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Passed SCEA I with 84% (3 weeks preparation )

 
fred lu
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I Passed part I yesterday with 84% .

Not a very high score but given the very short preapreation time, it's not bad . I did middleware presale work for years ,I have good concept for distributed computing and enterprise software , but I don't do lots of coding recently .

My preparation time is very limited , and I found this forum very useful , unfortunately I found this forum one day before my exam , but some posts are still very helpful .I think I can get more from this forum for part II and III , and hopefully I can contribute something as well .

My feeling about my exam:

Time went very fast , finally I got 18 minutes left , but I feel it was hard to rethink the marked questions , so my suggestion is to try to solve the problems at first time .

Some questions are too long so even just after the test I can't recall much of them .
There are 2-3 questions are very confusing , they took quite a while to read and understand .
Some questions are short , but it's hard to choose the right one (there are 2 answers seem both to be right, that drove me crazy )

There are 15+ questions about Web tier and JSF , and my web tier is weak , many questions are talking about jsf, jsp, servlet , tags etc. , so I think tester should pay more attention to the web tier . Not many questions on EJB , the old EJB subjects are all obsolete , and there were not many indepth questions on JPA and EJB3 .

I think the most easy part is Integration (WS related ) and Messaging , I got 100% on these topics ,and the question is easy to understand , so the tester should try to get most of them , it's a good base for your pass .

Security is not that hard as someone described , but a quick review of the "core security pattern" book is very helpful .

I got 100% patterns , I think tester should briefly go through all GOF patterns ,and the book "core j2ee pattern" is a must .

So that is my Part I , hopes veryone here are lucky too .

Cheers ,
Fred


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Congratulations!
 
Rogerio Kioshi
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Congratulations!!

 
Benoît de Chateauvieux
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Congratulations.
It's a very very good score !

Beno�t
 
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It's a great score !

Congrats !!!
 
Hong Anderson
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Congrats
 
sugar ked
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I just spent a whole day studying UML (chapter 3, documenting architecture),
Looks like, I don't need it for Part 1 of the exam as it is not listed in objective. Was there any question about UML?
 
Chaminda Amarasinghe
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Congratulation and Thanks for the tips

You have mentioned that you had questions about JSP and Tags. What kind of questions you got? Can you please give an example

Thanks
 
fred lu
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Hello guys !

For UML , it's very strange that I hadn't met any UML questions in my part I ,I don't know why , while I think a study of UML will be helpful for later tests ( at least for part II and III ).

For the web tier question , as I said I can't recall the exact questions (most questions were scenario based and quite long , after the test my head was in chaos , I think some others tester got that feelings too . )

It may present a business case , and let you to choose which technology to use , the option maybe servlet , jsp with standard tags , jsf with ....

Some question a soley for web tier tech , some question may include web tier as one part for the solution.
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Chaminda Amarasinghe
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thanks fred nps
 
sugar ked
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Thanks Lu,

I though there would atleast be some question relating to UML on design pattern (for example, naming the design pattern by looking at UML diagram).
 
fred lu
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Hi sugar ,

There were quite a few pattern questions , but there was no questions with the style "naming the design pattern by looking at UML diagram" .

In my test all the pattern questions were senario based , in fact this is true for practice questions(from yahoo group) and pracetice exam from Sun .

I found some uml questions in practice questions about the UML diagram itself , but not about patterns .

FYI.
 
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