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How to start SCEA Part 2 preparation

kumar naresh
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I am planning for SCEA Part 2, before downloading the assignment.

a) What I need to refer like any books or material which will help me in getting good score.
b) For drawing the diagrams and submitting which UML tool I need to use, do I need to use any open source tool if it is sufficient or I need to buy a tool and put the diagrams for submission.
c) Are there any sample scenarios on which we can work and know how we did before appearing for the real submission.

This time I want to be cautious as I just passed in Part I and want to do lot of preparation before going for part II.

Thanks in advance for your responses.

Kumar.


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Gangadhar Ramini
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Same with me here. I'm very cautious about part 2. Please suggest.
Will Myers
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I am also in the same position but I don't think I have time to be cautious, I'm going to need all the time I can get if I have any hope of getting this done before 1st August!

I have downloaded the assignment and printed it and saved it to a word doc, I'll spend the next couple of days going through chapter 9 of the Cade and Sheil book then start on the assignment, I plan to use Star UML as it's free and UML 2 compliant (http://staruml.sourceforge.net/en/index.php).
Rajan Choudhary
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"Will", you and I are exactly in same situation. I cleared part 1 couple of weeks ago and suddenly got overloaded in the office. I am just going thry chapter 9 in Cade's book and I think that's good enough for part 2 preparation.
Krzysztof Grajek
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I belive for part II, Cade's book + some common sense + experience should be enough,
I cleared part I at the end of March too ( still cannot download my assignment but thats another story http://www.coderanch.com/t/533461/java-Architect-SCEA/certification/Problems-getting-Part-II-assignment).
For the UML I've heard that Star UML should be ok together with 'UML Distilled' book.
Sharma Ashutosh
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For the UML tool- i used Visual Paradigm-which is really a good tool.
Astah is free open source but i didn't like lines cutting over one another and more over when one export the images-astah produces very large size image file.

Follow UML distilled from Martin Fowler.


Ashutosh Sharma
SCJP 1.2, SCEA 5, Brainbench certified J2EE Developer, Documentum Certified Professional
Blog : http://scea5-passingpart2and3.blogspot.com/
kumar naresh
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Good to know that most of them are in the same boots. Thanks for your responses.

I found an interesting article about the approach for part 2 and 3 here

http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/kGq3Tct8bzXr6yOjiAe9mYDT6slelfpuovmhMMaCKO8DqAGytBnsEmLYV7WylLJuZDBNqYc8QPOtDj4vAlTi5nH8q4-FrhafxVe5yQ/arch.htm

its old but informative. In this a book is suggested Designing Enterprise Applications with the Java2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (Sun Microsystems Press) If we get the latest online book I guess it will be helpful and the sample project most of them were suggesting is to go through JEE example Java Pet Store.

And one more link http://www.bm-one.com/Se/scea2.html

Thought will be helpful for others as well who are on the same page.

Kumar.
Sharma Ashutosh
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Some of the example projects one can refer are as follows:
1) Java Pet Store
2) Netbeans ecommerce tutorial at http://netbeans.org/kb/docs/javaee/ecommerce/design.html
3) JEE sample projects that are mentioned in JEE tutorials
4) Avitek Medical records from BEA/Oracle at http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E13222_01/wls/docs81/medrec_arch/index.html

This will help you out in terms of end to end JEE solutions as there are chances that you might not have work on all the technologies that you might be needing to provide the solution. Plus it gives you a good understanding in terms of how to document your architecture.
kumar naresh
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Thank you sharma, the links you provided are interesting will go through them in detail.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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