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Passed OCMJEA !!

Ankur Ranjan
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Hi All,

Part 1 - I gave the part 1 on 3rd September. Passed with 76%.
Part 2 - Downloaded the assignment (Factory Homes) on 4th Sep. Submitted Part-2 on 30th Sep morning.
Part 3 - Gave it on 30th Sep noon

7th October : I happened to check my result on oracle certification website on 7th Oct and it showed me as pass and I was allowed to download the logos and publish my result to 3rd party. It also showed that certification kit was being processed. However when I checked on Pearson website , it showed the status as "Taken" for the assignment and on clicking the link 'View Score Report' , a pdf opened that informed me that my assignment was pending. I wasn't sure if I had passed, so I kept quiet.

I had read somewhere on this forum, that on Pearson website, even if the status against Part-2 is "Taken" , the corresponding link 'View Score Report' gets updated beforehand with the pdf containing your pass status and the score.

I kept on checking every day, but the linked pdf on Pearson site was not updated .

12th October - I checked on Pearson website. The status is still -
Online Exam 1Z0-865: Java Enterprise Edition 5 Enterprise Architect Certified Master Assignment (Step 2 of 3)
English Taken
View Score Report

However on clicking the link 'View Score Report', the pdf displayed my Result as 'Pass' along with the score obtained.

So I am sure, I have passed. I still though have to receive the official email from Oracle.

My personal experience -
Part 1 - it is not very difficult. Basically the Mark cade\Sheil book will get you through if you have sufficient architecting\design experience. I did refer the core J2ee patterns and GOF book for DP.

Part 2 - I found the beginning tough. The assignment was confusing -There were lots of assumption to be made. Had to spend about 2.5 weeks on just understanding the factory homes assignment and doing the class diagram. I had to revise my class diagram 6-7 times. Luckily, there was not much work in office, so I used some of my office time also on the assignment . In the end, I was left with the capacity planning part, for which I had not much experience and had a tough time doing that. Really had to slog in the last 1 week, to make up for the deadline. I uploaded the assignment on 30th Sep , 4 Am.

Part 3 - Gave on 30th Sep noon. I had not bought any voucher beforehand. So when I reached the testing site , their system for purchasing the voucher was down. I had to wait 2 hrs, before I could give my exam.

Overall, It's been a great experience giving this exam.
I have been a quiet, but frequent visitor to this website and have benefitted from this forum. Thanks to All.

arulk pillai
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Congrats and keep up the good work
Abhishek ky
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Abhishek wrote:Hi Ankur,

Congratulations!. I am having 9 years of JAVA experience and eager to do OCMJEA.
Need your guidiance for the same.
Is any institute provide assistance like live sessions for preparation of this exam?
Please let me know.


K. Tsang
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Congrats Ankur  

The part 2 assignment status will change to PASS when you pass and the part 3 essay remains TAKEN.
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