This week's book giveaways are in the iOS and Features new in Java 8 forums. We're giving away four copies each of Barcodes with iOS: Bringing together the digital and physical worlds and Core Java for the Impatient and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
I have passed SCJP certification with 96%. Now I am planning to go for SCEA. I am very interested in learning and working on architecture part of software applications. This certification would help me doing that. But I don't have experience on EJB. I have worked on Struts, Spring, Hibernate, JSP, Servlets etc while working on J2EE applications. Looking at the contents covered under SCEA, it looks difficult to crack it without having sound knowledge of EJBs. Please guide me how should I go about it. Are there any other Java certifications related to architecture or any new version of SCEA itself which don't make having sound knowledge of EJB mandatory.