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Passed SCEA II & III - score 84

Cindy Li

Joined: Jan 29, 2003
Posts: 18
I have just checked the result that I have passed the SCEA, and now is a
certified SCEA. Today is really a relief to me.

Yet, my score is not perfect, I should be still proud of it. I got 84 marks.

Here is the report
Class Diagram (44 maximum) .......................... 39
Component Diagram (44 maximum) ...................... 37 Sequence/Collaboration Diagrams (12 maximum) ........ 8

I ommitted the complex design and discussion of flight object and all
details, such as seats, date/time, etc. I used a VO to represent the
compelx detail. That could be a reason why I lost the marks.

For me, There are lots of future efforts need to put on real projects.

Thanks so much for all the helps from the forum. I leaned a lot during the preparation in the last two years.

Wish to hear good news from all of you!

Cindy Li
[ August 17, 2004: Message edited by: Cindy Li Xin ]
Ramon Gill
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Joined: May 15, 2003
Posts: 344
Cindy, great result. Can you tell us some more about your diagrams?

1. Class - how many classes? did you show attributes, methods? Did you show private/public?

2. Sequence - Did you have one per use case? Did you show 'Alternatives' in same diagram?

3. Component - Did you 'clone' Cades examples? Or did you show a Framework?

Joyce Lee
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Joined: Jul 11, 2003
Posts: 1392
Congratulations, Cindy!!!

Peter Bergoff
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 103
Hey Li,

Congratulations to you!

Did you write about your architecture and design in general to elaborate on it? It seems like a lot of people do even though it's not "officially" required.

Also - how many pages were you assumptions?

Some may notice I asked Chi this too. Trying to determine how much detail to put in the explaining what I did.


Cindy Li

Joined: Jan 29, 2003
Posts: 18
here is a summary of my design

1. class diagram - I have 17 classes. The diagram is based on BDN. I added only one or two new classes based on the BDN. So, my class diagram is quite simple. If you view the BDN as core, I added surrounding classes using common design pattern. They are presented in stereotype, e.g. SLSB.
I didn't add any method() or attribute, because I think these should be development issues.

2. component diagram - I used MVC, but didn't use any specific framework. based on cade's example, I elaborate each view/controller/model/external system/legacy system. Most of the components is to be implemented in development. Quite detail, but I didn't use package to represent components. If you read cade's book, you will get my idea.

The main reason I use detail component is I have very little idea how to use only package, consolidated component to elaborate. if you design the package and have corresponding classes inside, pls refer other posts.

3. sequence diagram - I have 7 sequence diagram. each use case has one. alternative solution has their own.

addtional: one deployment diagram,

Assumptions are explained for each diagram. You may think a consolidated assumptions will be better. I also addressed functional, non-functional services.

Overall, I used common design patterns. Not heavy, cause I think unless necessary, it is not really needed to put too many patterns. Also, the project, if it is to be implemented, it has to follow some general approach supported oy particular app server. So, I didn't really use all design patterns in the petstore.

The percentage of lossing mark for each part is similar. It might be because I ommited details of BDN.

Hope this is helpful!

Ramon Gill
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Joined: May 15, 2003
Posts: 344
Thanks for the helpful comments.
I agree. Here's the link:
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