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Passed SCEA Part 1 with 89%

Jack Coleman
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Joined: Apr 08, 2002
Posts: 32
I sat for the exam today and got 43/48 which is 89%. The breakdown was as follows:
Concepts 100%
Common Architectures 83%
Legacy Connectivity 60%
EJB 100%
EJB container Model 100%
Protocols 66%
Applicability of J2EE 100%
Design Patterns 100%
Messaging 100%
Internationalization 100%
Security 50%
I have been preparing for this exam for some time (off and on) but really hardcore for just the past few weeks. I have been working with J2EE since 2000 and Java since 1996.
The materials I used in preparing for the exam were:
Enterprise JavaBeans by Richard Monson-Haefel
Design Patterns by GoF
Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Study Guide by Cade/Roberts
Many notes taken by others (Wetherbie, Ho, Broecker, et. al.)
This site (thank you!)
Many free mock tests
A comment on the mock tests. I took quite a few and I could never get over 60% on any of them. What they did do was help me understand my weak points. When I missed a question on a mock exam, I would research the question and really try to understand why I got it wrong.
Cheers!


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Monisha Talwar
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Joined: Feb 11, 2003
Posts: 102
Cool!! Well Done...CONGRATS!!
Monisha


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Rory French
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Joined: Apr 03, 2003
Posts: 97
Fantastic Jack. Great Score.
I'm only at the beginning of my Java Certification walk, currently studying for SCJP. Do you have any words advice for aspiring architects ?
Francis Siu
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 867
Well done & Congratulations!~
Security 50%?
Low security


Francis Siu
SCJP, MCDBA
Jack Coleman
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Joined: Apr 08, 2002
Posts: 32
Thanks for all of your responses.
Rory, my advice for you is to just do it. It has taken me some time to get to this point, but slow and steady will always win the race. I almost gave up on this last one, as I thought I was not prepared (the mock exams made me feel that way). But I just buckled down and really tried to learn the material, which in my opinion is really the reason for going after these certifications. Anything else they get you is just gravy.
50% on security, not very secure is it! I only remember two questions about security, so I must have blown one of them.
Jack
Al Newman
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Joined: Mar 30, 2003
Posts: 716
But I just buckled down and really tried to learn the material, which in my opinion is really the reason for going after these certifications.
This is very true. It doesn't hurt in job interviews either. Last week I went through a wringer of a technical interview and definately held my own. The interviewer smiled when we finished.
[ May 14, 2003: Message edited by: Alfred Neumann ]

SCJP1.4, SCWCD
Darryl A. J. Staflund
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Joined: Oct 06, 2002
Posts: 303
Hey,
Congratulations! And I experienced the same thing with the mock exams -- even though it was hard to pass any of them the actual exam was fairly straightforward in my books. The mock exams seemed to talk about issues that seemed out-dated somehow. Oh well, that's my take.
Cheers and congratulations,
Darryl
Nav Nav
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Joined: Apr 21, 2003
Posts: 21
awesome Jack....
Congrats!!!
Naveen
Rory French
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Joined: Apr 03, 2003
Posts: 97
Thanks for the advice, Jack.
Rory
Fisher Daniel
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Joined: Sep 14, 2001
Posts: 582
Congratulations to you...
daniel
Ajith Kallambella
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Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Congratulations and good luck for your future endeavours!


Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
sailaja parepalli
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Joined: Jan 23, 2003
Posts: 33
Hi ,
I have just entered into this forum.
Congratulations on passing the SCEA test with good score Jack!
I recently passed the 'IBM Test 486, OOAD with UML' and is planning to go for SCEA (part 1).
Would you please let me know what are all the mock tests you have taken while preparing for SCEA?
Thanks Much.
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Sailu
SCJP, Brainbench CJP, OOAD with UML Certified
Jack Coleman
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Joined: Apr 08, 2002
Posts: 32
Here is a thread that listed all of the mock exams that I took.
Thread For Mock Exams Here
sailaja parepalli
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Joined: Jan 23, 2003
Posts: 33
Wov! It has a lot of urls for mock exams.
ThanQ So Much Jack.
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Sailu
Fisher Daniel
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Joined: Sep 14, 2001
Posts: 582
Congratulations to you....
daniel
 
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