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SCEA5 passed

Jose Luis Iturbide
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Joined: Jul 21, 2007
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Hello Everybody.

After 3 weeks my result has been published in the certmanager site and says I'm certified.
I had a doubt because in the cermanager site it only appears a grade "P" and score 0. After to ask who2contact, they confirmed me this is normal and I wont receive a detailed score.

Anyway I'm so happy to reach this goal that I proposed myself 3 years ago, when I started the Sun certification path.

My activities to reach this certification:

Part I: I studied using the following materials
1. Developing Applications for the Java EE Platform (FJ-310-EE5), Sun Microsystems course
2. Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies
3. Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE™ Technology Study Guide by Mark Cade and Simon Roberts
4. SCEA5 Whizlabs simulator (This is useful but the real questions are most difficult)
5. Certification ePractice Sample Questions
6. This Forum help me a lot in all process.

Part II:
1. I researched in UML Destilled and UML&Patterns books for examples of component diagrams but they are poor of practical examples
I used these articles instead:

2. I used MagicDraw for UML diagrams
3. I documented all my decisions (NFRs, Risks, Considerations, Assumptions) during all the design process, and it help me to recall why I did some choices and return to correct my design when I discovered something wrong
4. I was in suspect after send my assignment because I added an extra step in a use case and I made a change in an association of the original domain model. Even these could cause some penalty I considered them necessary based in my analysis. Due to the results not show the detailed punctuation I don't know if some points were deducted.

Part III:
1. This part was easy, I reviewed my documentation before to take the test. I had 2 hours to answer 8 questions about my decisions.
2. I realize that my security considerations were too weak while I was answering an essay question, I was honest and I answered that even I hadn't documented strongly, "I would solve this change in this way ..."

That is all, thank you to all for your contribution


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arulk pillai
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Congrats and keep up the good work

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Anand Ramesh

Joined: Apr 28, 2009
Posts: 27
Congrats !
I have completed 3 weeks ago and still waiting for result.
Please post me the url to see the result. I am given

Benoît de Chateauvieux
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Joined: Aug 10, 2007
Posts: 183
Congrats, Jose Luis.
And thanks for sharing your links: they're really helpful.

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amarnath nalumachu

Joined: Feb 10, 2005
Posts: 10
Congratulations and thanks sharing your experience.
ikenna okpala

Joined: Jul 12, 2006
Posts: 27
Hello mate,

SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD 5.0, SCEA 5.0, OCP:AD "there is no traffic in the extra mile..."
Ian Daluz
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Joined: Apr 09, 2009
Posts: 48
Congratulations!! Thanks for sharing your experience.

I’ve looked at a lot of different solutions, and in my humble opinion Aspose is the way to go. Here’s the link:
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