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Passed IBM 665

Ravi Nistala
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Joined: Jul 11, 2002
Posts: 93
I passed this exam today. My preparation was about 3 weeks seriously.I used the material SW 717,718,719. I also used sg246773 redbook. To be frank, the resources provided are not sufficient. You should have web services knowledge and IBM SOA products like IBM busiess process server, business process modeller, business process monitor, IBM tivoli products for service deployments.SOA lifecycle. SOA integration patterns.You should also know about different standards and specification (Topic 1 of SW 719).

I got lot of questions on SOA assessment. for ex : how do you access a certain business for SOA.I think my preparation was not sufficient on this topic. I got total 71%.i would say it is an average exam not so hard and not so easy from my perspective.

Hope this helps.
Good luck!!!
Pavan Arora

Joined: Nov 03, 2006
Posts: 4

Time to party.

Which redbook would you recommend, can you please write the name of the book/author.

Ravi Nistala
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Joined: Jul 11, 2002
Posts: 93
Marcelo Sousa Ancelmo
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Joined: Jan 17, 2002
Posts: 498

Congrats Ravi, great job!


Marcelo Sousa Ancelmo - Brazil
Milan Das

Joined: Jan 01, 2007
Posts: 2
I passed IBM test 665 today(85%). I read SW717, SW718 and SW719. Also I read lot of developerworks articles on SOA and webservices.
Also read a new redbook: "SOA Foundation Service Creation Scenario" (sg247240).
Lot of questions on IBM SOA Reference architecture. Also some product /architecture knowledge on Tivoli will help. Few questions on WS-addressing and also WS-Notification , WS -specification, interoperability.
Webservice/ESB knowledge is very important.
Thandapani Saravanan
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Joined: Oct 17, 1999
Posts: 117

Probably you are only one in recent times! great score!

BTW, did you find the "SOA Compass" book useful?


arun arunachalam

Joined: Jan 10, 2007
Posts: 4
Congrats to everyone who passed the exam . As SW719 is now a fee based course , can anyone mail the materials for SW719.Can you also suggest additional materials .

Thanks ,
Milan Das

Joined: Jan 01, 2007
Posts: 2
SOA Compass book was not that useful.
badari gururaj
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Joined: Feb 25, 2002
Posts: 63
Cleared IBM 665 wit 70% this week. Refered SW717 718 and 719. I had a fairly good exposure to IBM EAI tools. the free material for 919 is sligly out dated.

[ January 26, 2007: Message edited by: badari gururaj ]

I agree. Here's the link:
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