I have been working in the Java realm for a few years and also have extensive in C++ and was once a member of that "other religion." Currently doing lots of work with JBoss, Struts, Web Services (RPC- and Message-style) and XML. I have a great love for computer science and in particular distributed computing. I am a SCJP and shortly should become be a SCJD. By the end of the summer I envisage taking my SCWCD exam, at which time I will begin my quest for the ultimate prize, the SCEA. My question is that I hope to be prepared for the late fall, what advice on long-term preparation would you suggest? Even if some topics are not required of the exam, I still hope to learn to be the best EA I can be. Certain weaknesses I feel I have is clustering, performance tuning, and unit testing. Any suggestions?
-Ahmad<br />Sun Certified Java Developer (SCJD)<br />Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP)<p>"You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there." -Yogi Berra