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Does the IBM 486 test offer a cert?

 
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Does the test itself give you a certification? I was presuming it only applied to the JCerts.

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No. It leads to several important certifications.
 
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No, it doesn't thats the worst part of it.
they take the money, and doesn't bother to send a certificate not do they list your name on the database.
 
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How do they know when you've achieved ICSD for example? I guess they just don't expose the database?
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If the IBM Test 486 does not offer a cert, how do you tell you potential employer that you've passed the exam ?
 
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Hi,
I think, no cert for this test is definitely reasonable. OOAD with UML is just standard knowledge for software development. It can be used together with development paltforms from IBM, Microsoft etc. but it's not theirs.
So there is no point that IBM will reward it (alone) one Big Blue certification (even it is required when you want Solution Developer cert).
But anyway, we should thank IBM for their effort to maintain such a good exam. They took the risk of developing a standard technology unbiased exam for software developer world, which I've never found from Microsoft, Novell or Cisco (well, I guess that IBM gains very little in this exam registration fee)
 
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Hat Vim, I agree with what you've said. But, my question remains unanswered.
How do you proof to your potential employer that you've passed the exam ? Is there a way of doing so ? Does IBM gives some sort of 'receipt' stating that you've passed the exam ?
If there is NO such 'receipt', I assume that only reason for taking IBM Test 486 is, it allows us to take other exams. Otherwise there is not much value in it.
Am I correct ? Appreciate if anyone could help clear the water ... thanks.
 
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Well, I guess the examination report provided by Prometric after you complete the exam is fine enough for that purpose.
From my point, knowledge gained after studying for that exam is much more effective than the report itself. It is definitely serving me in my current projects.
Hope this helps.
 
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Hat Vim,
Thanks for the information
Did the report by Prometric says what is the score ? Eg ... 20/30 ?
 
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yes the prometric reports gives detailed analysis of the test.
 
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Thanks everyone !!!
 
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Take one more exam from IBM, BEA or any other vendor of JCert.org, then you'll get a 'V'CSD - "Vender" Certified Solution Developer - Certification! Good Luck!
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Hi,
Which exam does BEA offered for 'V'CSD?
Albert
 
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Tony Chen
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Hi,
Suggest you take Oracle JDeveloper 3.0 : Develop Database Applications with Java along with Test 486 to become Oracle Certified Solution Developer.
Regards,
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  1. Sun Certified Java Programmer Scored 93 per cent
  2. Oracle JDeveloper Rel. 3.0 - Develop Database Applications with Java Scored 56 out of 59
  3. IBM Enterprise Connectivity with J2EE Scored 72 per cent
  4. Enterprise Development on the Oracle Internet Platform Scored 44 out of 56
 
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Desai,
How difficult is the Oracle exam as compared to the SCJP2?
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David,
It depends on which one you are taking.If you are thinking of taking Oracle JDeveloper 3.0, it is not tougher than SCJP2.But if you are taking any of the Level 3 papers - it is quite tough and requires some reading/understanding (Certainly tougher than SCJP2).
Once I take Test 486 (by the end of this month), I would be in a better position to suggest about the Level 3 tests compared to Test 486.
-- Sandeep
 
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What materials would you recommend? Books, online, mock exams, etc... I want to get my Level 2 within a couple of months then look at level 3.
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David,
I am assuming, you would like to take Oracle JDeveloper 3.0 : Develop Database Application with Java.
I donot have a book on this product as yet.Recently (November 2000) Oracle had come out with an edition on it.You would find it in the Oracle Store.But I donot think you would require it.
I would suggest you download the product from here and then get your hands dirty with it.The documentation accompaning the product is more than enough to pass the test.You may decide to go through only those parts which is relevant from the test point of view, if you lack time.
Hope this helps,
Sandeep
 
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Are their any practice tests? I can't even get Oracle's Exam information page to come up. I get 404s every time.
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I know the only prereq for the jcert tests is the Programmer exam, but does it make sense to skip the developer exam. I'm getting ready to take the programmer and was wondering if I should look to vendor certs or take the developer exam next
 
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David,
Find the link here for the Oracle Java Sample Test here
Hope this helps,
Sandeep
 
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