This week's book giveaway is in the OCMJEA forum. We're giving away four copies of OCM Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Exam Guide and have Paul Allen & Joseph Bambara on-line! See this thread for details.
Thanks to this forum's help, I have passed SCEA part II/III with 86%. I uploaded the assignment on 1st Dec 2006 and took part III exam on 2nd Dec 2006. I was checking the site https://i7lp.integral7.com/ regularly but did not get the result there. Instead, I got the result at site https://www.certmanager.net/sun_assignment/ today. One confusion I had was, this is the result only for part II, what about part III. But then going thru the postings in this forum and then calling prometric, I came to know this is combined result for part II and III.
This is the detailed result:
Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition Technology Part II (310-061) Date Taken: 2007-01-03 17:20:49.013 Registration Number: XXXXXXX Site: nj000 Grade: P Score: 86 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) .......................... 36 Component Diagram (44 maximum) ...................... 39 Sequence/Colloboration Diagrams (12 maximum) ........ 11
The biggest help I got is from book "Core J2EEPatterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies" by Deepak Alur et al. I suggest you read your assignment and then read this book to see which are the suitable design patterns you can apply to your assignment. This book gives the examples of the patterns in a beautiful way and you get a lot of patterns which are appropriate for your assignment. Other thing I want to share is I used the tool "Visual Paradigm for UML" for creating UML diagrams, this is one of the few tools that gives ability to create UML 2.0 diagrams. I used its evaluation version.
My class digaram was mostly composed of domain classes. For component diagram, my approach was to create a system level compnenet diagram and showing all the major components and their interaction. Then I showed component diagrams for each of the components. I created 2 sets of sequence diagrams for all the major use cases given, one for customer and one for travel agent, however, my design ensured that only the presentation part changed for these 2 clients, the model and controller layers were common.
You have completed your SCEA certification, now what next? You may be still doing the same old work. Just getting the certification does not mean your company is going to put you in an architect's pedestal.
I have started this group firstname.lastname@example.org so that all SCEA certified architects can get together and help each other in enhancing their architecture knowledge with more focus on practical knowledge. What opportunities do we see to apply our knowledge? We will identify and discuss them. This will give us a broader perspective. We will prove to the world that we mean business after getting the SCEA.
[ May 15, 2007: Message edited by: Manish Nakhre ]