Last week I took the IBM SOA Foundation exam and I scored a 100%. I just couldn't stop myself from smiling like a maniac for a long long time. I just wanted to shout out aloud and tell everybody my perfect score
I took a 2 week's break from work and studied for almost 12 hours everyday. Now I feel my efforts were definitely worth it.
For all you guys who are preparing for the same, this is what I did
I studied from the following IBM Redbooks. Some of which I feel was not required, but i studied them anyways, not wanting to leave any stone (book) unturned . You can find them here. Just do a search for SOA and you will find more than you want. You might also find certain case studies. Do read them too.
Secondly, I read about a group - ibmsoacert - on yahoo from a post by some member on this forum. Here, I dug out some whitepaper material, PPTs and 108 questions. These are good. Do not give them a miss.
Last, but not the least, I got my hands on "SOA for Dummies". It's a wonderful book, I must say. For a beginner like me, this was the best material to start with.
Finally, I gave the exam. Now when I'm writing this, still can't stop smiling
All the best to all of you guys preparing for the exam.
Take Care and God Bless
ITIL V3 Foundation, OCUP Foundation, IBM Certified SOA Associate, IBM.Certified.Solution.D'signer, SCSA, SCJA, SCJP6 & now thinking abt going for SCWCD