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Passed Part 1 today

 
shai koren
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Hi
Passed the part 1 today with 91%.
loads of thanks to this list and the yahoo group.
must say that there werent any problems and the prometric pips
(Morgate , London) were quite helpfull.
I was sort of worried after I saw Wanli's thread.
English is not my mother language either and the idea of long scenarios really
didnt seem to promising. It was fine, the scenarios werent that long.
I really wanted to remember the breakdown of the questions for Sandeep's
survey but the topics are quite mixed. you would have a question that talks
about legacy connectivity, security, EJB and protocols. you might be actually
asked about one of them but the question mentions few topics.
Could Anyone let me know what was that comment button there for?
I did add one comment somewhere but didnt really see what it was for? it's
obviosly not a part of the answer and i dont really think sun was interested
in a feedback like "brilliant question guys" , "good on'ya" and such.
The survey at the beginnig is quite annoying (would be slightly more decent
to hassle a candidate with it after the exam). I really though that END button
in the survey would terminate the whole exam ( had to ask the prometric guy
about it) sun should know that good usability ( not just reusablity) is also
an attribute of a good software...( or was it just me).
A funny experience in that exam was that untill today i didnt know the
word "adhere" in english. One question there was:
"which YYY would adhere to the given XXX"
It was obvios that "adhere" is either good association or bad (...). 3 answers
suited one option and 2 answers suited the other having knowing how many answers
are correct makes it easier.there you go another word to the vocabulary...
Overall the exam was abit easier then i expected, I enjoyed the study and
happier to start the part 2.
cheers
shai
 
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Congratulations!
I looked forward to part 2 until I started it
I didn't enjoy it until it was finished
Cheers,
Steve
 
shai koren
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cheers for the tip.
i might be a bit naive about it but the idea of actually working something out ( or trying to ) sounds more apealing then just reading and preparing for theoratical questions.
how long did part 2 take you? and i am avoiding other questions untill i know something about it.
cheers
shai
 
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Ian B Anderson
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Congratulations!
Ian
 
Sandeep Lodhia
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Congrats Shai.
And yea...thanx for the concern for my survey.
Actually I am quite worried abt Commom Architecture and Legacy Connectivity.
ALso if you could tell me some site to get scenario based questions, it wuld be really helpful to me.
Sandeep
 
shai koren
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Sandeep
I dont remember doing much scenario based questions before the exam, and that worried me alot as well. the exams i did are those that are mentioned in the thread Clear Part 1 - 89%
I think the most important thing about both is to remember the terms used and know for each one break down of relevent questions like:
advantages, disadvantages , when to use, effects etc. if you cover all the terms like screen scrapper (!!) , object mapping, tiers , etc. you should be fine.
for the scenario questions, make sure you write down the requirements ( like a list ) before answering( in some questions the requirements were laid down as a list which was helpful rather then in a paragraph).
In your list look for key words : secure , session- in regard to cennections , available port , what do you need to cennect to, etc.
btw i got 60% on legacy connectivity which mean there probably was 5 questions and 83% on Common architecture which means 6 questions, EJB were 9 ( again the only way i could get 88%) as in your question stats on bill's thread.

cheers
shai
 
Sandeep Lodhia
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Thanx Shai !!!
Just 1 more thing I remembered.
Everywhere I found 1 objective..."CONCEPTS" .However, this objective is not mentioned on Sun's site.
So what essentially 'Concepts' cover?
 
shai koren
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i think concept deals with those terms that are the basic for architecture, e.g Reliability, Scalability etc. ( the seven of them). you should know what they are and what contribute or effect what. example security can decrease performance.
scallability contribute to reliability , and might decrease managability. think about it as the building blocks of architecture. how can you measure software architecture , what makes it good or not. so there have to be some terms ("service level requirement" in sun's guide), that architecture tryies to achieve. Then the link to common architecture is as it sounds common ways to achive them service level services ( aka concepts) or you could also look at it as common architectures that are used and available and their effect on those services.
In terms of the exam there are questions where you need to notice that if an app became more scallable by clustering it is harder to manage... I am not sure if the comparison between 1 tier , 2 tiers etc is part of concepts of common architecture ( but how can you understand that without the concept...)
did that help or confused?
 
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Shai,I understood your point.You explained it quite well what comes under 'Concept' !
But when I had gone through John's notes,the basic terms Reliability, Scalability etc are covered under objective-'Common Architecture'.
So do you mean that these basic terms are covered under objective 'Concepts' and scenerio based questions on these terms come under 'Common Architecture'?
1 more thing, in your result, was there anything saying that you have scored this much percentage in 'Concepts'? I mean is there anything like so called 'Concept' objective ?
 
shai koren
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yes there is a concepts objective in the results summery.
[ May 16, 2002: Message edited by: shai koren ]
 
Sandeep Lodhia
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Thanx for everything Shai !!!
Its really very suprising that in Objectives, Sun do not mention anything on 'Concepts'.But it does in result summary.
Anyways, once again,congrats for clearing the exam.
Sandeep
 
Sanjay Raghavan
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Shai,
In pretty much everyone's assessment it appears that UML is not being addressed at all. But it is part of the objectives and I remember reading somewhere that Patterns and UML had about the same importance in the exam. Any comments?
 
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Sanjay,
You will get a couple of questions on UML. To be perfectly honest they are very simple, so shouldn't cause you any problem.
Simon
 
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Simon,
Thanks for the input.
 
shai koren
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sanjay
The uml questions were very easy as simon said, and much easier then i thought.
Patterns also was pretty easy. there werent questions of identify a pattern from a uml diagram ( even though i heard about other exams without such questions, I wouldnt assume there wont be). the material in suns guide book about both topics, although very brief, is sufficient enough for part 1 purpose.
I think that unlike what i thought when i started to study for the exam, patterns and uml dont take much importance (i was suprised by that).that is according to number and levels of questions. the legacy connectivity and common architecture semmed more important ( in the exam prespective).
cheers
shai
 
Sanjay Raghavan
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Shai,
Thanks for your input. I'm about 3 weeks from giving the exam. I've spent a good bit of time on uml and patterns. Even if it is covered in depth, the understanding of patterns has thrown new light on my knowledge of OO design.
What I was not aware about (until I saw some recent threads) was the importance given to concepts, Common Arch, and legacy connectivity.
Thanks for the clarification and best luck with Part 2.
 
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