SCEA 5 Beta assignment - I think I've got some errors in reqirements - I can't write about it because of exam rules. Is there any contact person on SUN side that I would ask about it? Can I send such question/note to the same address that I should send solution? Or can I describe such requirements error in my solution?
You are right. There are errors (mismatch) between UseCase diagram and the descriptive text. I hoped they (SUN) would have recognized and accepted their mistake (with due appologies) and send an updated assginment. Instead of wasting time getting them (SUN) to respond to the obvious mistakes, you can note down your assumptions, what you think is the correct requirements and submit the design. There is no way you can design with those mistakes in that requirement as it doesnt make any sense [ December 05, 2007: Message edited by: Pranav Akshath ]
I recived an email from prometric correcting one of the use cases of my assignment.
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In her post about the SCEA Beta Part II and Part III, Evelyn wrote:
Originally posted by Evelyn Cartagena-Meyer: Good Morning, ... If you have any questions, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and please do NOT post your questions directed to me on here.
I wrote her with my concerns about a possible error in my assignment and she responded with an answer. I suggest you do the same.
We all take alot of pride in our certifications, and we take the SCEA exam seriously. However, we should never lose sight of the fact that this is a BETA.
The assumption is there will be errors, mistakes, typos, and just generally big things that should never have been missed. Our job is to do the assignment, make notes, provide feedback, and in the end, we get a free crack at the SCEA exam.
As BETA students, we've got to temper our frustrations, and provide the best feedback we can. That way, we improve both the quality of the exam when it goes out of beta, and the reputation as an exam as a whole.
Sure Cameron, you're absolutelly right. I'm glad that I've chance to test myself on free beta exam before real one - it will make passing real exam much easier. This is beta and I'm sure they will have better prepared question for GA. But you can imagine my frustration after spending many many hours and sleepless nights spent on tries to resolve unresolveable problem
Dave, Don't forget that this is a real one too. It may be a beta, but when we pass it we'll be certified just as if we'd passed the final, public, version.
Just because it's "free" doesn't mean it isn't real. Burk
P.S. I put free in quotes because I believe in TANSTAAFL - There Ani't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch. We're actually paying for the exams by doing more (4 hours at Prometric) and working to Sun's schedule (Dec. 12th) so they can debug the process and the exam itself. They get value (feedback) and so do we (certification) so everybody benefits.
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