I have to admire the SUN appraiser,cause my score just reflect my ability of different areas. AS a senior programmer(developer), I felt class diagram is quite easy to me. Beacuse of lacking architecture practice, I didn't satisfy my component diagram when I uploaded it. But I didn't know why. Now I think it's too complex and chaos. I had some trouble when I used Rational Rose drawing sequence diagrams. That might be why I lost 1 score in sequence diagrams. Class Diagram (44 maximum) .......................... 44 Component Diagram (44 maximum) ...................... 34 Sequence/Colloboration Diagrams (12 maximum) ........ 11 Maybe I am a beginner in architect and have many years' experience in Oracle, I felt Oracle DBA professional certificate is easier than SCEA. Next,I will aim my target to Oracle DBA Master certificate. Two week age, I immigrated to Toronto Canada. Due to my poor english, it's hard to get a IT professional job. Now,I am facing the rainiest days of my life. Anyway, good luck to me and to you all.
HI Zhang, Congratulations on your success. My Best wishes for you to attain a good job soon.
SCJP,SCWCD,SCBCD,SCEA Part I
Joined: Jan 05, 2004
Hi Zhang, I have passed my part I, Looking forward for Part II. I dont know where to begin from. I dont have any experience in architecting, Could you suggest which are the books to read and how to proceed? Your help is highly appreciated.
Hello Jamesjian, Congratulations and best of luck. Keep going at it and you will find the job that you are looking for. Hang in there. Hello Sujatha, I have also cleared the Part I of SCEA. Besides attending to the family, and adjusting for a new job, I am putting in time going through the Core J2EE Design Patterns book by Deepak Alur, John Crupi, and Dan Malks. It is the seminal text on the J2EE design patterns that you should use heavily in designing your solution to the Part II in my opinion. Also, I have found that the Component diagram as Jamesjian points out in his post seems to present its challenges to newcomers. Therefore, it might not be a bad idea to practice drawing component diagrams before taking on the actual assignment. Hope this helps. Regards. Bharat
Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
James J Zhang
Joined: Mar 06, 2004
Thank you everybody, many friends like you are encouraging me keep on. To beinners: Actually, when I had downloaded the assignment, I don't know where is the entrance too. I just read the requirement again and again. At last, I asked my self if this is a developer certificate assignment, what should I do. So I choosed to analyse business objects first. I mean, to draw class diagram is the first step. There are lots of details to think about: How many business objects are needed, what's the relationships of them, is there any trinary-relation in the diagram,...,. the second step is to enrich the class diagram. I filled many necessary methods, attributes and stereotypes in classes(this is important for drawing sequence diagram). I think you must find I lost 10 points in component diagram, although I am not successful in this part, I still like to share my experience. When I design component diagram, I revers-engineered the pet store. That gave me many suggestions. I realised a flexible architect must be consist of shared and decoupled components. In fact I had thought too much to be good. When I assumed flight inquiry might be the most used function, I even deliberately designed a complex flight search engine and cache to accelerate the system performance. As to the sequenct diagrams, it just a routine, you just need obey the UML specification. If you are beginner in architect, you should be confident. When you passed part I, you almost read all books you need. In fact, I only reviewed the UML Distills when I took part II. Read the requirements carefully, some requirements are not told you directly, they are hidden, you have to extract them out. And think about questions deeply and broadly. At last, you will find the pass score is not hard to reach as you think. If you expect get a proud score suck as 9x%, I am not an eligible candidate to bla-bla-bla. I am waiting your seccess.
hi, Zhangjian .. Congratulations .. Your post was very good about how to proceed. Can you pleae give some pointers on how to start the component diagram. Also how do you satify the requirements like response time etc thru the design. Thanks Dhiren