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Passed (149/155)

 
Brian Thorne
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Just got the result:
Test: Sun Certified Developer for the Java 2 Platform (310-027)
Date Taken: 2001-01-23 12:16:03.950
Registration Number: fbclon0251
Site: sw2
Grade: P
Score: 149
Comment: This report shows the total points that could have been awarded in each section and the actual number of points you were awarded. This information is provided in order to give you feedback on your relative strengths on a per-section basis. The maximum number of points you could have received is 155; the minimum to pass is 124. General Considerations(maximum = 72): 69 Documentation(maximum = 10): 10 Object-Oriented Design(maximum = 6): 6 GUI(maximum = 20): 20 Data conversion program(maximum = 10): 7 Server(maximum = 37): 37
I don't know why I didn't score full on the conversion program, perhaps because I didn't make a GUI for it.
The written exam was a piece of cake, and took me 30 minutes. If you have the assignment fresh in memory you just can't fail.
I wish you all good luck with your certifications.
Brian
 
Matt DeLacey
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Wow! That's fantastic. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. It's very encouraging to see others who have already successfully completed what we are striving for. If you don't mind, it would be useful if you couldshare some of your experiences with us. What kinds of things did you struggle with? How long did the assignment take you? Were you 100 % confident that you would pass? How did you tackle the assignment (not specifics, but in what order and what was your initial plan of attack?), did you deviate from your initial plan much? Why? One specific question---I am just becoming familiar with Design Patterns and wonder if they are appreciated/expected/or what on the program. Did you use them in any way? Anyways, not many people post their success on here and give the rest of us hope or maybe not many people pass (or both ), so thanks for that.
 
Brian Thorne
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>If you don't mind, it would be useful if you couldshare some of your experiences with us.
Of course I will...
>What kinds of things did you struggle with?
I struggled most with the communications, I used sockets and rewrote my model 3 times. The last version was a completely object oriented approach, a communication package which I will be able to use in upcoming projects.
>How long did the assignment take you?
About 80 hours all together.
>Were you 100 % confident that you would pass?
No, but I know now that your app really need to suck, not to pass
>How did you tackle the assignment (not specifics, but in what order and what was your initial plan of attack?), did you deviate from your initial plan much? Why?
Hm, I didn't really have a plan, I just wrote one part at a time. I did the client GUI first, then the local-mode functionality. When I had a fuctioning local-mode client I started on the server and network-mode functionallity. Finally, I wrote the conversion tool, and all the docs.
>One specific question---I am just becoming familiar with Design Patterns and wonder if they are appreciated/expected/or what on the program. Did you use them in any way?
I used only one specific design pattern: Singelton, however I made this comment in my design notes: "Wherever possible I used the Symbolic Constant Name and Accessor Method Name design patterns to make the code more readable."
>Anyways, not many people post their success on here and give the rest of us hope or maybe not many people pass (or both ), so thanks for that.
Thanks!
P.S. If you wanna see my programming docs and my user manual, they are here: http://www.comscreen.com/cert/
As I got 10/10 on documentation, this must be sort of what they should look like
Brian
 
Sam Wong
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Congratulations, Brian, that's an excellent score and thank you for sharing your experience.
Sam
 
Debajyoti Pathak
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Brian,
Congratulations on your success !!!
Can you tell us what were the questions that you were asked on the written test ?
Regards
Deb
 
Sam Wong
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Please do not ask for specific exam details like questions. Sun strictly prohibit such behavior.
 
Jerry Pulley
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Brian,
Way to go, and thanks for posting your experience.
Good job,
Jerry
 
Thomas Paul
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Remember, when you take the exam you agree that you will not reveal the questions. All the questions are copyrighted by Sun. Violating the copyright will get you in trouble with Sun. They are very serious about enforcing their copyrights since having the questions available to anyone will dilute the value of the certification exam.
 
Debajyoti Pathak
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Sorry, that was an honest mistake on my part.
 
sachin patel
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congrats Brian,
Great score indeed.... and thanks for sharing the experiance...
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Anonymous
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Brian Congrats your the man.
I just recently downloaded my project and I did'nt see anything in my html instructions on a data conversion tool. Any suggestions. Although my instructions state that a former undergraduate student worked on this and at present a basic data storage and retrievel system("the datbase")has been implemented and shown to work by the graduate student.....
Perhaps the data conversion is already done???
Thanks Ray
 
Steve Wayne
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Congrates Brian!!
Can I ask you how you implemented server logging? Did you do anything special or just use System.out.println?
thanks!
And again, congratulations!!
Steve
 
Brian Thorne
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Ray: The new version of the certification doesn't require a conversion tool I think.
Steve: Check out my docs from the link above.
Brian
 
Arunagiri, Shanmugham
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Great Brian,
It's a lot encourangement for all of us. Thanks a lot for sharing ur experience with us Brian,
 
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