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Part 3 essay exam duration (time allowed)

John Lincoln
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Joined: Feb 11, 2003
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Hi All,

I think people who have cleared the exam might provide some insight.

I have read in the forum that there will be 8 essay question in Part 3 ? Is this true

Also what is the time duration to complete these 8 questions ? 120 minutes ?

Please help

thanks
Sharma Ashutosh
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120 minutes which includes reading terms and conditions, instructions and the trial exam.


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MarioAixel Rodriguez Jaen
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There hasn't been much talk about the type of questions expected. I assume the questions deal with performance, availability, maintenance, manageability, etc... but can somebody provide with any general advice on how to prepare?

Thanks


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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Think about how you met the non functional requirements. If you don't write often or English isn't your native language, practice writing 100-150 words on the topic.


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John Lincoln
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Thanks Jeanne.

One more question, i did not use caching in my design at all. In Cade and Sheil sepcified caching as one way to improve performance.

If a question pops up in the exam, can i specify the same even though i did not use it the design ?

Please let me know, i am planning to take part 3 tomorrow

thanks
Andrew Monkhouse
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John Lincoln wrote:If a question pops up in the exam, can i [talk about what the Cade solution mentions] even though i did not use it the design ?

Remember that part 3 is designed to prove that you were the person who submitted your assignment. As such, if they ask you whether you used a FizzBob and you say yes even though you did not use it, then they are likely to conclude that you do not know what is in your submission and they are likely to fail you.

Talking about what is in the Cade book has a potential to backfire. I wouldn't do it.


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Jeanne Boyarsky
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John,
I agree with Andrew that you shouldn't deviate from your design. That doesn't stop you being forward looking though. You could say something like "while I don't believe caching is necessary in my design because I used X, I would consider using it if more tuning was needed." And good luck!
 
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