This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
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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>