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sree_kands
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Joined: Aug 09, 2002
Posts: 10
Recently I took SCEA part I and lost. I gave a mail to whizlabs reg my score and how to improve my skills. There is no reply from this site. In their site they have posted info like "Money Back Gurantee" if you fail in the exam. See how they are responding their subscribers. this is really hurrible because, I am not expecting money back from them. I have expected some advise from them. hopefully, you can understand my situation.
Regards
Kands
Pradeep Chopra
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Joined: Nov 19, 2000
Posts: 219
Dear Kands,
I am not sure why you didn't get a reply. I would request you to please resend your mail to support@whizlabs.com
Also, you can directly write to the Author(s) for any of the queries related to our product. Please do cc to Ian at ia@blueyonder.co.uk
Our apologies for the inconvenience.
Regards and best wishes
Pradeep


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Sanjay Raghavan
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Joined: May 14, 2002
Posts: 148
Srini,
Here are some pointers. These have also been mailed to you for your convenience.
For Common Architectures, I would recommend that you
read the notes (Chris's, John Weatherbie(?), and
others...) If you are not already a member at
SCEA_PREP (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scea_prep), I
would recommend that you join there. All these notes
are available in the files section. Further, if you
can get your hands on the Jamie Javorski book, read
the last 6 chapters there. If you can't get it, read
Balaji's notes (they cover a lot of stuff from
Javorski's book)
Legacy Connectivity: Again, Javorski's book does this
really well. You should learn about all the
technologies for conneecting front end (screen
scrapers...), middle tier (CORBA...), and Database
Tier (JDBC...) very intimately. Know about the
advantages and disadvantages of each of these.
EJB: Richard Monson Haefel. That's the only book I
read. I have the older version, so I read the first 8
chapters. In the new book, the chapters may be
different...but they should cover: The client View,
Entity Beans, Session Beans and Transactions. Read it
2-3 times and take notes. You will get everything you
need for the exam for here. When we took the exam, we
had formed a study group...and we asked each other
questions from all corners of that book. While others
may recommend short-cuts, my goal (as your's I assume)
is to also learn the topic thoroughly. So I would
recommend you put more effort here.
EJB Container Model: Same as above. Just learn abt
what the container does for you in Security,
Transactions, Object Distribution, Naming,
Persistance, Concurrency, Resource Mgmt...
Protocols: The important protocols are HTTP, HTTPS,
RMI-IIOP and RMI-JRMP. Find out when HTTPS is
preferrable over HTTP (e.g., HTTPS is not only secure
but also stateful. However you would not choose HTTPS
just for managing state. You may want to go with
HTTPSession object or other state management
vehicles.)
Similarly RMI-IIOP, RMI-JRMP (when do you use which.
Also with respect to firewalls, tunnelling...)
Applicability of J2EE: If you know all the topics
well, this does not require any special reading. E.g.,
when would you use Servlets, JSP, Stateful Session
Beans, Stateless Session Beans, Entity Beans, JMS...
Design Patterns: This is much easier. You should learn
the 23 GoF patterns and most importantly how and where
they are used in J2EE. Most notes (there's a set of
excellent PDFs, whose author I don't know...again you
can find it in SCEA_PREP) cover these in some fashion.
1. Make a systematic plan and follow it through.
2. There's a lot of stuff to cover, but don't get
intimidated by it. Set a comfortable time-table.
3. As you come up with questions, post them at
Javaranch / SCEA_PREP. You will find that there are
many ppl always willing to help.
4. Know the concepts well. If you can find other folks
to study with, you can drill each other.
5. Pass the exam and go celebrate!


Sanjay Raghavan<br />SCJP2, SCEA-J2EE<br />Moderator - <a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scea_prep" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">SCEA PREP</a><br />Co-Author - <a href="http://www.whizlabs.com/scea/scea.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">SCEA@Whiz</a><br /><i>Where did you sip your Java Today?</i>
 
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