My scores probably reflect the fact that my background was/is in developing Swing-based real-time and fat-client applications using Java and J2EE, and not in the usage of EJBs. In retrospect, I should have read even more on EJBs since I tend to use JDO these days instead of EJBs (seem too heavy somewhat), and so, my skill levels are apparently still lacking in this area.
Anyhoo, my preparation included the following:
1) Sun's J2EE Tutorial 2) IBM DeveloperWorks Tutorials on EJBs 3) Some notes (John Weatherbie?) and mock exams found on the web 4) J2EE Design Patterns
I can't thank the people (especially John and others) in the group enough for your enthusiasm and help for one another.
My advise to people that want to take this exam is, just book your date, set up a plan, and simply go for it with a concentrated effort.
A note of caution: When I took my exam today, almost every question had the word EJB in it, and I was quite frazzled by it during my first pass. So, my advise to you, read on EJBs a lot before you approach the exam.
Best of luck to all of you,
"The only failure in life is the failure to try" [ October 14, 2005: Message edited by: Saravanan Subramanian ]
Saravanan Subramanian<br />----------------------------------<br />Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java 2 platform, J2EE (Part I)<br />Sun Certified Web Component Developer<br />Sun Certified Java 1.4 Programmer<br />Sun Certified Java 1.2 Programmer<br />IBM Certified XML Developer<br />Oracle Certified Professional <br />Oracle Certified 6i Internet Application Developer<br />----------------------------------
Thanks forthe infor on your experiences and books you referred. It's going to help us.
All the Best for Part II and III. Laxmi
Joined: Oct 04, 2005
For the topics of concepts, common architectures, legacy connectivity as well as security, I read from a number of sources including Sun's whitepapers, IBM DeveloperWork's tutorials as well as notes from this newsgroup (John Weatherbie?).However, for me, these areas required the least preparation.
Instead, the areas that I concentrated more were on EJB and EJB Container Model as well as reading on some design patterns that I normally do not implement in my day to day life as a software developer (like Interpretor, Visitor, etc).
Overall, I would highly recommend that you compile your own notes by mixing different sources since I don't think any one book or site covers all the topics in depth.
I found that Sun's website had plenty of useful material needed towards this exam.
Hope this helps.
Good luck. [ October 14, 2005: Message edited by: Saravanan Subramanian ]
Hi Saravanan Subramanian, I have a work experience in Swing,JDBC,BC4J (EJB Framework). Iam very much interested to write SCEA. Can you please suggest how to start my preparation, because I've not any experience in messaging, containers, legacy systems etc...