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scea part 3 - essay exam

 
Marco Lombardo
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Hi,
Where can I find information on the preparation for this essay?
Onother question...
the essay is an examination written or oral?

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deepak adlakha
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1)There nothing as such to prepare for part 3. questions will be asked to justify your solution, so there is not much to prepare. Just remember your solution and reason for your design approach.

2) It's a online exam which you need to give in promteric center and the essay consists of 8 questions in reference to your assignment.
 
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This is copied from anther thread in this forum, and I saved it to my local disk. I think it is really helpful.
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There are many resources for people on SCEA Part i & II, Let me post some helpful tips on Part III.

I am not giving out what questions were asked, I am going to tell how I prepared and the questions came from what I prepared for.

I partially prepared for Part III, when dong Part II.
I questioned my self ... and made notes.

1) How does your design handle Scalability?
2) How does your design handle performance?
3) How does your design handle security?
4) How does your design handle Reliability?
5) How does your design handle Availability?
6) How does your design handle Extensibility?
7) How does your design handle Manageability?
8) How does your design handle Maintainability?

Each of the below question also ask , "Why did you choose?"

1) How does your design support session/state handling?
2) How does your design handle persistence?
3) How does your client tier talk to business tier?
4) How does your design handle Qos 5 Sec in peak time?
5) How does your design handle transactions?
6) How does your design handle authentication and authorization?

All four questions I got are covered.

If you already gave Part II and waiting to Part III, Thats ok too, look at your submission and ask your self the same questions.

Good luck all!
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Jean-François Morin
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According to what I read on the Sun/Oracle Web site and in Mark Cade and Humphrey Sheil's Study Guide, the Part III exam should be written. But one question still remains unanswered...

While working on my Part II assignment, I took notes according to Bigwood Liu's very interesting guidelines. When I take the Part III exam, can I bring my notes and refer to them while answering the exam questions?

Thanks,

Jeff
 
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Jean-François Morin wrote:When I take the Part III exam, can I bring my notes and refer to them while answering the exam questions?

No. It is given at a Prometric center and you cannot bring papers/notes. The questions are high level and seem like things one would know right after working on part 2.
 
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Yes, of course, that's what I expect. I was thinking about bringing and using personal notes rather as a reminder, sort of a "memory helper," to avoid forgetting any point I may have noticed while working on my assignment.

But if I'm not allowed to use any notes of mine, then thanks for the info, I will take that into consideration while finishing my assignment and getting ready for the ultimate exam.

Jeff
 
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I plan to review my notes half an hour before the exam to make sure I don't forget anything .
 
Pavel Kubal
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Jean-François Morin wrote:Yes, of course, that's what I expect. I was thinking about bringing and using personal notes rather as a reminder, sort of a "memory helper," to avoid forgetting any point I may have noticed while working on my assignment.

But if I'm not allowed to use any notes of mine, then thanks for the info, I will take that into consideration while finishing my assignment and getting ready for the ultimate exam.

Jeff


You are allowed to make notes during the exam on provided sheet that you cannot take home. That's all.
 
Rajiv Shr
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Question for people who have given Part 3. I gave mine yesterday and the Prometric sheet says - "Failed with 0%. You didnt answer any questions correctly."

I am guessing, thats how everyone sees it since obviously the Essay will not be graded immediately.

But I was wondering if I was supposed to press some Submit button..The way the exam ended was that the time ran out as I was reviewing all the answers at the end.

Anyone else got the Failed score card as well?
 
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Yes,

see my answer http://www.coderanch.com/t/510357/java-Architect-SCEA/certification/Confusion-over-Part
 
Sivakumar Varadharajan
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Its better that you remember all the important class names exactly as in your UML, I just struggled to recollect some of the names during my essay exam, it was a confusing If I had named the class PaymentManagerBean or Just PaymentManager. I took the exam a week after I completed by design part.

you would be required to refer to classes in your design in the essay exam and any deviation would make it difficult for the evaluator to follow your design.
 
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hi Bigwood,
thanks for your post, very helpful.
Answering to some question, e.g.:
How does your design handle Availability? (or Reliablity...)
This will actually cover architecture not only (software) design, correct?
Typically you can answer e.g. "..the application servers are clustered and..."
but this is not concerning the design.
answering reduced to the design, some questions (availability, reliability, managebility) would be
hard to me writing 150-250 words.

 
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wolfgang unger wrote:would be hard to me writing 150-250 words.

Nobody said you have to limit it to 250 words. If you write faster, you can provide more information during the allocated time.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:
wolfgang unger wrote:would be hard to me writing 150-250 words.

Nobody said you have to limit it to 250 words. If you write faster, you can provide more information during the allocated time.

Hello my friends...I am uncertain about the amount of words in each answer, the minimum is 150 Really?
 
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