Greet, I have just taken part III of scea (n the thursday).
It was quite hard. First, when I start my test, after answer on the first question, the pc I was having exam freeze !!!
I was stunned !!! Unelievable, then it took them about 10 minutes to transfer my essay to another pc, so I can continue.
Nevertheless, the time was running out, and once when I could continue exam, I had 1.40 minutes left!.
I wrote furiously about 110 minutes, then I must quit, to make a revision of sentences and spell., and few second before exam end , I clicked - END
Mostly, here and even in the another library resource regarding SCEA, I found that 8 questions, are about precisely those 8 Qos issues (security, reliability, etc...).
However, I have been very surprised, because, 3 or 4 questions, were regarding that, explicitly, and the another one 4-5, were about why did I chose and not chose particular technology, and the few was regarding a things, I really did not understand clearly, whet they want me to write.
Regarding the questions, where I recognized what they want me to do clearly , I remembered a note of Jeanne Boyarsky from her blog where she said "I wrote too much because I wasn’t sure what to take for granted" regarding an assumptions, and write as much as I could here, but also in my list of risks and assumptions where I wrote about 9 - 10 pages.
That was all regarding experience.
The thing about score report doubt, is the following. On the report stays :
During this time your
exam status will remain as pending. Once graded your status will
change to passed or failed, and you will receive an email with
on the https://www7.pearsonvue.com site, exam history I have status - Taken. Is that the same just as pending, or I should go into another place (site) to track my exam status?
Taken means your test is accepted and waiting for grading. You should be OK. When I saw you said you wrote about 9-10 pages about assumptions and risk mitigation, I was stunned. I wrote less than 3 pages together, but I added up diagrams, and tried my best to explain it as clear as possible. In the essay, I worried most is my English grammar. But the result came out OK. I got not impressive but passed score. So trust yourself.
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Just as I said, I did not know, what do they expected, because, regarding my current experience, some of the diagram content they denote it should have, I am not sure would I satisfy their requirement (class diagram structure, complexity of component diagram, etc) so I did my best in the written word.