For all other sun exams i found selective books in java ranch except SCEA5. I have completed 4 sun exams, have worked on JSF,Hibernate projects also read many books related to design patterns including Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies (2nd Edition).
Presently i am studying for SCEA 5 and totally confused with the books i need to study. I believe many of us also having the same problem. Could anyone please let us know the books,notes we need to study for SCEA5.
I'm sorry, instead of Beginning Hibernate, I would suggest the Oreilly EJB 3 book.
Well the Hibernate book also helped. But I think I would have gotten a higher score for SCEA 5 Part I if I read the oreilly EJB 3 book instead. I used that book also for BCD 5, which I took after SCEA 5 Part I.
Some people here say that Manning's EJB 3 In Action is better (especially for beginners). You would have to see for yourself which one suits your needs more.