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Passed SCEA Part 1 93%

Tom Adams
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Joined: Feb 07, 2003
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Hi All,

I have been looking at the certification off and on for a while. Finally had the time to focus and take the part 1 exam. Thanks to everyone who has posted comments and links - they all helped. I used both books - Cade/Roberts and Allen/Bambara. I also read the Head First Design Patterns and EJB books � both of which are excellent.

I missed three questions:

Concepts: 100%
Common Architectures: 83%
Legacy Connectivity: 80%
EJB: 100%
EJB Container Model: 75%
Protocols: 100%
Applicability of J2EE: 100%
Design Patterns: 100%
Messaging: 100%
Internationalization: 100%
Security: 100%

My general impression was that the questions were either straight forward (the majority) or had multiple possible correct answers (ie. pick 2 but 3 seemed correct).

My advice would be to just mark the questions you are not sure of and make notes on your impression of each answer. I had plenty of time. Most of the questions ask for the "correct responses". Such as select the following statements that are true about <something>. However two or three asked you to select the statements that are FALSE. Make sure you understand what the question is asking for - in my review I found at least one that I had marked the true statements but it was asking for the false statements.

I'll add two resources that I don't think are specifically on the link list:
  • [Edited by Val to remove link that violates copyright]
  • The Java Black Belt has a good mock exam (by Sunny Wear � if that is your real name).


  • Cheers
    Tom
    [ February 08, 2007: Message edited by: Valentin Crettaz ]

    Tom
    Laxmi Raghu
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    Joined: Feb 16, 2005
    Posts: 218
    Congratulations!! Good Score!!
    Laxmi
    Vijay Pandey
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    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 39
    Congrats Tom. Great score!!


    Vijay Pandey<br />-----------------------------------<br />SCJP,OCP 8i DBA,OCP 9i DBA,<br />SCBCD,OOAD with UML (486), PMP, SCEA, SCWCD
    wise owen
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    Joined: Feb 02, 2006
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    Congratulations!!!
    rakeshBhatia
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    Joined: Feb 28, 2005
    Posts: 114
    Congratulations !!!

    Excellent Score.

    Can you please let me know how you prepared for this exam. i.e. books, etcs.

    Regards,

    Raj


    SCJP in 2000 <br />SCWCD 1.4 in 2005 <br />Preparing for SCBCD 1.3<br />Eyeing SCEA at the same time ;) <br />A BIG fan of Head First Series, why was nothin like this available when I was in school
     
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