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Todd Newbold
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Joined: Sep 20, 2001
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Unfortunately, I did not pass.
I scored a 63%.
There were more exhibits, questions on Development process, and questions on the Unified Process than I had anticipated.
I only studied for 1 month, but I learned more about 0-O design in the last month than the last 12 months.
Good Luck everyone
Vikrama Sanjeeva
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Joined: Sep 02, 2001
Posts: 756
Todd U Can achieve more better!.Just see & understand my signature.Though i am not preparing or taking UML test but i can feel your feelings,
Can you sumarize the reason of failing?
Bye.
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james edwin
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Joined: Nov 22, 2001
Posts: 393
Can pls let us know which all materials you used for reference for this exam.
[This message has been edited by james edwin (edited December 12, 2001).]


Regards,
James
Todd Newbold
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Joined: Sep 20, 2001
Posts: 85
My main study materials were UML Distilled by Fowler, Applying OOAD/UML by Larman, and UML in 24 hours.
I feel the book that needs to be known extensively is Applying OOAD/UML by Larman.
ersin eser
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Joined: Feb 22, 2001
Posts: 1072
thanks for the feedback
don't give up, you are almost there at least closer than i am
Axel Janssen
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Joined: Jan 08, 2001
Posts: 2164
good luck next time
james edwin
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Joined: Nov 22, 2001
Posts: 393
Thanks for the info.
All the best for next time.Don't lose heart....
Desai Sandeep
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Joined: Apr 02, 2001
Posts: 1157
Hi Todd,
We have had all kinds of experiences with Test 486!
Some find it simple, while others find it more difficult (or should I say more tricker!) than one usually expects it to be.May be this is because we work in the paradigm of the IBM pre-assessment test.There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the actual test is on a different difficulty level when compared to the pre-assessment test.So the secret to score more in this test could be to see beyond the IBM pre-assessment test.
I also had a bad experience with this test by scoring about 10% lower than what I had expected.I had put in about 3 months of effort for the test, especially since I was new to OOAD concepts.
Since you seem to have about 12 months of experience in OOAD and now that you have taken this test once, I believe 1 - 1.5 months of effort before taking the test once again should see your through with a respectable score.
Good Luck,
Sandeep
[This message has been edited by Desai Sandeep (edited December 16, 2001).]
Matts Smith
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Joined: Feb 03, 2001
Posts: 113
I think the best book to clear 486 is Larman's. I scored 81% back in the days. Be sure you understand his GRASP patterns. Some say it's BS but I think it's essential when it comes to design cohesive objects.
 
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