There were two such questions and for both of them I could give no better answer to why I chose one over the other except: "Because I don't know the other." (...) and I wasn't in a position to argue the advantages vs disadvantages very well. The assignment instructions said I wouldn't be penalized for my choice of either so I didn't worry about it!
There was another question relating to the table model and I was asked why I chose one approach over the other. I wasn't even aware there was another approach I tried to expound on the other essay questions as much as I could; in fact, I wrote 8-9 paragraphs on the other two in a frantic attempt to compensate.
But, is there still a possibility that Sun may think I am cheating?
You wouldn't be penalized for using one over the other, but you see, the thing is, they want to test not only that it was really you that did the assignment, but also your knowledge and what you based your design choices on.
If you were not able to indicate to them why you made a specific choice, they might feel that you don't have the required knowledge to obtain the certification.
Are you saying that my answers to the essay exam may be used to evaluate points for my General Considerations section? As I understand it the essay exam is worth no points and is only there to make sure you really did the project.
Maybe they don't feel I have the required knowledge in terms of RMI or sockets, but it's not supposed to matter right? According to the instructions: "Your choice of RMI or serialized objects will not affect your grade", so doesn't that mean I could've based my choice on the flip of a coin or whether my sister had cheerio's or applejacks for breakfast?
Another fear suddenly gripped me. If I have to resubmit, it's only a resubmission for my project and I'm not allowed to do the essay exam over again. How would I show Sun that I've "done my homework" the second time around (if it comes down to it)?
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