (part 1), IBM -484