Product Description (Part 1)
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This exam is for enterprise architects responsible for architecting and designing Java Platform, Enterprise Edition technology-compliant applications that are scalable, flexible, and highly secure. This exam is designed for candidates with experience in the following areas (typically 5 or more years: Application design: concepts and principles, common architectures, integration and messaging, business-tier technologies, web-tier technologies, Java EE technology, patterns and security. If a candidate has NOT taken the SCEA 5 certification exam, Sun recommends the candidate take the new SCEA 5 certification exam. If a candidate has taken and passed all three steps to the SCEA (CX-310-051/CX-310-300A,CX-310-052), Sun recommends that the candidate take the SCEA 5 Upgrade exam. The upgrade exam is for candidates who have successfully been certified on a previous version of the SCEA.
Product Description (Part 2 and 3)
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The Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5: Assignment (Step 2 of 3) is for enterprise architects responsible for architecting and designing Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) platform compliant applications, which are scalable, flexible and highly secure.
Description of the Sun Certified Enterprise Architect Assignment Exam
The Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java EE (SCEA) is intended for Java technology professionals responsible for architecting systems. It is expected but not mandatory that a person taking the SCEA exam has already passed the Java technology programmer and Java technology developer certifications. The SCEA exam is broken down into three parts. Part 1 is multiple choice and tests your knowledge in the areas of general architecture and Java EE. Part 2 is an assignment that tests your ability to apply the knowledge you were tested on in part 1. Part 3 is an essay that asks questions about your assignment.
Description of the Sun Certified Enterprise Architect Assignment
This is a description of the nature, scale, and scope of the problem you will be required to solve in the SCEA assignment. These notes do not form any part of the actual assignment, and if you find a contradiction between these notes and the actual assignment instructions, you must adhere to the instructions in the assignment documents.
Nature of the Assignment
The assignment requires that you architect a solution for a small but plausible business system. To keep the amount of work involved to a reasonable level, the programs you create will be much more restricted in capability, and much cruder in overall presentation, than anything you would actually create for a paying customer. However, the essence of the problem will be the same. You will be graded on correctly solving the technical and performance requirements, not on the "polish" of the finished product.
Scale of the Assignment
Obviously, the amount of time taken by a candidate to create a solution to the assignment varies greatly. A fast candidate might create a solution in about 40 hours, but a more typical time requirement might be about 80 hours. If you spend a lot more than 100 hours on the project, then you might be creating something that is more detailed than the requirement, or you are lacking some of the skills necessary to complete the assignment.
You will need to score 71% (114/160) to pass parts 2 and 3. Your project will be evaluated on a large number of objective criteria that fall into five sections:
1) Class Diagram: This section covers how well your class diagram(s) address the object model needed to satisfy the requirements.
2) Component Diagram: This section covers how well your component diagram(s) convey the structure of the architecture in satisfying the requirements.
3) Deployment Diagram: This section covers how well your deployment diagram conveys the production environment in satisfying the requirements.
4) Sequence/Collaboration Diagrams: This section covers how well your sequence or collaboration diagrams satisfy the requirements of the assignment.
5) Risk and Mitigation List: This section covers how well you have identified and mitigated risks that are involved in architecting the solution.
Additionally, categories 1-4 are evaluated on UML compliance.
APIs relevant to the Assignment
The assignment requires that you have an in-depth understanding of the Java programming language and JEE APIs. You can choose to use any released version of the JEE APIs.
Suggested Reading Materials
Mark Cade and Simon Roberts. Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Technology Study Guide, Third Edition, Prentice Hall, 2002.
Erich Gamma. Design Patterns, Boston: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1995.
Martin Fowler. UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language, Third Edition, Boston: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 2003.
Ramesh Nagappan, Robert Skoczylas, Rima Patel Sriganesh. Developing Java Web Services: Architecting and Developing Secure Web Services Using Java
Nicholas Kassem, Enterprise Team. Designing Enterprise Applications with the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition, First Edition (June 2, 2000), Addison-Wesley Pub Co
Enterprise Blueprints: http://java.sun.com/blueprints/enterprise/