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Passed with 90%...my two cents

 
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I passed IBM Test 486 with 90% by following the study advice on this forum. I added the following twists:
1) I copied IBM's test objectives into StarOffice then filled in all the objectives I could with quotes and page numbers from Fowler and Larmar. It seemed like Larmar matched a lot closer to the objectives.
2) Each time I took the practice test I printed the questions I wasn't sure about and used keyword search to find all discussion of those questions in the forum.
Just like others on this forum I scored 5 points higher on the real test than I did on the IBM practice test.
Now I'm on to SCJD. See you in that forum! http://www.ByteworksInc.com
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Congratulations Steve .
Good luck for SCJD
-- Sandeep
SCJP2, OCSD(Oracle JDeveloper), OCED(Oracle Internet Platform)
 
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Congratulations Steve
Wow.. it's very good score 90%.
Wish u good luck in SCJD.
Tahir Mansoori
SCJP2 91%
IBM OOA&D 92%
 
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Wow! Congrats on your score!
Were you familiar with UML before you began studying?
Thanks for the tips!
 
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Actually, I was. I've first got UML Distilled in the Spring of 2000 when I started my first OO project. I was responsible for the Rational Rose models for the project for the last 18 months. I guess I sort of took that on the job experience for granted.
I still think the approach of using Fowler and Larmar is the best approarch whatever your experience level.
Cheers,
Steve http://www.ByteworksInc.com
 
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Hello Guys,
I just read some of the posts here and became aware of this IBM certification. However I could not find the fee structure of these certifications on the net, specially the 486 one. Is it different for different countries, and where can I find it?
Regards
Mohit Joshi
 
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