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Passed SCEA with 92%

D. Rose
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Joined: Apr 25, 2003
Posts: 215
Hi All,

I am glad to inform that finally it's all over! My score details are as follows.

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) ............36
Component Diagram (44 maximum) ...................... 44 Sequence/Colloboration Diagrams (12 maximum) ........ 12

Now I think I lost marks on class diagrams as I had not gone into enough details. (like showing all method parameters etc).

Here is the summary of my assignment for other SCEA aspirants

  • Class Diagrams -

  • Only one class diagram having around 20 classes. Business only classes and no implementaion (EJB specific)classes.
    I am not in position to talk more about class diagrm as I have lost marks here!
  • Sequence Diagrams -

  • In all 8 diagrams. 7 for uses cases and 1 for general Framework.
  • Component diagrams -

  • Only one component diagram. Showing all main components and grouping and laying them out so as to stress the patterns/ layered Architecture
  • Accompanying document-

  • Single HTML document describing in details about assumptions, design choices and how it would support the requirements. I had provided links for diarams.
  • Books/tools etc I did not get a chance to look at Mark Cade's book. I had Allen and Bambara book but I have to say that it was of no use for actual assignment.

  • I took a look at Pet store and studied online material for patterns and UML modelling. I also had some background of Enterprise applications though I had not actually done any design/architecture.
    This forum was of immense help to discuss and clarify my ideas! Thank you all here for your invaluable help!
    For UML modelling, I used Jude. I found it easy to use and sufficient for the assignment. 'Export html' option was not working in my version. so I exported diagrams to JPEG.

    [ October 27, 2004: Message edited by: D. Rose ]
    H. Hafer
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    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 108
    Congrats D.!

    Ramon Gill
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    Joined: May 15, 2003
    Posts: 344
    Congratulations! Great score.

    Interesting that you had a sequence diagram for a general framework. I think this is a good idea, as it must simplify the other sequence diagrams.

    For your component diagram, how detailed was it? I'm confused as to what to include/exclude, as a number of framework patterns are around classes rather than components. If you include all the framework classes it gets messy.

    Hope you stay with the forem to give advice.

    D. Rose
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    Joined: Apr 25, 2003
    Posts: 215
    Thanks for wishes!
    Ray, without going into details too much, I can say that my component diagram had around 40 components. I think what is important is how you layout.
    Hope this helps.
    I will be here but I am dreaded to even think about one question that every SCEA knows "segment vs. flight blah...blah..."!
    May be I can take it on after some break!
    Anil Vupputuri
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    Joined: Oct 31, 2000
    Posts: 527
    Congrats Rose Thats a great score.

    Some questions,
    1) Did you have any Manager classes in your class diagram (such as AccountManager, EmailManager and CreditCardAuthorization) as in Cade's diagram.

    2) I too use Jude but observed JPEG size is too big, did u face any size problem. Is there any limitation on each JPEG size or total jar.

    3) In your Component Diagram, does it follow any use case or combine all the components used in the system with layered architecture.

    4) Did you show any EntityBean's, POJO's or JSP's in your Component Diagram.

    5) Can we use Pattern Names as Stereotype in Component Diagram

    [ October 28, 2004: Message edited by: Anil Vupputuri ]

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    Parag Doshi
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    Joined: Jun 29, 2004
    Posts: 317
    Congrats Rose ! Good job !
    Sudhansu Pati
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    Joined: Sep 23, 2003
    Posts: 77
    Congrats Rose. Excellent Score.

    By the way, not trying to beat the dead horse.. but did you have 1-to-1 relationship between Flight to Segment or 1-to-many ?

    I just like to know if you can really change the BDM.

    Marcelo Sousa Ancelmo
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    Joined: Jan 17, 2002
    Posts: 498

    Congrats, good score!


    Marcelo Sousa Ancelmo - Brazil
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    Joined: Dec 25, 2003
    Posts: 17
    Congratulations Rose for your great score in scea certification!!! :-)

    I can't go on developing my project because I have understood some
    points of the assignement. I have posted my doubts in topic "HELP: travel agents and new java application":

    Can you help me please?

    Thanks a lot in advance!!

    D. Rose
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    Joined: Apr 25, 2003
    Posts: 215
    Hi Anil,

    I had only business classes in my class diagram.
    I did not have any problem with size of JPEG while uploading(jar file).
    I have heard people had some issues with jar file greater than 1MB but mine was less than that.
    I had all components of the system in one component diagram.
    I did not explicilty used any pattern names.
    After all you can as much draw it your own way. What matters is how you convey your architecture.
    D. Rose
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    Joined: Apr 25, 2003
    Posts: 215
    Hi Sudhanshu,

    It would be wrong to discuss explicit design details but you can change BDM if you need.
    Billy Tsai
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    Joined: May 23, 2003
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