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I am now SCEA certified!!

 
Darryl A. J. Staflund
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Hi all,

Wow, I just found out that I received my SCEA designation. My mark (and mark breakdown) has not yet been posted to the following link:

http://www.certmanager.net/sun_assignment/

However, the history and certification icons on the following link:

http://www.certmanager.net/sun/

show that SCEA certification was granted on the 15th, and that a SCEA certification kit was mailed out today!

Thank you so much everyone. It has been a very long certification for me and I learned a lot from this group. Wow. I still can't believe it. I am SCEA certified and not just certifiable :-)

So what now? What have other SCEA candidates done to advance their skill, knowledge, etc -- apart from the Sun-based certs and job experience?

Thanks to everyone.

Darryl Staflund
 
Seshagiri Rao Ananthaneni
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Congratulations Darryl
 
Peter Bergoff
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That's awesome!
 
Parag Doshi
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Congrats Darryl !

Now that you are SCEA, it opens so many doors for you..u can plan to get certified in Web services, or get into IBM MQ, system integrations, open source frameworks creation etc etc.
The choices are endless. For now, bask in the glory of being a new SCEA and enjoy ur spot in the sunshine

Parag
 
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Congratulations
The reason why I chose to do the SCEA is that it is no walk in the park., It will sure to open doors for me that was once closed. When I complete it, I will have all three certification (SCJP SCJD and SCEA). They might not be no Computer Science Bachelors Degree in but it is better then a kick in the teeth and it might be the small difference of getting or not getting that job.
 
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Darryl,
congrats on passing.
Can you give us some insights on your diagrams? For example, did you go for a similar look to Cade, or did you do something else (i.e. include a Framework).

Well done,
Ray
 
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Hi Ray,

My Class diagram is very similar to Cade's and contains 23 classes. My component diagrams are also similar to Cade's although the diagrams related to the business tier detail an extra layer of classes between the Facades and EJBs, because I made heavy use of the 'Application Service' design pattern -- a pattern that has Facade classes handling business logic off to one or more Application Service classes. My sequence diagrams are all my own though. I won't go into what I mean by that but I made numerous use case diagrams using UML 2.0 and used it to detail design patterns that I incorporated in the client, presentation, business, and integration tiers of my application.

Darryl

PS: I have sent a letter off to Prometric asking for my marks so I'll post them when I hear back from them.
 
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Darryl,
Thanks for the feedback. Look forward to seeing your marks, especially for the Sequence diagrams.
Ray
 
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Congratulations Darryl for being certified.

How big was your assumption document..

Also was that all you supplied . the assignment says to architect and design so do we need to give all the design justification as well as the architecture layout. I am no architect in work so putting together such a document has been quite an effort for me .Please advice.

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Darryl A. J. Staflund
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> How big was your assumption document..

Not too long. It comes to about 10 pages printed but it consists mostly of tables with point-form comments.

> Also was that all you supplied.

I also added:

a. a Use Case diagram to indicate the relationships between the Actors I identified.
b. A small implementation model to show how I packaged my deployment files.
c. A small deployment diagram to show how I deployed my packages on the network, and how I networked the servers.

I didn't intend to do this but found it made my submission a lot more comprehensible. I'd say do what works for you. As long as you submit the bare minimum you will be fine.

Darryl
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Hi everyone,

My SCEA grade and point breakdown was finally posted to Certmanager. Here it is:

Grade: P
Score: 89
Comment: This report shows the total points that could have been awarded in each section and the actual amount of points you were awarded. This information is provided in order to give you feedback on your relative strengths on a section basis. The maximum number of points you could have received is 100, minimum to pass is 70.

Class Diagram (44 maximum) .......................... 42
Component Diagram (44 maximum) ...................... 39 Sequence/Colloboration Diagrams (12 maximum) ........ 8

I am pretty sure I lost marks for laziness :-) Because I am working full-time and just wanted to get the assignment out the door, I didn't critically comment my diagrams that much -- especially the use cases. Oh well. A pass is a pass and I'll take it!

Darryl
 
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Originally posted by Darryl A. J. Staflund:
Hi everyone,

My SCEA grade and point breakdown was finally posted to Certmanager. Here it is:

Grade: P
Score: 89
Comment: This report shows the total points that could have been awarded in each section and the actual amount of points you were awarded. This information is provided in order to give you feedback on your relative strengths on a section basis. The maximum number of points you could have received is 100, minimum to pass is 70.

Class Diagram (44 maximum) .......................... 42
Component Diagram (44 maximum) ...................... 39 Sequence/Colloboration Diagrams (12 maximum) ........ 8

I am pretty sure I lost marks for laziness :-) Because I am working full-time and just wanted to get the assignment out the door, I didn't critically comment my diagrams that much -- especially the use cases. Oh well. A pass is a pass and I'll take it!

Darryl



Darry, Congratulations! Pass is most important.
 
Parag Doshi
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Congrats Darryl ! Thats a nice score..good job
 
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Originally posted by Darryl A. J. Staflund:
Hi all,
So what now? What have other SCEA candidates done to advance their skill, knowledge, etc -- apart from the Sun-based certs and job experience?


Congratulations Darryl !

Well SCEA alone isn't sufficient to survive in real world. Attending your local JUGs, keeping up with new specs and trends and specializing in one or two vendor offerings(especially App servers) are all good ways to advance your skills over and beyond what your every day job can offer.

HTH
 
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Darryl A. J. Staflund,

Configuration,now I am preparing the Part 2,I think your experence is very helpful for me.
 
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Congratulations!It's great!
I am preparing for the first part now!
Can you give some advice?

Bill
 
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