This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum.
We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line!
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Ritwik Batabyal
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Joined: Jul 31, 2001
Posts: 9
I passed the IBM 486 exam with 70%.
I should say that the exam was a tough one. I prepared from 4 books - Rumbaugh (OMT), Booch (User Guide), Larman and Fowler giving stress on the latter two.
The forum helped me a lot in passing the exam.
I have one query that Rational has a similar certification examination in OOAD (site info : http://www.rational.com/worldwide/india/certification_exam.jsp#Length). Now which exam has more acceptability - The IBM one or the Rational one.
Deepak Arora
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 10, 2001
Posts: 26
Congrats esp. for narrow escape.Anyone preparing for IBM J2EE 483,or anyone who has taken it. I need advise on study material & level of difficulty

Deepak Arora

IBM Certified OOAD with UML(79%)
IBM Certified XML Developer(68%)
Sun Certified JAva Programmer(85%)


Guy Allard
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Joined: Nov 24, 2000
Posts: 776
Congratulations!
And yes, not an easy test.
Regards, Guy
Desai Sandeep
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Joined: Apr 02, 2001
Posts: 1157
Congratulations Ritwik
Thanks for the link for the Rational test.
If you have already passed Test 486, I believe that is more than enough to present yourself as a person who knows about UML.So I wouldn't recommend the OOAD test from Rational.
But, I think it would be interesting to take the other tests by Rational on their products/Technologies RUP,Rose 2000e, Test Studio and ClearQuest, especially since these products are the best in the market so far!
Would like some comments from my fellow JavaRanchers!
Thanks,
Sandeep
 
I’ve looked at a lot of different solutions, and in my humble opinion Aspose is the way to go. Here’s the link: http://aspose.com
 
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