I too passed SCEA part1 with 79% today. I thank Java Ranch and WhizLabs for this. Without posting too many questions I got the answer to all the questions I wanted to know. Now a coincidence: I got 79.17% in Whizlabs final test and 79% in the exam. Strange! I have nothing to do with Whizlabs. In fact I live in Norway and heared of Whizlabs from this Java Ranch site. But I think the coincidence is worth mentioning!!!
HI Ratan, Congratulations on passing SCEA Part - I. Could you let me know what are the materials that you have used for the preparations. I am intending to use the following materials EJB by Monson Hafel Patterns by Gang of Four. UmL by Mark Cade. Is that ok? Moreover i am concentrating on only the following patterns (i.e) Factory,AbstractFactory,Singleton, Builder,Adapter,Facade,proxy, iterator,mediator and observer. or do u need to go thro all the patterns. Please clarify. Thanks & Regards Vital.
Dear Vitalkumar, Preparing for a test is a very personal affair, so my style and the books I used may not be suitable for you. The list of books you mention is probably as good as any other list. I personally read much more than I needed because I wanted to make this test an excuse to learn the fundamental issues of J2EE architecture, irrespective of any test. I used Mastering EJB (Roman), UML distilled (Fowler), SCEA study guide (Cade, Roberts) as the base. I personally find GOF book difficult, because I don't know C++ and I am not very familiar with the old GUI programming issues GOF uses. What got me into design patterns was "Design Patterns Explained" (Shalloway, Trott). Finally after I had the base , the last 15 days I focused only on mock tests and Leo Craford notes. But don't hesitate to follow your own style and feelings. Thanks. Rattan
Hi, where can I get the leo craford's notes. Thanks
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Hi Premji, I always go to SCEA page of Whizlabs site and click on recources. There I see links to all mock exam sites and Crawford and other notes site. That way I dont have to remember every link myself. I hope this helps. Thanks. Rattan