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Can I retake part one immediately after i fail

 
Baijun Jiang
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Hi guys. I failed my part 1 of SCEA today(my score is 66!!! bad luck...). Can I retake it immediately?
I also did not get any certificate, is it a good a idea to try SCEA directly?
 
Theodore Casser
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IIRC, Sun has a policy mandating a two week wait after a failure before you can retake a test, so you're going to have to take some time first... but look at it in the positive (that it gives you time to study on the things you didn't do so well at). (You didn't get any certificate? Do you mean they didn't give you a score report when you left the test center?)

Depends on what you mean by 'directly', so if you could clarify, we could probably offer more useful comments on your second question.
 
Baijun Jiang
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Hi. I mean I did not get any certificate from sun before I decide to try SCEA.
 
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Ah. That's different than I thought you meant.

I don't know, honestly. (Others will probably comment here too, I hope, on that score.) I think it's a question of ability with other skillsets if you're going to dive into this one. The hardest thing, I think, is the OOAD portion of the exam (doing the actual UML project), as Part I is all theory and knowledge of the Java EE platform, which one can acquire through reading, while the rest of it is something more learned through doing.

So I suppose my answer is that going straight to SCEA really depends on what your other skills are.
 
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Originally posted by Baijun Jiang:
Can I retake it immediately?


As Theodore state you have to wait two weeks; see Two Week Re-take Testing Policy.

Originally posted by Baijun Jiang:
I also did not get any certificate, is it a good a idea to try SCEA directly?


Again as Theodore stated it depends on your background. However as the SCEA seems to be have a significant EJB focus (regardless of what you may think of the technology - and this exam is ultimately about distributed component enterprise architecture) and based on the questions that keep popping up in this forum some posters would definitely benefit from an SCBCD, which does have the SCJP as a pre-requisite.
 
Santosh Pasupuleti
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Hi Baijun,

66% is certainly a good score. You came very close. Bad luck though.

You must have observed that most of the questions are from EJB. Usually, people take the the Business Component exam and it gives a very good advantage in preparing for the SCEA partI exam.

Please, publish your score card which helps us analyzing where you have lagged behind.


1)concepts ??
2)common arch ??
3)legacy connect ??
4) ejb ??
5) ejb cont model ??
6)protocols ??
7)applicab. j2ee ??
8)design patt ??
9)messaging ??
10)internationalization ??
11) security ??

I suggest you to take good amount of time and attempt the exam again. Wish you all the best.


Regards
Santosh
 
Baijun Jiang
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Thanks Santosh Pasupuleti.
Here is my section analysis:
Concepts:50%
Component Archetecture:50%
Legacy Connectivity:60%
EJB:66%
EJB container model:75%
Protocols:100%
Applicability of J2EE:33%
Design Patterns:100%
Messaging:100%
Internationalization:50%
Security:50%
 
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