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Phew... SCEA, SCJWS, SCBCD

 
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SCEA Part 2/3 - 79%
SCJWS - 82%
SCBCD - 82%

I did all three over the space of 3 months! Now I don't know what to do with myself - it seems strange not to have a book in my hand...

The hardest part about SCEA part 2 is knowing whether you have done enough... I was not confident on my component diagram but scored 42 out of 44. I based the diagram on the UML2.0 Pocket Reference from O'Reilly (pp55-60). I spent a _LONG_ time doing detailed sequence diagrams (6 in all) and scored 12 out of 12. I was surprised to only get 25 out of 44 for the class diagram as I thought I'd put an awful lot of time and effort into that. Maybe I missed something fundamental?? Who knows? Who cares? - I passed overall.

Part 3 of SCEA was just a matter answering some questions justifying why I'd done certain things in the design. You get 90 minutes, but this is far to long and I found myself trying to elaborate answers that should've been a paragraph or two.

It took approx 3-4 weeks from submitting the assignment to getting the grade.

I had a good knowledge of EJB, so was quite confident on SCBCD - I used the 'head first ejb' book exclusively and some on-line quizes.

I was less confident of success on SCDJWS: I had got the SCDJWS Study Guide ordered on Amazon, but the date kept getting put back, so I bought MZ's PDF study guide and quiz instead. Well worth $12. The only other resources I used were the w3c Basic Profile and the WSDL specs along with some on-line quizes from XYZWS. MZ's study guide covers most of the core material. If there was one criticism of MZ's guide is that the font could be a bit bigger - there is a lot of detail in there and its crammed onto the page in a tiny font...
 
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Awesome. Congrats!!!. May be time to look the microsotf way and get MCSD MCSE etc.
 
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Congratulations!
 
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Grats and thanks for the feed-back.

I hope to be just like you when I grow up!

Kidding aside... that is a nice collection of certifications... and also my own personal goal... I hope that I can accomplish them in even 2 times that amount of time... very nice indeed!
 
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Originally posted by Richard Hull:
SCJWS - 82%



Congratulations ! Great score on the tough test !

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