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SCEA5 upgrade exam

Damiano Altomare
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Joined: Jun 04, 2007
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Hi, currently I'm preparing the SCEA5 upgrade exam, there is some other rancher preparing it? or that wants exchange informations about it? For example, I noted are required things like GOF patterns or QOS requirements I had answered in the SCEA for J2EE yet.
Prashant Chandra
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Joined: Jun 28, 2007
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Can you suggest good book to prepare for exam?
Damiano Altomare
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Joined: Jun 04, 2007
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Caded book is a good book but it is for J2EE version and not for Java EE5.

I really don't understand why Sun in Assignment Objectives of the SCEA5 upgrade exam replicated some of the the objectives of the SCEA J2EE (e.g GOF patterns) exam.
Theodore Casser
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Originally posted by Damiano Altomare:
I really don't understand why Sun in Assignment Objectives of the SCEA5 upgrade exam replicated some of the the objectives of the SCEA J2EE (e.g GOF patterns) exam.


I suppose that did strike me as a little odd, when I noticed that as well, but as it's a requirement for the regular SCEA exam track, there's no reason they can't ask you questions on the upgrade to ensure you still know the design patterns.


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Yellapa Adepu
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Joined: Jan 17, 2006
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Friends,
What would be the good start for upgrade exam.. I am thinking to go for it...

thanks


Yellapa Adepu<br />SCEA
Damiano Altomare
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Joined: Jun 04, 2007
Posts: 9
Originally posted by Yellappa Adepu:
Friends,
What would be the good start for upgrade exam.. I am thinking to go for it...

thanks


I think the books are:

1. Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies (2nd Edition)
2. Mastering EJB 3.0
3. JSF for nonbelievers (http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/library/j-jsf1/)
4. Implementing Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) with the Java EE 5 SDK (http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/WebServices/soa3/)

This core materials should be integrated from stuff coming from Enterprise Java Beans by Richard Monson-Haefel and Core JavaServer Faces (2nd Edition) by David Geary and Cay S. Horstmann, plus some articles about persistence Java techniques (JDO, O/R Mappers...). A good repass of all the points of the orginal J2EE SCEA exam (e.g. GOF Patterns, Security, QoS requiremnets, etc.) will be beneficial too.
tom uomoz
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Joined: Sep 22, 2008
Posts: 4
hi guys, im thinking of preparing for the upgrade to scea5 (310-053).
- any news on this, or new comments on the list of books Damiano provided? (very useful though)..
- do you know how the upgrade exam is? is it a one shot multiple question or is it a two step design/questions like step ii and iii of the old scea?

any comment is appreciated,
thanks in advance
tom
tom uomoz
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Joined: Sep 22, 2008
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...just in addition to my last one, ive found the description in the catalog
https://www.suntrainingcatalogue.com/eduserv/client/loadCourse.do?coId=fr_FR_CX-310-053&coCourseCode=CX-310-053&l=fr_FR
48 questions , step 1 style then...
Billy Tsai
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Joined: May 23, 2003
Posts: 1304
has anyone actually taken and passed the upgrade exam yet?
what are the exact resources and materials required in order to prepare for the passing of the upgrade exam


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