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Passed the UML Test!

Avijeet Dash
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Joined: Jan 21, 2001
Posts: 148
Hi All,
I had been thinking of this test since more than a year. I never knew such a wonderfull user group exists here. My Preparations have been really accelerated by talking to u guys/gals.
I scored 79% only. I wished more. anyway
the exam looked cool. one problem domain (ticketing system) was taken as the case study and number of questions were asked related to that.
questions were simple and some were confusing.
few questions i remember are
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL EXAMS ARE COVERED BY COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS ... IT IS ILLEGAL TO PASS ON THE QUESTIONS YOU RECIEVED. I HAVE REMOVED THE QUESTIONS FROM THIS POST - ANGELA (SHERRIFF)
questions were mostly like the ones in the torolab site. some of the package related questions were there exactly as in the torolab site.
I studied UML DIstilled 2 times, every line carefully. I looked over Larman's and Booch's books.
what is the general good percentage in this test?
thank u all.
Avijeet

[This message has been edited by Angela Poynton (edited January 30, 2001).]
Deepika Wadhwa
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Joined: Aug 05, 2000
Posts: 57
Congrats Avijeet...
are you talking abt IBM 486 or some other exam?
I have read UML distilled once ,what else do u suggest further?
how much experience do we need for this exam?
I am having 1.5 yrs of exp on programming in java stuff, but no exp on analysis and design.can i prepare for this ?

thanx in advance,
once again congrats ...
Deepika
Tony Chen
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Joined: Jan 29, 2001
Posts: 286
Congratulations! Congratulations!
Are there any other certification tests (except IBM 486) about OOAD, UML & Patterns?


SCJP Java 2 - IBM Certified Enterprise Developer - WebSphere V4.0 & V5.0 - IBM Certified System Administrator - WebSphere Network Deployment V6.0 - Canadian Securities Course (CSC) Certification
Avijeet Dash
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Joined: Jan 21, 2001
Posts: 148
Originally posted by Deepika Wadhwa:
[B]Congrats Avijeet...
Thank u all, u r great people here talk to.
are you talking abt IBM 486 or some other exam?
yes, ibm-486.
I have read UML distilled once ,what else do u suggest further?
how much experience do we need for this exam?
I am having 1.5 yrs of exp on programming in java stuff, but no exp on analysis and design.can i prepare for this ?
as i told u learn all that is there in uml distilled, and pass the torolab test, thats enough. maximum i scored in torolab was 70%.

thanx in advance,
once again congrats ...

thanks buddy.
Avijeet Dash
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Joined: Jan 21, 2001
Posts: 148
Hi Angela,
U r right. I am sorry abt sharing some of the question types i remember.
may i know, who r u?
tnx and regards
Avijeet
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL EXAMS ARE COVERED BY COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS ... IT IS ILLEGAL TO PASS ON THE QUESTIONS YOU RECIEVED. I HAVE REMOVED THE QUESTIONS FROM THIS POST - ANGELA (SHERRIFF) [/b]
[This message has been edited by Angela Poynton (edited January 30, 2001).][/B]
Prabhjyot Singh
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Joined: Dec 28, 2000
Posts: 22
Avijeet,
Congrats.Do you think that experience is important before thinking about 486.Experience in terms of both coding and/or designing?? How much experience do you have??
Ta,
prabh
Avijeet Dash
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Joined: Jan 21, 2001
Posts: 148
Hi Prabh,
I have close to 3 yrs of industry experience and i am a comp sc. engineering graduate from a REC Rourkela,India. i worked for Wipro and now work for MindTree in India.
In my 3yrs of experience i have worked on various low ceremony projects (as martin fowler puts it). i had very little exposure to UML in the currect B2C project that i worked on.
I am not sure how much thinking(internalization) u have done on OO. thats what is probably imoprtant rather than anything else.
good luck.
Dash
Carl Trusiak
Sheriff

Joined: Jun 13, 2000
Posts: 3340
Angela is one of our Sheriffs, (System administrators) she moderates the Programmers Certification Forums and as such, readily identify questions from exams which can get JavaRanch in huge trouble with the testing agancies. She is highly regarded by all of the Sheriffs and Bartenders. Her hard work is one of the things that helps make us a good site for everyone.

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Hope This Helps
Carl Trusiak


I Hope This Helps
Carl Trusiak, SCJP2, SCWCD
Cathleen Xi
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 25, 2001
Posts: 4
Avijeet Dash mentioned about torolab website, does anybody know about the site? Avijeet, could you be more specific about the site?
Thanks!
John Wetherbie
Rancher

Joined: Apr 05, 2000
Posts: 1449
The torolab site is located here. It is IBM's Certification Exam (ICE) site.
John
[This message has been edited by John Wetherbie (edited January 31, 2001).]


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John Wetherbie
Rancher

Joined: Apr 05, 2000
Posts: 1449
Avijeet,
I am the moderator for this forum and first noticed your post with some of the questions from the test. I asked for some help with the issue and Angela was the person who responded. As Carl noted, we acted to keep all of us out of any sticky legal situations.
Thanks for understanding and keep posting!
John
Angela Poynton
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Joined: Mar 02, 2000
Posts: 3143
Again I say there should be a smilie for BLUSHING ... I was just doing my job! ...


