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Passed SCEA Part I 91%

Steven Martin
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 03, 2001
Posts: 25
I passed the Part I exam with 91%.
Concepts 100%
Common Archs 83%
Legacy Connectivity 100%
EJB 77%
EJB Container Model 100%
Protocols 66%
Applicability 100%
Design Patterns 100%
Messaging 100%
Internationalization 100%
Security 100%
Definitely more scenarios then I thought would be. I also wasted some time trying to memorize EJB 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0 differences. No questions that specific.
I did buy the whizlabs quizes. It was worth the money though the exam had core pattern questions that are not part of the requirements for part I. Also some misspelling and impossible answers. The test is also 120 mins, not 2 hours!!!
I also had some great knowledge from this forum and the Yahoo scea groups. Highly recommend both. A lot of the mock exams used Java's IDL tutorial for their subjects. In most cases if you understand the definition and where to apply you'll do fine but I didn't feel that I missed anything by not reading those docs line by line.
In answering questions I like to write (A,B,C,D) and cross out the ones I definitely knew it wasn't. On only a few that was really necessary. If you need to see it visually don't hesitate though.
Post any questions!
Billy Tsai
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Joined: May 23, 2003
Posts: 1304
Hi
I am currrently preparing for part1 I have the Mark Cade book and it doesnt cover everything, also have master EJB 2 by ED Roman, what other materials do I need?
can u give me a list of all the materials u used to prepare for part 1, I am hoping to spend a month studying for it, do we need know the coding and programming details of EJB?
Thanks


BEA 8.1 Certified Administrator, IBM Certified Solution Developer For XML 1.1 and Related Technologies, SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCDJWS, SCJD, SCEA,
Oracle Certified Master Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect
Andres Gonzalez
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Joined: Nov 27, 2001
Posts: 1561

The test is also 120 mins, not 2 hours!!!

1 hour --> 60 minutes
2 hours --> x
x = (60 * 2)/1
x = 120 minutes
hmm.. am I missing something here?


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Billy Tsai
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Joined: May 23, 2003
Posts: 1304
isn't the test 90minutes?
anyway I really want to get serious and start studying hard out for SCEA part1 so I really need the appropriate materials,resources and books to concentrate and study
Any suggestion and help would be appreciated
Thanks
Andres Gonzalez
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Joined: Nov 27, 2001
Posts: 1561
isn't the test 90minutes?

I'm clueless after my mathematical demostration.
Billy Tsai
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Joined: May 23, 2003
Posts: 1304
I have mark cade's book
and ED Roman MAstering EJB 2 and Enterprise JavaBean released by OReilly.
what are the chapters that I need to study for the last two books i mentioned above for SCEA part1?
is Mastering EJB2 suitable for SCEA part1 because its EJB 2.0 , but what version of EJB does SCEA part1 test people on?
where can I find the other materials not covered by the book?
Billy Tsai
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Joined: May 23, 2003
Posts: 1304
Message driven beans are not examined is that right ?
only JMS?
Tong Chen
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Joined: Apr 26, 2002
Posts: 1011
congratulations to you!


Tong Chen (Seattle USA)<br />SCJP,SCWCD,SCDJWS,IBM XML,MCP.NET,MCAD.NET,MCSD.NET
Steven Martin
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 03, 2001
Posts: 25
Yes, I meant 90 minutes, not 120 mins. EJB 2 is definitely good to cover. Don't worry so much about the specifics of that version. It's more important to understand the activate, passivate lifecycles for entity and session beans. Plus understanding whose responsiblity (developer, container, or user) for each even to the EJB.<br>
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The only book I read was
Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Study Guide (Exam 310-051)
Allen. Good, but not enough on the EJBs. The practice exams were alright.
Steven Martin
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 03, 2001
Posts: 25
Message driven beans are definitely covered. The definition is simple enough. Definitely understand where to use and why not to use message driven beans even in a JMS scenario.
noel angel
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Joined: Oct 27, 2002
Posts: 75
Along with the Cade book which is weak in legacy systems, I have the Allen and Bambera book "Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE" this book has only been out for a few months. It seems to have better coverage of some parts of the exam than Cade's book. Between both of them and any practice exams that you can find has been on the net. You can get the book for 30% off from Amazon.
It has a disk with a lot of test questions on it.
Check out the list of SCEA links right here on Javaranch!
Noel
SCJP, SCWCD, and soon to be SCEA hopefully! :roll:
 
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