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I took the beta test for Intermediate level today.

There were 159 multiple-choice questions and 180 minutes.
I guess for the real test there will be less questions.
Questions are short so I had the time to answer all and to review half of them.

Questions are on the notation and its strict use . No scenario question as opposed to the IBM test on OO and UML.
OMG is the organization who specifies UML so its test is above all on the specifications.

No ambiguous question. Every answer can be found in the UML 2.0 Superstructure Specification

From my point of view some questions were too theoretic and of few interest for practical use. In the beta test there's also a Comment button on each question so I commented those questions.

Sequence order of questions are those of the Topic Areas described in the Coverage map : you have first all the questions on the Composite Structure Diagrams then on the Component Diagrams then ...
It's nice because I didn't have to jump from one concept to another.
Each topic area is covered.

Questions are all of intermediate level: no too easier questions and no too difficult questions.

In conclusion, an test with good questions and coverage which evaluate honestly the knowledge of UML notations, what they mean, what are the rules applied, what are the restrictions...
It does not test the practical knowledge but no multiple choice can do that. What it tests is the theory with small examples. And it accomplishes its mission very well. Passing the test will mean you understand very well the detail of the UML notation and it is becoming more and more important with the emerging MDA where a strict use of the notation will be mandatory.

GO for this test now !

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