Hi all, Here is how I prepared, hope this can be of assistance. 1. Took sample ICE test. Scored 62% 2. Read Larman's excellent UML book. I mostly skimmed it, but concentrated on the important concepts. 3. Took ICE test again, scored 89% 4. Read Fowler's UML Distilled cover to cover. Also an excellent book. 5. Took ICE test again, scored 94%. By now I was remembering answers without thinking about the question, so I concentrated on the concept behind the question. 6. Sat the test. First pass just answered all questions without exhibits. Second pass tackled the exhibit questions. Third pass reviewed answers, spotted a few mistakes. Total preparation was about 40 hours over 2 weeks. I found the ICE test to be the same level of difficulty as the real exam, and the questions are VERY SIMILAR. Dissect the practice exam. Read Fowler & Larman's books, everything you need for the exam is in these books. They are also excellent reference materials for the real world. Some of the exhibits are huge, and you can get two of them, plus the actual question. This means you have to scroll alot and makes some of the questions more difficult then they really are. If you can practice reading & understanding large class diagrams on a small screen! Having some knowledge of an OO language like C++ or Java helps as you won't have to worry about inheritance, polymorphism etc. Best of luck, I'd be happy to help with any questions.
Joined: Dec 12, 2001
Congratulations!! Could you please send the link for the UML certification forum. Sanjay
Joined: Aug 05, 2001
Joined: Jul 08, 2000
Congratulations!!! Thanks a lot for the suggestions..