Finally I got my SCEA results I have finally completed my SCEA certification:
The marks have been distributed as follows:
Test: Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition Technology Part II (310-061) Date Taken: 2007-09-16 12:28:26.030 Registration Number: p31syd54d6 Site: iig37 Grade: P Score: 90 Comment: This report shows the total points that could have been awarded in each section and the actual amount of points you were awarded. This information is provided in order to give you feedback on your relative strengths on a section basis. The maximum number of points you could have received is 100, minimum to pass is 70. Class Diagram (44 maximum) .......................... 39 Component Diagram (44 maximum) ...................... 39 Sequence/Colloboration Diagrams (12 maximum) ........ 12
My deliverable consisted of a design document and an RTM (Requirement traceability matrix) that mapped with the requirements.
I read through the requirements lot of time and i even asked my friend who is working in airlines to understand the basic airlines term. I should say I documented my design well in the design including all my design decisions, assumptions. My RTM din miss any requirement and to the section in the design document. Actually I am wondering how i might have missed the 5 points in class and sequence diagram, but could not have any clue.
I used Star UML for drawing the UML diagrams as it was very easy. I took my part 2 exam on Aug 28 and part 3 exam on Aug 30 - and got my results on 16 Sept
Suggestions to users of the forum: ---------------------------------- * Follow your own analysis and design, do not compare your diagram based on the no. of class and sequence diagram others have delivered. There is a fun in designing and do not miss that. * For part 3 - if you had really done the assignment, then you would definitely clearly pass part 3. * Draw the entity domain model, then the component diagram and then the sequence diagram. If you do not do the entity domain model properly and jump to sequence diagram, it would lead to frustration as there would be lot of rework. Otherwise, generating component diagram and sequence diagram would be fun. * I took lot of break in preparing for this certification. In fact I completed level 1 in Sept 2006 and completed level 2 in Sept 2007. But actively I worked during the last 2 to 3 months. Spend more hours per day and try to complete it early and do not procrastinate.
Suggestion to Sun: ------------------ * The exam results reporting mechanism is not that convincing. It would be great if Sun could atleast send us a mail when the grading is over. We had to keep on checking the online url to see if our grades have come or not. * Would be great if Sun could change the assignment requirement as it is revolving for years. it would be great if you could have atleast 5 assignments in hand and give it to users randomly. I assume atleast the part 3 questions are being asked randomly and is not repeating. * Since this is a longest certification, it would be great if Sun could send some T-shirts, Caps with Sun-SCEA logo along with the certification. (if you are planning to do so after seeing this, please start with me.. hehehe )
Following are the materials used as part of SCEA 2. Well I din read much books for part 2 as I did for SCEA, but recapped most of the things i used for part 1. Some of them which were very helpful were Head first Design patterns, www.corej2eepatterns.com, Head First EJB, Distilled UML and some of the online UML tutorials.
Of all the certifications, I like SCEA the most and I am happy I got it. I think I should take a break sit back and enjoy.
And above all, thanks for this wonderful forum and group of enthusiastic people which has helped me in in this certification. Javaranch forum rocks !!!
Deiveehan N - SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD, IBM-484, SCEA
You may be in the right track, but if you sit there, you will get run over !!