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How to get Started with SCEA II ?

Mark Quinn
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Joined: Feb 12, 2007
Posts: 21
How to get Started with SCEA II ?

Can anyone who passed SCEA II & III share how to get started?

- From Class Diagram -> Component Diagram -> Sequence Diagram ?

Or

- From Use Case -> Sequence Diagram -> Class Diagram -> Component Diagram?

Or

- From Component Diagram -> Class Diagram -> Sequence Diagram?

= Sequence Diagram =

For Sequence Diagram, should I avoid using Control, Boundary, Entity notation? There are two levels of Sequence Diagram: Analysis Model & Design Model. To my understanding, the Exam wants to us to draw the Design Model of Sequence Diagram. Is it correct?

Thank you for your reply.

Have a great holiday.


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Mark Quinn
Greenhorn

Joined: Feb 12, 2007
Posts: 21
Can anyone give me a hand?

Thanks,
Raj Mishra
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 18, 2007
Posts: 15
I think right now everybody is gloating over their SCEA results. Pretty big milestone for most of the people who frequent this board and I think many of them gave this test. I myself have got no experience on Part II so will not be able to respond. Hopefully somebody else will be able to respond to this.
Deepak Kanwar
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 17, 2006
Posts: 14
Use iterative methodology and refine with each pass - I prefer class diagram first but you can take use cases and start with sequence diagram. There are many paths to same result - find what you feel comfortable

One suggestion - read the assignment - read again and then sleep over it. Read in morning again and then start working. For sure you don't want to miss any requirement - Satisfying all requirements 100% is the most important thing. Also Sun does not expect a very detailed design - but again that's a comfort level thing.

Good luck.


------------------------------<br />IBM RUP Specialist,IBM SOA solution developer,IBM XML solution developer<br />SCEA ,SCBCD , SCWCD, SCJD, SCBCD 5, SCEA 5(In progress)<br />------------------------------
Mark Quinn
Greenhorn

Joined: Feb 12, 2007
Posts: 21
Thanks Raj and Deepak.

My question is that I have some Factory classes + Contoller classes, should I show this level of detail in the Class diagram? I have more than 20 classes other than the BDM provided. Am I going to the wrong way? too detailed?

I've read people just have 20-25 classes including BDM. I am little bit confused.

Thanks,
Gabriel Claramunt
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 26, 2007
Posts: 375

I use my recipe for OOAD with UML. I usually create a coarse sequence diagram form the use cases, then the class diagram, and retrofit the changes to the sequence. Once I think is enough, I assign classes to components (and then to deployment if you want). Hope it helps


Gabriel
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