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Recent posts by kok how

Hi all,
If you have any private questions regarding SCEA, you are welcome to send me an email. I am not following this thread anymore.
Regards,
Kok How
Hi,
It depends on your design, some people actually show it but some don't... in my case, I don't. I only focus core classes.
Kok How
Hi,
Not sure how others address this... What I did was to explain (in text) how the java appl client would be implemented. Probably the crucial bit is whether you design is able to handle such client.
Kok How
[ June 16, 2002: Message edited by: kok how ]
Hi All,
I did not generate any Activity diagrams, as they are not required and neither did I highlight my design process in the documentation. The way I handle this project is that, I started working with the class diagrams, followed by the component diagram, and finally the sequence diagrams... I find it easier to keep track of the overall picture in this way. These are the only 3 types of diagrams I submitted. BTW, I am using Rational Rose 2000 to draw them.
There's no relationship between the number of class diagrams and sequence diagrams that I have. My sequence diagrams covers all the required use cases, and some of my class diagrams are there to show expanded details. Do spend more effort in your class and component diagrams, both will determine your passing score greatly.
Kok How
[ June 16, 2002: Message edited by: kok how ]
[ June 16, 2002: Message edited by: kok how ]
Hi All,
Part 2 does not involve any coding. But, it would be good to provide some documentation.
Here are the topics in my documentation:
1. Assumptions.
2. Links to each UML diagrams (as required by Sun).
3. Short description of my choice of J2EE technology used and their
purposes.
4. Explain certain parts of my design (parts which are not easily
understand by anyone who look at it for the first time).
5. Describe how user requirements are supported in my design.
6. Design patterns used.
As you can see, some of the topics are additional to those listed by Sun, I am not saying you must have them in your documentation, but at least write something that will help the marker understand your design.
Try to put all your explaination in Part 2 documentation, because it's likely that you won't get any chance to explain them in Part 3. The questions in Part 3 caught me by surprise when I saw them! As some had said, it's better to go through all questions first before answering them, I totally agree with that!
Kok How
Hi,
I have passed SCEA recently. I took part 3 exam on 2 May and the result is out on 30 May, which is less than a month. I received my certificate on 11 June.
Here's my result from Certmanager:
Grade: P
Score: 100
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) .......................... 44

Component Diagram (44 maximum) ...................... 44
Sequence/Colloboration Diagrams (12 maximum) ........ 12

I have submitted 12 class diagrams, 6 sequence diagrams and 1 component diagram.
I have posted my experience in other discussion boards, and some people were really troubled to see me submitting so many diagrams. My advice is, don't worry about it. As long as you can show your design in a clear and well-presented manner, you should have no problem passing. I have submitted a very detailed solution, but I guess it's not really necessary. There are people who passed with much fewer classes than I do... don't ask me how many classes I have, it is not helpful to you anyway!!
My design is similar to the the Pet Store example by Sun, but much more simplified. I spend about a month study through the Pet Store example, testing it with the J2EE SDK. You really need to spend quite a bit of time to "play" with it if you have no J2EE experience. I print out the source code, digest them, do some highlighting, and then try to figure out how to use some of the design pattern in my assignment. I would say, Pet Store is the base of my design. I would recommend Pet Store 1.0.1 to start with, and if you have understood the overall picture, go for 1.1.1 and 1.1.2. Please, you don't have to understand every single line of code! Once you get the idea, you should start thinking about your assignment. Try to see if you can use any idea from Pet Store... obviously there are many! Of course, it's not a MUST to follow Pet Store, there are others who have passed without reference to Pet Store.
I also spent many hours reading through the SCEA specs, thoroughly. Initially I was very concerned about the level of details, especially those given in the sequence diagram. And in the end, I have to make some assumptions in my design to make life easier, you must list them out in your documentation. Try to visualize the flow in HTML, what form elements you have etc...
I expanded the domain model given by Sun. Although I ended up with a class diagram which is quite different from the domain model, but I still maintain the multiplicity as stated in the domain model diagram. So, it is more or less "equivalent", except that I have renamed some of the classes.
Overall, I would think doing SCEA is a really good experience. It "forces" you to read UML, design patterns, and then apply them. You will be surprised how much you have learnt from this certification.
Good luck to everyone!
Kok How
[ June 13, 2002: Message edited by: kok how ]
Hi,
The Programmer exam voucher has been taken. Now left with the Developer exam vouchers.
Thanks to those who have responded.
Regards,
Kok How
Hi all,
A friend of mine is unable to take the developer exam as planned, and is willing to sell his 2 vouchers for half price; one for the assignment project, and the other for the written exam. Both vouchers expire in July 2002.
If you are in Singapore and are interested to get the vouchers, do drop me a mail.
[ March 28, 2002: Message edited by: kok how ]
Hi all,
A friend of mine is unable to take the developer and programmer exam as planned, and is willing to sell his vouchers for half price. The only issue is that the voucher expires end July.
If you are in Singapore and are interested to get the vouchers, do drop me a mail.
Kok How