Brenda, I am a Software Developer by trade for about 5 years now. As far as strategy is concerned,i just focused on Patterns, Legacy Connectivity, Security and Internationalization. This is because I had pretty much good concept of J2EE architecture. And also, since, I already passed my OOA/D and SCBCD plus based on my work experiences, I didn't have to work too much on EJB areas and UML related aspects, just some revision. So, overal, i spent about a month or so, about 120 hrs. The materials I used are: 1. This forum and SCEA resources provided in this forum 2. Study Guide - Mark Cade and Simon Roberts 3. UML Distilled 2nd Edition - Martin Fowler 4. OOA/D and SBCD Certifications Experiences + Work Experiences
So the amount of time may vary depending on how much of these areas you already know and so are the materials for preperation. Hope, this will aid you figure out your strategy and time towards SCEA (I). Good Luck! [ March 09, 2005: Message edited by: Tulsi Rai ]
Joined: Nov 30, 2004
Thanks for your sharing!
I am interested with the OOA/D cert. Is it difficult or not (compare with SCEA design part). I have bought Head First Design Pattern to read. Do you think it is enough to pass the OOA/D exam?
Joined: Apr 16, 2002
Brenda, Only the HFDP can't be sufficient but definitely be helpful to some extent. You must have UML Distilled, 2nd or 3rd Edition by Martin Fowler. Also, the recommended text book for OOA/D is Applying UML and Patterns by Craig Larman. In addition, if you used the online study material, you should be good. Good Luck!