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Hi Sridhar
1. For Part II, should the old COBOL based legacy system be supported or do we throw it out of the design totally?
To answer this question you would be best to read the requirements for your assignment carefully. There is no guarantee that everyone's assignment is the same. It should state whether or not legacy systems should be reused. If not, then it is up to you to make a decision regarding which parts of the legacy system to reuse.
2. How long do I need to wait before I can take Part III?
You can take Part III as soon as you have purchased your exam voucher and you have uploaded your Part II assignment.
3. How long does it take for Sun Microsystems to announce Part II results?
It took Sun just over 5 weeks to mark my assignment. I have not received the results in the post yet but they have posted them on the certification website.
Hi Yogesh,
Thanks! To be honest, I don't remember Part I very well as I sat it about 5 months ago. I have read the book that you mentioned and it would probably suffice to pass Part I. You do need to be fairly confident with EJBs as it is a major part of Part I and Part II of the certification. Perhaps you could test your knowledge with some of the mock exams that are around. I found these useful in determining which areas I was lacking.
Hi v bodani
With regards to my experience level, I have 8 years experience in IT, predominantly as a senior developer. I have about 3-4 years experience as a java developer and have been involved in architecting a few applications with a team of architects. My experience also spans the Microsoft realm with ASP, VB and COM experience.
Regarding how long one should spend on the assignment, I don't think the quality of the assignment is necessarily related to how long you spent on it. I know that I sometimes had to wait for 20 minutes for some of my diagrams to save!! I probably spent about 40-50 hours on my assignment but I was only spending 1-2 hours a week on it for some weeks. I think I could have finished it faster if I had been able to spend a day or two solidly working on it.
I am thinking that perhaps I lost marks on some of the assumptions I made rather than the actual technicalities of the diagrams.
I don't think it is necessary to show WAR/EAR files on a component diagram. If you are wanting to demonstrate where files may be deployed to, you can combine the component diagram with a deployment diagram to show which components are deployed to the web tier and which are deployed to the EJB tier.
You can demonstrate what type of component you are representing by using stereotypes
eg: <<JSP>> or <<servlet>>
Hi all,
After just over 5 weeks wait, I received my part II and III results. I passed with 82%. Not excellent but am still happy to have passed. Here is the break down of my results -
Grade: P
Score: 82
Class Diagram 32/44
Component Diagram 39/44
Sequence/Colloboration Diagrams 11/12
I passed part I with 93%.
The only study guides I used were
Mark Cade's "Sun Certified Enterprose Architect for J2EE technology Study Guide"
and the Blueprint for developping J2EE applications. Although, I have previously read the EJB specifications and the GoF design patterns books along with a few other java books.
I used MagicDraw for the assignment. I found it could do everything I needed it to do but ran very slowly on my machine. Although then I only have 64M ram.
I read several of the old threads in this forum to see other people's comments regarding how to approach the assignment. I found this very useful.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this forum.
Thanks Chris for your response. Have you received your results? I'm wondering if the markers take this into account or not. Although you do have a point, they have not stated that it's a requirement.
Just wondering if it is necessary to ensure that the links to the diagrams are printable. Is anyone worrying about this?
I was just wondering how to go about showing that a sequence diagram passes control to the next use case / sequence diagram. Some of the use cases outlined in Part II end with saying that control moves to the next use case. How can this be modelled with UML in the sequence diagram?
Thanks in advance.
In the interview with the CEO and CIO, the CEO states the following whilst discussing the frequent flyer system -
"Our travel agents Java application must be able to access the system and we want our customers to have access through the internet".
A java application to me, means a stand-alone desktop application? Is this how other people interpret this?
Thanks guys!
This phrase must be an americanism as I have never heard it before. I have asked several of my associates who've worked in IT for years and they haven't heard it before either.
In the interview with the CEO and CIO, the last question asks about the service level agreement in place with transmaster? The CIO responds by saying "They have committed to have their site available four 9's." I have not heard this phrase before. Can anyone shed any light?