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Passed OCM JEA Part 1 Today

Sivabalakannan Nandagopal

Joined: May 06, 2007
Posts: 16
Hi Ranch Team,

I would ike to happily share with you all that I have passed the OCM JEA Part 1 exam today. My score is 73 %. Tips and guidance that have been posted in this forum related to books and various articles really helped me a lot. Thanks a lot. Also I bought e-Practice Labs Mock exam. That also helped me. Thanks to e-Pratcize Labs Team.

My reference books and materials :

Books :

Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java EE Study Guide (2nd Edition) by Mark Cade and Humphrey Sheil
Head First Design Patterns
EJB 3 in Action by Debu Panda, Reza Rahman and Derek Lane
Mikalai Zaikin Notes for Security -

Online Reference :
Choosing among JCA, JMS, and web services for EAI -->

Now looking forward to OCM JEA Part II exam preparation. Can any body guide me for the same? Thanks in advance.


Gouri SenSharma
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 16, 2008
Posts: 57

SCJP 5.0, SCBCD 5.0
Working towards OCMJEA, cleared part 1,2 and 3. Yet to attend training
Anayonkar Shivalkar

Joined: Dec 08, 2010
Posts: 1512

Hi Sivabalakannan,

Congratulations!!! And Welcome to CodeRanch!

Its good to see that you've also shared information regarding preparation - which will definitely be helpful to others.

All the Best for Part 2!

Anayonkar Shivalkar (SCJP, SCWCD, OCMJD, OCEEJBD)
koilraj abraham
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Sivabalakannan Nandagopal

Joined: May 06, 2007
Posts: 16
Thank you all..Any guidance for Part 2 for me? Good Tools for UML, HTML etc..

Fernando Franzini
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Joined: Jan 09, 2009
Posts: 486

Here some tips:

Pay attention on the extraction of requirements:
- Description of the company's history.
- Description of the legacy systems.
- Description of use cases.
- Description of the infrastructure required.
-Assignment document is incomplete, unclear and not practical. You are free to make any reasonable assumptions yourself: that is why part of the delivery is a document where you describe your assumptions and how they affected your solution.

Link texts cited with each type of non-functional requirement:
- Look at all documents that informed the descriptions attached to each requirement.
- Example:
*) number of demand for system usage and expectation = increase scalability.
*) response time for something = end-user performance.
*) response time te = communication between systems performance.

Consider FR making hiposteses:
- Suppose something already there and do nothing and just document "such a thing already exists and so I will not do anything."
- Suppose something is not there, adding this to your project requirements consider in the proposed architecture. Take care to not complicate your project. Document this assumption too!

Consider NFR making hiposteses:
- Security, scalability, performance, integration, and transactionality gui. Document this assumption too!

Atention - Do not assume anything that will complicate your project, just assume things that are missing and that will give a quality in your project.


Fernando Franzini - Java Blog
Sivabalakannan Nandagopal

Joined: May 06, 2007
Posts: 16
Thanks a lot Fernando for the detailed reply. Let me go through that..
James X Peterson
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Posts: 158
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