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Passed 486 with 83% this morning.

Sunny Liu
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Joined: Mar 15, 2002
Posts: 63
UML Distill is 100% needed,
Larman's book is not necessory for this exam. but It is a great book for your work.
This forums is also 100% needed.

Thanks, Ranchers
Sunny Liu

If I am rich, I will spend more.<p>IBM 486 (OOAD & UML) & 141 (XML) passed<br />Oracle 1Z0-007 passed<br />MCSD MCDBA MCSE <br />SCJP SCSSA<br />CCNA CNA A+
Junilu Lacar

Joined: Feb 26, 2001
Posts: 4447

Congratulations! And thanks for the endorsement
Personally though, I think Larman's book is still an essential resource for the exam and I'm sure others will agree.
garth schneider
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Joined: Mar 20, 2002
Posts: 95
Congratulations. I really appreciated your help in this forum. Hopefully will see you again at the architect forum.
Malay Thakkar
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Joined: Jun 22, 2000
Posts: 52
Its really nice to know abt this.Wish you all the best....I agree with Junilu that Larmen is a good source .....can u give your experience abt the exam.

Thanks & Regards\
Desai Sandeep
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Joined: Apr 02, 2001
Posts: 1157
Congratulations Sunny
-- Sandeep
Sunny Liu
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Joined: Mar 15, 2002
Posts: 63
For peoples who wondering about real exam,
This is the longest exam I have ever taken (135 minutes). 56 questions (passing score 38 questions). after review all of posts on this forums and I took IBM ICE exam three times. last time I got 92% on ICE exam. There is many questions regard same scenario in real one. It took me about 65 minutes to complete exam. I marked 6 questions that I wasn't sure. I spent 10 minutes to review marked questions and "corrected" two of them (I might not call it "correct"). so be calm, do not be scared by lengthy exam time. I had a plenty of times left after I step out testing center.

review all of questions and answers about ICE exam that has been posted here. Do not try to memorize it, but try to understand it. If you are confuse about answers, please post it on this forum, there are a lot of nice guys on this forum will help you out. Until you can answer all of ICE questions without a doubt, You are ready for real one.
PS: If you have been working on OOP for a while, you shouldn't need larman's book. I have been playing with OOP over 6 years now. I only reviewed a couple charpters of Larman's book in B&N book store. But I found that it is very helpful book for beginer of OOAD and works.
Good Luck for peoples who are preparing for OOAD & UML exam
Cheers for all
[ March 26, 2002: Message edited by: Sunny Liu ]

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 3
help me ,liu!
I am a China student!
I will get the larman book in china later!
but it looks i can't get the flower book in China!
is the Folwer book is absolutely necessarily??
may I find some books replace it?such as:
The Unified Modeling Language Reference Manual by Jacobson??
can you give me suggestion!!!
thanks a lot!
Sunny Liu
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I haven't seen a book that could replace Martin Fowler's UML Distilled yet. because this book covers everything and easy to read. In your case,
You may try following books togather:
1. The Unified Modeling Language User Guide
by Grady Booch, James Rumbaugh, Ivar Jacobson
2. The Unified Software Development Process
by Grady Booch, James Rumbaugh, Ivar Jacobson
3. Software Project Management
by Walker Royce
3. Use Case Driven Object Modeling with UML
by Doug RosenBerg with Kendall Scott.
I think martin fowler might has a web site and You may found a lof of stuffs from his web site as well.
Here is link:
[ March 26, 2002: Message edited by: Sunny Liu ]
Malay Thakkar
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Joined: Jun 22, 2000
Posts: 52
Thanks Sunny for sharing the experience.....
I agree. Here's the link:
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