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IBM 667 - SOA Solution Designer passed

Leszek Sliwko
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 15, 2007
Posts: 11
Hi all,


passed IBM 000-667 test with 93% (I was amazed also ;-)

Generally speaking it's not an easy exam to crack; mainly due to large amount of reading material.
Unfortunately, I did not found many question examples (aside from those few published on CodeRanch), thus I did not know what I was going against.
Right now, I think the best approach is to learn the IBM-way-of-thinking (and lots of buzz-words :-)

My study list:

- read all "use cases" RedBook from IBM site
- read SOA Compass book
- explore Wikipedia page for SOA
- read other papers from IBM site (there are many of them)

Many thanks for all info included on this forum!

BTW:
What is next step to claim your title? Shall I wait for any package form IBM?


One more thing:
There is IBM "Take It Again!" promotion, which allows you to retake this test for 30 USD:
http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/process/tia.shtml
(I hope admins will forgive me for linking)
Important: it has to be bought as you order a voucher for test - see page for more details
Vinod Tiwari
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Joined: Feb 06, 2008
Posts: 459
    
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Congrats
Billy Tsai
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Joined: May 23, 2003
Posts: 1297
is this product specific?
Jan Cumps
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Joined: Dec 20, 2006
Posts: 2477
    
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Congratulations!


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Leszek Sliwko
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 15, 2007
Posts: 11
Billy Tsai wrote:is this product specific?


Not really. Test asks about few IBM products, but the questions are more like general open scenarios with selection of few possible solutions.

Nevertheless, you shall know about IBM's ESB products (WebSphere ESB, WebSphere DataPower, WebSphere Message Broker) and what they are used for. I think I also had one question about WebSphere Business Modeler.
Rafal Wasielewski
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Joined: Jan 08, 2010
Posts: 372
congrats


SCJP 6.0 (86%), SCWCD 5.0 (92%), SCBCD 5.0 (93%), MCTS(SQL Server 2008)
Neil And
Greenhorn

Joined: May 05, 2009
Posts: 5
Hi Les,

Can you please give me the link to the stuff you mentioned
- read all "use cases" RedBook from IBM site
thanks!
Leszek Sliwko
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 15, 2007
Posts: 11
Sure,

check this series:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/redp4375.html
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/redp4376.html <-- start from this one
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/redp4377.html
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/redp4378.html
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/redp4379.html
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/redp4380.html
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/redp4381.html
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/redp4382.html
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/redp4383.html
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/redp4384.html

it seems to be a lot, but I have read through them quite fast.
Venkataramanan Amirthalingam
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 27, 2008
Posts: 20
Hi Les,

I am preparing for 669 (SOA Associate). Can you provide me the recommended books/links? Please help.

--venkat
Peter Sin
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Joined: Jan 13, 2005
Posts: 547
Congratulations.
 
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