As with last year’s WSTC, IBM’s certification testing team have been running almost round-the-clock tests. We’ve been entitled to take three tests each so it has been worth taking advantage of the opportunity. The testing room has been constantly busy.
Yesterday, I passed test 664 on SOA Fundamentals, and first thing this morning I took and passed test 665, Architectural Design of SOA Solutions – making me an IBM Certified SOA Associate and SOA Solution Designer.
In both cases the tests were sufficiently challenging to make me think, and well focussed. I didn’t do any additional studying in either case, but obviously I have been working in this domain for the past few years. Reading Sandy Carter’s book recently has been a good reminder of how things fit together, too.