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good book for OOAD ?

 
ankur rathi
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As I am not finding any *good* material for portal cirtificate ( 348 ) so I am thinking to take IBM OOAD with UML cirtificate ( 486 ) first .

please can any body tell me , which book will be good for cirification as well as knowledge perspective ...

please mention , if there any other resource is also available ( forum etc ) ..

Thank you very much .
 
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Rathi

V. Giri gave me this hint and I guess that it will be valuable for you.

Join the yahoo groups ooad_meda, and you will find great resources on IBM 486.

Americo
 
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Hi Rathi,

The books you need for 486 are at least:
Martin Fowler UML distilled
Craig Larman Applying UML and Patterns (2nd edition)

And I would add Head First Design Patterns as well.
It was not out when I did 486, but I'm reading it
now and realize it would have been a great addition
to the book list.

The site ooad_meda is good for resources, but it is
not very responsive if you have questions regarding
the exam.

Cheers,

Gian
 
ankur rathi
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Don't you think that Head First Design Patterns pre-requires knowledge of J2EE ( JSP , Servlet ) ...

If I read this ( HFDP ) book well then can I pass the exam ???

please reply me soon ...

Thanks a lot .
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Gian Franco
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Hi there,

Don't you think that Head First Design Patterns pre-requires knowledge of J2EE ( JSP , Servlet )


No, definitely not, the book explains very well what the
original gang of 4 patterns are and give indications of how
to implement the prescribed design. It does not require
J2EE knowledge.

The book is not enough though for IBM-486, because you will need
to study in detail UML, for which you need the other two books
I mentioned. 'UML distilled' for UML the diagramming techniques
and 'Applying UML and patters' for the iterative development process.

Personally HF Design Patterns would make studying easier, because
the Larman book is a good but quite dry book, but you definitely need
it since it covers a broad range of topics you will see in the exam.

Cheers,

Gian
 
ankur rathi
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Thank you very much Gian Franco Casula ,

As you mentioned & almost all OOAD cirtified persons also mentioned in object by design forum this 2 book :
1] UML distilled book - Fowlers
2] Applying UML & Patterns - Larman

But as I have to take all 3 IBM cirtificate ( 486, 348 & 141 ) before 30th June . So I can't spend more than 1 month for 486 .
My simple question is : which book for OOAD is as good as Kathy & Bert book for SCJP .

please reply me ...

Thanks a lot .
 
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There is no quick way for getting certificate.

Nick
 
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In addition, IBM exams are not as popular as SUN exams, and thus, there are not much resources for IBM exams, while compared to SUN.

Nick
 
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Hi,

If I were you, I will purchase the following three books (in priority),

1: UML Distilled By Martin Fowler.
2: Applying UML & Patterns By Craig Larman.
3: HFDP.

Join OOAD Groups like, www.objectsbydesign.com, JR Forum for UML and OOAD also the Yahoo group mentioned above. The real crux is your in-depth research on OOAD and applying patterns while using UML, thus IBM 486 certified!

Bye,
Viki.
IBM OOAD-UML certified.
 
ankur rathi
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Thanks Vikrama & All ,
I brought all three book you mentioned . But feeling very confusing . Could you please give me some tips , where to start & how to start ...

Thank you very much for your time .

bye .
 
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You could 1st read Fowler's UML distilled to get the overall ideas on what UML 1.x do, like class diagrams, sequence diagrams, state diagrams, etc. Also please notice that how to write use cases.

Then, you should go for Martin's Applying UML and patterns, as you need to know the OOAD part. Of course, there are lots of readings, however, you might need to read the 1st 10-15 chapters.

If you want to have more practices, you might consider Whizlabs' products.

Nick
 
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Thank you very much Nick .
 
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