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Cleared SCEA - 1

Vinay Valupadasu

Joined: Feb 28, 2006
Posts: 7
Hello every body,

I just came from the exam center with flying colors
I still can't belive that I passed SECA-1 . Exam is really tough than the usual mock exams.

here is my score : 81%

concepts ------------------ 66%
common architectures-------- 83%
Legacy Conectivity---------- 80%
EJB------------------------- 88%
EJB Container model--------- 100%
Protocols------------------- 100%
Applicability of J2EE------- 66%
Design Patterns------------- 80%
Messaging------------------- 100%
I18N------------------------ 100%
Security-------------------- 0%

Thanks for every one in this group. I really appreciate everyone's contribution.

heading towards part - 2

Vinay <br />SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCEA -1
Ugender Rekulampally
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Joined: Nov 14, 2005
Posts: 135
Congrats . Man, Security looks real tough from your score distribution.

goodluck for Part II & III.

Vinay Valupadasu

Joined: Feb 28, 2006
Posts: 7

I found security and Legacy system connectivity very tough in exam. They are no match with that in the mock tests. BTW, I don't have any real time experience as an architect, I studied everything for the exam.
lack of experience reflected in the exam
Michael Taupitz

Joined: Nov 26, 2002
Posts: 11
Congrats Vinay,

but about Security - maybe you can point us to some specials to learn.
I went through a lot of Mock with different results...


SCJP 1.4, OCUPF (OMG Certified UML Professional Fundamental), SCEA - I
nagaraju pavar

Joined: Mar 02, 2006
Posts: 1
hi vinay,
congrats, on great score. Can you please let us know, what documents do you had used for your preparation.

thanks & regards
Vinay Valupadasu

Joined: Feb 28, 2006
Posts: 7
Thanks Michael and nagaraju,

Michael, security always seemed okay to me while doing practice tests, however I failed miserably in the real test. In my view, Security and Legacy System connectivity are the toughest ones in the test.

I read following books for SCEA -1

Head First EJB's
Head First Design Patterns
Martin Folwer - UML
and all the tutorials/ white papers and notes prepared by 'John Wetherbie' and others. ( all from SCEA online resources at JavaRanch).
also some notes by Balaji and sample questions from SCEA_prep yahoo groups helped me.

Good luck guys !
sanjeev mehra
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Joined: Feb 12, 2001
Posts: 93
Anderson Fonseca
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Joined: Feb 05, 2004
Posts: 126

Anderson Fonseca :: Brazil<br />SCJA 1.0, SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD 1.3, SCDJWS, SCEA(I), SCEA 5 (I,II,III)
Vicki Amin
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Joined: Aug 31, 2005
Posts: 32
Good job !!

SCJP 1.4 | SCWCD 1.3 | SCBCD 1.4 | Oracle 9i:SQL | TOGAF 9
Santosh Pasupuleti
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Joined: Aug 10, 2005
Posts: 97
Leonardo Maranh�o

Joined: Nov 08, 2004
Posts: 11
how long have you studied for the exam?
I agree. Here's the link:
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