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Passed Parts II & III with 100%

Sanjay Raghavan
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Joined: May 14, 2002
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All,
Just got my results for Parts II and III - passed with 100%
Details:
Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition Technology Part II (310-061)
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
Finally got that over with...time to think of the next certification!
I will be happy to answer any questions that are non assignment specific.


Sanjay Raghavan<br />SCJP2, SCEA-J2EE<br />Moderator - <a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scea_prep" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">SCEA PREP</a><br />Co-Author - <a href="http://www.whizlabs.com/scea/scea.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">SCEA@Whiz</a><br /><i>Where did you sip your Java Today?</i>
lily feng
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Joined: Nov 05, 2002
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Great score, congratulations!
Steven Wong
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Joined: Mar 07, 2002
Posts: 295
Congratulations, Sanjay. Excellent score.
Would you be able to share with us on how you prepare for the entire exam?
It would be great if you could have your notes shared with us also.


best regards,<br />Steven<br />SCJP, SCEA
Sanjay Raghavan
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Clement,
I can give you general tips and pointers. I cannot share my notes though, cause that would constitute a legal and ethical violation on my part.
When a problem statement is given, the best ways to analyse it are via the processes and nouns. The nouns generally become the Business Domain Model and the processes, the use cases.
In the case of SUN's assignment, they have made the task easier. They give you a use-case diagram and a BDM. So you basically cross-verify and see if anything is left out. In my case, I felt the need for extending the BDM. Everything I did was documented via a class diagram (best way to denote the BDM) with sufficient notes/comments.
Once I had the BDM figured out, I started with sequence diagrams. Different people are comfortable doing this differently. But I always feel it's easier to translate use-cases to abstract sequence diagrams (i.e., you don't have to have all your core j2ee patterns incorporated at this time...just a rough sketch).
Once I had that done, I looked at what was lacking in them (in terms of non-functional requirements). The functional requirements are addressed if you can translate the use-cases well.
At this stage I added framework/patterns and so on, so that my design addressed issues like performance, scalability, manageability, maintainability and so on...MVC, breaking components clearly into tiers, decoupling tiers and so on.
After exhaustive sequence diagrams for each use case, I created the class diagrams. Easy enough. Finally I created my component/deployment diagram.
I documented everything elaborately. Why the architecture, why the specific patterns, e.t.c.
In Part III, I once again answered each question in great detail. Rather than simply say what I had done, I went into why? I also went into why certain other approaches may not be ideal and so on...
That's basically it. The assignment itself is quite easy. All they want is class, component and interaction diagrams. The only big deal is doing everything and documenting everything elaborately. Final result - my jar file was close to 500k.
HTH.
Steven Wong
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Hi Sanjay,
Thanks for the information. You got me wrong when I asked for your notes to be shared. I was actually referring to your preparation notes for SCEA Part I exam, and not of the assignment / essay answers for Part III.
Anyway, congrats again and all the best.
Sanjay Raghavan
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Joined: May 14, 2002
Posts: 148
Clement,
Sorry for the confusion. Well, as regards Part-1, I used the popular books and notes...I am attaching my part 1 experience:
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Study and Reference Material used for SCEA Part 1
General
Study Guide - Mark Cade and Simon Roberts
PDF Notes - unknown (available at scea_prep)
Chris B - Study Notes (available at scea_prep)
Balaji - Study Notes (available at scea_prep)
John W - Study notes (available at scea_prep)
Specific Material
UML Distilled - Martin Fowler (Concepts - UML)
Design Patterns - GoF
Applied Java Patterns
EJB - Richard Monson Haefel
Java Certification Book - Jamie Javorski (Legacy Connectivity)
Public Key Cryptography - Netscape (Security)
SSL - Netscape (Security)
A Simple Guide to Firewalls (3COM)
Java 2 Security (SUN Tutorial)
JMS (from SUN's J2EE Tutorial)
Tests (files / links available at scea_prep)
Ian's Test
Prasks Test
Amit Jnagal's Test
Sridhar Rama's Test
SUN's EBJ Quiz
Sanjay's Mock Test
Certification sites
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scea_prep (Files and Links section)
http://www.javaranch.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scea_j2ee
Please note that Ian's test and Sanjay's mock test are no longer available. They have been added into a much more comprehensive set of tests called SCEA@Whiz.
If you need any more info, please do not hesitate to ask.
Best luck,
Bhushan Jawle
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Joined: Nov 22, 2001
Posts: 249
Wow, Congrats !
Karthi Bala
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Joined: Jul 27, 2001
Posts: 48
Hi Sanjay,
Congrats .. Well Done. Happy Pongal
Do you know the price of the exam in INDIA?.I need for all the three parts.
Thanks
[ January 15, 2003: Message edited by: Karthi Bala ]

