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Cleared SCEA-1 with 89%

Suman Ganta

Joined: Jul 24, 2005
Posts: 18
Hi All,
I cleared SCEA-I today with 89% of marks. Thanks a lot to all who had had helped me during my preparation.

Here is my score breakdown:

Concepts : 100%
Common Architectures : 83%
Legacy Connectivity : 80%
EJB :77%
EJB container Model :100%
Protocols :100%
Applicability of J2EE: 100%
Design Patterns :80%
Messaging :100%
Internationalization :100%
Security :100%

Looking forward your help on SCEA-II

Laxmi Raghu
Ranch Hand

Joined: Feb 16, 2005
Posts: 218
Arvind Patel

Joined: Nov 28, 2005
Posts: 23
Congratulations Suman !
Can you list down the reference books/material you used to prepare this exam ?


T Ram

Joined: Sep 27, 2005
Posts: 27
Congrats suman...

Can you please share your way of preparations.....
Bob Stagegman

Joined: Dec 02, 2005
Posts: 8
Yesterday I passed part 1 of the certification process with 88%.

My thoughts are:

1) I found the Legacy connectivity the toughest part in the exam.
You have to refer to lot of scenarios.
2) The questions on internalization were deceptively tricky
3) For design patterns, its worth going through lots of questions, especially about the design of EJBs. Also you
must have thorough knowledge on the intent, applicability sections of
all the GOF design patterns.
4) For security, don't just concentrate on applets but look at other concepts like authentication, authorization etc.
5) For RMI-IIOP, the following link gives you a good understanding:
6)I had more than one question about transaction attributes in EJB
and a questions on the ejb activation/passivation lifecycle
7) Do you know how transactions can be propogated across multiple
beans and multiple bean methods. You need to!
9) Regarding load balancing, the following link may be useful:
13) Some questions are tricky.
For example, you may have to select a protocol for a given scenario.
The keywords that you get from the question is "syncronous calls in a
legacy system". The options to select will
be "HTTP", "JMS", "IIOP", "HTTPS". You may have to select IIOP since
IIOP and JRMP are synchronous in nature. JMS is asynchronous model.

I practiced with a lot of questions in my final week. My main revision questions came from and

Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 18, 2005
Posts: 372
Congrats Bob, great score on a tough exam. Can you pl tell me what you read for security, internationalization, legacy connectivity and J2EE Architectures? Web links for these would be greatly appreciated. Also what books did you read to prepare for the exam?
I agree. Here's the link:
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