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Cleared SCEA - Part 1

VP Jain
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Joined: Feb 11, 2004
Posts: 81

Cleared SCEA Part 1.

It took me 1 week to prepare for the exam.

Used the following study guides.

1.Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Technology.

2.Head First EJB
Just watch out for the EJB Version and concentrated on what is
needed for the exam.

3.Head First Design Patterns.

4.John Wetherbie NOTES ON SCEA

5.Notes from the SCEA Yahoo Groups.

I would like to thank the authors of the Head First Series,

Eric Freeman, Elisabeth Freeman
Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates

for coming out with such splendid books and all the fellow ranchers.

I will be kicked out of my house if don't thank my wife and my two kids,
without their support it would be impossible for me to finish this task.

All the best for others who are preparing for this exam.

My Journey begins.

[ August 01, 2007: Message edited by: VP Jain ]

SCJP SCWCD SCBCD <br /> <br />what u do in life echos in eternity!
Ashish Garg
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Joined: Jul 04, 2004
Posts: 68

what's the score

SCJP1.2, SCWCD1.4, SCBCD1.3, SCBCD 5.0, SCDJWS, SCEA, IBM Certified SOA Associate
Nagendra Inuguri
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Joined: Jan 08, 2004
Posts: 76
Congraaats !!! It just took one week for preparation? Can I know how much of experience you have? Have you used any mock exams?

VP Jain
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Joined: Feb 11, 2004
Posts: 81

I have 8+ years of experience.

I did'nt buy any of the mock exams.

I just went through the following sites,


Since i took my Sun Certified Business Component Developer (SCBCD)

It was easy for me to refresh the following sections by
reading the Head First EJB Book.

Section 4: Enterprise JavaBeans Technology.
Section 5: Enterprise JavaBeans Container Model.
Section 9: Messaging.

I read Head First Design Patterns & for the J2EE Design Patterns i referred
the Head First Servlets & JSP for

Section 8: Design Patterns.

For the UML part that it will be easier if you know all the type of

diagrams.I referred to UML Distilled.

Section 1: Concepts.

For all the below mentioned sections.

Section 2: Common Architectures.
Section 3: Legacy Connectivity.
Section 6: Protocols
Section 7: Applicability of J2EE Technology
Section 11: Security

I downloaded the notes from the BM-ONE list of URL.

For me what i suggest is if you want to really try it ,prepare for the
exam and don't step back for any reason
giving reasons like (I will take the next version).

(It is just my suggestion, maybe others may differ, which i dont want to comment).

There is always the PART II & PART III where you can implement the latest
version for the assignment.

Plan, Prepare, Revise and Execute.

All the very best !.
Nagendra Inuguri
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Joined: Jan 08, 2004
Posts: 76
Jain, Thanks for posting the resources and mock exams you have used. These are really helpful.
Raghavan Muthu
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Joined: Apr 20, 2006
Posts: 3381

Howdy VP Jain

Congratulations. Thats nice to hear!

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Vassili Vladimir
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Joined: Mar 08, 2007
Posts: 1585

Vassili ...
SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 1.4, SCJA 1.0
I agree. Here's the link:
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