Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Passed RUP Certification Exam!

I passed the Essentials of Rational Unified Process (RUP - 639) certification exam this morning. Some preparation information:

Preparation Resources

Principles of IBM Rational Unified Process v7.0: PRJ110v3 [WBT]
The Rational Unified Process Made Easy: A Practitioner's Guide to Rational Unified Process
The Rational Unified Process: An Introduction, Third Edition

Online Resources

http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/certs/rlrcrup3.shtml
http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/training/catalog.html#10
http://proquest.safaribooksonline.com/?XmlId=0-321-16609-4
http://proquest.safaribooksonline.com/?XmlId=0-321-19770-4

Recommended Preparation Approach

If you’re unfamiliar with the RUP, pick up the two books listed under Preparation Resources. They give a good general overview as well as providing specific examples of the RUP given different project situations. If you’re familiar with the RUP, this review will provide little value.

After covering the basics, digest, absorb, and memorize the RUP (primarily the sections listed below) using the RUP Java applet itself. Understand how and when all these key elements interact. Understand which roles perform which activities to produce which artifacts and when. I recommend becoming intimately familiar with the following sections:

Getting Started >> Best Practices
Getting Started >> Process Structure
Team >> RUP Lifecycle
Team >> Disciplines
Team >> Roles and Activities
Team >> Artifacts (although this is probably best navigated through Roles and Activities by clicking on the individual workflow diagram elements)

Good luck!

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