File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
http://aspose.com/file-tools
The moose likes Architect Certification (SCEA/OCMJEA) and the fly likes SCEA Shelf - What's worth buying? Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login


Win a copy of OCM Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Exam Guide this week in the OCMJEA forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Certification » Architect Certification (SCEA/OCMJEA)
Bookmark "SCEA Shelf - What Watch "SCEA Shelf - What New topic
Author

SCEA Shelf - What's worth buying?

Aurelio Calegari
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 54
Hello Ranchers,

I've passed SCWCD and SCBCD exams within the past 2 months because I have the objective to take SCEA. I can say I have now a good knowledge on EJB, but there are other stuff I need to improve. So, I put together a list of books I intend to buy in order to take the exam. Here's the list:

  • Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies, Second Edition
  • Head First Design Patterns (Head First) [Illustrated]
  • Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Technology Study Guide
  • UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language, Third Edition


  • Despite of that, I have already good background in Java language (SCJP 1.4) and have read HF EJB and HF JSP. Is there any other book you would recommend? Is there one of the above books you would NOT recommend?

    Thanks in advance
    Paul Michael
    Ranch Hand

    Joined: Jul 02, 2001
    Posts: 697
    I think the books that you mentioned are all good.

    You might want to add to that a book or tutorial on Security cause I heard most people get low scores in that area.

    You can try browsing Javaranch's SCEA Books list for recommendations on certain topics.


    SCJP 1.2 (89%), SCWCD 1.3 (94%), IBM 486 (90%), SCJA Beta (96%), SCEA (91% / 77%), SCEA 5 P1 (77%), SCBCD 5 (85%)
    Aurelio Calegari
    Ranch Hand

    Joined: Nov 25, 2005
    Posts: 54
    Ok, let's say I get the book "Java Security". Do you think that I would have all reading materials necessary to succeed the exam?

    Thanks
    Newman Huang
    Ranch Hand

    Joined: Mar 31, 2003
    Posts: 85

    1 Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies, Second Edition
    2 Head First Design Patterns (Head First) [Illustrated]
    3 Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Technology Study Guide
    4 UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language, Third Edition

    The SCEA exam is combined with three parts, Step 1(CX-310-051), Step 2 (CX-310-300A), Step 3 (CX-310-061). 051 is a choice testing. You can read through book3 to prepare this part, and also you should be familiar with knowledge on patterns(book2, or GOF) and UML(book4). 300A is an assignment exam. It examines your ability to apply the general architecture and j2ee kowledge to a business scenario and provide a J2EE solution. Book1 would tell you how to design a robust J2EE system. For 061, don't worry about it if you have finished step2.


    SCJP,SCJD,SCEA
     
     
    subject: SCEA Shelf - What's worth buying?