I took the SCEA 5 Beta Part 1 last Monday. I felt did well enough even though the EJB 3 / JPA / WebServices annotation is still new to me. When the clients depend on a WebLogic 8.1 server or WebSphere 6 server then you cannot possibly attempt the latest and greatest on company time, but that's another story ...
"Assignment (Part II) Beta Dates: November 21st - December 26th, 2007
In order to proceed to Part II you must have passed the multiple choice part. Prometric will send you an email, if you passed, on how to proceed with Part II, the assignment. You will have 25 days to complete the assignment. After you have completed the assignment, please do NOT hesitate to take Part III, the essay, to complete your beta certification."
Has anyone yet started the assignment?
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I think I was one of the first people to write - I mean, I think I wrote the day after the first official sign-up day. I'll post when I get word about my passing or failing, and my potential movement to assignment 2.
I heard late November myself, although I don't put a tremendous amount of faith in these dates. A delay of a week or two wouldn't surprise me in the least. This is a project, just like every other project in the world.