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UML for Part 1

 
Sridhar Raman
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Hi Folks,
What UML constructs are covered for Part 1 of the exam?
Thanks in advance
Sridhar
 
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very simple stuff (that you should know already). there are a few questions in the exam on my site that are broadly inline with what you should expect.
 
Ian B Anderson
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Hello Simon,
I've just been looking at your site and the contents excellent.
I'm just starting out so I've read UML distilled and am working through the Gang of Four book but I have a question. Was the exam harder or easier than you expected?
The reason I ask is that I just finished the Web developer exam and found it much easier than I expected (Not easy, just easier than I thought it would be.). I was wondering if the same could be said for part 1 of the Architect Cert.
Thanks
Ian
 
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I would say the exam was as I expected it - but that was because I spent time to go through BB posts (here are on egroups).
My advise would not be to read GoF - it's a very hard book to read, just write down the patterns, a description and their type - then remember them
Martin Fowler.. I used to have it but seems to have gone missing. I think it was pretty simple,- the UML in the exam is simple too
The only thing to look out for is the 'inch deep mile wide' thing. Do you know what screen scrapers, vt420, MQ series, DNA, round robin... etc are? You really need this breadth of knowledge, but not to any depth.
Simon
 
Ian B Anderson
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Hello Simon,
Thanks for your reply. You're right about the Gang of Four book. I read the first few chapters (i.e. what is a pattern, how to use one etc) and the last chapter. With regards to the patterns themselves I just read the general descriptions and left it at that.
I have the "Special Edition" Using J2EE is that likely to cover: screen scrapers, vt420, MQ series, DNA, round robin etc.
Thanks
Ian
 
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Simon,
For the UML part, I got the impression from other posts (or maybe other sites on the SCEA) that you need to know what symbols are and are not part of the UML.
Is that sort of thing on the exam, or are they mostly asking things like "What's an activity diagram used for?"
Burk
 
Sridhar Raman
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Are state charts, State machines, Component and deployment diagrams covered for part 1???
-Sridhar-
 
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