This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Hi, I just wanted to drop a note here. I am planning on going for the Architect in about a month or two. I just finished the SCWCD. But I want to take a little break. But I also wanted to know what you guys thought was the average amount of time needed to prepare for the first part of the test? I have some EJB experience, and even have a Brainbench cert in EJB. I need to learn UML better. What do you guys think? Thanks Mark
Hello, I've only just begun but from looking at the specs if you already understand EJBs and a little UML you should be well underway. I find that the Web Developer knowledge seems to help. (I.e. you will already know all questions related to servlets/JSP etc). The UML seems to be simple in part 1 (harder in part 2) you just need to recognise patterns etc. There does however seem to be lots of definitions to learn, i.e. what is a screen-scaper... Good luck Ian
2-3 weeks of preparation is enough for Part I. UML is only 4-5 questions straitghforward. After, you must have an understanting about protocol, security (applet), cluster. The best reading is EJB1.1 Spec !!! herve