Reply for Alfred � Thanks for the information, however, I think that the links that you have provided would not do justice to the preparation.
I have been preparing (off-and-on) for this certification. I began for 665 and later switched to 667. I find that this study material caters more to 665 (which you mentioned correctly is easier) rather than 667. I have mostly read the entire stuff, and I recently took the sample exam for 667 where I failed. There can be two reasons for that:
-Maybe I am incredibly stupid ( which could be a high possibility
-Or, the maybe the preparation wasn�t based on the right material
The questions on the sample exam (or the ones that I faced atleast) are entirely on architectural issues - why, what, where, how, whom etc � which can be answered by (a) experience or (b) with the knowledge gathered from correct reading sources such as design/architecture guides.
There is no single place where all this information is provided which makes 667 a difficult exam to crack. It requires a thorough research on all materials presented on the 667 webpage. Even then it can be confusing, time consuming, and sometimes repetitive. I believe IBM itself doesn�t have a coherent source for the preparation of this exam and therefore has dumped the entire library on it. Or perhaps, it wants to motivate people to take the online/classroom courses (which I doubt).
In any case if some one there gets some good information please do share with others. As for me I continue toiling.