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Passed IBM 286, 484, 287, 256, 340...

Panagiotis Varlagas
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... all in the IBM WebSphere/Rational Technical Conference @ Duesseldorf, Germany last week (Oct 17-21). These are more professional certification tests that I had passed in my whole life thus far! (Four of them: SCJP v1.2, IBM 486 and the old IBM VAJ test in 2001 and SCWCD in 2003).

I didn't study a single minute for any of the tests. Since I happenned to be at the conference and certification was free I thought I take as many cert tests as my schedule would permit. Basically, I passed the tests based on sheer experience.

All my scores were in the 57% - 70% range. Reminds me of a basketball team that clears a playoff series 4-0 by winning every game by 1 - 5 pts difference.

My scores:
- 286 (App Dev w/ WS Studio v5): 69%
- 484 (Enterprise Connectivity w/ J2EE v1.3): 70%
- 287 (Ent App Dev w/ WS Studio v5): 63%
- 256 (App Dev w/ IBM Rational App Dev v6): 57%
- 340 (IBM WAS V5 Base Admin): 62%

Have never used (or even installed!) RAD v6 so those tests were harder for me. The RAD v6 tests have more Web Services and Security emphasis than the WSAD v5 ones. Also, there are various new things in RAD such as enhanced EARs.

So, now I can proudly add the following lines to my resume :-)

- IBM Certified Enterprise Developer - WebSphere Studio V5.0
- IBM Certified Application Developer - Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V6.0
- IBM Certified Solution Developer - WebSphere Studio V5.0
- IBM Certified Systems Administrator - WebSphere Application Server V5.0

Next I need to study for 257; also 288 (Web Services) is an important test.

I wish IBM had made Rational tests (other than RAD ones) open to the general public rather than only to IBM BPs. There seem to be some nice tests in there regarding RUP, OOA&D, and Requirement Analysis.

Good luck to everybody!

Panagiotis Varlagas.
[ October 22, 2005: Message edited by: Panagiotis Varlagas ]
Nicholas Cheung
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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)
Nick Kelly
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That's very impressive - well done
Jesus Angeles
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Panagiotis Varlagas
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Thx guys!
Francivalb Lima
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MCP: Security, MCSA, MCAD Charter, MCSD, MCSD.NET, MCDBA<br />SCJP 1.4, SCMAD 1.0, SCJA 1.0, ICDA/ICAD - DB2 UDB V8.1<br />ICSD - WMQ V5.3
Marcelo Sousa Ancelmo
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Congrats, great job!


Marcelo Sousa Ancelmo - Brazil
Theodore Casser
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Dear Lord, didn't you keep busy while you were there? (Not that any of us likely would have done different, but...) Very impressive to have put in that much effort while you were there. Congrats!

Theodore Jonathan Casser
SCJP/SCSNI/SCBCD/SCWCD/SCDJWS/SCMAD/SCEA/MCTS/MCPD... and so many more letters than you can shake a stick at!
Mikalai Zaikin
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Congratz ! Impressive !

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Kevin Yang

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Hey, I also tried 2 tests (257 and 665) during IBM Impcat 2007 in Orlando, and all passed. Same as you, no preparation, just based on experience.

IBM Certified Enterprise Developer<br />IBM Certified SOA Solution Designer <br />IBM Certified Advanced Application Developer - Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V6.0
Niranjan Deshpande
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awe some man...i have sent you a mail..please reply to that..its regarding test 285

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Nik Arora
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Scjp 1.5
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Vassili ...
SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 1.4, SCJA 1.0
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