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Passed SCEA Part 1

 
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Hello,

I am proud to say that I passed the SCEA Part 1 with a 79%.

I have no experience with Java at all, except for some interfacing! I do have 20 years of legacy and I am using these credentials to make my change over from procedural to OO.

For me this was an impossibility to get this done because of my lack of experiences in OO and I am not good in test taking either. I tend to miss easy questions...

In either case, I am proud of achieving this level and I see myself making this transiion complete very soon.

The test was easy in some areas with some dificult and long tricky questions!

On to the next step, the Part II assignment.

Does anyone have any idea how to prepare for this. I am thinking of preparing myself more in UML manually and then picking up some skills with a UML package. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks to all in JAVARANCH!!!

George

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Congratulations George!!!
People of your level(with many years of Green Screen experiences ) ..can definetely make a difference ..since most of the new people like us (having only around 8.5 yrs of exp only in OO)..take green screen as a black box ...and it really becomes very diffucult to convince host guys ...since they tend to be procedural ...In design review meetings we have difficult times explaining things to host guys!!!

Most of the big(fortune 100) organizations (barring a few) ...have established business process (and you know that) ..and most of the applications they use store data in Mainframes (or legacy)..now because of problems in procedural programming and difficulty in maintaining the host code ( a single line of change in code ...may take days to go to production .. because these companies have very strict change control process)..so the direct hit is on extensibility ...so companies tend to develop new applications or retire their old app(green screen) to client server model ...

If we have a fat client like VB, it is also difficult since for a change in the client the code needs to be pushed to all the client machines ..that increases the maintenance costs...

So the thin client is a low cost solution!! But ..legacy connectivity with java is something which we always try to ignore ...but cannot avoid !! IBM surely has custom connectivity framework and drivers for this !! People like you can really add a lot of value to that area !! i have read that WSAD has a zOS version and it also has versions for generating TPF code ...

The green world is a black box to us people ... we only have some objects and some jars ...and names of transactions to work with !!!

Welcome to the other side of the moon!!!



I am also planning to take the partII, but I will only download the assignments next month, since I am going back to my home country ... and Sun's rule is that ...you cannot purchase voucher in one country and take the test in another ....!!

--Bose
 
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Congrats, nice when a professional with many years using procedural language decide change, learning new concepts and keeping open mind for other techs and concepts.

good luck in your java journey.
 
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