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Luigi
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Registered: Sep 2002
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Talking Passed!!

I am happy to say that I passed the test with an 81%...yahoo! Now onto the next hurdle, the IBM 483 Test. Any good groups for this test?

My feelings about the test: I actually found the test relatively easier than some of the other practice tests that I have taken. My approach was to complete all questions with no exhibits first by marking the questions that had them, and then I went back and did those ones. I had 40 minutes to spare when done and reviewed the last questions I had marked for uncertainty.

The questions were significantly less ambiguous than the ICE exam questions! There were 26/56 questions that had some form of exhibit. There were two questions on the Broker pattern, which I am glad I studied. Bottomline, if you hang out at this site and go through the questions here, you will be a great advantage of passing the exam. I can't emphasize that any more! Many thanks to Bala, TVTM, SZ, Cbedford, and many more who were all very helpful.

My preparation (4 months part-time; 1 week very intensely):
Fowler (read once, highlighted, then re-read 4 more times)
Larman (read once, highlighted, then re-read 2 more times)
Design Patterns Explained (good book, but didn't see many questions on the topic)
Schuam's UML guide (skimmed, just to understand the UML better)

Took Bala's, Ivan's, and WhizLab tests; these are all very good tests and I swear I saw some verbatim or at least in concept. Also, took ICE around 4 times before reviewing answers -- know this test! There are some questions that are very similar.

Notes: I used Ecuelero Notes and converted them to mind maps to help remember the concepts. These were very helpful in keeping the concepts straight, so I'll include here. You can download the mindmap software from download.com...it's called Ygnius.

Good luck to anyone else taking the exam. It was a pleasure to share the knowledge with many of the intelligent and learning impassioned people on this site!

Best!

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Forget to attach notes...here they are.

Attachment: mind_maps_ooad.zip
This has been downloaded 1370 time(s).

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bparanj
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Hi Lou,

Congratulations !!! Good score. IBM certification site mentions that the number of questions is 55. You have mentioned 56. Are you sure it is 56?

In a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rate the Whizlabs trial version test simulator?

Good luck on your 483 exam.

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Hi Luigi,

I know you can do it ...Congratulations !!!! Good score !!!!
I am also on the track of IBM 483 Enterprise Connectivity.
I have not found any interesting forum or information about 483 on web.If I find anything interesting , I will post it over here in this forum ...

Good luck !!!


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quote:
Originally posted by bparanj
Hi Lou,

Congratulations !!! Good score. IBM certification site mentions that the number of questions is 55. You have mentioned 56. Are you sure it is 56?

In a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rate the Whizlabs trial version test simulator?

Bala



Yes, positive 56. Even the ICE test is 56 as well. Where have you seen 55?

The WhizLab test is much harder than the real exam in my opinion. There test actually scared me a little as I only scored 55% on their sample. I'd use the sample just to guage your performance. If you score well there, you should easily pass the real one.

Take care,
Lou

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quote:
Originally posted by Luigi


Yes, positive 56. Even the ICE test is 56 as well. Where have you seen 55?



This link shows it as 55 :
http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/tests/info.shtml

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quote:
Originally posted by Luigi


The WhizLab test is much harder than the real exam in my opinion. There test actually scared me a little as I only scored 55% on their sample. I'd use the sample just to guage your performance. If you score well there, you should easily pass the real one.

Take care,
Lou



Thanks for your feedback. I am the co-author of this product and
I wanted to have the genuine opinion about the quality of the
content before I could say it.

Any critical feedback is welcome.

Cheers,
Bala

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kukuhtw
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Re: Passed!!

quote:
Originally posted by Luigi
Notes: I used Ecuelero Notes and converted them to mind maps to help remember the concepts. These were very helpful in keeping the concepts straight, so I'll include here. You can download the mindmap software from download.com...it's called Ygnius.
Best! [/B]


sorry for asking this..
i have downloaded..your files...but unable to see those files
I can't download Ygnius Mindmapping Software 1.42 from download.com...files were to large..

can i open those files with other softare ?
or is it possible to convert ymap file to jpg file ?

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