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Ritwik Batabyal

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 : Now which exam has more acceptability - The IBM one or the Rational one.
Deepak Arora

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
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!
I agree. Here's the link:
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