Originally posted by Angus Morison:
I recently received my result for Part2/3: 57%, which is really appalling.
I was astounded. In part 1 I got 91%. I have read all the books (except GoF), and notably "Core J2EE Patterns" which I studied in detail. I went through the Pet Store Application. Though I have not contributed much to this newsgroup I have followed it, especially the advice of those who did well.
I hoped/expected to get over 90%. I thought there may have been a mix-up in the results, but following confirmation from Sun this is not the case.
I would not normally have said very much about my submission, but given the score I can hardly be giving any secrets away. It seemed to me there were contradictions between what the CEO said in the interview, and the Use Cases given by the Business Analyst. So I gave updated versions of the Use Cases, as well as the BDM. I thought that all my architectural choices: connection to Frequent Flyer System, choice of Web Framework etc etc were discussed and justified.
I do not know if there is anyone out there who has passed the SCEA, and feels competent in the matter, and would be willing to look at my submission and tell me what they think (where I went wrong). If so it would be very kind: mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On a more personal note I may say that, at this very difficult moment, I feel closer to participants in this newsgroup than to my family or colleagues. I have been very touched by some of the contributions to this group, especially - I do not know why - from Indians. I have the impression that there are a lot of Indians active in this group. I do not know if I will try again. I need to understand where I went wrong. Anyway, good luck to everybody.