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The New SCEA 5, Books and preparation recommandation

rania ferrag
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Joined: Feb 04, 2004
Posts: 88
Hi Every one,

I started last year to prepare for SCEA Edition 1, and didn't had time to pass the exam, I did study on the books below :
Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans 3 edition by ED ROman
UML Distilled by Martin Fowler
Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Technology by Mark Cade and Simon Roberts
And many document on the web.

Now as the Objectives for the new SCEA Edition 5 has changed , my question now, which books are available now on the market to prepare for the new SCEA 5 ? or any good documentation existing online ( spec, tutorial, etc ..)
Can I still prepare for the new SCEA with my book that I listed above ?

Do someone know if SUN did recommand some books for the new SCEA Edition 5 ?
Any suggestion and recommendation for how to prepare for this new SCEA should be really appreciated.

Thank you so much in advance for your response and suggestion,


Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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Joined: Aug 26, 2006
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With the exam just coming out of beta, you'll have to wait a while for any books to come out. From idea to press, you're looking at 8 months at least. Perhaps an existing book could be updated, but such significant changes have happened in EJB 3, along with the prevalance of JSF on the exam, that I doubt a simple update would do.

But, the UML book, the standard patterns books, and some references on EJB 3 and JSF would be starting points. I'm hoping to have an SCEA JEE 5 book out by the end of the summer. If you'd like to place an advance order, I'll accept your $$$.

Kindest regards,

-Cameron McKenzie
rania ferrag
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Joined: Feb 04, 2004
Posts: 88
Thanks Cameron for your prompt response and Yes I´┐Żll place an advance order
Actually not only Books that I need to prepare, like even if there is some document where we can start to work for this new SCEA 5. AS I never use EJB in my work, I really need a good start for what is included in the Exam SCEA 5 part I, is my ED Roman Book ok, or I have to read from other documents online until we get your Book ready (or other books )

What I need is best recommendation to start my study now, or do I have to wait some moths to see how the Beta goes ?

Thank you so much again for your response,
looking forward to your reply !

Chaminda Amarasinghe
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Joined: May 17, 2006
Posts: 402
Hi Cameron,

Im really happy to hear about a SCEA 5.0 Book.. Really I was in delaima to do the SCEA or SCEA 5.0.

This is the 2nd order for your book.. What is the price of the book? How can I wire you the money?

Again Many Thanks Cameron
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