Mark Robert Ashworth

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Sequence diagrams were quite detailed. In fact I put a lot of effort on them.

I just made sure that they met the requirements and covered the use cases fully.
Congrats!

Thanks for the link to the correct results site!
Hi Parag,

Well first of all I don't think I could have done it without JavaRanch. A million thanks to all those who post on here and make it happen.

I didn't think my design was anything exceptional. I just kept it nice and simple.

What I can share is that:

- I read and re-read the specs to make sure that I had addressed all the requirements.

- Loosely followed the Cade book as well as reading up on various other resources (java pet shop, Deepak's core j2ee patterns, etc)

- I made sure that the design can scale.

- My component diagram is designed in such a way so that the modules can be horizonally scaled easily. I kept in mind at all times that there are 2 x web servers and 1 x application server that the system will be running on.

- MagicDraw really lives up to its name!


Hope this helps!

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Mark Ashworth
MySQL Core, SCJP, SCWCD, SCEA
Ah. I figured it out.. the full marks are available here:
http://certmanager.net/sun_assignment/

I was delightfully surprised to find:

Test: Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition Technology Part II (310-061)
Date Taken: 2006-06-16 07:37:33.607
Registration Number: XXXXXXX
Site: sg27
Grade: P
Score: 95
Comment: This report shows the total points that could have been awarded in each section and the actual amount of points you were awarded. This information is provided in order to give you feedback on your relative strengths on a section basis. The maximum number of points you could have received is 100, minimum to pass is 70.
Class Diagram (44 maximum) .......................... 41
Component Diagram (44 maximum) ...................... 42
Sequence/Colloboration Diagrams (12 maximum) ........ 12


Much beer is needed!
Woohoo!

I just logged in to certmanager and saw that I've passed part II and III.

But there are no breakdown of the results like everyone else gets here. Do I need to wait for Sun to email me first?
Thanks for your help Vijay. Focusing on the non functional requirements really helped.

I just got back from the exam. I did not write a lot as there was not a lot I could write. I just answered and explained each question as best as I could.

It seems that the final marks are going to be more geared towards Part II and not the exam. Let's wait and see.

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Mark
Hi All,

I've just uploaded my assignment and booked my test.

I know that everyone says that the test should be easy enough if I did the assignment properly and that there's no need to do any more preparation... but I just want to double check if there is any question I should be prepared to answer. I want to try and be as detailed as possible.


I'm assuming they will potentially ask about:

- How I approached the design.

- Reasoning for design decisions.

- Non functional requirements.

- Explanation of tiers in my design.


Are there any other pointers from anyone, for this exam, on the type of questions asked?

Thanks a lot for your help.
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Mark
Hi all,

Here's my question #3 which has probably been asked a zillion times...

I've been going over the example in Mark Cade's book. It just seems a bit simple to me to answer it like he has done. Is something similar to his answer considered to be detailed enough? I'm expecting this project to leave me with a feeling of being drained but satisfied. Or is the project a lot easier than I may think? How would people compare it to studying for part I?

On average, how many man hours are people putting into this project?
Hi all,

Here's my question #2

Who is responsible for updating the available flights in the DB?
The travel agent? Or is it right to assume that the data is magically placed there and never needs maintenance?
Hi forum,

I've just started my assignment for part 2 of SCEA and have a few doubts and questions on how to go about it. I'll post the questions as different threads so as to not confuse things...

1. Can I assume that all the hardware for the system (app,web,DB server) is on the same site?
Are you using the SUN RI tool? If so, is the following file in your classpath?
appserv-rt.jar