For the assignment, the FAQ states that an experienced architect "may be able to complete it in under a month full time".
The few posts I've found where people have specified the gap between completing part I and submitting part II seems to fall inline with that, usually 2-3 months.
Now, I know that creating a detailed architecture takes time, but given the extensive amount of info already available for this particular assignment, it sort of surprises me that the average time isn't more like 2-4 weeks rather than the "expert time" being a month.
So, for those who've been there, what took most of the time for you in completing the assignment?
- Understanding the requirements
- Laying out the architecture itself
- Actually creating the diagrams
I just don't want an experience like in college where I'd complete a 2 hour test in 20 minutes and be thinking "Ok, either I did something really right, or *really* wrong."