I have below questions
1) Is there any order of appearance between SCEA Part II and Part III? Can i take any exam first?
2) If there is any rule/instruction from Oracle/Sun regarding above question, please post the link.
SCEA Candidates There are three parts to the SCEA certification; 310-052 (multiple-choice), 310-301A (assignment), and 310-062 (essay). You must complete Part 1 (exam 310-052) at Prometric before you start Part 2 (assignment 310-301A) on this site.
To register and take Part 1 (exam 310-052) go to Prometric.
Once you have completed 310-052, you may start the assignment exam 310-301A.
Click First Time Registration and create your web testing profile. You must have your Prometric ID you used when you took 310-052 at Prometric when you create your web registration here. Without this Prometric ID your certification records will not merge. Your Prometric ID will start with "SR" followed by 7 characters.
After you have created your profile by First Time Registration, you will be at the candidate menu. Click the Public Tests submit button.
Choose the SCEA 310-301A exam. There is no promotion or voucher code.
Your SCEA assignment is randomly chosen from a pool of assignments. You must print your assignment. The exam session will stay valid for 2 hours after which time you will not be allowed to relaunch the exam assignment. You have up to one year to complete the assignment and the essay. The Part 3 exam (310-062) is an essay which you should take immediately after completing your work on the assignment. The essay exam asks you questions about your assignment, so it is important that you take 310-062 while your assignment is fresh in your mind. You must take 310-062 at Prometric, like you did with 310-052. We cannot grade 310-301A without the completion of 310-062.
When you have completed your assignment (310-301A) and the essay exam (310-062), you must email the assignment JAR file as an attachment to the email address architect-submit_US@oracle.com. Make sure you understand what is to be included in the JAR file before send it. Also test your file extensively before you submit it for grading. When you send your assignment to architect-submit_US@oracle.com please include your Prometric ID in the subject of the message.
Your assignment will be hand graded by a Java EE Architect. You will receive a grade in 4-6 weeks. Your grade will be Pass or Fail. For purposes of exam security, you will not receive details on your pass, and only limited details should you fail the assignment or essay exam. Should you fail the assignment for any reason, you may purchase the 310-301A exam again, and resubmit your assignment with corrections.
As far as my assignment is concerned, i downloaded assignment from the link, i received from Sun's email. Sun email instruction states - I should upload the assignment on the same site, which i used for downloading the assignment. It does not mention any email id to send my assignment on that. May be process changed after i have downloaded Part II(But not sure).
Still Part II downloading email does not say anything about Part III.
here is the email i received from sun 2 months ago:
Our apologies for the difficulty you are having getting download permissions. We are changing the process to make it more convenient for the candidate. Instead of waiting for download permissions, we are sending you your assignment 310-301A as an attachment to this email.
Once you have completed the assignment, and then taken the essay exam that follows the assignment (310-062), you may email back to us your completed assignment. Make sure you have completed your essay exam at Prometric before you send us your completed assignment and include your prometric test ID with your submission.
To register for the essay go to prometric.com/sun.
Thanks again for you patience as we handle SCEA certification using this new process, and good luck.
The OCP Team
Can someone there please clearly specify the process to register for the SCEA Part-2?
I also read about having to take Part-3 before Part-2. What is this all about?
Any help is highly appreciated.
Arpit Kumar Jain
Joined: Jun 05, 2010
As i could successfully download the Part II assignment, so i did not receive mail from SUN for changed process. I feel, i should stick to the process mentioned in the email received from SUN. which does not say anything about Part III. and it says that i should upload the assignment on the same site, which was used for downloading the assignment.
I have also written to the SUN, where i received Part II assignment from.
The link is based on a user's session and it looks like cannot be shared as an URL. Also I am presuming that you are in the United States. You can refer to my other post at the link http://www.coderanch.com/t/497411/java-Architect-SCEA/certification/three-step-SCEA-work where I have posted instructions to go to the SCEA main page. Once you are on the SCEA main page on the Oracle web site, you can click on the "Register" link in the part 2 exam and it will show you the details that clearly indicate that you need to complete part 3 first before submitting part 2.