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General Considerations (maximum = 100): 99
Documentation (maximum = 70): 70
O-O Design (maximum = 30): 30
GUI (maximum = 40): 31
Locking (maximum = 80): 44
Data store (maximum = 40): 40
Network server (maximum = 40): 40

I'm afraid I haven't much of an idea how/why I gained/lost marks in any section.

I went for a three tier design and RMI networking. I've already posted some rudimentary class diagrams which give some idea of the structure.

I can usually write quite clear english which is maybe why my documentation did well, I spent a lot of time reading and re-reading my choices document and I got my wife to test drive the user guide. I also included some ascii class diagrams in the choices.txt, though I suspect this was overkill.

The mysterious 44/80 for locking, I thought my locking code was rock solid!

99/100 for general considerations??

My networking code was (ahem) "heavily influenced" by the demo project in the Monkhouse book (so cheers Andrew).

I thought my GUI looked splendid so no idea why I dropped marks there.

I wish you could get a bit more info on why you dropped marks. I suppose the danger is that it would all get posted here and make it too easy for everyone else. Anyway that's as much thought as I'm prepared to give it, a pass is a pass after all.

With regard to the essay exam - don't sweat it. Give your choices document a good read through the night before and you'll be ok. I was in the exam for 30 minutes.

Thank you all for your help.

David

p.s. I got my result exactly two weeks after the essay exam. Not bad.
 
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congrats!
 
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Hey, you passed it. I wouldn't sweat too much why you lost points, but it would be nice if they would give you a few hints. After all, we use this stuff on our jobs, or are trying to get a job! Congrats!
 
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Enjoy the victory.

Nodoby wins the 100 meter dash and worries about the time of the second place finisher.

Bask in the glory! It's a tough cert.

-Cameron McKenzie
 
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oh don't get me wrong, I'm not going to lose any sleep, I'm just mildly curious.
 
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Congrats
 
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Hi David,

I also received recently the results and i have the same questions about why i lost some marks, but i learned a lot with this assigment. Congratulations, Cameron is right, it's a though certfication.
 
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