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Jai Thomas

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Thanks.
I have submitted my assignment on Oct 17 and took part III on 21st. Guess I didn't have to wait long compared to some who had to wait 6+ weeks.
Clearing the certification makes me feel good. I am not sure how much it is going to contribute to my career but the process definitely made me more knowledgable and forced me to learn topics which I woundn't have done otherwise.
My assignmnet had 11 sequence diagrams primarily for each use case described and alternate flows. I also used 2 seperate sequence diagrams to illustare Web and Swing app UI interactions. I did not provide sequence diagrams for use cases without specification.
I guess the diagram I had most trouble with was the component diagram. There was no easy way to come up with a single diagram without loosing simplicity.
The approach I took finally was to draw component diagrams with varying levels of detail. ie. one to show major components of the entire system without getting into details, one to provide more detail on EJB tier, another one focusing on UI components etc. I have also included a deployment diagram. Having a deployment diagram definitely helps to explain the design easier.
My advise to those who are preparing is this.
Keep it simple, make educated assumptions and document all assumptions. Lack of adequate information and disconnections are annoying but believe those are intentional. It is easy to get trapped in details, but shouldn't. A good architect knows where to stop.
Hope this helps.
Regards
Jai
Checked CertManager this morning and saw a P next to Part II.
Here's the details:
Grade: P
Score: 95
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) .......................... 42 Component Diagram (44 maximum) ...................... 42 Sequence/Colloboration Diagrams (12 maximum) ........ 11
This forum was very helpful for my preparation. I have visited the archives so many times looking for answers to many unknowns. Thanks to all for your help and support.
Regards
Jai Thomas
I am currently working on part II assigment and have a couple of questions.
* How can I specify relationships such as 'cmr-field' in componet diagram.
I am thinking of showing each entity ejb as one component and somehow show
their relashionships
* I have seen notations like <<creates>>, <<uses>>, <<searches>> used in
class diagrams by certain authors. It it a good idea (or required?) to use
this type of notations in class diagram.
Thanks in advance
Jai
Hi Alain,
One quick question for you. You have mentioned earlier that you did only one component diagarm. How did you manage to depict all classes in one component diagram without cluttering it? I am thinking of splitting mine into two or three. Do you see a problem with that? (I noticed that the assigment uses the singular term 'Component Diagram')
Thanks in advance
Jai