I take the part III 15 days ago. No e-mails from sun... But today I visited the www.certmanager.net/sun_assignment and realize that I passed!
My scores wasn't so good, but I'm satisfied with my results because I'm full of activities at job and university.
The SCEA really helps you to improve your knowledge about Java technology.
Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition Technology Part I (310-051) Jan 24 2007 P 77 Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition Technology Part II (310-061) May 31 2007 P 76
HF EJB, HF Design Patterns, Mark Cade's book were my study guideline. Java Ranch has a lot of topics with links and study guides...
But the greatest thing is the new signature with SCEA at the end and the happy hour with friends.
Now I'm looking for resources about IBM Certified SOA Solution Designer, and a English course
The part II IS the real exam! The exam just ask for a class diagram, package diagram, and sequence diagrams. The artifacts they deliver are poor and you have to make some decision, even business
decisions (remember to justify in your assumption's page).
I decided to create 2 main artifacts : Software Architecture and Design Guide () documents
from rup template. The sequence diagrams are at the Use Case Realization Documents. I followed the Unified Process to create this artifacts.
Every uml were at analysis level: only analysis classes (boundary, control and entity). Only at Design guide document that I used design classes.
Ate the software architecture document i described the architecture, the security, the
persistence mechanism, described the packages and their relationships, logical view,
deployment view, et cetera.
At the design guide I described how to read and design the analysis classes used in the
software architecture document. Also at this document I described where, why and how to use
design patterns in the project.
The use case realization document had a class diagram and the sequence diagram (analysis
I think that I cannot achieve more points at the class diagram beacause I split it in the
use case realization documents. But, I dont know...
Hope this can be useful.
[ June 05, 2007: Message edited by: Arthur Landim ]
Landim - Arthur Landim Carvalho Costa<br />SCJP<br />SCBCD<br />SCEA
posted 12 years ago
Books and links: Mark Cade's book is very helpful and can be used as a study guide. The Paul Allen's book is not the best one, but has good pratice exams (you have to take this exams a few hours before the real test to keep your mind in focus) The secret of success are tests exams. It really help me to know my weakness and skills. Its better taking one test exam right now.
Head First EJB and Head First Design Patterns are good books, but about some exam's objectives (like concepts, common architectures, legacy connectivity, protocols and security) you have to looking for tutorials on the web.
My questions about design patterns were easy, but in some tests its quite complicated.