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How to prepare for SCEA

 
dimpsonu arora
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Hi Everybody,
I have cleared my SCJP(83%) and SCWCD(89%) exams.
Can i go for SCEA now OR I should go for UML and SCBCD first and then think about SCEA.

Also, Please let me know how to prepare for SCEA and what are the complete details. I have come to know that there are three levels in SCEA itself.

Please help me. Thanks in advance.
 
Theodore Casser
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I think, for starters, it would probably help if you read the FAQ here and Sun's own description of the exam at their site. Also, search this forum, as there are book recommendations folks have made in the past which are fairly helpful.

The first thing I would honestly say is that the best preparation for an exam like this is experience doing exactly what it is testing. You're going to want to have done software architecture (or at least have a solid grasp on the concepts) before you start the process, since it does get fairly involved.

For Part I, you're going to need to brush up on J2EE 1.2, since that's what the exam is based on (including EJB 1.1). I didn't find this section too terribly difficult.

Part II is a take-home assignment where that pesky OOAD stuff comes in. This section can have any non-beta Java EE release as the technology base, so use which one you feel strongest with. And Part III is an essay exam to simply validate that you did the work in Part II.

HOpe that helps.
 
Kalyan Abbaraju
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As far as the exam is concerned (http://www.sun.com/training/certification/java/scea.xml) it does not have any pre-requisite certifications.
But I would recommend the following approach.
1. Take a look at the objectives and find out the topics you are already comfortable with.
2. If you are comfortable with most of the objectives you can already try out a mock test to find out where you stand.
3. But if you find that you need to learn with most of the topics then start with core concepts like OOAD, UML, EJB, EJB container model, design patterns, messaging, protocols and internalization. This is a big list but no other go.
4. Now you can start actual architectural concepts which are covered more in rest of the objects.
5. Do some more mock tests and you are ready for the exam.
 
S Santhosh
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my take on it.... You need working experience to have a good comfort level. Part1 can be achieved with some good reading material available.

At some sections you may have to spend considerable amount of time reading dated material for the sake of this examination.

With JEE 5 things may change a little bit. SCEA Part 1 may not change though.

Having mentioned that its 'nice' to be SCEA !!
 
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