This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Should probably give credit also the following freely available sources which were hugely helpful:
Moelholm.com LeoCrawford.com (very good source for those old chestnuts: Messaging and Legacy Connectivity)
Ravi's notes Whizlabs notes (not free, but bundled with their mock test app) ....and numerous friendly Javaranchers posts
One of the biggest challenges when finding resources for this exam is that there is no single source/book/site that is:
1) Up to date (ie covers all current exam objectives) 2) On topic
Cade (which is a great book, and well worth the read anyway) totally bucks the trend in computer books these days in that it is short, sharp, and gets right to the point. ie, Just the facts Maam. Sadly it is out of date, not covering some of the current objectives.
In stark contrast to this was the Paul Allen book. Its completely overblown, and loaded with irrelevent stuff. eg, the Legacy Connectivity chapter goes into great detail about JCA, but Im pretty sure this is not in scope. Also, many of the questions at the end of the chapters were really poor quality, often having little to do with the stated exam objectives.
Its pretty incredible to see otherwise clever people, when writing a book or resource, so easily go off topic for a test with very clearly stated objectives.
Heres a question to the Ranch Hands.....
Has anyone ever suggested a set of Wiki style pages attached to javaranch that covers the objectives for this test all in one place? Something as simple as what Leo Crawfordhas, just opened up to the community and freshened up a bit would probably do the trick.
I'm planning to appear for the SCEA Part I may be next 2 next week
Is there any questions specific to EJB2.0 in the exam which you have given because I think in this forum who have given this exam recently.
And any other questions which are of the higher versions from the version which are specified in the SCEA links in JavaRanch.
And any questions directly related to the code of core or J2EE, means examiner is asking that how this code snippet behaves or work?
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Thats a very good question that has been debated many times on this forum to the confusion of anyone who would read it later. Why is is so hard to get a definitive answer to the question of EJB or J2EE version covered by the exam?? (and subsequent questions such as do I need to know MDB, JCA, LocalHome, etc, etc. ) Even the books and Mock Exams lead to confusion on these questions. Now, I beleive that you do not need to know anything beyond the archaic EJB 1.1. I did not see anything in the exam to dispell this assumption. Good luck!