I cleared 833 with 90% and 834 with 81%. I don't think I found even a sigle question on RUP. I don't know much about RUP. I learnt about RUP only what is there in Larman. I didn't read anything separately on RUP. But still saying I didn't get any question from RUP. If you know concepts of OOAD well you can easily pass the exam. Note that this exam is with UML 2.0. I had a bad time answering questions related to the UML 2.0. That's why my score is got affected badly. For 833 you have to study few extra concepts like structured classes, ports etc. Similarly for 834 learn new syntaxes of UML 2.0
Hi Mikalai Zaikin, I prepared for this exam using Larman and UML Distilled. I didn't read anything on UML 2.0. That was my mistake. Lots of questions on new syntaxes introduced on UML 2.0. I don't think I receive any questions on Timing Diagram. Apart from this your exam simuators are good for practice. It would be better if you come up with a new simulator covering about UML 2.0. If required I can also contribute to it. For passing the exams I would suggest go through the syllabus and try to find out what happens in each steps mentioned in the exam syllabus. DO NOT FORGET to download the DEMO for 833 and 844 from Pass4sure. DO NOT FORGET to go through again and again all the sample questions provided for 833 and 834. These sample questions you can download in the pdf format from the IBM certification site. http://www6.software.ibm.com/cgi-bin/pwdown/public/httpdl/certify/sam833.pdf http://www6.software.ibm.com/cgi-bin/pwdown/public/httpdl/certify/sam834.pdf
These IBM samples as well as Pass4sure would really help when in exams you find that your feets are not on the ground.
I am also preparing for 833 and 834 exams. I am also using Craig Larman and UML Distilled. But I hardly find any sample questions in internet for these exams for FREE. Pass4Sure is not free. Do you know any website that provides free sample questions. It need not be exam simulator, just sample questions, so that I will get an idea how the questions will be.
Mukesh G Nagar
Joined: May 23, 2006
Download demo version for 833 and 834 from pass4sure website. Last month I happened to attend the Rational Conference 2007. I discussed with others regarding these exams and found that these exams are based on the Dev475 (Mastering Object-Oriented Analysis and Design with UML). But this is again not freely available.