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SCEA 84% part II, III

Chi Nguyen
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Joined: May 06, 2004
Posts: 9
Hi All,

Just checked my score after close to 6 weeks of waiting

Grade: P
Score: 84
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) ...................... 32 Sequence/Colloboration Diagrams (12 maximum) ........ 10

Although I post few questions, I browsed lot of questions that been asked and answered in this forum and that help me quite a bit. Thanks all.

As you can see, my score is not that great. Actually, I was rushing my submission for personal reasons and knew right after I submitted that I screwed up in the component diagrams (I spend about 3 weeks, around 100 hours total for the whole assignment).

For SCEA candidates, you will find more useful and details comments from other successful candidates. But I would like to share some of my experience also.
* First, I believe there are numerous solutions for the assignment as long you can justify them. I keep it very simple, under 20 classes, did not have any method, attribute in my class diagram. I believe I lost major marks on component diagrams because I was trying to show too much and that confused the grader
* Mark Cade book helped a great deal.
* Part III should be very simple, much simpler than part I. I thought I did not do a good job on that. I did not prepare well (took it one day after part II submission) I was trying to convince the grader that I am the one who is reponsible for the design

After all, good luck to all hopeful

cheer,

- Chi
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Ramon Gill
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Joined: May 15, 2003
Posts: 344
Chi,
Good score. You passed - thats the main thing.
Thanks for diagram tips. I like to see candidates who do not have attributes or methods in their class diagrams. Did you show navigation and role names? For component, did you base it on Cade?

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

Joyce
Peter Bergoff
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 103
Hey Chi,

Congratulations!

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?

Thanks,

Peter
Chi Nguyen
Greenhorn

Joined: May 06, 2004
Posts: 9
Thanks for diagram tips. I like to see candidates who do not have attributes or methods in their class diagrams. Did you show navigation and role names? For component, did you base it on Cade?

Ray,I showed navigation but not rolename
Yes I did base my component design on Cade
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.

Peter,
No I didn't
Also - how many pages were you assumptions?

Around two pages of assumption

Again, good luck to all hopefuls

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Peter Bergoff
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 103
Thanks!
Ramon Gill
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Joined: May 15, 2003
Posts: 344
Chi,
Thanks for the tips.
Ray
Dhiren Joshi
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Joined: Dec 09, 2003
Posts: 463
Chi,
Congratulations on getting certified .

I will be submitting my assignment in a couple of weeks more but still have some doubts and clarifications.

I havent really put too much into the framework part in sequence diagrams. Mainly concentrated from a business analysis and highlevel J2EE objects.
Do I need to add detailed level design of the framework with all the Actions and Command patterns ?
-Also same applies for my component diagram .. Its bloating and becoming really difficult to keep clean keeping to the guidelines of agilemodeling.
Did u run into any such issues and if so what was your work around that ?

Your assumption document gives me some hope. I had read from previous posts and have gradually made my doc into a architecture document sorts is that all right ?

Thanks
Dhiren
Chi Nguyen
Greenhorn

Joined: May 06, 2004
Posts: 9

Do I need to add detailed level design of the framework with all the Actions and Command patterns ?
-Also same applies for my component diagram .. Its bloating and becoming really difficult to keep clean keeping to the guidelines of agilemodeling.
Did u run into any such issues and if so what was your work around that ?

Your assumption document gives me some hope. I had read from previous posts and have gradually made my doc into a architecture document sorts is that all right ?

Dhiren


Hi Dhiren,

I lost major points on component diagram and I am almost certain why. I think I overdid it and messed it up in the process. My suggestion is to keep it simple, Mark Cade book's style. Don't get caught up in the details. I didn't spend much time in the sequence diagram (you can only earn 12 points max).

My assumption document included some justifications on my design. For example, why I used Service Locator, DAO, etc

Good luck Dhiren, see you in SCEA rank soon

- Chi
 
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