Karthi Bala<br />SCJP 1.2, SCWCD 1.3, SCWCD 1.4, SCDJWS (Awaiting Result)<br /> <br />Where there is a will,there is a WAY.
Adithya Rayaprolu
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Joined: Jun 19, 2001
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Hi Sanjay,
Congrats for the excellent score. I have a question about class diagram: did you show EJBs in the class diagram? How much time did it took to get results?
Thanks for your time.
Raees Uzhunnan
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Joined: Aug 15, 2002
Posts: 126
Congratulations man . You deserve it and be proud
Raees


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Sanjay Raghavan
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Thanks everybody...
>>I have a question about class diagram: did you >>show EJBs in the class diagram? How much time >>did it took to get results?
Let me answer that in 2 parts.
Gotta be honest with you here...I am not sure if that can be construed as a general design question or not...I will err on the side of caution and still try to provide you with some info.
My general advise to you would be to show all the classes that participate in the system...If you think your class diagram becomes unreadable, it is ok to split it up (based on functionality, for example).
If you feel that you can show Interfaces and realization without compromizing readability, feel free to do it...if not, document it. Indicate that you are only showing critical components...
Another thing is to use proper / consistent naming conventions...So an EJBServiceLocator does not become SerLoc in another diagram.
Finally ensure that there are stereotypes...I don't know how different ppl feel abt this, but it's ok to use <<Front Controller>>, <<View>>, <<Business Delegate>> and so on...makes the diagram very readable...
Wondering what other value I can add...If there are any more general questions, please feel free to bring them up.
HTH.
Sanjay Raghavan
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Oh...forgot to answer the 2nd part...I uploaded the assignment on Dec 18th and took the essay on the 19th....got the result yesterday.
(Sorry you'll have to do the math)
:roll:
John Lee
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Congratulations!
Jim Martin
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Posts: 80
Ian's Test
Prasks Test
Amit Jnagal's Test
Sridhar Rama's Test
SUN's EBJ Quiz
Sanjay's Mock Test
Hi
where are the sites for
Prask's Test and Amit Jnagal's Test?
I couldn't find them under scea_prep from yahoo.
Vibha Verma
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Joined: Jan 15, 2002
Posts: 107
Congrats Sanjay and thanks for your valuable comments/guidelines regarding part 2 and 3. I am currently working on part 2.
Regards,
Vibha.
Vibha Verma
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Which next certification do you have in mind, if I may ask?
Thanks,
Vibha.
Sanjay Raghavan
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Thanks Vibha,
I was actually thinking about IBM UML (believe it's Test 486?)...From what I have read abt it, it seems good.
Good luck to you and everyone else in various stages of their SCEA certification.
Sanjay Raghavan
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Ahoo,
Both are avl under links-->mock exams. Prasks's exam is under the link Palani's site. There's also a new test called Moelhoem's test I believe.
Check them out.
Jim Martin
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Posts: 80
Originally posted by Ahoo Ahoojan:
Ian's Test
Prasks Test
Amit Jnagal's Test
Sridhar Rama's Test
SUN's EBJ Quiz
Sanjay's Mock Test
Hi
where are the sites for
Prask's Test and Amit Jnagal's Test?
I couldn't find them under scea_prep from yahoo.

Hi again, I checked for the Mock exams (Prask's Test and Amit Jnagal's Test) under the Mock exam section, but I couldn't find them. Could you kindly give the web addresses for these two tests?
I would really appreciate it.
Sanjay Raghavan
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Jnagal's Site
Part 1: Mock Exam 3
http://www.stormpages.com/jnagal/mock.html
Palani's Site
Part 1: Mock Exam 2
http://prasks.webahn.com/architect/mockExam/
Nicky Moelholm's Mock Tests
Full objective coverage. 48 Questions. View Score, Score-report, descriptional answers and explanations.
http://www.moelholm.com
HTH.
Jim Martin
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Posts: 80
Thank you for being so consice.
bobby chaurasia
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Joined: Mar 30, 2002
Posts: 84
Congratulations !
I am a SCJP( 1.4 ) wanting to do the Architect Certification. Is there any specific requirement that needs to be fulfilled before taking this exam ?
Thanks
Jimmy Wang
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Joined: Jul 11, 2002
Posts: 8
Do we have to create interaction diagrams for each use case or only for the detailed use cases?

Jimmy
Sanjay Raghavan
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Jimmy,
I don't think there's any hard and fast rules. I had a detailed approach and a colleague of mine went with an abridged method...we both did well.
HTH.
Sanjay Raghavan
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Posts: 148
Bobby,
There are no specific pre-reqs for the Architect Exam.
 
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