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SCEA-Part-ii and Part-iii failed!!!!

Raja Ram

Joined: Feb 27, 2003
Posts: 2
Hi Guys
I am an unlucky guy to pass by 2 marks.:-) 68/100. Class diagram 27/44, compo 31/44 and seq 10/12
Hmm, now can anyone let me know what should I do to get out of this state? Should I redesign the whole thing for 2 marks or should I just correct my class diagram for 2 marks or....I am not sure.
Guide me guys.. U guys always rock..
Chris Mathews
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Joined: Jul 18, 2001
Posts: 2712
Don't give up. Sometimes we fail at what we do. Get over it and don't let it stop you. Besides, it is better to fail an exam with zero consequences than to fail in a real project with large consequences.
Do not scrap your design, just spend some time refining it. It seems that most of your problems stem from an inadequate class design, therefore you should focus most of your energy on the class diagram. Most likely the class structure is just a bit sloppy and could use some TLC.
Make sure you are adequately managing dependencies between Application Layers with the use of J2EE Patterns such as Front Controller, Sevice Locator, Business Delegate, and Session Facade.
Pay close attention to your Domain Model and their relationships. Any deviation from the supplied model should be justified in your design notes.
Finally, you should have a design notes/assumptions document that should help the grader understand your design, though proper naming conventions do wonders here. Many people have reported success with lengthy design notes. Personally, I had less than a page. My goal was to make a design that was easy to understand and basically self-documented, seemed to work for me.
For more tips check out these other posts:
class diagram how?
Fail Part II -- 60%
I lost part II and III by scoring only 68%
Most important of all: Take a break!
Don't look at your project for a week are two and just relax. Then you when you go back to work on it, you will be renewed and hopefully able to see the design in a new light.
Good luck and by sure to post back when you pass your second attempt.
Adam Tao

Joined: Jun 03, 2002
Posts: 24
Sorry to hear that. You were almost there! You can make it! I am also working on the assignment. Here is my thoughts:
First Have you modified BDOM? Do you follow the case study of SCEA study guide by Mark?
I think Front Controller,Value Object, Business Delegate, Service Locator, Session Facade ,DAO J2EE patterns are absolutely necessary, Have you used them?
Many people said documents are very important for the assignment. Do you document well?

Adam <br /> <br />Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE<br />IBM Certified for e-business - Solution Designer<br />IBM Certified Advanced System Administrator - WebSphere Application Server V5.0<br />IBM Certified Solution Developer - XML and Related Technologies
Raja Ram

Joined: Feb 27, 2003
Posts: 2
HI All.
Thanks for ur email reply.
If I come to a conclusion that I failed by 2 marks bcos I didnt include all my domain classes in my Class diagram, what will be your first catch?
Anyway, I did modify it and keeping my fingers crossed for making sure that I will get it this time.
Thanks for ur help..
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