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Newly Minted OCMJEA :)

 
Ravi Iyer
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Hi All - I just got an email from Oracle that I have
"passed the Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect certification."
. Also see "Certified" on the "integral7" website.

I want to offer my sincere thanks to the members of this forum for the really helpful discussions I've had the opportunity to be part of and absorb. This has gone a long way in helping me out with Parts 1/2/3.

Some of my experiences listed here - if it will be of any help

Part I
I worked my way up and down through the SCEA book by "Paul Allen and Joseph Bambara" - several times. I kept thinking I'm not ready and finally went and wrote the exam when I realized there is just one more month left for the voucher to expire
Also went through various forums, made notes and spent 4-5 hours the night before the exam reading everything. Also used Head First Design Patterns extensively

Part II & III
This forum and associated discussions - but the buck stops at Humphrey Sheil's Book, Chapter 9. Many of the design discussions here on Part II go into a level of detail I did not cover in my assignment, but I religiously followed Sheil's advice and example. Looks like that worked
Also identified and explained pattern(s) used in the design.

Part III - I was very verbose and most answers were based on real life situations I have encountered and I used those and applied to the problem.
An interesting episode. After nearly 1 hour of typing out answers to nearly 5 questions, there was a software glitch and I lost ALL my answers. After a futile and frustrating one hour of being unable to retrieve anything back, I had to restart the exam again !!!
Looks like it didn't end up being as bad as I thought

Ultimately enjoyed using the forum and the input I gained from it - Thank you, again all !!! And best wishes to all those planning to take the certification.


Rgds

Ravi
 
deepak adlakha
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Congrats
 
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Congrats !
 
Ravi Iyer
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Finally...... Got my SCEA/OCMJEA certificate package from Oracle:

Contains:
1) Nice newly minted "Certified Master" certificate
2) Letter from Oracle VP
3) Nice Gold colored business card with my name and OCMJEA credentials.

Nice feeling...

Rgds
 
Alexandre Delalieu
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Congratulations !
 
xin qi
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Congrats, it looks exactly one month to get the package since you got the result mail.
 
Ravi Iyer
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That's true, Xin. The certificate was mailed from within the country - the mailing itself happened only 2 days prior to 17th, for whatever reasons.
Anyways... Its here
 
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