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Jun Hong
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Hi there,
I designed a database schema for stupid SUN test graders. Do they want it?
Jun Hong
 
herve attia
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Jun,
Firstly, it is not very nice to insult Sun graders.
Secondly, stupid is not follow "direction" in what is asked to be done and especially someone who behaves in an unprofessional manner.
Regards and good luck,
herve
 
Jun Hong
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I used the word stupid for a good reason. Every body can tell the test quesion itself is not clear and confusing. Also, some parts doesn't make sense. The question can be hard, but itself should make sense. . I am already polite to use the word stupid. SUN only knows to make money. The certification service has many problems. Say, this architect exam has been there for serveral years. They do not even bother to offer new questions. I guess the solution is allover.
Jun Hong

Your message was edited since you quoted content from the actual assignment. Please read our policy on SCEA questions and refrain from discussing actual assignment issues.
Thank You!

[ August 13, 2003: Message edited by: Ajith Kallambella ]
 
herve attia
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Well I think you didn't get the point of SUN assignment.
Sun did on purpose to make it confusing !!
In the real world, customer's requirements are never clear...So, Sun expects you to make assumptions and...end up with a solid architecture.....
If you are not agree with the Business model....do your Architect job to make it better !!
regards,
herve
 
SJ Adnams
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I can understand Jun's fustration.
When the cost of all 3 exams, books, travelling to exams, amount of time spent reading, thinking, making notes is totalled. It does kind of leave you wondering 'why' and thinking Sun are just doing it for the money.
Coupled with the job market ( I've been made redundant and am looking now), it does get fustrating. Never the less, there are not many people who can call themselves SCEA so let's hope it's worthwhile in the end.
I think it's not such a good idea to slate Sun graders, if only because there may be one or two lurking around this forum. It is 'only an exam'. Real life tends to give you more time and more interaction with the business analysts, DBA's etc.
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Tiger Scott
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SCEA exam leaves a lot to be desired. Calling names is not the solution to the problem- It only shows unprofessionalness.
As far as making money goes- I don't know how much can be made out of all this- very very little I guess. Sun could be making a loss for all you know. There are three different organizations involved in adminstering the test- Sun, Prometric, Local center+ graders- divving up $550- that does not leave much for anyone. Sun is a large co. had a revenue of 16 B. last year. The certifications may have gotten a revenue of maybe about 16M (I am making a absolute guess) - that would be trivial change for Sun.
As far as the database schema is concerned- I think it makes a lot of sense- you are dealing with an existing business that has a known and existing business model and Schema- they are letting you know that. Equipemnt and flight have a 1:1 relationship that is a critical piece of info- you do not have to speculate what the cardinality of this realtionship is.
Lastly submission of the database schema is not required- it has been provided to you for the purpose of understanding the business. So I do not undersatnd what Jun's initial gripe was anyway.
Commenting on Herve- architects do not change the business model they only adopt and implement it. Changing it is part of the business domain only.
As far as the value of the certification- in a good job market- nobody would care if you did not have a certification. In a bad market- nobody cares if you have certification. Ironical but true. Hopefully via certification you do learn something and hopefully it gives you an edge.
$.02
Sanjay
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[This message has been edited by Sanjay Bahal (edited December 10, 2001).]
 
Robin Zhang
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Do I need to put database schema in the assumption
list?
 
Lipman Li
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this is really a funny posts, very interesting!the Robin's post make me finally.
cheers
I wish I did not offend anybody here.
 
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