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Bugger .. failed parts II and III

 
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by quite an embarrassing margin, especially as I managed a half-decent score on Part I.

Class Diagram (44 maximum) ............................... 37
Component Diagram (44 maximum) ........................... 19 Sequence/Colloboration Diagrams (12 maximum) ............. 9

Strangely enough, I received a set of certificates and a nice letter from a chap at Sun, congratulating me on passing the SCEA, but it struck me that it had been marked a little too quickly for my liking. I checked with the folk who mark it, and they told me that a computer error had caused my certificate to be sent out by mistake.

I think I took it rather well ...

Although I'm not going to resit the exam, I am very interested in finding out why the marks are so low. Failing the exam I can deal with, but not knowing why I did so badly seems to be keeping me awake (I'm typing this at 3.00am) ...

So is there any way I can get any feedback from the markers?
 
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Sorry to hear that.

But as you have received the certificate already, even you dont retake the exam, you are now SCEA.

Nick
 
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Sorry to hear that.

But as you have received the certificate already, even you dont retake the exam, you are now SCEA.

Nick


No, I don't think it works like that, If I claimed to be a SCEA without passing an exam, that would make me a fraud.
 
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Of course.

Anyway, you may try to send an email to who2contact@prometric.com to see whether they can arrange you to discuss with your grader.

Good luck for the appeal.

Nick
 
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I think you did fairly well in the class diagram and seq diagram. you have lost quite a few marks in the component diagram. One way to figure out the reason of low grades is to compare the component diagram notes posted by the guys who have passed the scea..that way you can figure out what went wrong there..

best of luck on your appeal..i feel you should take a closer look at ur component diagram, compare it with what others have done and then re-submit the exam ($150 charge is a bummer, but its worth it). It will be a good feeling to be SCEA even after the 2nd attempt.

Parag
[ August 05, 2004: Message edited by: Parag Doshi ]
 
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
Of course.

Anyway, you may try to send an email to who2contact@prometric.com to see whether they can arrange you to discuss with your grader.

Good luck for the appeal.

Nick


Thanks for the address; I'll give it a try ...

I'm not going to appeal though, as I have no argument with the result; just need a bit of feedback. Hate to think I'm doing diagrams that no-one can understand ...
 
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
Of course.

Anyway, you may try to send an email to who2contact@prometric.com to see whether they can arrange you to discuss with your grader.

Good luck for the appeal.

Nick



Actually, now you mention it; I think I'll give the appeal a try. ....
 
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Originally posted by failed failed:



Actually, now you mention it; I think I'll give the appeal a try. ....


Gaaah!! This is lack of sleep talking! ....

I am going to chalk it up to experience and go to bed.

Thanks for the replies chaps and g'night ...
 
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Today's failure is tomorrow's treasury.

Best luck for the appeal, or in case, the resubmission.

Nick
 
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