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Explaination needed for process and books for SCEA

 
Aashu Mahajan
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Hello Guys, I am new to this forum, Yesterday i Passed OCJP6 with 88% now i want to know about SCEA certification and Syllabus
and in How many day i can complete SCEA.
I just read a little Intro of SCEA from K&B -

The Architect Exam (CX-310-052, CX-310-301A, CX-310-062)
Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Technology (SCEA)
This certification is for enterprise architects, and thus does not require that the
candidate pass the Programmer exam. The Architect exam is in three pieces: a
knowledge-based multiple-choice exam, an architectural design assignment, and
a follow-up essay exam. You must successfully pass the multiple-choice exam
before registering and receiving the design assignment.

I could not understand about an architectural design assignment, and a follow-up essay exam?? Could anyone tell me about this? And also which book or source i should refer for preparing SCEA certification.
Thanks
 
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In the second part, you will be given a high-level business requirements document, and asked to architect a solution based around it. You will have to read the document in detail in order to determine both functional requirements and non-functional requirements. You will then create UML diagrams based upon your understanding of the problem that would (if this were a real business) be passed on to the developers for implementation.

For the purposes of this assignment, you will be sending the UML diagrams, along with any notes you made on design decisions, back to Sun (Pearson?) for grading.

You are not required to write a single line of code.

Part 3 is a follow-on to part 2. Obviously if part 2 was all there was, then it would be easy for some people to cheat: just pass the assignment on to someone who has already passed, and get them to do the work for you. To stop this from happening you are required to physically go into a testing center, verify who you are, and take a short essay-type exam. You will be asked several questions that you will only be able to answer if you were the person who created and submitted the solution to part 2. To give a totally fictitious example, you might be asked if you used JDBC, Hibernate, EJBs, or Spring Database to connect to the back-end database (remember this is a fake example). You would not be able to answer that correctly if you had not done the work in part 2.
 
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