Pounding at a thick stone wall won't move it, sometimes, you need to step back to see the way around.
Avijeet Dash
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Joined: Jan 21, 2001
Posts: 148
Hey Angela,
U did the right thing. I appreciate Java Ranch for being clean in its intentions and operations. that will certainly enable us to rise above any limits.
this forum is certainly one of my favorites...
Thanks Angela, Carl and John.
Avijeet
Originally posted by Angela Poynton:
Again I say there should be a smilie for BLUSHING ... I was just doing my job! ...

Paul Ralph
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Joined: Aug 10, 2000
Posts: 312
A smilie for blushing? I thought this: (a colon followed by an o) was it.
Paul R
Kameswari Jyosyula
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Joined: Feb 20, 2001
Posts: 39
Congratulations,
I would like to know whats the cost of the exam as well as the exam objectives.I have followed the link you gave - but it goes to the testing site first.I tried searching for the exam but could not get the needed info.Could you please let me know the details or give a link to the site from where i can get the same?
TIA
Originally posted by Avijeet Dash:
Hi All,
I had been thinking of this test since more than a year. I never knew such a wonderfull user group exists here. My Preparations have been really accelerated by talking to u guys/gals.
I scored 79% only. I wished more. anyway
the exam looked cool. one problem domain (ticketing system) was taken as the case study and number of questions were asked related to that.
questions were simple and some were confusing.
few questions i remember are
[b]PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL EXAMS ARE COVERED BY COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS ... IT IS ILLEGAL TO PASS ON THE QUESTIONS YOU RECIEVED. I HAVE REMOVED THE QUESTIONS FROM THIS POST - ANGELA (SHERRIFF)

questions were mostly like the ones in the torolab site. some of the package related questions were there exactly as in the torolab site.
I studied UML DIstilled 2 times, every line carefully. I looked over Larman's and Booch's books.
what is the general good percentage in this test?
thank u all.
Avijeet
[This message has been edited by Angela Poynton (edited January 30, 2001).][/B]

Tony Chen
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Joined: Jan 29, 2001
Posts: 286
Originally posted by Kameswari Jyosyula:
Congratulations,
I would like to know whats the cost of the exam as well as the exam objectives.I have followed the link you gave - but it goes to the testing site first.I tried searching for the exam but could not get the needed info.Could you please let me know the details or give a link to the site from where i can get the same?
TIA

Here you go: Object-Oriented Analysis and Design with UML Test
Tony Chen
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 29, 2001
Posts: 286
Originally posted by Kameswari Jyosyula:
Congratulations,
I would like to know whats the cost of the exam.
TIA

Oh sorry, it will cost you US$175! Good luck!
Deepika Wadhwa
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 05, 2000
Posts: 57
This is price for US only or world wide ?
I want to appear for this exam from Bombay, INDIA, what will be the price over there?
or
what is site where i can find relative information?

plz reply
Deepika
Avijeet Dash
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Joined: Jan 21, 2001
Posts: 148
hi Deepika,
It costs 50$ (3750Rs) in India. I took it in b'lore and it costed me that.
regards
Bidyut Padhi
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Joined: Sep 07, 2000
Posts: 121
Hi avijeet
Congrats!
I hope you passed the UML test of IBM.
what are the Books you followed.
Bidyut
daniel schulken
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 23, 2000
Posts: 34
do you have any suggestions for ooad hopefulls?
as in what to study book wise?
faisal mahmood
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 30, 2000
Posts: 349
Congratulation Avijeet for passing the test.
When did you pass the test? What do you want to do next?
I completed this test last year. Now, I'm concentrating on Java Developer's Test.
Faisal
Avijeet Dash
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Joined: Jan 21, 2001
Posts: 148
Thanks guys!
to pass the exam I would say only UML Distilled is enough, u need to pass the ibm sample test comfortably.
I looked over number of other books but read UML Distilled 2 times line by line.
Good Luck.
faisal, I am taking the Architect-1 test this month end.
what r u doing these days?
faisal mahmood
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 30, 2000
Posts: 349
Avijeet,
I am working as a Java Developer in Sydney. I am doing some J2EE stuff with iPlanet Application Server. My SCJEA voucher would not arrive before the end of March. Besides, for me SCJEA may take at least four months for all three parts.
So, I am doing both Developer & Architect Certification concurrently. Besides, I already got vouchers for both parts of Developer certificaton end of last week.
How about you?
Faisal

[This message has been edited by faisal mahmood (edited March 01, 2001).]
Avijeet Dash
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Joined: Jan 21, 2001
Posts: 148
I want to get rid of the certfication loops, SCJEA-1 will be the last cert i wud be taking.
Its lots of money without much value.
Bidyut Padhi
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 07, 2000
Posts: 121

I don not think that SCEA is having less value.
In New delhi Corporate is prefering SCEA certification.
any way it is my view point.
I think certification keeps one update with current technology in this ever changing software market.
regards
Bidyut
 
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